Monday, February 28, 2011

Now all we need is a country to use them against....

I'm sure something will show up. We need jobs in this country to keep people from pulling an Egypt and murdering the gang in power. Not that I don't think that idea doesn't have merit just that I want to stay out of jail and stay online.

Threaten these guys is not a healthy thing!

Pentagon contract for tanker tops $30 billion - Washington Times
The deal, the Air Force‘s third effort to award the contract, caps nine years of wrangling over a replacement for the service’s aging fleet of KC-135 tankers. The Eisenhower-era flying gas stations have served as the backbone of the U.S. capability for “force projection” — the ability to strike anywhere in the world.

Government auditors overturned a February 2008 award to the rival bidder — the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS), the parent company of Airbus — after ruling that Boeing had been treated unfairly in the selection process.

Representatives of EADS “told me they were going to protest if they lost, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens,” said Barry Watts, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, a nonpartisan defense think tank in Washington, D.C.......

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Who said having the Chicago gang on  your side doesn't pay off especially when the big leaders, Oba mama and Daley are in charge in Washington?

Emanuel wins six-way race for Chicago mayor - Washington Times
CHICAGO | Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation’s third-largest city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring Richard M. Daley.

With 89 percent of the precincts reporting, Mr. Emanuel was trouncing five opponents with 55 percent of the vote — a margin comfortably above the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid an April runoff.

It was the city’s first mayoral race in more than 60 years without an incumbent on the ballot and the first in more than two decades without Mr. Daley among the candidates.

Mr. Daley and his father have led Chicago for more than 43 of the last 56 years.

Reginald Bachus, the 51-year-old pastor of a West Side church, said this was “a very critical time for Chicago.”

“We really need a mayor who has vision. It’s my personal opinion everyone else would have been a manager, and I think Rahm has vision,” Mr. Bachus said.

The other major candidates — former Chicago schools president Gery Chico, former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and City Clerk Miguel del Valle — had hoped to force a runoff, but were no match for Mr. Emanuel‘s momentum and money.....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nothing like a little touchy-feely in the foxhole.....

How "sensitive" do you have to be. Hope they pass out condoms don't you?.

Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training - Washington Times
American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military’s new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home base in the United States, the senior enlisted man in Afghanistan said Thursday.

The Pentagon is launching an extensive force-wide program to ease the process of integrating open homosexuals into the ranks, including into close-knit fighting units.

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, the top enlisted man in Afghanistan where 100,000 U.S. troops are deployed, said that the sessions on respecting gays’ rights will go right down to the forward operating bases, where troops fight Taliban militants.

Friday, February 25, 2011

What ever you do Walmart....

Don't sell guns to the inner city blacks!

Wouldn't want them to get any ideas that close to the Capitol buildings, heh heh.

Wal-Mart critics plot to stop 4-store 'invasion' in D.C. - Washington Times
The local news website also reported this week that Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest gun retailer, has promised not to sell guns and firearms at its D.C. sites.

To Wal-Mart critics, none of that matters. They use sharp words — “war,” “invasion” and “destruction of this city” — to describe the magnitude of the threat they say the company poses.

The critics are especially vocal in Ward 4, where Wal-Mart wants to replace a long-vacant car dealership site with a store at Georgia and Missouri avenues Northwest, a major crossroad surrounded by single-family homes and brimming with mom-and-pop retailers.

While some D.C. lawmakers who live in Ward 4 appear willing to work with Wal-Mart, some longtime residents and community organizers are dead-set against the retailer’s stores anywhere inside city limits. One effort is called “Wal-Mart Free DC”; another bills itself as “Ward Four Thrives.” Both groups count local businesses, residents and union members among their ranks.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another day in Paradise.......

12" of snow. Next week it will be in the 40's and muddy. But 2 more years and I plan on retiring and head south. Arizona, California and Florida for winters.

Maybe even Alaska, though with my luck i would get stuck up there and have to listen to Patti bich about for the rest of my life. LOL

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Didn't I tell you corporations own the government?....

The government can order vaccines for you or your children in school whether they work or not and the big pharma's are invulnerable to lawsuit. Even if they know they're going to do damage you can't get justice in the court rooms.

And kids have to have shots in order to get in government schools!

But what happens when we have to have shots to use public transportation because of terrorist threats or some other excuse?  Don't you think it's only a matter of time?

After all, if you spend millions to get someone elected then the least they can do is pay you back, right?

Supreme Court says vaccine makers shielded from suits - Washington Times
Vaccine manufacturers won a monumental victory Tuesday with the Supreme Court ruling that federal law shields them from lawsuits, an especially pertinent decision because of the thousands of claims, so far unproven scientifically, linking vaccines to autism.

In a 6-2 ruling, the high court said the manufacturers are protected by a 1986 federal law that says they can’t be sued “if the injury or death resulted from side effects that were unavoidable, even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings.”

As was the case during oral arguments in October, much of the ruling hinged on the term “unavoidable” in the context of the law.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Should really get interesting now......

Oba mama's out of his league now. Don't be surprised if Israel is a mess again. I expect a few well placed assassinations in the area. And I expect the president to make a fool out of himself in the next few months bitching about Repubs trying to cut nickels and dimes from the budget and being mean to his unions.

However, let's not forget that war's good for the economy.  After all wait until we pay $10 for a bowl of cereal your going to need another job just to get the gas money to work. So there had better be some jobs out there.

Does anyone  really believe we can borrow 2 or 3 trillion dollars  and print even more for the international banks and not fuck up the economy?  

And as far as elections go Oba mama's going to need all the help he can get because it's really getting interesting now.

Good thing he'll be running against a Republican  or he wouldn't stand a chance.

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February 21, 2011
U.S. Intervention in Mideast?
Posted by Michael S. Rozeff on February 21, 2011 11:42 AM

Lew, yes, the U.S. will intervene, and it is likely that Great Britain, France, and, with lower likelihood, NATO will intervene. Their goal will be to install new governments that do not threaten their perceived interests, as they are attempting in Iraq and Afghanistan. From their perspective, this is mainly about control of oil and oil revenues and about preventing Iran from gaining regional hegemony and oil control. Somewhere along the way, I expect American naval and other forces to put in an appearance, and the story will be that they are there to ensure stability, protect interests, and ensure oil supplies.

The risk of war with Iran is rising, although presently not visible. Bahrain is shaping up something like Serbia before WWI. Iran has claimed Bahrain for a very long time. Most of its population is poorer and Shiite, and ruled by wealthier Sunnis. Iran’s sending of ships through Suez is a bid to get the new Egyptian regime, temporary or not, to make a concession to Iran. Britain’s Prime Minister Cameron already has visited Egypt, a form of intervention, and didn’t talk or acknowledge the Muslim Brotherhood. For now, the intervention will be carrots, aid, food aid, loans, and the leverage of recognition and support. It will be all about getting pro-western governments installed and getting business back to usual, with a couple of bones thrown to the protesting masses. Israel is a wild card and can upset the applecart unless handled very firmly. The uprisings are so pervasive and so spirited and so strong and have already succeeded so far that they can be expected to continue eliminating the old governments and opening up new political situations in many lands. This all becomes an enormously complicated challenge for Obama and the U.S. government to manage and handle, much like the Hungarian uprising was for the Soviets.

Monday, February 21, 2011

it was the "proud progressive" bullshit that got them into this mess.....

Vote! Of course, it's a waste of time. But you have to in order to keep up appearances. Wouldn't want the working stiffs to get any ideas.

Tea Party governor betrays Wisconsin values | Washington Times Communities
However, the governor said it was his way or the highway. In doing so, Governor Walker betrayed Wisconsin’s proud progressive values.

Soon the streets were filled with teachers, bus drivers, toll collectors, janitors, cafeteria workers, fire fighters and police, all public employees, marching in solidarity. They knew what kind of stinky cheese Governor Walker was peddling: union busting.

Claiming Wisconsin is in dire straits, the likes never seen before, Governor Chicken Little was manufacturing a crisis to end collective bargaining. Actually the sky was not falling.

This past January the State’s own non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimated that Wisconsin will end the 2009-2011 budget biennium with a budget surplus of $121.4 million.

There would have been more in the state coffers if earlier this year, the Governor and the Republican Legislature hadn’t seen fit to give tax breaks to businesses and the wealthy to the tune of $117.2 million.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Store still cutting hours....

No end in sight for now. Definitely needs some more stimulus money. Not that we'll get it until the Repubs get out of power again. But who knows. Once the shit hits the fan they'll probably be begging for spending to save their owners.

P.s. did you notice none of their constituencies are being cut.  Told you so. Not a nickels worth of difference between the parties. None!

The Archdruid Report: The Onset of Catabolic Collapse
This is all the more challenging because the foreshortening of history cuts both ways; it makes small but sudden events look more important than they are, and it also helps hide slow but massive shifts that will play a much greater role in shaping the future. Recent increases in the price of oil, for example, kicked off a flurry of predictions suggesting that hyperinflation and the sudden collapse of industrial society are right around the corner; identical predictions were made the last time oil prices spiked, the time before that, and the time before that, too, so the traditional grain of salt may be worth adding to them this time around. (We’ll most likely get hyperinflation in the US, granted, but my guess is that that will come further down the road.) Look at all these price spikes and notice that the peaks and troughs have both tended gradually upwards, on the other hand, and you may just catch sight of the signal hidden in all that noise – the fact that providing industrial civilization with its most important fuel is loading a greater burden on the world’s economies with every year that passes.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I was right, of course......

The Repubs plan on cutting the budget from 1600 billion to 1500 billion. No wait! I mean the budget DEFICIT from 1600 billion a year to 1500 billion a year.

Oba mama and his socialist sycophants are sure that the Repubs are mean. Expect nothing to change and you wont be disappointed.

Because when all is said and done, nothing will change!

EDITORIAL: Obama’s budget blarney - Washington Times
When the biggest spender in America’s history says it’s time for government to live within its means, it is reasonable to ask: Who does President Obama think he’s kidding? Mr. Obama‘s new budget is the latest installment in a series of proposals featuring flawed estimates based on unrealistic economic assumptions. It should be considered dead on arrival.

Mr. Obama’s latest public-relations ploy tries to portray him as some kind of deficit hawk. The reality is the savings of $1 trillion over 10 years he’s touting wouldn’t be necessary had he not treated the federal budget like a teenager who swiped his parents’ credit card. To put his alleged savings in perspective, $1 trillion is a little more saving over a decade than the government blew on a stimulus program that produced no measurable results. From another angle, with $100 billion of deficit reduction per year, Mr. Obama could pay down the current fiscal year’s deficit in 16-20 years, assuming he balanced all future budgets, starting with next year’s. Good luck.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Make you wonder......

Even after 10 years, no conclusions or arrests on the anthrax attack. Of course, it came from a government lab but under who's direction or orders? Was it a rogue element or was somebody under top level command?

And why?

Review panel faults FBI on anthrax probe - Washington Times
A National Research Council committee on Tuesday questioned the scientific approaches and conclusions in the FBI‘s investigation of the 2001 anthrax mailings, saying that while the bureau’s scientific data provided leads to the deadly chemical’s origin, it could not rule out other possible sources.

The committee‘s lengthy report said it was “not possible to reach a definitive conclusion about the origins of the anthrax in letters mailed to New York City and Washington, D.C.,” which the FBI said led directly to Bruce Ivins. The 52-year-old federal researcher committed suicide in 2008 when the bureau began to focus on him as the suspect in the attacks, which left five people dead.

The FBI had identified Ivins, a vaccine researcher at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Md., as the killer, based on a match investigators made of the spores in his lab to ones discovered in the envelopes.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another great thinker who understands the solution.....

Cut us a big check and we'll pay off our debts to the banks and then buy new shit. No really! This solves most of the immediate problem of broke dicks struggling to get back on their feet and spending the economy back to boom.

Every time you give banks around the world a bailout they pay it to their owners and the politicians to cover their losses and there is little to make new loans which prolongs the start of a new boom.

Remember, a fiat system goes from boom to bust and back again. You would have to go back to a gold standard to stop it. And as long as the elites are in charge that aint going to happen. And until they have this power taken away we ain't going to recover.

The next bust will be in your backyard and taking no prisoners when 100 million or so retirees in America start demanding their checks!

And we will get them!

The U.S.A can print all the money they need but it wont buy shit because of the ensuing inflation used to pay off 65 trillion or so in old debts. It remains to be seen if a new political paradigm will show up and make a difference in the way the Empire operates.

I'm betting it will come over the elites dead bodies. Don't scoff as we see most of the Empire is falling apart as an over  whelming debt load makes the system unsustainable.

oftwominds: You Want Inflation? Here's How To Get It
You want to create organic inflation, driven by consumers with plenty of cash chasing goods and services? Here's how:

1. Reinstate the policy of paying 5.25% on all savings, effectively transferring wealth back from banks to citizens. If the banks can't manage to do so and remain solvent, then close them down and liquidiate their assets and liabilities. Others will rise to take their places.

2. Print $5 trillion in cash, not credit, and liquidate all consumer debt and a couple trillion in mortgage debt for those who are not hopelessly underwater.

3. Aggressively cram down underwater mortgages onto the banks, forcing them to liquidate all their bad debt. Yes, this will reveal them as insolvent, but the goal here is not to save the financial Elites' impaired assets, it's to reset the housing market by clearing off all the impaired debt in the system.

By resetting the consumer balance sheet and paying interest, then you would be putting cash into households which could be spent in the real economy.

Is this a wise or prudent policy? I don't know. The goal here was not to assess that question, it was simply to follow up on the goal of creating inflation. If you want organic inflation, you have to divert the national income from the banks to the citizenry, and you have to reset the housing market.

The Fed's policies cannot create organic inflation, because all the Fed is doing is transferring wealth to the nation's Elites. Their spending on luxuries and fine dining are not broadbased enough to generate organic inflation in the entire economy.

Borrowing money does not drive organic inflation: higher incomes and free cash drive organic inflation. If you want inflation, then you have to increase the incomes and assets of 60% of the households, not just the top sliver who own most of the financial assets.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More on Maybury.....

We concur that the elites are "birds of feather" and pretty much are on the same wavelength. Normally, they disagree only on implementation of policy when it comes to ruling the world.

Unfortunately, the Empire's enemies will have to kill you and I to get to them and it's probably safe to say it's only a matter of time. 

Richard Maybury on the Collapse of the Anglo-American Empire and What It Means for You
Richard Maybury: Yes but I might not agree as strongly as others. The way I see it is birds of a feather flock together and rich people are always going to hang around with rich people and they are going to do deals with each other. They are going to try to manipulate events to their own advantage. As far as I know, it's always been so. To what extent are they successful at manipulating events to their advantage? I think in some cases very successful and other cases they fall flat on their faces. The way I see these groups operating is that there's not any central conspiracy, but there are task forces. Rich and powerful people will get together and form a task force to get something done. Maybe it will work and maybe it won't. After that enterprise is over with, it breaks up. Members go their separate ways and then down the road more of these people form another task force and they find some other scheme.

As long as we have large powerful governments this is a wonderful convenience for these people because all they have to do is get control of a large powerful government and they use this as a tool to get what they want. The solution to the whole thing is to eliminate as much political power as you can so they aren't presented with these tools to use on us. I do not regard the groups of the elite as the problem; I regard the political power as the problem. If you eliminate most of the power then you are de-fanging these groups and they are left to flounder and probably can't do anywhere near as much damage to us as they can with all this power available to them.

Daily Bell: We think the Internet has compromised this elite's secrecy. Agree?

Richard Maybury: Everybody's secrecy has been compromised by the Internet! (Laughing). The age of privacy is over with and that's privacy for the elites, government and everyone else. That's the significance of Wikilieaks. In fact, in my February issue of Early Warning Report there's an article about that. I think Wikileaks is the beginning of what will turn out to be the biggest political development in a thousand years. Or say for the next thousand years. Pretty soon it will be impossible for governments to operate in secrecy and once everybody knows what every government is doing it's going to be a different world.

Daily Bell: We think the Internet has turned into a real force for freedom and political fragmentation – which we consider good. Comments?

Richard Maybury: I absolutely agree. Anything that puts light on what the political elite is doing is a good thing. That's why the American founders were so much in favor of a free press and why America is famous for having the most free press in the whole world The founders understood that government can't really hurt us too badly if we know what they are doing. There is no tool more important to a power junkie than secrecy. So yes, absolutely, the Internet is one of the greatest things ever to come along for that reason.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This guy and I are pretty much on the same page.....

Changes are a coming. Remains to be seen if the world can continue on the track of the last 50 years. History shows us economic collapse of an  Empire brings great upheaval as the powers that be lose control. Just look at the mess the fall of the Soviet Empire left in central Asia and Eastern Europe. Eventually, people figure out how to survive and a new way of life emerges.

Expect a lot of dead bodies to pile up, though, before that happens!

Richard Maybury on the Collapse of the Anglo-American Empire and What It Means for You
Richard Maybury: I think the dollar, as we know it is dead or pretty close to it. Obviously it's not dead yet but it's another great big version of Tulipmania. This demand for not only the dollar but for all paper currency, fiat currency, it's just Tulipmania. It's been going on since 1971 when all currencies were converted to fiat currencies. So now we are seeing the process of the world bringing this calamity to an end. So the dollar and all other fiat currencies will no longer be fiat. They will be tied to something real, perhaps gold, perhaps a basket of commodities that includes gold, I don't know, but the whole world is clearly a lot more interested now in holding real assets than fiat currencies. I think we are in the beginning of a great revolution of currencies where we are going to go back to the type of money that can't be created without limits out of thin air.

Daily Bell: Will the EU be able to salvage the PIGS?

Richard Maybury: I would politely disagree with the phrasing of the question. It should be, Will Germany be able to salvage the PIGS? The answer is probably not in the long run because you can bleed the Germans for a while, but they will probably end up going broke if they try to keep bailing out the PIGS. And there are going to be more PIGS. There are many countries out there operating as welfare states and they are inherently unsound. So if the question were, will the German's bail them out, I would say for a while, but then the Germans will be dragged down too.

Daily Bell: Let's continue with some geopolitical questions. Is the euro going under?

Richard Maybury: Yes, I think the euro is going under but I don't know when. It's a fiat currency like the rest of them. It's going to be wiped out too, or replaced by some form currency that cannot be created in unlimited quantities.

Daily Bell: Ireland just started printing its own euro notes. Is this a significant crack in the dike?

Richard Maybury: Yes, sure. Any time you give any human being the privilege of counterfeiting money, he's probably going to do it, and do a lot. The Irish are just as human as the rest of us and they will succumb to the temptation to inflate the euro.

Daily Bell: Will the EU itself survive?

Richard Maybury: I hope not and I don't think so. If you look back, say, 45 years, when the various countries in Europe were much more independent and they had their own currencies tied to gold.....

And especially this part......

If the US navy stays in the Persian Gulf and continues to back the
regimes that control Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and other oil countries on
the west side of the gulf, then the price of oil can go rather high.
However, if there's a revolution and the navy leaves and these
governments are overthrown and new governments come in and just start
pumping all the oil they can, then the price falls dramatically. There
were some calculations done, that I wrote about maybe ten years ago,
that show the price of oil really ought to be somewhere around $5.00 per
barrel because there's so much of it in the Persian Gulf and that's the
only place it would be pumped from if politics didn't enter into the
situation. All these other places like the North Sea, Texas and
Indonesia have higher costs of production than the Persian Gulf does. So
if we could remove all the politics then all oil would be pumped from
the Persian Gulf at a cost of approximately $5.00 per barrel. In that
sense, if the US navy would leave the Persian Gulf, we might see $5.00 a

Monday, February 14, 2011

Well, we can't have anyone working, can we?.......

You have to be here I guess, but they're getting nuttier and nuttier. Next thing you know they'll elect a black Muslim as president!

Oh wait. My bad!

Michelle Malkin » The Latest Excuse to Oppose Construction of a Wal-Mart
The Latest Excuse to Oppose Construction of a Wal-Mart
By Doug Powers • February 13, 2011 10:50 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Four Wal-Mart stores are being planned in Washington, DC, and among the concerns will be the necessary store security. One Advisory Neighborhood Commission member is using that as a reason to oppose the construction of one of the stores, because… well, you’ll have to read it yourself:

Brenda Speaks, a Ward 4 ANC commissioner, actually urged blocking construction of the planned store in her ward at Georgia and Missouri avenues NW partly because of that risk. Addressing a small, anti-Wal-Mart rally at City Hall on Monday, Speaks said young people would get criminal records when they couldn’t resist the temptation to steal.

And I thought Sheila Jackson Lee had a low opinion of the people she represents.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What do we make of the turmoil in the Middle East?....

Too much t.v. and the internet. Hey this blog has readers from 9 different countries. You can't shut us up. But not to fear.....

They'll try.

Shalom. Peace, baby. Sayonara.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Now the Empire is tottering...

Oil producing nations exploding into chaos. The armies of these countries will eventually crack down, like in Egypt, and it will be awhile before the oil supply becomes stable. Nothing fucks up the status quo like economic busts and the ensuing scramble for  printing press money.

And as we've seen in the good old U.S.A it's tough on politician's careers.

So they  believe they better steal more of our hard earned money and fuck us out of some of our hand outs that way straightening out  their budgets. Not that they dare take the goodies away from their owners. This will probably, as happened to the clowns in 2010, mean they get massacred at the poles.

Ain't life a bitch?

Check in with Aljazeera as tell me what you think.

Friday, February 11, 2011

No real change in Egypt expected......

According to Aljazeera  the military has taken over in Egypt. Since we support them with money and training no real change as far as that goes. Of course, no real danger to the Suez Canal is expected. Oil and gold prices should go down a bit until the oil producing country , maybe Saudi Arabia, erupts.

Other than that, prices for everything will go up as all that quantitative easing easy hits the world markets. Somebody has to pay off those derivatives floating out there destroying the world economies.

Look in the mirror  somebody, taxpayer and consumer your it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mubarak what?....

Oba mama doesn't seem to give a shit right? Probably because we own the Egyptian military. Without our money and training they fall apart. Ever wonder why Oba mama didn't do anything to help the Iranians in their protest? We don't control the Mullahs so why bother. The only difference is the oil must flow. The Suez canal was never in any danger but you can't trust the crazy fuckers in Iran to shut down the oil fields if we piss them off enough.

You want to see a complete collapse of society? Quit the delivery of oil for a couple of weeks. I still remember Carter whining in the White House about it in "79 just before he got his ass kicked by Ronnie Reagan who scared the shit out of the Iranian nut jobs in charge over there.

Think any of these guys are scared shitless of  Oba mama.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

We are awash in oil.....

Forget the propaganda and scaremongering. More and more is being discovered and will continue to be discovered as the price is right. And there is no sign that prices will go down much if any for the foreseeable future. The ChiComs will spend billions to explore their coasts just to get their own supply leading to more stocks. And if we hit 5 dollar a gallon or so the environmentalist blocking U.S exploration will be pushed aside slicker than Charlie Shumer  sliding in front of a camera.

Remember one thing. We've been "running out of oil" every since the 1800's. It's all politics and price manipulation. It would take a nuke or two in Saudia Arabia to make a difference.

Or in Washington D.C.

No More 40-Cent Gasoline | 5 Min. Forecast
An Iranian news agency also reports that the country has stopped importing gasoline from Venezuela, resolving a decades old conundrum of the oil-rich state.

If Iran has the second largest pool of known oil reserves in the world, why have they been importing 840,000 gallons of gasoline a day from Venezuela? The answer in part is sanctions. The other part: The refineries are a mess thanks to decades of subsidies.

Iranians who drive cars have been able to fill their tanks for less than 40 cents a gallon since the government tried to appease citizens during the Iran-Iraq War back in the 1980s.

By 2007, gas subsidies made up 38% of all government spending. And the refineries were in such bad shape the government started rationing. By September 2009, the Iranians began importing massive quantities of gas from their friends in South America.

In mid-December last year, the government apparently read the writing on the wall and began to phase the subsidies out. This morning, gas in Iran is $1.60 a gallon for the first 15 gallons every month. After that, your average mullah is paying $2.80 a gallon.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Oba mama's voters....

Click on the link and check the classy leftists. Now you know why no one admits being a Liberal anymore. However, they would be harmless if they didn't have money to give the nut job politicians in charge of the government.

But not to fear. The right has their fair share but no one takes them seriously!

Code Pink Dupes Saved from Cairo Chaos by Evil Oil Company
Two women who traveled from Portland, Oregon to Cairo last week to participate in Code Pink’s latest Hamas-aid trip to Gaza ended up getting rescued by a big oil company–the kind Code Pink usually protests as killing the planet, when the leftist group isn’t hobnobbing with terrorists and undermining U.S. allies like Egypt.

Unidentified woman protests BP.

The Oregonian reported Monday night about the travels of Donna Boyd, a 55 year-old nurse, and a female friend who arrived in Cairo on Friday for the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Day of Rage” protest against the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak.

Tighe Barry, left, and Medea Benjamin, right, protest Big Oil. The duo are in Egypt this week working to bring down the Mubarak government.

Boyd describes the chaos of trying and failing to get to her hotel at Tahrir Square, the center of the protests.

Monday, February 07, 2011

We collapse because it's our time....

Collectively we decide to rob our future and spend it now. Therefore our empire like all empires disappears.  This means we spend more time, energy, manpower etc. to maintain the status quo. Eventually, their isn't enough of these  to save us and we collapse inward until we reach stasis or equilibrium. Until a crisis further damages or threatens the elite and they pool more of the diminishing assets to protect themselves.

Leaving more and more destitute or independent members to start the next country as the elites are murdered and lose everything because fewer of us will defend them with our kids as their soldiers or policemen.

But what do we say about an empire that doesn't make anything but takes it. Trading paper for real goods and sending their best and bravest to kill others to protect and  enrich themselves?

Think they're going to be around for ever? Do we really want them to?

Peak Civilization | FINANCIAL SENSE
The industrial capital stock grows to a level that requires an enormous input of resources. In the very process of that growth it depletes a large fraction of the resources available. As resource prices rise and mines are depleted, more and more capital must be used for obtaining resources, leaving less to be invested for future growth. Finally investment cannot keep up with depreciation, and the industrial base collapses, taking with it the service and agricultural systems, which have become dependent on industrial inputs.

Considering just two elements, instead of five, is not in contradiction with the more complex model. It makes sense especially when you are not considering a whole empire but something more limited, for instance the oil industry. Here are the results of this approach, this time with the equations written in clear.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Just what the Repubs need....

A whore master like Clinton! Yes, people that would work.  Oba mama is a shoo in!

Pajamas Media » Obama vs. Gingrich — Winning the Future
As I look over the twelve-pack of undeclared presidential hopefuls, there is one candidate who may “win the future” by being the GOP’s best “hope” for “change” in 2012.

His name is Newt Gingrich, and here are five reasons why he could win the nomination.

Gingrich would be acceptable to both wings of the Republican Party.

In order to win the 2012 nomination, the victorious candidate must unite an increasingly divided party. Newt has the potential to emerge as this candidate. He then could help avert an intra-party “uncivil” war that could erupt if a candidate perceived as too “moderate” were to win the nomination. Knowing this, Newt may actively position himself as the uniter candidate.

Gingrich can raise the millions needed to win the nomination.

Newt’s think tank, American Solutions, raised $24 million for the midterm elections, “to mobilize supporters around issues such as repealing health care reform and job creation.”

It has been reported that Gingrich was able to raise $21.5 million for Republicans, with much of that going to candidates and organizations in New Hampshire and Iowa.

Newt’s successful 2010 fundraising is proof that he has an extensive national network of supporters from which to draw when he announces his presidential intentions this spring.

Gingrich is an inspiring leader who knows the issues and offers solutions.

Former speaker of the House, commanding general of the Reagan Revolution, and credited with ending 40 years of Democratic Party rule in the House, Newt Gingrich is a man who knows how to build consensus and lead.

When I asked James Farwell, a longtime Gingrich friend and advisor, to comment about Gingrich’s leadership, he said, “Newt has the rare ability to build coalitions. It’s a talent that has gone largely unsung, but it was on full display when he was speaker, and is vitally important for any president. If he runs, he would dominate the agenda of debate. That is a powerful advantage and provides him with a decisive edge. He has a kinetic quality to connect with crowds, rooted in his ability to present tightly reasoned arguments with good humor and huge intellect. That is a gift and Newt’s got it.”

Saturday, February 05, 2011

As a Walmart associate I have only one thing to say....

Eat shit and die leftist scum!!!

It’s Wal-Mart’s ‘Fault’ « Blog
A new report from socialist City University of New York’s Hunter College Center for Community Planning states:

“Wal-Mart, the biggest U.S. private employer, kills jobs [1] rather than creates them, drives down wages [2] and is a tax burden because it does not give health and other benefits to many part-time employees [3], leaving a burden on Medicaid and other public program [4].”

1) Manufacturing equipment kills jobs. I guess we should all go back to manufacturing goods by hand, then we will always have 100% employment. (And just think how much “cheaper” all of those hand-made automobiles, dishwashers, computers, etc. will be when they are each individually made by hand instead of the job-killing/mass producing manufacturing equipment.) By the way, how does “the biggest U.S. private employer” kill jobs? Sounds to me like they must have created a lot of jobs since more people in the U.S. have found work at Wal-Mart than at any other company in the country.

2) How else could Wal-Mart offer lower prices than their competitors if they are paying their employees more than the revenue from their lower prices is bringing in? What does the Center think the hourly wage should be for a discount retailer employee? $20 an hour? $40 an hour? $100 an hour?

3) No company “gives” benefits to its employees. They are paid for out of company revenue. Unlike the Federal government, which can create more money out of thin air to lavish its employees with luxurious benefits, a company has to determine what it can afford to pay out of its limited operating expenses each different category of its employees in terms of wages and benefits.

4) What about the corporate taxes that Wal-Mart itself pays to the Federal government? Anyway, it’s not Wal-Mart’s fault that the sheeple have bought into the lie that government should provide health insurance, welfare programs, or—as far as a voluntaryist like myself is concerned—anything.

[Thanks to Teri Barbara]

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I guess this sissy is the best the Repubs can do......

Aren't you glad this is the best they got. 


Campaign For Liberty — Is John Boehner a Role Model for Republicans?    by Laurence M. Vance
Although I have nothing but contempt for outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, I just can't seem to get excited about House Republican John Boehner being the next Speaker of the House.

Boehner has represented Ohio's eighth congressional district since 1991. After serving as House Republican Conference Chairman, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman, and House Majority Leader, he was chosen to be House Minority Leader in 2007.

Although he claims he never took an earmark, Boehner is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the Republican Party. He talks a good talk when the Democrats are in control or it is time for an election.

Here are Boehner's words when he called into the Sean Hannity Radio Show during its third hour on October 27th: "And if in fact we're elected to the majority you're going to see us cut spending. You're going to see us revive the economy and reform the way Congress does it job."

On Hannity's October 4th television show, Boehner promised that if the Republicans took over the House in the midterm election they would "cut spending" and "repeal health care." He said that Republicans have learned their lesson and if put back in charge they are "going to fight for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government." Boehner further insisted that there would be no tax increases, no cap and trade, and no increases in spending. He also promised that the Republicans would do everything they could to "stop the health care bill."

In the weekly Republican address given by Boehner on October 30th, he reiterated: "Together, we can do these things. And in doing so, we can begin the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government that honors our Constitution and respects the will of the people."

It is indeed strange to hear this libertarian rhetoric come out of the mouth of Mr. Boehner.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hope you bought food....

I've been posting about high food prices coming now for 2 years or so as I work in a Walmart super center and see the price increases first hand. Don't forget that many products are in smaller size containers and remain at or are a few cents lower than their price from a year ago. Just check your price per ounce and you'll see.

Diesel and gas will be up big time over the next few months and the Middle East continues to riot. Everything you eat is connected from a long thin line of trucks crisscrossing the country. I know because I drove vegetables from L.A. to Boston when I was a truck driver.  And since no one works for free higher fuel costs are passed on to you.

You've been warned!

Do you think prices are down for commodities since I started warning to buy food? The farther we get from our food the more vulnerable we become. Check your cupboards. Imagine if every one ran down to the store and bought everything on the shelves over the next couple of hours.

Could you eat for a week? Remember one thing. Your grocery shelves hold one day or so of consumables....bread, milk, meat, cheese, etc. under a  "normal" shopping day. Staples...canned vegetables, cereal, flour, sugar,etc. will last about 3 or 4 days.

Now, how's that cupboard look. Once price rocket up see any thing you might need? You and 20 thousand or so neighbors see?

Watch out for flying elbows. People have been stomped to death at Walmart during Black Friday stampedes, for Christ's sake, let alone when their bellies are empty. You think your little piece of big city heaven will be immune? Or Oba mama will send in the National Guard to save your Twinkies from the hordes of desperate food stamp recipients?

Can't happen here? Fuck but you are stupid!!!

If we look back at the fall of empires, usually a slow, slow process, they lose their means to feed themselves. leading to riot and insecurity. No one trust the government which becomes tools of the wealthy to protect the national wealth. Food supplies and money fall into the hands of a few corporate interest and they call the tune.

Never fails as history repeatedly point out.. But that doesn't mean the good old USA is going to leave the scene for many years as the world's most successful empire. It's just that we'll need permission to fart from the gangs in charge.

Think flying is a pain now? Wait until fuel rationing.

P. S buy oil stocks!