Feedback & Comments : Kyle Rittenhouse

AH Trimble Feedback and CommentsNote: I felt this was important enough to post for all to read and ponder. I received comment this from Saber 7…

You missed or decided not to point out if the mayor, governor, police had done their job on DAY ONE we would not be talking about this!!! DAY ONE!! This is not tribalism, this is a manufactured outcome. Had the police been doing their job there would be no reason for a private citizen posted to protect private property from an unlawful terrorist mob.

Look at who was attacking Mr. Rittenhouse, it was felons, all convicted felons!!! Did you miss that? And just this week, where or how did the pallets of bricks on corners in Kenosha appear? (Need a forklift to pull them off a truck you know) and the local police not deal with the individuals delivering the pallets of bricks/weapons?

Tribalism? Thats all you can identify? Its not tribalism at work here, we are purposefully being divided by actors who want to destroy the FUSA. And they are doing a grand ol job of it.


In response I write/wrote (with today’s edits)…

Hey Saber,

Thank you for posting a reply. Now, let me address your issues…

1) I didn’t miss anything that you pointed out. I followed the entire situation closely and wrote about the violent left, etc. back when it occurred…and before with a warning to avoid it. This post was not intended to be a comprehensive regurgitation of anything…only the “effect” at the 60,000ft level. There are plenty of other websites and talking heads who prattled on endlessly, and still do, about this situation.

2) Yes, had the police and others in leadership done their job there would not have been the violence. Once again, failure of government and communities. But they didn’t do their job and there was this debacle of rioting and criminal behavior. None of that excuses the rioters and their ridiculous behavior…or rather the situation’s manipulation by the radical left. And that had nothing to do with the focus of my post.

3) There is NO “manufactured outcome” if you are referencing the Kyle Rittenhouse issue. He acted, the government acted, the justice system acted, the jury acted, he was acquitted. Nothing “manufactured” about that. Predictable perhaps based on the players but hardly manufactured, especially the outcome or they would have never prosecuted him. Now, the original violence and riot…that was “manufactured” by the usual players on the left…as I predicted and warned about.

4) Private citizens are right in protecting their property whenever they or their property are threatened…in my opinion. It is a God-given right and a Constitutionally guaranteed right. However, a minor -a child- on his own, should not have taken up arms, traveled to another city, and appointed himself, by himself, a protector of someone else’s property. And his mother should never have allowed that or enabled that. That is just plain stupid and wrong by any measure on both their parts.

5) As I stated above I didn’t miss anything…especially the felon aspect on the part of those who were shot. I was aware of the charges, convictions, and prison time of the attackers. And if you notice the post was not about them or their actions beyond that it justified self-defense. The fact that 3 were shot and 2 killed is of no concern of mine, and it was not the focus of the post. Besides, the world is probably better off without them…rather harsh…but my opinion at this time. I am sure their families miss them, I am sorry for that, but they were criminals and participating in community-wide violence. It would have been better for all had the justice system dealt with them appropriately.

6) I don’t care about the bricks, forklifts, or anything else regarding what was to happen in that city this weekend or any other time. It is a local matter for the locals to deal with. And it certainly had nothing to do with my post…as intended.

7) I identified “tribalism” because it is a much, much bigger threat to the US than any of the other issues surrounding this matter…in my opinion. There are lots of people who like to focus on small, albeit sometimes important, details. The purpose of my post was to clearly explain an issue that goes far beyond the shootings, the people directly involved, or the court case. Call it the “big picture” if you will. I am past the small crap going on in our country today…it is the bigger stuff that is of most importance and what I try/tend to address and bring to light so folks can deal with it.

8) If you had read and understood my post and the graphics at the bottom of the post you would have understood I was pointing out “purposefully being divided”…which is by definition – tribalism.

Finally, “…actors who want to destroy the [USA]. And they are doing a grand ol job of it.” We agree 100% on that…and that was the intent and purpose of my post…we are being divided and they are winning. They are winning because we are complicit and foolish…it is our own fault.

AH


Note: The basic response of mine to Saber’s comment appeared on the original post page the day of the post. This post is to bring to light the issues he brought up and address them more fully. Saber was not wrong for the most part, he was just looking at more aspects of the situation. He did misrepresent me a little bit on where I was coming from. And he failed to understand the tribalism aspect. But, he was right in the fact that the original riot and violence was manufactured. The riot and violence was designed and implemented by the radical left (i.e. Democrats). And, they are part of the much bigger picture that includes the transition of the USA into an authoritarian state. And in that effort…the Democrats and Republicans work together.

I hope and pray that my readers ponder what I write and then seek “their answer” as what to do in their own life to deal with what is happening and what is is about to happen.

 

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Kyle Rittenhouse…ah, yes!

Why am I writing about something you already know about? Cuz I got something to say.

You already know he was acquitted of all charges. Not that he was innocent, he was just found not guilty and the charges cleared. But, what is the real point here?

First off, Kyle was a very stupid and irresponsible young man…child actually, at the time.

His mother…well, she obviously skipped every single parenting class offered to her. She should never have made the choice let him go…period! He should have never made the choice to go armed and ready for a confrontation. He played “dress up” like a militia member and found what he was looking for…a confrontation. Now he has to live with the fact that he killed two people. And his mother has to live with the fact that she enabled those killings occur.

Justified or not, the kid killed two people…it will screw with his head for the rest of his life. God help him!

That being said…there is a bigger and far more fatal issue involved…tribalism.

The country once again finds itself deeply, gravely, fatally divided into two basic tribes on this issue.

On one hand you have the Constitutionalists who clearly see Kyle met the standard of “self-defense” and on the other side…the radical left Communists, Socialists, and Marxists (i.e. Democrats) plus other idiots and the ignorant. The latter group cares nothing about the Constitution, legal rights, or common sense actually. They care only for their agenda. And that agenda is as anti-America as it gets.

And once again America will pay a steep price for stupidity of people like Kyle and his mother…and the millions of extraordinarily stupid people who wanted him sent to prison.

The divide gets deeper, war gets closer…

The results of tribalism in America at first…

Then eventually, soon thereafter…

Then finally…

Tribalism never ends well…and it will destroy America…as it already is doing.

 

 

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Shipping Delays & Costs…tip of the iceberg!

Shipping has ground to a snail’s pace and shipping prices are exploding…and oddly enough, companies that own the ships are making record profits. I find it almost bizarre to hear all the explanations for this…none of them comprehensive in nature, some outright lies, and most are simply agenda driven. Well, today I throw myself into the matter.

Well, actually I have been doing research for the last 3 months on this issue…but today I share a bunch of facts and my thoughts with you.

The entire shipping chain (notice I didn’t say “supply chain”) is flawed…almost by design strangely enough.

The US economy is fatally tied to the world economy; commonly referred to as globalization. So when you are talking about a global-wide economy you have to remember a key concept…economies of scale.

Economies of scale simply stated…the more units of something you handle the lower the costs per unit can become. But, there are inherent flaws in that concept…vulnerability to disruption due to concentration of the units, becoming more advanced in unit handling than other members of the supply chain, and worst of all…the power of control.

Container ships are much, much larger than a decade or two ago…as much as 10 – 15 times larger. The largest of which can carry 24,000 20’ containers! So that should make each container cheaper to handle/move across the ocean for the ship owner according to economies of scale. However, we find the costs for the shipper going through the roof. Notice that the container ship owner is NOT the same as the shipper. The shipper is the company who arranges every aspect of moving goods from manufacturing plant to the retailer or a wholesale distributor. The ship owner only owns one leg of the chain…the ship.

Because ships can now handle many more times the containers it means:

  1. More time finding a full ship-load of full containers which means more port of calls in Asia and more time at docks being loaded.
  2. Then when they get to the US ports it takes them more time to unload the containers from the ship because of the significantly larger number of containers.
  3. Since there are more containers being unloaded than the ports were designed for originally there are not enough cranes, not enough workers, not enough trucks, not enough trains, and space to store containers at the port is scarce.
  4. There are two basic types of transportation methodologies of out of ports; 1) containers that get shipped as a single unit out of the area, 2) containers that get shipped to local warehouses to be sorted and then shipped out to other distribution points.Both are accomplished via trucks and trains.
  5. And since there are not enough trucks or train locomotives to move the containers out of the port, the containers have to be stored at the port till trucks & locomotives are available, which takes up valuable and limited space.
  6. And since more containers are now leaving the port full, more are coming back empty to be sent back to Asia. Those returning containers are also being stored at the ports waiting on the large, now empty, ships to take the containers back to Asia. And since the ports were originally designed for far fewer containers, the containers are taking up valuable space that would normally be used for off-loaded containers, awaiting transport. FYI – it is estimated that there are more than 80,000 – 100,000 containers sitting in US ports waiting for transport. Some estimates are double and triple that number.
  7. And since more containers are needed for these much larger ships there are fewer existing containers available for use at any given time. And production of new containers is way behind keeping up with demand.

Now here is why costs are going up:

  1. These container ships used to travel at about 22knots (25+MPH), the shipping companies found they can save significant fuel by slowing the ships to 12knots (14MPH). So those goods now take a month or more to arrive in the USA vs. two weeks when you add their slower speed and additional loading time. So the shipping company makes out by saving fuel costs, but the US importer now waits 2x – 3x longer for their goods, which in turn drives their costs up.
  2. Now, because it takes so much longer to unload those huge ships, ships now wait an average of 14 – 17 days to get a berth and be unloaded, some waiting as long as 4 weeks. And the shipping companies pass that “wait-time” cost on to the company who is waiting for the goods. FYI – the largest of the container ships wait the longest for a off-loading berth.
  3. Then once the ship is unloaded, the wait time for transportation of the container out of the port can run 1 – 3 weeks. And the ports charge the shipper for storage. And the shipping companies pass that “storage” cost on to the company who is waiting for the goods.
  4. Trucks are much harder to find because there are fewer truck drivers. There are fewer truck drivers for a number of reasons; 1) economy was locked down for over a year and many drivers didn’t come back to work, 2) drivers can make almost as much money on government handouts as driving, 3) more government restrictions on drivers and trucking companies.
  5. A container is finally loaded onto a national company truck and the costs go up again because there are fewer truckers overall so they cost more…and the cost of fuel has skyrocketed since Biden/Harris became president.
  6. If a container, or its goods, have to go through a regional/local trucking company from a national hauler then the prices go up again for the same reasons.

To verify my research, back in September I went to a local company whose owner I know personally and consider him a friend, he owns a propane sales company. And, I was also considering the purchase of a spare 100# propane tank to give us a little more depth to our heating, cooking, and clothes drying capability. The resulting conversation was enlightening to say the least.

He explained to me the retail cost of the #100 tank was currently $159.00 (same as lat year when I checked). I told him I would be buying one in the next few weeks. He told me, “Buy it now!” I was startled and asked him to explain. He told me they had a couple of pallets of tanks in-stock but had ordered more tanks the previous month based on expected weather this winter…but there were now “issues” involved …and he expected to run out of new tanks before the recently ordered tanks would arrive…LONG before they would arrive. So here are the basics of the conversation:

  1. In previous years they normally paid a wholesale price per tank from a manufacturer in China. They then paid a fixed shipping cost per pallet of tanks purchased. The tanks would show up 2 – 4 weeks later. Then they marked up the tank to a fair retail price…$159. All is well, business as usual.
  2. This year the wholesale cost per tank was now more than their current retail price for the same tank. Wow…bad! But that newer much higher price was before shipping cost was going to be added in.
  3. Then he explained the new shipping issues. The shipping cost was now per tank not per pallet, normally 18 tanks per pallet. And there was now no fixed shipping cost. The shipping company would charge them the actual shipping costs when the tanks were dropped off at the business. Yes, you read that right…they had no idea what the shipping cost would be until the tanks actually arrived! And finally…instead of 2 – 4 weeks…it would now be at least 3 – 4 months, potentially longer, to receive the tanks. Yes, that means missing a lot of the winter without the tanks being available to customers.

I was fairly stunned to hear the shipping chain issues brought to real life. It was as bad or worse than my research had shown. But he wasn’t done with me yet. He changed the subject…the cost of propane.

In the past year I paid $2.05 – $2.15 per gallon of propane. When compared with the energy value of gasoline it is not equivalent…the energy in 1.38gals of propane = 1gal of gasoline. So propane is normally cheaper than gasoline per gallon. And FYI (if you don’t already know), propane is a by-product of refining natural gas. And in recent years past the US was a net exporter of propane.

I glanced at his sign out front and propane was now $2.89 per gallon…roughly 40% higher than last year. Ouch! But he went on to explain that it would go higher…no doubt about it…and maybe get far worse. He explained that since Biden/Harris went on their fossil fuel wrecking campaign less propane was being made and the US was barely now able to produce what it needed/used…if the weather wasn’t worse than normal. And, if any other country tried to buy US propane the price would skyrocket. And, if the weather was even slightly worse than a normal year the price would go up. And that was in addition to any increase in the price of natural gas and gasoline…which would mean a corresponding increase in the cost of propane.

So far there are two areas of concern contained in this post: 1) the price of propane, 2) shipping chain issues. The propane issue is easy to understand and easy to see…if you didn’t look below the surface…even more so with the shipping issues. But, there is more…

Why is Biden/Harris trying to wreck the fossil fuel industries? It would be easy to state the obvious…they hate anything that is contributing to climate change. And you would be right…but there is more. That’s another conversation for another post.

Let’s talk more about the shipping chain…and some would refer to it as the supply chain. But the shipping chain is a subset of the supply chain…and essential beyond what many would think.

So why is there a shipping problem at all?

Cause:

  1. Ship owners wanted to take advantage of “economies of scale” of trade between Asia (mostly China) and the USA so they built new very large ships. And since the price of steel was high they could help offset that building cost by selling their smaller and older ships for scrap metal prices. With the larger capacity ships the corresponding handling costs of each container went down…but so did the number of available container carrying ships.
  2. As fuel costs began to rise, thanks to environmental extremists, the ship owners could save money by reducing the speed of ships. Thus drastically increasing the time it takes goods to reach us retailers and distributors.
  3. Fewer ships, and newer more automated ships, meant fewer employees saving even money for the ship owners.

Effect:

  1. There are not enough shipping containers to meet the demand for the larger ships so they are now having to buy new containers…cost to the shippers goes up. Used containers normally used for storage in the US have skyrocketed in price. So new and used container prices go through the roof.
  2. It takes more time for the ships to go to more ports to find more goods-packed containers to load onto the ships. The added time, delay in delivery, adds to wholesale and retail costs increasing.
  3. It takes more time to travel to the US ports so the retailers have a much longer, and unpredictable, wait time for products. The added time, delay and unpredictability in delivery, adds to wholesale and retail costs increasing.
  4. US ports are not designed to unload these new massive ships efficiently so it takes more time to unload ships in US ports. The added time, delay in delivery, adds to wholesale and retail costs increasing.
  5. Also, since US ports are not designed to handle the larger ships efficiently, it takes more time for the ships to be given berth space (room at the docks) in the ports. The added time, delay in delivery, adds to wholesale and retail costs increasing.
  6. Since US ports are not up to modern standards to handle the exponential increase in in-coming containers they don’t have the train and truck capacity to meet the incoming demand. Since the containers now have to sit in the port waiting for trucks and trains they incur storage fees charged by the ports…which is passed on to US retailers and distributors.
  7. Since fuel prices are going up substantially the ports are incurring more operational expenses. Those increased expenses are passed on wholesalers and retailers.
  8. Trains and trucks incur significantly more expenses for fuel as well. And drivers are being paid substantially more. Those increased expenses are passed on wholesalers and retailers.

So there you have it…now you know one of the reasons why everything is costing more and taking longer. But, that is the easy surface stuff still. What are the real issues taking place…the ones deep in the shadows…the ones to be most concerned about?

Here is my take on the real issues:

  1. Governments for a long time, especially China, embarked on very large-scale infrastructure projects running up the cost of steel due to “demand”. That dramatically increased the price of steel causing ship owners to sell smaller/older ships to offset the cost of the newer massive ships.
  2. Governments, with the exception of the US, embarked on radical anti-fossil fuel policies running up the cost of oil and gas production. Then in 2020 with the election of Biden/Harris the US embarked on similar radical policies (i.e. stopping oil & gas leasing, shutting down pipelines, and increasing other anti-fossil fuel policies & regulations). Example: Gasoline here locally is up 85% since the election of Biden/Harris.
  3. Ship owning companies, seeking more profit, reacted to rapidly increasing fuel costs by building massive new ships. This added to the steel shortage driving up those prices. But, they also knowingly added to drastic increase in time of delivery of goods between Asia and the US.
  4. Who controls the US ports that are limited in number and efficiency? Local & state governments. Who controls construction of new ports? Local, federal and state governments. And since ports have a notable impact on the environment during construction, who controls that? Radical environmentalists and their extremist politicians…and many different local, state, and federal government agencies.

Now a couple very important key things to think about:

  1. Was there a solution suggested when the large number of ships waiting to enter port became noticed? Yes, Biden/Harris got the federal government involved to force a solution on the ship owners, port owners, trucking company owners, rail line owners, etc. And there began quiet talk regarding a concept of federalizing US ports…meaning the US federal government would take control of all ports.
  2. When it then became popular to rage against the “supply chain” problems was a solution suggested? Yes, Biden/Harris are now forming a task force to study the issue. And it is already being talked about the federal government taking a stronger role in, if not outright control of, the entire US supply chain.

Do you see any patterns here…any dots begin to come more clear…connections being made?

Now, let’s back up to another issue…COVID-19.

Who was the only entity capable of fixing the COVID crisis? Well, according to the US government…the US government was the only entity that could deal with COVID. States couldn’t. Companies couldn’t. And certainly not individuals. And so we saw the country locked down, the economy ruined, massive big-pharma government subsidies, and a complete mess.


Would this be the appropriate time to talk about the FACT that the USA had contracted with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (a.k.a.Wuhan Lab) in China to do secret work developing strains of different viruses? Yup, it has been proven that the USA was working with the Wuhan Lab to develop viruses!

Yeah, maybe another day we talk about that.


So who was the only entity that could fix the entire mess? Well, according to the US government…the US government was the only entity that could fix it all. So they pumped printed/borrowed money into the economy by the trillions. They poured hundreds of billions more into stratospheric unemployment and related benefits. Then they went on to pour tens of billions of more dollars into stimulus checks for individuals. And notably unnoticed was the hundreds and hundreds of billions into corporate and market bailouts. And now we see inflation at historic levels and a job situation that is killing our workforce, personal income, and the entire economy.

And so who was the only entity that could fix the economy and employment situations?  Well, according to the US government…the US government was the only entity that could fix it. So they passed a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill (yeah, claiming it was only a trillion$) with more printed/borrowed money. Oh, and only $100billion essentially goes into actual infrastructure…about 5% of the total amount.

But that doesn’t fix the horrific rise in prices for gasoline for our cars, diesel for our trucks and ships, and propane, natural gas and heating oil for our homes. And so who was the only entity that could fix situation? Well, according to the US government…the US government is the only entity that could fix it. So now they are proposing yet another multi-trillion dollar bunch of projects that contribute virtually nothing to the real economy but pours money by the truck load into radical leftist projects…and their big corporation campaign donors’ pockets. Oh, and to help the rising costs of driving, home heating, and goods transportation…the Congressional proposal includes a substantial new tax on oil & gas companies and their activities…which will drive the oil & gas prices even higher making everything cost even more at the cash register.

Note: There is a plan, led by the Democrats, to hit $6.00 a gallon gasoline. Their intention is to drive the price up to $6.00 to force the public to buy more electric cars and drastically reduce the consumption of gasoline and diesel.

Oh, and as if the new infrastructure bill of printed/borrowed money and new taxes at the gas pump isn’t enough…the US federal government via BLM is hitting the oil & gas industry again by stopping new oil & gas leasing on federal lands.

So the way I see it…the US government creates massive problems that especially hurt the average middle and lower income folks and the country in general. But that “hurt” is initially short-term but could be absorbed to a degree. The larger “hurt” is long-term, fatal, and irreversible. And in my opinion…INTENTIONAL!

Please take note that these massive problems are caused by who? And then who proposes the solution? And then who provides the solution? And how is the solution is provided?

Could it be the federal government is making it essential for people to turn to the federal government to fix ALL problems? And in the process people become totally dependent on the federal government in virtually all aspects of their lives?

But to explain myself I have to go a little off subject…

The last President to have a balanced budget was Clinton. And, no US president since 1930 has lowered the national debt…that’s nearly 100 years of increasing national debt!!  And that debt now sits just shy of $30,000,000,000,000…30 TRILLION DOLLARS!!

Clinton had the smallest increase in the US national debt in recent presidential history…then Bush #2 basically doubled the national debt over his 8 years. Then Obama in his 8 years basically doubled it again over Bush #2. And had Trump served 8 years he would have doubled it again. As it was, Trump had the highest annual increase in the history of the United States. But never fear…Biden/Harris are on track to quadruple the US national debt over Trump!!!

The US cannot survive that. And you read that right…I didn’t say the US economy can’t survive that. I said the US cannot survive that. Well, truth be told…the US won’t survive what they have already done to us.

Every president since 1930 has intentionally increased the United States National Debt. Most of that debt increase came through our large numbers of wars, also through massive socialist welfare programs and corporate bailouts. Yes, that is 16 presidents intentionally increasing US debt…8 Democrats presidents and 8 Republican presidents. Ironically the largest annual increase of US debt over their presidential terms came from a so-called conservative president that millions of people idolized and worshipped…Trump. He was racking up national debt at $2trillion per year…60% more than his nearest competition…Barack Obama (Marxist/Socialist).

Now, please pay close attention because I am about to be plain and blunt…

The government of the United States of America and all of her presidential administrations and virtually all of the US politicians, past and present, are intentionally running the US economy into the ground for the last 130 years. Yes…INTENTIONALLY destroying the US economy!!!

And yes, they are fully aware that the United States of America as we know it cannot survive the kind of economic collapse/crash/transition that we are looking at. That is their plan…and has been since the 1890’s when the Progressive movement started and with the rise of Communism in the United States (i.e. the modern Democrat Party). But, make no mistake about it…the Republicans are just as guilty as documented historic fact proves.

Everything that is happening now, our current events, supports those two goals, destroy the US economy and strengthening the power of the US federal government.

Now I want to ask “Why?” but before I do, you may ask how I can prove the “intentional” claim.

That is simple…if it was not intentional then it means every single president, every single presidential administration, every single Congressional session, and every single member of the Federal Reserve was not aware of what they were doing for 130 years!

Meaning they were ALL stupid, ignorant, or just plain incompetent. And would that make sense, that they were all just incompetent people?

Answer that…please…answer that!

Yes, I know that popular humor would direct you to “Yes!” But, being realistic here they couldn’t all be stupid, ignorant, or incompetent.

If even one president or one Congressional session was aware of what was happening, intentional or not, wouldn’t they have attempted to stop it? Would they not have taken comprehensive and meaningful steps to stop it and turn it around? Or, at the very least exposed what was happening to rally the public behind them?

Nope, nada, zero, not a single one of any of them did anything, exposed anything…they all participated…they are ALL complicit!!

Is there any other possible viable explanation?

Now…back to the question “Why?”

Really simple when looked at in total…because the plan is to transition the United States of America into an authoritarian state. Once that is accomplished then the wealth and power in this country is concentrated even more. And the individual citizen, with their Constitutional rights, will exist no more.

And they are almost there…they have one foot across the finish line.

Now, for those of you who think there is saving the US by our politicians, the Supreme Court, or anyone else in Washington DC, which to me means restoring the US Constitution, it ain’t gonna happen. Proof? Because it has been just the opposite for over 120 years…every US president and Congress has chipped away at Constitutional rights. Even the Supreme Court sure hasn’t put a stop to the plan…actually, they’ve been enabling it. Even the president who had millions of people idolize and worship him, and most still do, Trump. Trump hurt gun rights, chipped away at property rights, ran up record budget deficits, added record amounts to the national debt, etc. right along with all the others.

NO US PRESIDENT IN RECENT HISTORY HAS WORKED TO MEANINGFULLY RESTORE A SINGLE LOST CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT!!!

So what do you do?

I have been saying it for years:

  1. Forget politics!!!!!!!!
  2. Define your personal correct principles, then live by them. (I suggest based on God’s eternal principles and principles found in the Constitutional and Declaration of Independence.)
  3. Share/teach the Constitutional, Declaration of Independence, and other correct principles to your family, your neighbors, your congregation, and your community.
  4. Prepare
  5. Serve
  6. Endure

Folks…please ponder what I have said…see how it fits into your life…act accordingly. Please listen to your instincts and that still small voice inside of you.


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FAQ – 10/28/2021

  • Last month Jamie Dimon said “We should get rid of this debt ceiling.” Why would he say such a thing?

 

First off, let’s talk about who Jamie Dimon is. Currently he is the head of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JP Morgan merged with Chase Manhattan Bank. Then JPMorgan Chase & Co bought Bank One. Then they bought Bear Stearns. Then they bought Washington Mutual Bank. Making JPMorgan Chase & Co one of the largest banking and investment firms in the world.

And Jamie Dimon is a personal advisor to Joe Biden. He is also a multi-billionaire. He is also a former Federal Reserve board member.

And FYI…his grandfather, a Greek immigrant to America, changed the family name from Papademetriou to Dimon when he got to America.

He majored in psychology at Tufts University. Tufts, was founded by the Universalist Church and is a liberal arts college that stresses internationalism. After graduating Harvard Business School he went to work for the infamous Goldman Sachs which has had close ties with the US government and international bankers. Dimon later worked for Citigroup, then president of Bank One. He then became the head of JPMorgan Chase when Bank One was bought by JPMorgan Chase.

In 2008 the United States government gave JPMorgan Chase $25,000,000,000 ($25billion) as a bailout during the 2008 – 2009 financial crisis.

Dimon is a hardcore Democrat with the exception of some minor business regulation issues. Barack Obama and Dimon were close during Obama’s presidency. Dimon was especially close to and advised Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

So back to your question…why would Jamie Dimon say, “We should get rid of this debt ceiling.”?

Now that you know a little more about Jamie Dimon, go back to the primary foundational question in these matters…Who benefits from such a move in terms of “money and power”?

The answer is:

  • The US Federal Government
  • US Federal politicians and bureaucrats
  • US and international banks

So the direct answer to your question…To make sure banks stay stable and make even more money.

And remember how banks make money…banks transfer wealth from the lower classes to the upper classes…and eventually to the very upper class.

While the country was locked down and dealing with the plague in 2020…

Note: That is $84 from every man, woman, and child in the United States. Just saying…

Now for some humor and thoughts…

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FAQ – 10/26/2021

  • You mentioned “Deepfake” quite a while ago, thank you. I heard it is getting worse for potential fraud. What is happening now?

 

It is getting WAY worse and the potential for abuse is skyrocketing! Yes, there is the normal criminal element involved and they will use it for scamming and other criminal activity. And yes, there is the entertainment industry who are taking advantage of it, but as of yet they are not 100% sure of the legal ramifications involved. But I find their use of it really pretty amazing and ah, entertaining.

Then there is the political aspect of Deepfake. I expect we will see some use of it shortly as we enter the run-up to US elections in 2024. And I think we will see it used internationally in the political arena before we see it appear in the US political scene to any great degree.

Various militaries around the world are training in the technology on how to defend against it…and how to use it offensively to attack another country. The US military appears to be clearly leading the way in this activity.

Where I see one of its most dark potential is in the secret police world. Dark ops players like the USA’s CIA, Russia’s FSB, and China’s MSS will use it to destabilize other countries. The CIA is probably the best equipped to use it and has a long infamous track record of similar operations. More minor players such as North Korea and Iran, maybe even the Ukraine will increasingly use it, but they are not at the competency level of the major players and their usage of it will be more obvious.

The worst and darkest potential I see is with the US Federal Law Enforcement agencies. Those agencies are well-known for fraud, lying, abuse, and outright perjury in courts…especially the FBI <click here to read more>. I believe we will see a substantial use of that technology in the coming years once a whistleblower steps forward to reveal it…such as Edward Snowden, (a true American patriot and hero). Where/when it will be used on a widespread basis will be when the feds see the need to use it against the various serious “revolutionary” movements…and I am not talking BLM or other radical leftist organizations.

And FYI…”Deepfake” now has a more sophisticated name…”Synthetic Media”.

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The “Pledge of Allegiance”

I was originally going to write an article about our losing the war in Afghanistan, but after exchanging some emails with a few folks in regards to losing that war I changed my mind. However, I do reserve the right to write that Afghanistan War article at a later date. Which obviously means that I will.

So today I share with you a couple of thoughts on our Pledge of Allegiance. Yup, that Pledge of Allegiance. But, before I do let me share these two thoughts:

  1. Words have meaning.
  2. History always has relevance.

The first pledge was actually written by Colonel George Thacher Balch in the 1800’s. Initially, his goal was the teaching of American principles and the development of rituals and practices that could foster a sense of American identity in foreign-born students who were now living in the United States. Later his goal changed simply to his dedication to the cause of inspiring greater patriotism in children. His pledge read,

“I give my heart and my hand to my country—one country, one language, one flag.”

An alternate historical version of the pledge reads,

“We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!”

But that all changed in the 1890’s with very interesting origins. In 1888 the Youth’s Companion magazine began a campaign to sell flags to all public schools. Not seeing enough flags being sold, the magazine designed a program to coincide with World’s Columbian Exposition, the 400th of Columbus in America anniversary (October 1892). The concept was a flag in every public school or each school classroom, students pledging allegiance to the flag along with a salute…a great way to sell a whole bunch of flags!

So the magazine hired Francis Bellamy to come up with a suitable pledge of allegiance along with an appropriate salute. And in mid-1892 he presented his pledge of allegiance to a national meeting of school superintendents. His pledge as presented,

“I pledge Allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

And while reciting the pledge, children were to also perform the “Bellamy Salute.”

It was immediately and unanimously embraced and the National Education Association (NEA) provided the star power to ensure that all public schools embraced the new pledge and salute…along with making sure there were plenty of newly purchased flags as well. The rest is history. The current pledge is somewhat different than the original,

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Sounds really cool, eh? Very patriotic! Inspiring to be sure! Motivating as well!

Well let’s dig into some facts:

  • Colonel Balch was spot on, great little pledge, and for a great reason.
  • As for Francis Bellamy, father of our current pledge;
    • He was a Socialist
    • He was an Anti-Capitalist
    • He was a preacher defrocked for preaching against Capitalism
    • He preached that Jesus was a Socialist
    • He advocate for nationalist public education system (a socialist concept)
    • He advocated for nationalization of industry
    • He advocated for a strong central national government
    • He was an outspoken racist.
    • As for the “Bellamy Salute”…the exact same as the Nazi salute to Hitler.
  • As for the US public education system where the pledge of allegiance was to take root …the whole concept of US public education was introduced into the US by John Dewey. And Dewey was;
    • A rabid liberal and radical Progressive
    • A true believer in Marxism
    • An anti-Capitalist
    • Anti-Religion Humanist
    • A self-described “democratic socialist”
    • An advocate for collectivism
    • An advocate for a new social order
  • The NEA who first embraced the new pledge and salute;
    • Was founded in 1857
    • Founded primarily to influence politics
    • Is the largest labor union in the USA
    • Advocates liberalism and progressivism virtually exclusively
    • Backs Presidential political candidates from the Democrat Party exclusively
    • Actively advocates LGBTQ rights over individual rights

So I have to ask the question…Why would all these very closely associated forces join together to put into place a “Pledge of Allegiance”?

But first, let me point out for military personnel in regards to the Pledge of Allegiance, there is an notable exception:

  1. During military ceremonies, soldiers will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. At official functions, social events, and sporting events, soldiers should:
    1. When in uniform, outdoors, stand at attention, remain silent, face the flag, and render the hand salute.
    2. When in uniform, indoors, stand at attention, remain silent, and face the flag.

Military personnel are only authorized to recite the pledge when in civilian clothes. And so I ask, why so?

And rather than pledge allegiance to a flag, why not pledge allegiance to our Constitution?

But most of all have you considered:

  1. Why did the USA adopt a Pledge of Allegiance developed by a socialist and racist who had lost his belief in religion?
  2. Why did the USA adopt a Pledge of Allegiance that was paid for by a company who simply wanted to sell more flags to public schools?
  3. Why did a nationalist socialist public education system so rabidly embrace a Pledge of Allegiance?
  4. Why did a liberal/progressive labor union promote a Pledge of Allegiance?

But one thing I know for sure…when you get a whole country pledging allegiance to a flag from early childhood it sure makes going to war a whole lot easier…doesn’t it? Way easier to whip up almost fervent excitement for everything patriotic…right?

Oh, sorry about that picture…it was a rally in Madison Square Garden, 1939. Yeah, an American Nazi rally.

There you go…you crazies out there can have a field day with that one!!  Go for it!!!

And now back to you reasonable and sane folks…I can’t help but ponder…

  • Our Founding Father were not loyalists, they were believers in people and their God-given rights, including the right to free speech…especially the right to dissent.
  • Our Founding Fathers never developed a pledge of allegiance. Actually, they encouraged us to challenge all things government and be loyal to rights, freedoms, and liberties. Well, there was one “pledge” they made and signed their names to; it was the Declaration of Independence…the exact opposite of a pledge of allegiance.
  • And then there is the nagging question…Why are military personnel in any official capacity not allowed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance? I would suggest that they have already taken an oath, “…I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic…”
  • Which would a person rather do; 1) pledge allegiance to a flag, 2) swear to defend the Constitution? Are they mutually exclusive? Are those two the same? And, is there a given priority if a person does both?

Just some things to ponder as our country crumbles around us for a whole host of reasons.

And you better ask…Why would I even write an article like this at this time?

Some of you will get it, others won’t. And some will go over the edge thinking they know what I am implying. I just want you to think about where we are as a country, how we got here, and what comes next. Without the first two, you will be blindsided by the last one.


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Remember when I said… CRAZY !

If that isn’t click bait…well, what is? But it is meant to make a point. Our country, our world, and sometimes lives are crumbling apart…and some folks are actively working to destroy it all. And some of those folks might be you…or someone you know.

Remember when I said to avoid militias? Remember when I said to avoid politics and focus on principles? Remember when I said to shed yourselves of the crap in your life and concentrate on building yourselves, your families, your congregations, and your communities? Well, some folks seem hell-bent on destroying rather than building.

There is now a group called the “DESERET NATIONALIST ASSOCIATION”, they also go by the term Deseret Nationalists and DezNats. Well, let me address this a little bit…THEY ARE OUT OF THEIR FREAKING MINDS!!!!

While declaring they are Christians, while they express undying devotion to their church leaders, while thinking they promote something good…they are doing the exact opposite. They are confused, mislead, ignorant, or complicit in one of the biggest tragedies to ever hit the Christian world in recent times.

Now, let’s be clear…this is not a new movement; it’s been around for a while now. My earliest documented article on their website is dated 8/13/2017. And it that article they write “White Utahans who enjoy Utah’s more conservative, Mormon culture will have to embrace ethno-nationalism if they want it to survive. If we don’t fight to defend our White majority here in Utah we will lose the Mormon identity that has been the defining characteristic of this state for generations.”  The key phrase is “…fight to defend our White majority…” If you don’t see the racism in that, the white nationalism in that, then you are blind…or part of the movement…or at least sympathetic to it.

But, it is starting to gain some new notoriety. And the attention they are getting is not good…and the damage they are doing to others is even worse. And I find it interesting that they are trying to go low-profile…their website account was deleted by those that created it. And so I wonder why it was deleted?

And then there is of course a group that DezNats promoted who state that their belief is “The only salvation from this process [destruction of America] is to re-affirm purpose to a civilization, which requires protecting culture through strong nationalism, creating social order through caste, removing equality in favor of hierarchy, establishing leadership by aristocracy, and repatriating all who are not of the founding group.”

But wait for it…they also promote “For our viewpoint, patriotism to race and ethnicity makes more sense than allegiance to the State, and we desire the most anarchic and least jobs-oriented lifestyle we can get.”

Are you getting it yet? Do you feel it? It is white nationalism, fascism, Neo-nazi, racist crap BS!!

And I could go on…but the whackos are getting crazier…and some of them don’t even know they are crazies!

Let me give you an unfortunate and evil example of crazy…Chad and Lori Daybell. In case you haven’t been following them let me fill you in:

  1. They were married in 2019, two weeks after the death of Chad’s wife.
  2. Their previous spouses were both killed, as were other family members.
  3. They both belonged to a fairly mainstream Christian religion.
  4. They both were preppers.
  5. They both wrote and preached about “end-times”.
  6. They both claimed special knowledge about many religious topics outside of their church’s doctrine.
  7. They both had large followings of people.
  8. They both had business relationships with prepper website(s).
  9. They both are bat-crap crazy.
  10. They are murderers…including being child killers.

So why am I bring them up?  Read items 3 – 10 again.

Now, let me take a serious turn on you for a minute. Why don’t I flood my website with articles every day…or even every week? OK, granted…I am adding features to my house, improving our solar system, creating ponding areas, building a solar system for my neighbor, advising another neighbor on his solar system, helping another neighbor gut and remodel his house, improving roads for our communities, irrigating pastures for our church’s ranch…among other things, so I am a little busy right now. But the main reason I am not posting a lot or articles…

 

 

I DON’T WANT YOU TO BECOME CRAZY!!

 

 

So now let me get back on track. I have been talking with a whole lot of preppers in the last 2 years…mostly face-to-face. And folks let me tell you…preppers are becoming increasingly insane! I hear everything from microchips in the COVID vaccine, to spontaneous bleeding of people around folks who have had the COVID vaccine, to weather engineering of the planet by jet vapor trails, QAnon, and my all-time favorite…THE EARTH IS REALLY FLAT! And yes, the list could go on till I fill up the webserver…but you get my point.

So what does DezNats, Daybells, and a flat earther have to do with each other? It is all craziness…and you either have to avoid all of it like the plague in the first place or stop being involved in it if you are already hooked. Otherwise…you too will be crazy, lose your mind, and do who-knows-what! At the very least you will lose all credibility with all those around you, including your family. And I have heard many sad stories of that actually happening.

I have a neighbor who loves conspiracy theories…and he buys into them by the dozen. Now, it is his right to do so…period. The unfortunate thing is…ALL of the other neighbors look at him as a nut case. Now granted, when he is not talking conspiracy theories he is a decent enough guy and is intelligent. But that is maybe 10% of the time he isn’t going on about one conspiracy or another. So no one takes him serious in anything he says. It is a perfect example of the “boy who cried wolf” syndrome. And he spends hours everyday watching videos and cruising reinforcing websites.

Let’s back up to the “I don’t want you to become crazy!” statement. The main thing all of these crazies have in common…they are obsessed with “becoming informed” about everything that is happening in the world…and everything that has taken place. They spend hours and hours each day reading news articles, reading conspiracy books, sometimes absorbing the most absurd religious-based fantasies, and becoming cult-like follows of people and websites.

STOP IT !

I am seeing good and faithful members of my church become focused on, obsessed with, religious doctrine that isn’t even preached by any Christian church. But they claim that this person had a “dream” or that person had a “day vision” or someone has some other kind of special insight into life, here or in the hereafter. And they eat it up…to their detriment. Why? There are host of reasons for that.

The unfortunate thing…those same people most often leave behind the fundamentals of their beliefs for the fringes or more extreme beliefs which often are not founded in any scripture. Therein you find the Daybells, the Snuffers, the Morvacs, the DezNats, militias, nationalist movements, and a long list of others.

STOP IT !

And some of the saddest things I am seeing is the defense of such things and people. I’ve written about this before. A website I used to frequent was financially involved with the Daybells as well as a friendship with the website leadership. When the whole Daybell thing started to come to light people on the website began to question the Daybells and speak out and question them. Well, those folks were viciously attacked by not only website leadership but by rank and file users as well. Yes, folks were attacked for questioning why child killers were being defended and promoted. But not surprisingly, that same website promotes many of the same crazy topics I mentioned above.

I have been pleading with you for some years now to get rid of the static in your life, to concentrate on only that which is important, focus on building up your family, your congregations, and your communities…giving service to others. I have pleaded with you to avoid the craziness…and the crazies. I am doing so again.

In many ways the world is falling apart…you know that…you see it. Once decent and sane people are now embracing some of the stupidest, insane, and dangerous principles and concepts the world has ever known. Please don’t be one of them!

But, it can be far more subtle that just “stupidest, insane, and dangerous”…it can be a single lie mixed in with a whole lot of truth. Then another lie is introduced…then another. And before you know it…you, or someone you know, is hooked on some weird crap that takes over their life. And when it takes over…it has the power to destroy that life.

So I am asking you consider this:

  • Drastically reduce your time on social media…maybe give it up altogether if it is not productive for a good and worthwhile cause.
  • Stop reading crap news sites.
  • Stop visiting prepper websites that promote militias, radicalism in any form, extremism in any form, weird religious concepts (meaning outside of scripture), promotes or idolizes a person or group, encourages strong political affiliations, etc.
  • Give up, or drastically reduce, Youtube videos regarding conspiracy theories.
  • Stop reading books that promote weird crap until you’ve read the scriptures cover to cover each year. Give service rather than read crap.
  • Know the scriptures and the truths they preach…and stick to those truths.
  • Listen to your church leadership…listen to the Holy Ghost.
  • Help your neighbors, serve folks in your congregations, and get involved in community service projects.

There are already many good people, loving people that have gone astray and are following paths of craziness. The endgame could well be the Daybells for those that don’t stop now! Those two crazy end-times preppers started down the crazy path somewhere…don’t start down that path…or get off of it if you have already taken that step.

Sure…be a prepper, get ready for what is coming. But don’t be, or become, a crazy person about it. Because being obsessed over anything is not healthy and is not conducive to preparedness. Don’t get sucked into weird crap conversations…politely avoid them. Talk instead about gardening, food storage, etc. But do so in a practical and sane way. If you talk about some 24-headed demon riding in on a horse, swinging an ax of fire, in front of the 5th door of judgement as a basis to do food storage…well, no one will listen to you because they will think you are crazy. And they will be right.

I am asking to stop becoming crazy…or don’t take that first step down the crazy path. The Daybells started as preppers, became fantasy believers, became cultists, became famous in some prepper circles/websites…before they became child killers.

Be sane, stay sane, do the right thing, read the right books, be the right people…help others to do the same.

Be this…

…not this!

 

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Feedback & Comments : 7/26/2021

AH Trimble Feedback and CommentsIn response to “Extreme Danger !” I have a couple comments of note.

Burble writes…

Fighting “misinformation” with lies, and silencing any whose opinion does not match the government’s narrative, including [including opposing opinions from] Nobel prize winning scientists. It is clear they have no interest in actual truth, but what is truly sad is that so many do not even attempt to see beyond the thin veneer of their lies, much to their [own] peril I’m afraid.


Also in response to “Extreme Danger !” Nathan writes…

Why Biden has no worries. First, white conservatives are cowards. A small but determined criminal element [radical left] was able to destroy dozens of cities with no consequences. Feds stated no one would be punished, not even for attacking and burning federal buildings. Now look how they handled Trump supporters. Hundreds locked up with tens of thousands soon to be arrested.  [Second] Military is now completely owned by left. They will follow orders and will be used to crush whites once Biden feels confident to begin such ops. Sadly, the biggest reason feds can now do as they please is regular law enforcement. Local and state police followed any and all orders concerning mask mandate, a major violation of the Bill of Rights if ever there was one.

Make no mistake, police like their pay and perks and if ordered will happily turn their guns on conservatives.

What will soon happen here will make what went on in Nazi Germany seem mild in comparison. Democrats are already building the camps needed to house conservatives, gun owners, and Christians. To all you smart asses that say where are the camps? They already exist. They are called sports stadiums and underground parking complexes. A few guard towers and concertina wire and presto, instant camps. There are also huge amounts of cleared land on US military bases that can quickly be converted. Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and Ft Stewart Army Base in Georgia have thousands of acres easily convertible to such facilities. Remember Democrats already have experience with how to move and imprison huge segments of population. Ask the Japanese on the West Coast how quickly Democrats were able to move and imprison hundreds of thousands of loyal Japanese Americans during WW2. Also, further back, see how they wiped out millions of American Indians. The US military figured heavily in both these historic episodes.

Right now, your only hope to save yourself and your families is to form armed militias. Training needs to start right now. Once military gets their orders they will quickly move to round up any and all people Democrats label as enemies of the state. The Constitution is dead and gone.


I respond…

OK, first things first…Yes, some conservatives are cowards but not all…politically all of them on the federal level seem to be cowards or ineffectual for the most part. I am a Civil Society Libertarian so I oppose some of the fundamental planks of the Conservative beliefs and agenda.

“Whites” are already being crush by the radical CRT gang. And NO! that is not racism for you with shrunken or non-existent brains. That is a statement of fact and opinion, so don’t play your stupid racist games with me.

And I agree with Nathan on the LEO thing. Although, truth be told, once again not all LEOs or LEO agencies have gone to the dark side…but many have. The proof? Thousands of reports and videos showing them behaving inappropriately and illegally. That’s why we have to support our Constitution loving Peace Officers!!!

Interestingly enough…”camps”…Nathan makes a great point…as I have pointed out before. While there are no official or operational FEMA camps…they can be set up just about anywhere in a matter of a couple of days. And Nathan makes a sound case of where they could be located. And he is spot-on about the US Federal Government having previously established camps. They did it to the Native Americans in HUGE numbers, in World War I, and again in large numbers during World War II. The federal government saw a threat in the form of people…so they simply put them in prison camps. And in the case of Native Americans…before they imprisoned them, they slaughtered them in huge numbers. As for you that still doubt…review Kent State not that many years ago. The US Army has some very dark patches against US citizens in their history.

Now, let’s touch on a subject that is a bit raw for me…”your only hope to save yourself and your families is to form armed militias.

I have been giving advice on this subject for a long time and I can sum it up in one word, “DON’T!”

And, why? Because of timing. Right now all of the federal gestapo law enforcement agencies are looking rather vigorously at right-wing militias…and have labeled them domestic terrorists. And by doing so all of the federal agencies and the military can deal with you completely outside of any Constitutional rights and completely outside of our judicial system. So don’t form, join, or even discuss forming militias.

But, “your only hope to save yourself and your families” is 100% spot on, exactly right, and incredibly brilliant. I have laid out over and over again how to do this…then expand it to your neighborhood, your congregation, and your community.

Now, if you want to protect yourself and family make sure you can do so…by fighting the threat/risk of violence <click here to get started> and then read my article “Time for a Step in an Action Plan!!” <click here to read>.

If you want some awesome training to organize to respond to any emergency, disaster, or grid-down you can always read this series of articles <click here to read> And of course read this short but invaluable book “The Art of War”.

Finally, “The Constitution is dead and gone.”  Yes, as far as the US Federal Government is concerned…the Constitution is dead. Federal law enforcement agencies are especially grateful for that. And honestly, all levels of government now ignore the Constitution in regards to right, freedoms, and liberties as it was originally intended by our Founding Fathers. Government loves its power and its ability to take our money…as their actions continue to prove.

However, the Constitution is still alive and well in the hearts of many. There are millions of people out there who have studied and understand the principles of the Constitution and know that it was designed to severely limit government power and ensure citizens of rights, freedoms, and liberties. Unfortunately for the last 120+ years have allowed government to take our rights, freedoms, and liberties one bite at a time…along with our money.

So please, keep the Constitution alive! Learn it, continually study it, and one day we will be able to restore it. Understand that our Founding Fathers wanted a small, restricted, and limited government…NOT the oppressive monstrosity we have today.

Thank you Nathan for raising so many good points and getting us to think.

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Feedback & Comments : 7/23/2021

AH Trimble Feedback and CommentsIn response to “How to identify REAL misinformation…” Jim writes…

Bingo!!

You brilliantly nailed the reality of misinformation spread electronically, — 90% of it just isn’t true!!

The most effective misinformation does have “enough” truth sprinkled within it that it can sound credible…but this particular gentlemen was either crazed with conspiracy theories or, perhaps, suffering from extreme paranoia.

And you never know the true source of what is written/posted over the internet. WHO is spreading particular bits of misinformation is rarely clear.

AHT didn’t mention it, but the entire Q-Anon episode had all the hallmarks of a false flag operation from the beginning.
>> Sadly, too many reacted to Q’s “revelations” of happenings inside the Deep State and USG [US Government] with, well, extreme GULLIBILITY.
>> Or, more simply: THEY SWALLOWED IT HOOK, LIKE AND SINKER!!

The end result of the Q-ANON deception, no doubt combined with the use of moles and informers among the patriot community, apparently was to create the “insurrection” on Jan 6th at the US Capitol.

Readers of this blog will realize there was nothing like an insurrection at the Capitol. Who in their mind would plot a violent insurrection but fail to bring ANY weapons with them?

But there were enough misguided souls who bought enough lies that they acted unwisely, and now will pay prices ranging from months to years in prison.
==========
All the above is NOT to say there are no threats to our Republic.

There certainly are very real threats to our nation, both domestic and foreign. The would-be Bolsheviks are damaging our nation more each and every day. They’re also pretty darn clear now as to their aims.

We have more than enough threats to our nation to challenge us. Don’t fall for the faked misinformation designed to get you/us to do something stupid, and land yourself in jail.

Jim


I think Jim makes some sound points…and gives some good advice as well.

Thank you Jim!!

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MMT what it is and why we should be VERY worried!

MMT = Modern Monetary Theory. In short, MMT is where a sovereign country like the U.S. can spend, tax, and borrow in a fiat currency that they fully control; and that country is not fiscally constrained by revenues when it comes to federal government spending. Yes, means the government can borrow ad infinitum…without end or limits.

And for the record…there is nothing “modern” about it. The first major trial run of MMT was in China about 1200 years ago and lasted for a couple hundred years till it…ah, well, that’s the point I will make.

First of all a simple definition of “fiat currency” if you don’t mind. Fiat currency:

  1. Has no intrinsic value.
  2. Has no commodity backing its value.
  3. The government controls its value and availability.
  4. Is controlled by a central bank (i.e. Federal Reserve in the USA).
  5. Its only true value is two parties (i.e. buyer & seller) agreeing on its value through the exchange of goods and/or services.
  6. It loses value in times of devaluation.
  7. It loses value in times of inflation.
  8. Becomes worthless in times of hyperinflation.
  9. Becomes worthless when the public/citizens or other governments lose faith/trust in the government issuing the fiat currency.

Now, back to China. About 1200 years ago the first real example of fiat currency evolved. The new dynasty of China decided to issue “notes” or paper money to replace the copper coins that had been in use. It was far more convenient to transact business and the government backed its value with their “word” and “honor”, and their ability to tax. The country did well and the economy grew nicely, employment was good, and  the country generally thrived.

So the government printed more notes and began putting more and more money into the economy. The economy boomed! Then they decided to print large amounts of money and put it into their economy through spending for large infrastructure projects. And the economy really boomed…for a bit!

One day…well, the economy stopped booming. The people lost faith and trust in the government because the prices of everything kept going up. With faith and trust in the government waning people became wary of the paper currency. Goods and services began to be more expensive because people had less faith in the paper money and wanted more of it to offset their risk of it failing. This cycle continued for a couple short years until the economy collapsed.

What followed was simple and predictable…poverty, civil unrest, government “law & order”, and then the dynasty collapsed.

This cycle has been repeated many times in history. In modern times we have the perfect example of such a MMT cycle in the form of Germany, the Weimar Republic. Beginning in 1918 the Republic began implementation of fiat currency and MMT. The 1920’s were a roaring success…till it wasn’t. October 1929 struck with the collapse of the US stock market. That collapse quickly spread around the world. And it hit the Weimar Republic like a ton of bricks.

Since the Weimar Republic was only about a decade old it didn’t have the ability to react well to the stock market problem…inflation hit and soon turned into hyperinflation. This move through inflation to hyperinflation occurred because people/citizens didn’t have enough faith or trust in their government to correct economic problems. And for good reason, their government kept printing large amounts of money, poured it into the economy, began large infrastructure projects, etc.

As the Wiemar Republic fell to pieces it was the perfect opportunity for a strong and charismatic leader to pull the country together to make Germany great again.

With convincing arguments that Germans were the best and brightest in the world, he got their attention and loyalty. With convincing cries of nationalism he got their devotion. Hence, Adolph Hitler rose to power and took over Germany by 1933. His efforts had began over 10 years earlier but were for the most part ignored…until financial problems hit their country. Then Hitler’s influence and power flourished, as did his political career. A short 6 years later Hitler plunged most of the known world into World War II.

Total deaths during WWII came to 60 – 80 million people. And far more injuries than that. So about 4% of the world’s population died…4% of the world’s population!!!

So what is my point?

MMT has never been successful in the history of the world. It has failed 100% of the time…and has caused innumerable wars, including a world war just 80 years ago.

Now, you may say that the USA has been a successful MMT implementer…because times are different and we are different. Really?

In my article (SitRep – 3/1/2021) I wrote extensively on the USA and its use of fiat currency. To make a long and boring story short…in 2020 it took $840 to equal the value of $1 in 1900. Yup, that is 840% inflation! That is averaging 7% per year. In theoretical terms that 7% inflation rate is 3.5 times higher than the standard that economists feel is safe.

And remember what China did all those years ago…printed increasing amounts of money to pour into the economy. And they spent large amounts of money on infrastructure project just a few short years before their collapse. What does that have to do with us in the good ole USA?

In the last 13 months 40% of the entire money supply of the USA has been created. Yup, the Federal Reserve and the US Government simply created 40% of all US dollars that exist today…and they did that in the last 13 months. Another way to look at it…almost half of all the US dollars floating around right now simply didn’t exist in 2019.

And approximately 60% of all money that the US Government is now spending through its budget is “created” money. Approximately 100% of all stimulus money is “created” money.

The Proposed Biden/Harris infrastructure plan will be “created” money. And if the proposal passes as now outlined…not only is there the “funny money” creation issue…it will also pull billions and billions of dollars out of private hands and transfer that wealth to the US government. Does that sound like another step of MMT?

 

Now, let me recap…MMT always follows the same path:

  1. Government implements fiat currency.
  2. Government runs large budget deficits.
  3. Government acquires larger and larger national debt.
  4. Inflation begins.
  5. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  6. Depression begins.
  7. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  8. Poverty increases.
  9. Government attempts to correct…and fails.
  10. Civil unrest begins.
  11. Government attempts to quell/crush civil unrest.
  12. Hyperinflation begins.
  13. Unemployment grows, poverty grows, civil unrest grows.
  14. Government takes drastic actions (i.e. Nazi Germany starts a world war).
  15. Government falls and collapses.

And what we know as historic fact:

  • The total fiat currency cycle can run from 11 – 250 years.
  • Normally, from the hyper-printing of currency to government collapse is about 5 years +/-.

And we know these facts about the United States:

  • The US government has used paper currency for 200+ years.
  • Gold stopped being used as currency approximately 140 years ago.
  • The US has been running large annual inflation rates for 120 years.
  • The US dollar became official full-on fiat currency in 1971 when Nixon discontinued the redemption of dollars for gold…50 years ago.

Quick reality check…

Now remember this, it is absolute fact that the US Government began the “hyper-printing” of currency about 13 months ago.

As I see it…the US’s implementation of MMT is following the same path of every other government that has implemented. The same historically proven path that was started 1200 years ago!!!

As for me and my house…we are preparing.

What are you doing?


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