Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cannibalism Re Explained

Cannibalism re-explained

As it has been my effort with @CNN about the missing flight #MH370, we must ask the right questions to get the right response.
Sometimes we fail to ask these right questions only because we do not know what to ask, that because due to lack of our own knowledge. I, sometimes, try to first explain, what I am trying to explain, for a reason. We all do not always agree as to what a word or a phrase means. Why I use a term in way that you were never shown to use.
May be because I see the world a bit different than others, where everything is connected, like it or not, where the consequences of action A are exactly those of the action B even though A and B are not only not similar or may actually be totally opposites of each other.

If I haven't lost you already, hang in there, I am trying hard.

So what is (human) cannibalism and what does it have to do with free trade and open markets

While back I wrote a series I called, " I roads lead to hell", it is on my blog if you want a link. I tried to show how our policies, liberal or conservative, financial or social will always have the SAME outcome, and will be detrimental to the average person.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/04/15/speculators-cartels-myths-of-scarcity/

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fool Me Once, Economics 101

Fool Me Once , Economics 101

There is an adage about making the same mistake, it says one is crazy, I might say one is stupid. But we do not believe that our leaders, our finance ministers or bankers are stupid, or crazy, I believe, I know they are a bunch of thieves and crooks scamming the nations, stealing money from governments and leaving the populace broke.

We have "known austerities, and "unknown austerities" and we have "known unknown austerities", to paraphrase a minster of ( master of) thieves.

Back in the days of Jimmy Carter I happened to take accounting I&II, so I know how to balance the books, apparently we must be paying our financiers to blow smoke up our panties or they would have known how. For the umpteenth time I will explain.
I heard the inflation is low, now if you can not buy a house because housing is way up, health care costs are through the roof and higher education, forget that! So some one is either lying or is freaking ignorant as carp pile .
I have elsewhere explained how only the rich can cause inflation
Is BBC AND OTHER MEDIA STUPID? I know financial news only and already caters only to the rich then who will speak the truth to you and I?
The way I see it, the problem is not low inflation, the real problem is lower taxes that are allowing the rich to "buy" parking space near their work for more than an average person will make in their lifetime

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/what-does-465-000-buy-you-london-parking-space-just-f6C10874760
Then the problem, the governments must borrow more and more to keep going while the rich can buy politicians to lower their taxes. This will not, can not end well.

While the social spending goes up and then cut back, lowering the standard of living for millions, the rich, the job creators are taking that money to "invest in bonds" or to gamble with in stock markets.
The job creators actually are cutting jobs ( improving productivity) the governments are forced to borrow more and spend more to keep the working poor down, and keep them quiet, sometimes it is also called social spending, or to create jobs by
Increasing infrastructure spending for the benefit of the rich, better roads and air ports.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27008293

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

When America Becomes a Christian Nation

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/11/louisiana-bill-would-name-bible-as-official-state-book/

Since # foxnews has decided to block my comments, I am posting comments of someone else here

http://www.thechurchofwells.com/

http://m.ketknbc.com/w/main/story/113185890/

http://www.masslive.com/umassbasketball/index.ssf/2014/04/westboro_baptist_church_says_i.html


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5104904


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The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect
How our support of the Syrian "revolution" is causing higher prices at the pump

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=769313153079928&id=337495259595055

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Bible the Official book

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/11/louisiana-bill-would-name-bible-as-official-state-book/

Since # foxnews has decided to block my comments, I am posting comments of someone else here

The separation of church and state is an issue that those in Washington debate just
like co-workers do around the water-cooler or familes around the dinner table. How much
religion, if any, should be involved in government? When the 2nd "red scare" happened in the
late 1940s until the late 1950s, Americans were scared that communism would overtake the country.
The greatest example of this was Republican Senator, Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, who drove home
the paranoia that not only would communism take over the United States, but that many Americans
were communist themselves. Of course this all proved to be false and forever known as "McCarthyism."
One of the ways the government wanted to show that they were somehow above communism was their
love for god. "In god we trust" was added to all paper currency in 1957 as well as adding "Under God"
to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954.

Today, many conservative politicians and Christians around the country claim that the United States
was founded as a "Christian Nation." These claims, however, are not based on factual information.
While many of the Founding Fathers were Christians, others were not. Some believed in God, but held no
religious preference and others had no belief in anything supernatural. Here are twenty quotes from the
Founding Fathers and other great Americans that show that the United States was not founded as a "Christian Nation."

1. "Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man"- Thomas

Jefferson

2. "The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads,
had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs." -Thomas Jefferson

3. "It is too late in the day for men of sincerity to pretend they believe in the Platonic
mysticisms that three are one, and one is three; and yet the one is not three, and the three
are not one- Thomas Jefferson

4. "And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as
his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva
in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these
United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive
and genuine doctrines of this the most venerated reformer of human errors."- Thomas Jefferson

5. "There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity. It has made one half the
world fools, and the other half hypocrites."- Thomas Jefferson

6. "Lighthouses are more useful than churches."- Ben Franklin

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7. "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."- Ben Franklin

8. "I looked around for God's judgments, but saw no signs of them."- Ben Franklin

9. "In the affairs of the world, men are saved not by faith, but by the lack of it."- Ben Franklin

10. "This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in

it"- John Adams

11. "The New Testament, they tell us, is founded upon the prophecies of the Old; if so, it
must follow the fate of its foundation.'- Thomas Paine

12. "Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst."- Thomas Paine

13. "I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the
Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of.
My own mind is my own Church. Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief;
and for my own part, I disbelieve them all."- Thomas Paine

14. "Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange
belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis
but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionary or invented absurdities,
or of downright lies."- Thomas Paine

15. "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me
no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and
monopolize power and profit."- Thomas Paine

16. "It is the fable of Jesus Christ, as told in the New Testament, and the wild and visionary
doctrine raised thereon, against which I contend. The story, taking it as it is told,
is blasphemously obscene."- Thomas Paine

17. "Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds
than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among
mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the
most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the
enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled
Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes
carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society."- George Washington

18. "The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my profession."- Abraham Lincoln

19. "It may not be easy, in every possible case, to trace the line of
separation between the rights of religion and the Civil authority with such distinctness as to
avoid collisions and doubts on unessential points. The tendency to unsurpastion on

one side or the other, or to a corrupting coalition or alliance between them, will be best
guarded agst. by an entire abstinence of the Gov't from interfence in any way whatsoever,
beyond the necessity of preserving public order, and protecting each sect agst. trespasses
on its legal rights by others."- James Madison

20. "Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."- James Madison

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Russia vs World

US warns Russia, if you steal Crimea, it will be a hot summer in the US, gas prices up, gold up, stocks down, car sales down, electric rates up in the middle of summer,
Let the games begin!

http://m.gulfnews.com/opinion/agents-provocateurs-and-the-shadow-war-in-eastern-ukraine-1.1317779

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2599700/Kremlin-accuses-U-S-security-firm-links-Blackwater-sending-private-army-Ukraine-disguised-local-forces-latest-escalation-anti-American-rhetoric.html

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A New Way to See, part three



For everyone that would eat dog meat or pork or bitter melon we have others that would disagree, vehemently, and show us the evils of the practice. Same is true of politics too. Liberal, conservative, democrat, republican, communist or capitalist, we are all more concerned with the evils of the other, never seeing anything wrong with our own way, let alone be reasonable and see something good, anything, in the thinking of the others, this why I would use the analogy of a religion, and why I say that politics has become religion.

We also forgive the sins of our politicians, too quickly, they may be crooks, liars, thieves or thugs matters not if they are promoting our "political philosophy", stoke our egos and our ignorance, no likes to be proven stupid so how can we ever admit that our politicians are wrong.
Whether they are running the economy in to dirt while enriching themselves or stealing money for their friends by giving them government contracts, it all OK.

No one sees the irony of the Southern poor supporting the republican party and tax cuts while collecting welfare benefits and asking for lower wages and cuts in unemployment or medicaid.

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A New Way to See, part three



For everyone that would eat dog meat or pork or bitter melon we have others that would disagree, vehemently, and show us the evils of the practice. Same is true of politics too. Liberal, conservative, democrat, republican, communist or capitalist, we are all more concerned with the evils of the other, never seeing anything wrong with our own way, let alone be reasonable and see something good, anything, in the thinking of the others, this why I would use the analogy of a religion, and why I say that politics has become religion.

We also forgive the sins of our politicians, too quickly, they may be crooks, liars, thieves or thugs matters not if they are promoting our "political philosophy", stoke our egos and our ignorance, no likes to be proven stupid so how can we ever admit that our politicians are wrong.
Whether they are running the economy in to dirt while enriching themselves or stealing money for their friends by giving them government contracts, it all OK.

No one sees the irony of the Southern poor supporting the republican party and tax cuts while collecting welfare benefits and asking for lower wages and cuts in unemployment or medicaid.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A New Way to See, part three



For everyone that would eat dog meat or pork or bitter melon we have others that would disagree, vehemently, and show us the evils of the practice. Same is true of politics too. Liberal, conservative, democrat, republican, communist or capitalist, we are all more concerned with the evils of the other, never seeing anything wrong with our own way, let alone be reasonable and see something good, anything, in the thinking of the others, this why I would use the analogy of a religion, and why I say that politics has become religion.

We also forgive the sins of our politicians, too quickly, they may be crooks, liars, thieves or thugs matters not if they are promoting our "political philosophy", stoke our egos and our ignorance, no likes to be proven stupid so how can we ever admit that our politicians are wrong.
Whether they are running the economy in to dirt while enriching themselves or stealing money for their friends by giving them government contracts, it all OK.

No one sees the irony of the Southern poor supporting the republican party and tax cuts while collecting welfare benefits and asking for lower wages and cuts in unemployment or medicaid.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A New Way to See, part two

Any "honest" banker or say a billionaire can tell you that when we talk about money in today's economy we are talking about something that does not exist in reality, it is all in your head.

A while back I had said, " economics is not a science and politics is not a religion". I do not wish to offend anyone of faith, but let's see, say someone has grown up eating dog meat or apes, pork or bitter melons, shrimp or sausage, it hard to convince them that what do is "wrong" as much as it is to convince some one that there is actually nothing wrong with eating the stuff they don't eat.

Yet there is no way out. "Our brains may have grown with the evolution, our minds, not so much".

We are blind to our current realities, the future of mankind gets dimmer by the minute, yet we are driving head long, in to the abyss.

I enjoy the modern comforts, air conditioning, six cars fir my family of five, indoor plumbing, still some times when washing dishes I wonder how many people in the world have no clean water even to drink while I use gallons to clean a few tea cups. How many wars to keep me in cheap petroleum, and how many starve ( I despise the phrase " food insecurity") while my cat only eats can food.

In the inter connected world we are more distant than ever from our own "humanity".


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