It Is All Linked


Recently, Spawny Get linked to an RT economics opinion program that had a nugget of wisdom in it. In the old economy, workers were valued for their contributions in labor, their ability to save, and their need to consume. In the present econmy, they can’t compete with Chinese wages and their savings are small potatoes compared to what the Fed can generate. As for consumption, that is all he has left. and he can’t compete against  women who can spend all their money and their husband/boyfriend’s too. Now I am beginning to understand why men are taking a backseat in this economy and it is being socially enforced through government.

I would like to know how an economy can operate without a balance between production and consumption. Well, it seems to through borrowing and that is what has gotten us to owing more in the national debt than we make in a year by the gross domestic product. Conventional wisdom has it that if you owe more in credit card debt than you make in a year, you are effectively bankrupt.

Labor is not valued. Factor in inflation and there has been no improvement in wages since the seventies. Nearly all manufacturing has been moved overseas. Manufacting matters because it adds value and it’s highly produtive. Service jobs can’t be because most of them involve dealing directly with the public.

Savings have no value compared to what the Federal Reserve can generate out of thin air. This is reflected in the embarassing rates that banks will pay.

That only leaves consumption. While I think its overstated. women are purported to spend eighty fie cents out of every discretionary dollar.  What I think could well be true but, it is what business, industry, and government believe. That goes a long way to explaining why you can’t turn on a TV without seeing ads that bash men. Women are superior consumers and they need to flattered. They don’t care that it is at the expense of men.

Finally, our legislators have done nothing to address the abuses that led to the Great Recession. They have kicked the can down the road and it will happen again. That may be a good thing because someone may see that there needs to be a balance between consumption and production.

It may happen in China first. They have taken on a lot of debt to build cities that aren’t lived in. Then, there is the story of auto workers there not being paid enough to own the cars they make.

I hope this starts a good thread. Feminism is insididious and seeks to run the economy. There is only one problem. They have not considered that wealth has to be generated.

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113 comments on “It Is All Linked
  1. Ame says:

    economy needs to be re-set.
    looks like men are going to force it.
    gonna be a rough ride, esp for those who think they’re entitled.

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  2. Yoda says:

    Negative interest rates silly they are

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  3. Yoda says:

    Few levers left to pull the government has

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  4. SFC Ton says:

    I would like to know how an economy can operate without a balance between production and consumption.
    ——

    you cannot, not for long that is

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  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Negative interest rates are inconcievable by conventional wisdom. The real estate equivilent is paying somene to live i a house you own instead of charging rent.
    The Fed is only supposed to fine tune the economy, not run it. John Maynard Keynes equation looked like GNP=B+I+g. GNP is gross national product, B is Busiiness, I is Industry, ang g is government. Government is in lower case because it can’t be as large as Business and Industry. The last I heard, Government accounted for 43% of the economy. I don’t think that JM Keynes foresaw that. If he saw it he would be screaming.

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  6. Yoda says:

    Assume a baby goose to be a male he did.
    Product of the evil patriarchy he is

    Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years, but in all that time he’s never had an experience that compares to this one.

    On Monday, Givens was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot when he was accosted by one very unexpected visitor who seemed dead set on getting his attention.

    “This goose came up and started pecking on the side of the car,” Givens told The Dodo. “I threw some food out for her, but she didn’t take it. She just kept pecking and quacking. Then she walked away, stopped and looked back. Then came over again and pecked some more.”

    When the goose walked away a second time, and again looked back, Givens decided to follow her. And it’s a good thing that he did.

    “She led me about 100 yards away to this grassy area near a creek. That’s when I saw one of her babies all tangled up in some string from a balloon. His little feet were kicking,” said Givens. “She led me straight to him.”

    https://www.thedodo.com/goose-leads-cop-trapped-baby-1789420060.html

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  7. Yoda says:

    “This goose came up and started pecking on the side of the car,” Givens told The Dodo. “I threw some food out for her, but she didn’t take it.

    Wonder if eating a doughnut he was

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  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I saw the video earlier on youtube but, there was no backstory. Outstanding link! I love animal stories.

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  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A doughnut may not agree too well with a goose’s gastro intestinal tract. That would be an oops. Not all poice likie doughnuts. Some grew up working in bakeries.

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  10. Yep, our own e1ected offic@ls doing that is called selling down the river. Don’t Americans not even born yet at the time deserve more? Others did it for us. We cannot ignore the future…. IMHO.

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  11. And yes @ the same time my own and the next were solddonriver but not so as the ever increasing rapidly compounding debt faced by the future. Time to turn the boat now….sharp.

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Key to all of this is to make work worth something and that will happen in China first. They’re going to want a decent lifestyle. People who work in car factories there cannot afford their own product. How long will that stand?

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  13. Yoda says:

    A doughnut may not agree too well with a goose’s gastro intestinal tract.

    As a bear, just envious you are

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  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yes,
    I like doughnuts. I hate it when I bet one and lose.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if bt discounting the value of work, it has also discounted betas. We’ll only know if dignity and value is restored to work. It is what betas do.

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  15. Cill says:

    I agree with all this, Fuzzy. USA and Europe are spending the money of tomorrow. As is alluded to briefly in the video, some of the funding is from printing more money, as Germany did between the wars. The inflation was so great, the workers had to wheel their weekly wages home in wheelbarrows.

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  16. Yoda says:

    Probably Moe’s economy based on shells and codpieces more sturdy it is

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  17. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Fuzzie Bear eat a pikelet he would

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  18. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Yes, I would eat a pikelet, with butter and maple syrup. Tum!

    Cill,
    I never thought of the Weimar Republic printing too much money but, to cover the reparations, no doubt that they did. Could that have been where the match that started the Great Depression?

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  19. Cill says:

    Fuzzy
    In order to pay for the large costs of the ongoing First World War, Germany suspended the gold standard (i.e., the convertibility of its currency into gold) when the war broke out. Unlike the French Third Republic, which imposed its first income tax to pay for the war, the German Emperor Wilhelm II and the German parliament (the Reichstag) decided without opposition to fund the war entirely by borrowing,[1] a decision criticized by financial experts such as Hjalmar Schacht as a dangerous risk for currency devaluation.[2] The government apparently believed that it would be able to pay off the debt by annexing resource-rich industrial territory to the west and east and imposing massive reparations on the defeated Allies.[3] The result was that the exchange rate of the mark against the United States dollar steadily devalued throughout the war from 4.2 to 7.9 marks per dollar.[4]

    The government’s strategy backfired when Germany lost the war. The new Weimar Republic was now saddled with a massive war debt that it could not afford, made even worse by the fact that it was printing money without the economic resources to back it up.[3] The Treaty of Versailles further accelerated the decline in the value of the mark, such that 48 paper marks were required to buy one US dollar by late 1919.[5]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_the_Weimar_Republic

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  20. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    I hadn’t known that about Gremany and the First World War. It sounds as if they got burnt with the same match twice. Now, I have a better idea why the collapse of German bonds could have led to the Great Depression.
    Getting back to beta workers, there would have been nothing a wage earner could have done to protect himself.

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  21. Yoda says:

    More than a dozen Clinton ­allies identified weaknesses in her candidacy that may erode her prospects of defeating Donald Trump, including poor showings with young women, untrustworthiness, unlikability and a lackluster style on the stump. Supporters also worry that she is a conventional candidate in an unconventional election in which voters clearly favor renegades.

    “I bring it down to one thing and one thing only, and that is likability,” said Peter Hart, a Democratic pollster who has conducted a series of focus groups for the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/even-supporters-agree-clinton-has-weaknesses-as-a-candidate-what-can-she-do/2016/05/15/132f4d7e-1874-11e6-924d-838753295f9a_story.html

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  22. Yoda says:

    Salon asked Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates fame about “cultural appropriation.” You won’t believe what happened next!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Heminator/status/731994766536261632

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  23. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Yes, Hillary does ahve a problem with being likable. You would think that may be an issue with running for elected office.

    Cultural Appropiation?

    It is interesting that he refrred to campuses as bing “hotbeds of idiocy” and they let that pass.

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  24. Cautiously Pessimistic says:

    I would like to know how an economy can operate without a balance between production and consumption.
    ——

    you cannot, not for long that is

    Jumping off a sixteen story building is great fun for the first fifteen stories. After that, it gets complicated.

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  25. Yoda says:

    Moe hiding in his cave he is?

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  26. Yoda says:

    Britain is the fifth biggest economy in the world and, on current projections, will overtake Germany to become Europe’s powerhouse. Britain is America’s largest inward investor, and our openness and dynamism mean we attract more inward investment than any other European country.

    Three of the world’s top 10 universities are British, we speak the international language of business, our legal system is trusted round the world and we have an unrivalled reputation for innovation and creativity.

    These are just some of the reasons we believe that Britain is world-class. However, we also believe that Britain’s competitiveness is being undermined by our membership of a failing EU.

    Year-on-year the EU buys less from Britain because its economies are stagnant and millions of people are unemployed. According to Mervyn King, the former governor of the Bank of England, the euro “might explode”. Brussels’ red tape stifles every one of Britain’s 5.4 million businesses, even though only a small minority actually trade with the EU.

    It is business – not government – which generates wealth for the Treasury and jobs for our communities. Outside the EU, British business will be free to grow faster, expand into new markets and create more jobs. It’s time to vote leave and take back control.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/05/15/letters-britains-competitiveness-is-undermined-by-a-failing-eu/

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  27. Yoda says:

    Penn Jillette,

    We have Hillary Clinton — while you were alive, while you were sexually active, three years ago — saying marriage is just between a man and a woman. …

    And yet many people in [the gay community] are supporting Hillary, and their reason for supporting her is that “she was always in favor of gay rights, but she had to say what she had to to be elected.” …

    She came out in favor of the pacific trade deal, very strongly in favor of it, and now she’s against it.

    And that’s not seen as flip-flopping, it’s not really seen as a revelation or learning something — it’s seen as “she is politically expedient, and we want someone who is politically expedient.”

    The followers of Hillary Clinton seem to think they have a secret deal with her — where they understand what she really believes, what she’s really going to do — and they are willing to support her as she bends the truth in order to be elected. …

    Why do the people who support Hillary think that what she’s saying is to manipulate other people and not to manipulate them?

    https://fee.org/articles/penn-jillette-on-the-clintons-quote-of-the-day/

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  28. Yoda says:


    Few people who aren’t lawyers have ever heard of the American Law Institute, the most important organization in the country that seeks to clarify and modernize the nation’s laws. Its annual meeting begins tomorrow in Washington D.C. and its large behind-the-scenes power to not just interpret the law but revise it in dangerous directions bears watching.

    The ALI will vote at its convention this coming week on whether to adopt a model penal code that would make “affirmative consent” when it come to sexual relations its official policy. Affirmative consent — or “yes means yes” — policies have already been adopted by many colleges and universities, and have become law in California and New York. A letter signed by some 120 ALI members says the group should vote down the changes as a vast expansion of the definition of sexual assault in the legal system.

    “The prosecutor need only say, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, under the State’s definition, it does not matter whether the complainant actually was willing,” the ALI members wrote. “It is undisputed that the sex act occurred and there is no evidence in the record that the complainant communicated willingness. There is no consent if the complainant has not communicated willingness. You must convict if you find that the defendant recklessly disregarded that absence of consent.”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/435412/little-known-powerful-american-law-institute

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  29. Yoda says:

    After more than a year of research, a Wall Street analyst is arguing the Clinton Foundation’s books are riddled with financial inconsistencies that rise to the level of “fraud.”

    Charles Ortel, who gained recognition for correctly identifying problems with General Electric’s financial statements in 2008, has prepared 40 reports highlighting discrepancies that he said proves the Clinton Foundation has covered up cash flow since 1997.

    The financial whistleblower said his 15 months of research revealed gaps in the amount of money donors claim to have given and the amount of money the foundation claims to have received.

    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has been removed from the website of a prominent nonprofit watchdog, Charity Navigator, because its “atypical business model can not be accurately captured” by methods used to size up traditional charities

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/holes-seen-in-clinton-foundation-records/article/2591335

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  30. Yoda says:

    What to do about economic system ne should?

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  31. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    That is the soundest arguement for Frexit I ahve seen.

    Hillary is attracting “birds of a feather”. Like attracts like.

    If “Yes means yes” is not overturned, our justice system deserves no confidence.

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  32. David Foster says:

    The Weimar money-printing was not directly to cover war reparations: the Allies weren’t *that* dumb, they required to be paid in gold or physical commodities. The money-printing *was* largely to cover high social-welfare costs that were partly an indirect consequence of the reparations…for example, when the Ruhr was occupied by French troops (because of delays in delivering reparations), workers there went on strike, and were paid compensation by the Weimar government.

    Much discredit also goes to Rudolf von Havenstein, a well-meaning public servant who ran Germany’s monetary policy during WWI and through the early interwar years. The man apparently really did not grasp the inevitable consequences of runaway money-printing. See my post An Architect of Hyperinflation:

    http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/11891.html

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  33. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    David, thank you!

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  34. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I don’t know if the subject is the cause of the thread being quiet. I like economics because it is more data dependent and there is less emotion, hopefully leading to more rational conclusions.

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  35. SFC Ton says:

    Jumping off a sixteen story building is great fun for the first fifteen stories. After that, it gets complicated.
    ——-
    The Ton loved base jumping when I was in Hawaii

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  36. Yoda says:

    Whole Foods actually announced the lawsuit a month ago, claiming all along that Brown had tried to run a scam against the chain. They released the video just a day after Brown’s tearful press conference that showed that Brown had seen the cake before purchasing it. Oh, and one other thing … that bakery employee who decorated the cake turns out to be “a member of the LGBT community,” too. D’oh!

    * * * * * * *

    In retrospect, it seems odd that anyone would have bought this three-layer hoax at all. Whole Foods concentrates on the urban, upscale market that would be most turned off by the kind of derogatory slur that Brown accused their bakery of leaving on his cake. It seems beyond stupid to have tried a hoax like this in a well-capitalized chain that would have point-of-sale video systems. And finally, even the picture itself was a giveaway. The slur was clearly done separately from the rest of the decoration.

    What was the point of this exercise, anyway? Perhaps Brown wanted to make himself the new leader for activists in the Austin community. Instead, he’s now the latest in a long line of hate-crime hoaxers, a trend that has gotten so bad that it might make for a bigger market for lawyers than actual hate crimes. Whole Foods will probably drop their lawsuit* now that Brown has publicly admitted his fraud, but they shouldn’t. And Brown should be banished into oblivion too, especially by his church and his allies, but that probably won’t happen either.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/05/16/video-another-hate-crime-hoax-gets-iced/

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  37. Yoda says:

    Berned to the ground it will be,

    Burlington College announced today that it will close on May 27 after it found itself unable to recover from “the crushing weight of the debt” incurred under Jane O’Meara Sanders, the college’s former president and wife of Bernie Sanders.

    http://heatst.com/politics/breaking-burlington-college-closes-due-to-crushing-weight-of-debt-acquired-by-jane-sanders/

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  38. Yoda says:

    Glorious Patriarch talk about the economic impact of Brexit he should

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  39. molly says:

    Fuzzie we have funerals as our dear old family people in their 90s are passing on. It’s very sad down here Down Under. Will some food attract some commenters in?

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  40. Cill says:

    Good post. Wish I had more time to comment.

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  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly! I didn’t know that you were deakling with grief. You have my condolences. It is I who should be bringing food. If wourdpress hadn’t changed the emoticons, I would make you legions of burritos. I’ll try to think of something appropiate to link from youtube but, you must already have that handled.
    You have been missed but seeing the Rainbow Furby always makes me happy.

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  42. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    My condolences to all.

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  43. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    About the picture, it is amazing what women can get away with. If a man were that bold, he would be catching hell.

    As for the hoax, we are going to see more of it. It may be a longshot but, it pays. Do you think that businesses will get tired of being targets for con artists?

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  44. SFC Ton says:

    God bless you and yours Cill, Molly etc

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  45. Ame says:

    Cill and Molly,
    So very sorry 😦
    You are in my thoughts here in Texas.

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  46. Ame says:

    i’ve been following along …
    the economics and politics are interesting but both drive me nuts. filtering out the truth seems impossible anymore. my first husband excelled in economics, and he would always say it’s all about the numbers and what one wants to prove or disprove, and the numbers are driven by how one asks the questions. in other words, it’s all manipulated. my brain shuts down with all that stuff.

    and … sometimes it just seems like it’s a convo for the guys, so i stay out.

    but it doesn’t mean i’ve left or that the conversation is not necessary or valid!

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  47. SFC Ton says:

    sometimes it just seems like it’s a convo for the guys
    —–
    all conversations of importance should be for men only

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  48. Choicy says:

    Yeah Fuzzie it’s a good topic mate. I don’t trust unproductive economies that give money to unproductive people on grounds of gender or diversity asnd so on. Obama and Clintons and Sanders all supported by women stand for everything that’s going haywire in the “feminist countries as Cillo calls them. They are a nightmare mate.

    Call me old fashioned but someone at the end of the day has to produce something of real value like I do as a farmer, or manufacturing or technological things. Government and women are bushwhacking the makers and creators, mates. This digger has lost confidence in government and women and all the big spending lard arses who caused this mess.

    Cillo is on the right track making himself independent of the rest of the world. I’ve seen his construction site with my own two eyes and he sure will be independent all right.

    Good topic Fuzzie.

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  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Choicy,
    Thanks. I can’t see a way out of it except for the lessons learned from from a hard landing.
    Are you home or in NZ?

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  50. Yoda says:

    Hillary in the picture mighty impressed she is

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  51. Yoda says:

    Clintons much money they have.
    Weather any storm they could.

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  52. Yoda says:

    Donald Trump will throw Bill Clinton’s infidelities in Hillary Clinton’s face on live television during the presidential debates this fall, questioning whether she enabled his behavior and sought to discredit the women involved.

    Mr. Trump will try to hold her accountable for security lapses at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and for the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens there.

    And he intends to portray Mrs. Clinton as fundamentally corrupt, invoking everything from her cattle futures trades in the late 1970s to the federal investigation into her email practices as secretary of state.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/us/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton.html

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  53. Cill says:

    I hope Trump will bring up Whitewater as well. Hillary was guilty as sin on that one.

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  54. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Yhat picture makes me mad. She’s oogling. Any man would be shamed for it.

    I wish that Hillary would retire to obscurity. She has had many opportunities. What I am afraid of is that she will be led to ruin by her own arrogance.

    Trump would be well advised to reveal Hillary to be corrupt. She is. We can’t afford someone corrupt as head of state.Anyone who occupies that position has to be worthy of trust as, they will need it.

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  55. Yoda says:

    From C.S. Lewis, (1898-1963), Irish author, scholar of medieval literature, and Christian apologist, God in the Dock (1948):

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/363485.php

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    What may be more timely is the management of the Clinton Foundation. While I have only heard fron one source, there are irregularities.

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  57. Cill says:

    Fuzzy, if Trump plans to bring up her cattle futures trades in the late 1970s, he might as well bring up Whitewater as well

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  58. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    This election is going to be the dirtiest race that I have ever seen. The problem with all the mud slinging is that it will stick to everyone..

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  59. Cill says:

    What a great quote from C.S. Lewis at 3:41 am. It was before SJWs and feminists wrecked Western civilization, but he might as well have been talking about them. White women have achieved what no outside force could have done. In a matter of a few generations, they’ve brought down the greatest civilization in history, and probably of the future as well. They’ve done it not with intelligence or cunning, but with myopic ignorance and pathetic tantrums. We can’t save our civilization, it’s past the tipping point. It’s now up to individuals to look after themselves.

    Which means we won’t be there to protect white women any more. Heaven help them.

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  60. Cill says:

    I should add that I’ll look after the good women I know, but honestly, I can’t be bothered with the rest.

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  61. Cill says:

    Fuzzy I’ll be back here about 9 or 10 am tomorrow Patriarch time. Al the best until then.

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  62. Yoda says:

    When Moe around he is?

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  63. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    Please let the whole crew know that we feel for them.

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  64. Ame says:

    Fuzzie –
    “This election is going to be the dirtiest race that I have ever seen. The problem with all the mud slinging is that it will stick to everyone.”

    and, without shame.

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  65. Ame says:

    SFC Ton says:
    17 May, 2016 at 12:41 am
    sometimes it just seems like it’s a convo for the guys
    —–
    “all conversations of importance should be for men only”

    unless we’re talking about how great the men are?! 😉

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  66. @ Cill, Molly, and family my condolences.

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  67. I wonder if CS Lewis was describing the temperance movement? Precursors, actually, of feminism…. But what is said is so true, and can be seen to fail at so many points in history.

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  68. Cill says:

    Hi you cool Americans. My pleasure to know you.

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  69. Cill says:

    Let me change that slightly.

    Hi you Americans. It is my seriously cool arsed pleasure to know you.

    Some of the best and worst people are Americans,,, and kiwis,,, and Aussies… and Poms… and ennuit… etc

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  70. Cill says:

    Tomorrow at least I won’t wake up fat. I am NOT a modern podge. Goodnight good fellows. Fuzzy etc. Yoda. Bloom, Ton. Mates.
    Time for me to bow out. See you all tomorrow.

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  71. Spawny Get says:

    “Cameron now says ISIS want us to leave the EU”
    Presumably because ISIS wants WW III to start (which DoomsDave said would be a consequence of BREXIT)

    Bollock-brained Mong

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  72. No ISIS is busy plotting to take over the EU is more like it. 😦 I swear you have a reverse crusades in motion over there, I don’t get how more don’t see that? Stay safe!

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  73. Yoda says:

    When you know how ISIS treats children … then you have to assume that you are dealing with people who are willing to unconditionally torture and kill for ISIS,” said Maassen, who is in charge of Germany’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).

    In February, a 15-year-old Muslim girl was arrested for attacking a German police officer with a knife at Hanover train station. She had been indoctrinated by ISIS’ online propaganda.

    However, security officials in Germany are limited in their actions against minors. The legal system prohibits surveillance of people aged under 16 and children are held “non-accountable” until the age of 14.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-uncovered/kids-will-torture-kill-isis-german-intel-chief-warns-n574521

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  74. Yoda says:

    Feel the Bern they do

    Thrown chairs. Leaked cellphone numbers. Death threats spewed across the Internet.

    No, this is not the work of Donald J. Trump supporters, some of whom have harassed critics of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. It was angry supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders who were directing their ire at the Nevada Democratic Party — and its chairwoman, Roberta Lange — over a state convention on Saturday that they think was emblematic of a rigged political system.

    “It’s been vile,” said Ms. Lange, who riled Sanders supporters by refusing their requests for rule changes at the event in Las Vegas. “It’s been threatening messages, threatening my family, threatening my life, threatening my grandchild.”

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/us/politics/bernie-sanders-supporters-nevada.html

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  75. Yoda says:

    This phenomenon — white male bashing — seems to be on the rise. Forty years since the end of the civil rights movement, concepts of race and ethnicity have evolved, our attitudes have shifted: it’s no longer acceptable to make jokes about women, mental ability or fatness. No gay jokes, no black jokes. The only demographic that has escaped this trend — being the only “non-minority” group, and therefore de facto oppressor in Western society — and for whom it’s okay to spit on if you’d like is the straight, able white man.

    Nowadays, we see countless examples of white folks (mostly male) being degraded on television and in commercials, or being told to “shut up” in online conversations simply because they’re white. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has made it its credo: take a social issue, throw in a couple of knowing jabs at racial clichés, finish on a joke about white people. The whole thing often comes across as deliberate race-baiting. Recently, he even managed to take a story about Google’s robotics division and shoehorn the words “fuck white people, imma right?”

    http://heatst.com/culture-wars/as-a-black-woman-i-think-white-male-bashing-is-dangerous/

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  76. Yoda says:

    Baa-d a Brexit would be she does say,

    Lamb prices could crash and the entire sheep industry would be under threat if the UK vote to leave the European Union in June, Defra Secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned today.

    During a visit to meet Cumbrian hill farmers, Mrs Truss claimed tariffs that could be imposed by the EU if the UK leaves could add an additional £155 million to the cost of lamb and mutton exports.

    http://heatst.com/uk/baa-baa-brexit-liz-truss-latest-ridiculous-eu-referendum-sheep-industry-scare/

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  77. Spawny Get says:

    An Orsum response to those Aussie misandric POS adverts

    Definitely recommended

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  78. Yoda says:

    Important issue to discuss at policewoman conference it is.
    Wonder what the answer is I do

    Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe has been suspended after the alleged “inappropriate behaviour” following a reported row with Superintendent Sarah Jackson

    The pair are said to have become embroiled in a “loud disagreement” over who had the “best boobs” while attending the Senior Women In Policing conference

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/670611/Policewoman-Greater-Manchester-Police-Rebekah-Sutcliffe-Suspended-Boob-Breast-Row-Argument

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  79. Spawny Get says:

    Yeahbut Yoda, that’s an example of female management being more inclusive than men’s. A huge amount of personal shit is included in what should be a professional work environment.

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  80. Yoda says:

    female management being more inclusive than men’s

    “Inclusive” you do say?
    Looks like they “stick out” to me they do

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  81. Spawny Get says:

    “Looks like they “stick out” to me they do”

    It varies

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  82. Spawny Get says:

    RAW: Moment parliament member falls into open sewage channel in India after structure collapse

    From the comments

    they were asking her when the drainage system would be. fixed because they sud not want their kids to fall in the open drains and she responded ” let me assure you i will get to the bottom of this , even if it kills me “

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  83. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Would that that would happen to a certain Democratic candidate. Litereally covering herself in offal.

    Yoda,
    Thanks for the link on the policewoman’s breast competition. I needed some comic relief.

    Spawny Get,
    About the Uber taxi girl. While she didn’t get charged, she did get fired from her job.

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  84. Cill says:

    I’ve had to delete a couple of my comments for their being a year behind the times.

    The date had me fooled for a minute… MailOnline Australia – news, sport, celebrity, science and health stories Wednesday, May 18th 2016 9AM
    … until I realized it was old news.

    Further down it shows it was “Published: 02:13 EST, 20 August 2015”

    duh…

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  85. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    I had a response but my internet dropped out. There was a detail that is worth responding to.
    “Clinton does better than her peers among women, who view her more favorably than the general population. Most, 52 percent, have a positive view of her. That’s much higher than the 44 percent approval rating she gets when all Americans are taken into account.”
    If Hillary’s Team Woman card is only worth an eight percent bump with women, I don’t think that she will carry.

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  86. Cill says:

    Here’s the link I was looking for:

    Poll: Trump trails Clinton by 2 points nationwide.

    http://hypeline.org/poll-trump-trails-clinton-by-2-points-nationwide/

    I’m sure you’ve all seen it already. There’s a long way to go but it’s not looking like a dead cert for Crooked Hillary any more.

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  87. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Political news from Canada. Yes, be worried.

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  88. molly says:

    Facebook is lefty loopy! “Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied Thursday that the social network’s editors suppress conservative news from its trending topics list.”

    Bull tucky! BULLSH!

    The Washington Free Beacon reports that “the person in charge of Facebook’s Trending Topics section, which has come under fire in recent days [for suppressing conservative news] is a maximum donor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.”

    L-o-o-p-y L-e-f-t-y LOL

    http://hypeline.org/zuckerburg-denies-facebook-trend-bias/

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  89. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly! Barrels of burritos for you and your family!
    Yes, facebook is as is Twitter. This woman in Canada is going to be using both to effect fundamental political change in Canada. Oops!

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  90. molly says:

    Fuzzie The Rebel Media man is right in your vid clip, the racist or sexist card is a sure sign lefties are about to cheat you.

    Off to work I go.. Totin’ ma Cone!
    I’m late and the boss will be cross! I might icecream cone a PPP today. I will if the omens are good lol.

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  91. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly!
    Don’t do it! Please! If you do and the worst happens, here’s something to play for the court.

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  92. Cill says:

    More on the polls.
    In the Reuters/Ipsos poll Trump has surged 13 points in a week. Today, they’re running neck-and-neck.

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/11/terrifying-new-national-poll-shows-trump-and-clinton-statistically-tied

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  93. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    Harry Reid id right. It is a long way to November. Lots of time for Hillary to dig a big hole for herself. She will do it because she can’t help it.

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  94. Yoda says:

    A new post soon there will be.
    Sense this in the force I do

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  95. SFC Ton says:

    LOL do it Molly! I’ll post your bail

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  96. Ame says:

    i don’t need to read the news … i just need to read thru y’all’s comments, and i’m all caught up 🙂

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  97. Spawny Get says:

    Shock! DoomsDave was right about ISIS wanting BREXIT

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  98. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Do I get the feeling that David is grasping at straws?

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  99. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  100. Cill says:

    Ame at 12:22 am

    Y’all’s comments reminds me of Mrs Moehau Man (Moe’s old mum)’s comments.

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  101. Liz says:

    “I hadn’t known that about Gremany and the First World War. It sounds as if they got burnt with the same match twice. Now, I have a better idea why the collapse of German bonds could have led to the Great Depression.”

    Countries that have maintained constitutional stability in spite of the destabilizing impact of wars and depressions are few in number, and they all had deflationary depressions. Countries with inflationary depressions were all either conquered in war or succombed to internal collapse (Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Italy, Potugal, Asia, Africa, Latin America…).
    Governments that provide disincentives for saving (by essentially punishing the saving classes) are constructing a house of cards.

    There was a time when a person could expect to live off of their savings, and if they were willing to put it into a longterm muni bond or something and let it grow this was a reasonable expectation. Now about the only way to invest with any real rate of return is to dollar cost average into the market. What happens when the baby boomers start drawing their retirements out? Retirements have shifted to 401ks instead of pensions so everyone’s portfolio is going to be impacted, isn’t it? What happens if there is a collapse of the market (which is probably inevitable)? People all trying to cash in their tulip bulbs at the same time can really impact the saving power of tulip bulbs.

    I think one reason they’re going toward 401ks instead of pensions isn’t just the fact that it is cheaper for companies (and more portable for the individual worker), it’s to boost the market. And guess what, the military is going to go to 401ks too, rather than pensions, just in time for the baby boomers to start drawing their money out.

    Now I’m not super smart on this, and I might have things wrong. Please correct me if I do.

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  102. Liz says:

    BTW, great topic, Fuzzie!
    Well done bear.
    🙂

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  103. Liz says:

    Oh, no. I’ve just gotten to the part about Cill and Molly’s family.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. 😦
    Grace and Peace to you and yours, Cill family.

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  104. Liz says:

    “f they really hated us for our freedom, shouldn’t it just be a mild dislike now?”

    Brilliant.

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  105. Liz says:

    (Quoting Doom here) “Higher education of the past identified people who were likely to be successful, and educated them.
    Higher education of today identifies the vulnerable, and screws them over.
    It’s that simple.”

    From Professor Doom:
    “Higher education and the slave economy”
    http://professorconfess.blogspot.com/2015/05/higher-education-and-slave-economy.html?q=economy

    ” People now start life in debt from student loans. They *need* some sort of security so that they can plan to pay off those debts; miss a few payments, and these debts balloon, a real problem because it’s after a certain point the loans become impossible to pay back with a minimum wage job.

    Adjuncts are simply worse off than most, because they’re deeper in debt, having also paid for graduate school. It’s not simply the lack of security that’s a problem here, it’s that adjuncts are being forced into behaving unethically, being part of the problem of turning higher education into a fraud, a fraud that creates more people that start life in debt.

    “That’s the way you keep societies efficient and healthy from the point of view of the corporations. And as universities move towards a corporate business model, precarity is exactly what is being imposed. And we’ll see more and more of it.”
    (snip)

    You can’t have a precarious job and have debt payments that must be regularly paid. It’s that simple. But the only jobs left are precarious. “
    (snip)

    The author is correct that the massive increase in administration in higher education is paralleled in business…little surprise since higher education has been adopting the corporate model over the years.

    How does this relate to the slave economy? People don’t think they’re slaves today, and, in a few ways, they’re not. Previously I addressed the “two tier” legal system, where most of the slave class has markedly less rights than the 1% class, where much of the slave class owns nothing, where slaves no longer are entitled to the fruits of their labor. But there’s one more thing that makes a slave: no ability to accumulate capital.

    I’ve noted before that, although professors teach classes responsible for bringing in a million dollars of tuition revenue, the professors themselves only get a few thousand, a tiny percentage. Many professors are getting just barely enough—barely!—to scrape by. All the profits go the corporation/institution which distributes them to an ever more bloated administrative class.

    “And the same is true in universities. In the past thirty or forty years, there’s been a very sharp increase in the proportion of administrators to faculty and students; faculty and students levels have stayed fairly level relative to one another, but the proportion of administrators have gone way up.”

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  106. SFC Ton says:

    We need another progressive, interventionist who was frequently called a stooge of Pendergast and who’s administration was riddled with soviet agents like Harry S Truman?

    No thanks, but hey if you love feminism and what not say thanks to Truman

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  107. Liz says:

    I know it’s a common theme people believe that only the stupid or lazy can be taken in by “worthless degrees”, but the snake oil salesmanesque process is pretty well entrenched. They have entire degree programs for things like: Engineering technology (not a real engineering degree), and other sciences followed by the word “technology” that lead the person to believe they are receiving a real degree in a field, at great personal expense and time investment, when they aren’t receiving one. This is beyond a racket.
    I don’t know if I’ve ever shared that when I started out in finding a nursing school, the first place I went to was a private “college” where they claimed one could earn an RN in a year. It was expensive, but think of all the time saved! And surely you’d make it all up on saved time! They were “accredited” too. Of course, their long stream of accredations weren’t the needed ONE (National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The thing that really stopped me was a meeting with the academic advisor/sales person. He just seemed too excited, like he was trying to sell me something rather than selective, as I would expect an RN program to be. So I investigated a little more and found out the NCSBN was the accredation needed or they’d never let you work at the hospital (or even take the test for a license).
    Anyway, I’m sure many, many people are fooled by these “educational programs”. I knew a person way back when I was getting my Medical Technology certification who was enrolled in the Engineering technology program, under the impression he was obtaining and engineering degree. If I hadn’t just been an engineering major at a major university I probably wouldn’t have known better either.

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  108. Liz says:

    I’m not going to spend my last pint of blood defending someone like Chomsky. But I think he’s right on the crapiness of our educational institutions, and the growing “slavery class” and the tenuous nature of our new economy. Might be worth a read to some folks, I thought it was anyway.

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  109. Liz says:

    One of Sinek’s books (I think it was the first one, Start with Why) referenced the Southwest business model and compared it to other companies, explaining how and why one business model worked better than the others. Southwest put the employees first. As a result, they gained employee loyalty for the company, and that reflected positively in everything else. By contrast, other companies worried more about stock price, profit margin, squeezing as much as they could from the workers. That reflected poorly in the work environment as people felt insecure in their jobs. They just become a number. When people feel insecure in their jobs the environment becomes predatorial and there is little trust, so people don’t work together as well and this ultimately reflects poorly on the job performance of the overall company. Those aren’t the conditions that build mass stability and affluence.
    Right now I’d say we’re in a sort of massive, nationwide social/economic experiment that kind of mirrors the “bad company” scenario above.

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  110. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    I have to second you on that. That is what my gut is telling me too.

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