Saturday, January 3, 2015

Renaissance 2.0 - Financial Empire - Full Length - Damon Vrabel

As Spock would say "fascinating".  By the way, how many people would click on this video and watch it all the way through?  If you click on it, would you find anything familiar?  Hopefully, yes.  A lot of what's in this video are concepts that I've written about.  But I don't know this guy, nor am I familiar with his group.


I've watched his second video.  Still very interesting.  Again, how many people would watch all of this?

I don't agree that we can't do anything about it.  Seems that he is way too pessimistic.

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Recap of last week's posts --- 1/3/15

Breakdown by category:

                           last week      This week
videos and movies      4                  4
how to                       4                  1
sugar observation       3                  0
energy                          6               0
politics                        7                10
misc                           4                 3
space                          2                1
Seinfeld                       1                0
Basic Concepts          3                 0
Current Events          ...                  3

Politics moved back into the top spot.  This also led to a downward move in my mood.  No wonder I feel pissed off.

The "Best of" finds for the week:

Government Privacy Board: NSA Metadata Collection Is Unsupported By PATRIOT Act And Is Illegal

SpaceX advances drive for Mars rocket via Raptor power |

Gas Electric comparison --- Green Trucker Post

Atlas Shrugged

AT and T Uverse Rewards Program

Kitco Commentary: Daily Pfennig: Oil Rigs Are Shutting Down At A Quick Pace!

Good article, but likely to fall on deaf ears.  Everything is "awesome", doncha know?

Lots of danger signs popping up everywhere, it seems.

  • commodities crashing
  • Japan's saving rate goes negative
  • Ruble crashing with a "Crazy Ivan" in charge
  • Oil rigs shutting down
  • China plans for ending dollar domination is working like a charm
  • China is working intelligently towards the future with respect to msrs,  but what are we doing---nothing!
  • Lot's of countries pulling their gold out of American banks.  Why?  Because they are not stupid.  Who is?  Who voted for a guy named Hussein for POTUS?
  • Meanwhile, the US continues to rely upon cheap money.  This won't last, but do they care?  It won't be their asses, if you catch my meaning.

Prepare yourselves.

SpaceX tweeted: 2014 included: 6 Falcon 9 launches ✓ Crew Dragon unveiling ✓ Soft landing 1st stage ✓ Here's to a revolutionary 2015!

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@SpaceX tweeted: 2014 included: 6 Falcon 9 launches ✓ Crew Dragon unveiling ✓ Soft landing 1st stage ✓ Here's to a revolutionary 2015!
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Could this be sung to the 12 days of Christmas?  Yuk, yuk.

Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy 1967 Remastered

I put this up because I wonder if our civilization has gone 100% into fantasy as opposed to reality.

Live is easier in a fantasy.  A fantasy may be more enjoyable than the real thing.  Actually, a fantasy really is more enjoyable than the real thing, because if it is the real thing, pain will also be involved.  Because pain is a part of reality.  In a fantasy, only the pleasure is sought and gained.  There is no pain in the fantasy, so that's where some people would prefer to be.  Trouble is, there's nothing real about it.  If it were real, it wouldn't be a fantasy, don't you know.

Mr. Fantasy doesn't live at this address.  Look for him elsewhere.

Friday, January 2, 2015

An 'Awesome Economy'? Not Even Close

An "awesome" job of debunking the claims of an "awesome" economy.

current claims of doing “better” than during the depth of a major recession hide how bad things still are compared to before the crisis.

Probably still running against Bush.

Holiday season officially over

The boss at work is certainly happy about that.  He says this has cost him a lot of money.

Today is likely to be like last Friday, however, and he will have to wait for the money to start rolling in again.

As for me, I'm going to check out something today.  It would be a major purchase if I go through with it.  Also, if I were to go through with it, I would be definitely committed to going out West sooner, rather than later.  So, today is kinda big.

What could stay my hand is the rapid depletion of my accounts.  Money is going out at an alarming rate.  I kinda see what the boss sees, but for a longer time.

An early move out West would mean that I'd better find some way to make money out there, and so far, I don't like any of the ideas I have had.

It's a tough call.


Didn't like what I saw.  No deal made.  More money will have to be spent on this option than I anticipated, or it's back to the drawing board.  The option, in case you're interested was a moving van to be converted to an RV.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Walls and such

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This will be next in the off-the-grid construction subseries.  It is a short post due to no particular application---rather generalized.

I was going to use wood panels, but that stuff looks expensive.  Gonna have to go with dry wall.  Also looked at some insulation.   Didn't know that that stuff can get so thick.  Will have to go with something that may not offer as much insulation in exchange for something not quite so darned thick.

This idea works for anything I decide to go with in terms of building--- either a trailer or converted vehicle.

Happy New Year ( yeah, whoop-de- friggin'-do )

Kinda in a dark mood these New Year's morn.

What do I write?  Ain't printable.

I look around and see nothing but crap, crap, and more crap.  Like the song says, crap is king.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Media reports on Benghazi were botched says Sharyl Attkisson

See details here.


She's being diplomatic.  These probably weren't "botched", but outright lies.  The leftist media are a bunch of liars.

Never before in American history has so few deceived so many.

US stocks outperforming the rest of the world

2014: The Year The US Decoupled (Again)

Commodity Prices Are Cliff-Diving Due To The Fracturing Monetary Supernova—The Case Of Iron Ore

If Captain Picard was running this ship of state, he would issue a red alert.  Oil is not the only commodity in a nose dive.  We could be witnessing something here that I didn't even begin to anticipate--- global deflation.  It appears to have arrived in the commodities.

What I figured was the opposite, which is hyperinflation.  What if we get massive deflation instead?  You don't want to be a debtor in that situation.

Review of half of 2014 has been done ( corrected )

What did I find out?

Possibly the difference between thought and action.  It is all well and good to think things, but eventually you have to DO things ( or NOT DO things).

I don't think I'm an indecisive person.  If anything, I'm too rash.  I had to install some "brakes" because they didn't come with the deal at the factory, so to speak.  You may see stuff posted here and conclude that I cannot make up my mind.  But that isn't the case.  What is the case is that when I start to act, it will seem sudden and people will wonder what brought all that on.  If you had paid attention, you wouldn't have to ask.

GOP always loses these kind of fights ( repost )

Note:  When something is really good, it stands the test of time.  I think this post is definitely worth reposting.  It has stood up to the test of time.  The current fight over immigration WILL BE LOST because the GOP won't really fight it.

The original post follows immediately...

There's a reason.  They accept the premises of their adversary.  The kind of fight I'm referring to is the debt battle, which was discussed in a recent Ace of Spades post.  Consider when Ronald Reagan was President.  Back then, the Senate and the Presidency was controlled by the GOP, and the House was controlled by the Democrats.  This is the reverse of the situation today.

You'd think Reagan won all those fights now wouldn't you?  But he didn't.  He compromised because "he had to".  Yet, Obama doesn't think he has to, and his supposed opponents, the GOP, agree when they let Obama have whatever he wants.  When Obama won't compromise, that's a victory for the Democrats.  Reagan did compromise, which is also a victory for the Democrats.  Then there should be no surprise that the march is continually towards the left when you declare unilateral disarmament before you start your war.

The so-called right is so brainwashed that they fight on the terms that their opponents set for them.  They may not even know that they are doing it.  Their acceptance of the premises of the left is so deeply rooted that they can't step outside of it and see what they are doing.

The offending quote on Ace

Charles is correct that defeating the debt ceiling hike was a losing game for the GOP. That’s why I opposed pretending to use it last fall. --- Drew M.

This is wrong as I have noted for these reasons:

  1. They are assuming that they are going to lose the battle even before they start. 
  2. They are basing an electoral strategy of winning back the Senate based upon ObamaCare, when there's reason to believe that it won't be the savior of the GOP.
  3. The claim that there is no alternative but to cave in to the Democrats because of the threat of a default is also wrong because they could demonstrate that this is not true either.  Default is a weapon that the Democrats are using.  Why should the GOP concede that this is a weapon that only the Democrats can use?  Why must it inevitably lead to conclusion that the GOP can't fight this?
It's all in their heads.  They can't win because they are addicted to losing, I suppose.  Whatever they do, it must always fail.  So why bother trying?  When it does fail, they'll just blame the low information voters.

The GOP will cave in on immigration ( repost )

Note:  The immigration battle went on throughout the year, so to speak.  Obama went over Congress' head, and imposed a unilateral amnesty.  Now the GOP's response is to oppose Obama next year.

We'll see how that goes, but I strongly suspect that the GOP will still cave in.  They have no stomach that would be necessary for them to be a true opposition party.

Count this prediction as a tie.  Officially, the GOP didn't cave, but they might as well have.

the original post follows immediately...

All the signs point in that direction.  They want to cave in, so they will.

Early in 2013, I predicted that the GOP will show itself to be a me too party or an opposition party.  It took a little longer than I thought.  They aren't an opposition party at all.  The pretended opposition is a ruse.

In fact, my 2013 predictions stand.  They look pretty good in retrospect.

New Year's Eve

Well, I was asked yesterday if I would be available for work today.  My response was I'd rather not, but if nobody else was, I would be available.  I was told I was the first one asked, so maybe someone else stepped up, but I'm not sure, because I wasn't told before she left.

That kinda puts me in a quandary, drat her.

I'll have to keep myself available for work all day, but I won't have to go in to the office.  That could mean I won't do a thing today, or that there may be a little work, but not much.

I'm going to research my blog for highlights of 2014, and maybe do some reposts.  Otherwise, posting will be light.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Can people really handle the truth?

You have to wonder.

You cannot make comparisons with the far left and the far right.  I got on Rush's case about this a long time ago.  He puts a lot of emphasis on "ideology", which includes calling himself a man on the right.

Ronald Reagan got it right.  It's not about the right and left.  It's about freedom and tyranny.  But Rush and a lot of other people don't seem to get that.  Instead of labeling themselves as being on the right, they should label themselves as freedom fighters.  People are scared of right wingers.  You should never in any way associate with the likes of Neo Nazis nor KKK sympathizers.  Reagan didn't do that.

These cop killing episodes should not play out as a matter of the far left duking it out with the far right.  This characterization doesn't favor conservatism, as I understand it; nor does to conform to how it was articulated by Reagan.

As I wrote before, people simply do not understand Reagan's success.  If they did, they could emulate it and victory would be possible.  This kind of stuff isn't going to make it.
This is the problem with liberalism – they accept and entertain the ideas from their most radical members while Republicans would never entertain the ideas of the KKK and the neo-NAZIs.
I hope this means that the liberals are wrong and the GOP is right.  It could be interpreted that GOP needs to start considering the KKK and Nazis.  Hello?  Anybody home?

One thing I noticed today was that the GOP is in panic for what one of their leadership did.  That doesn't help either, for it makes them seem for guilty if even the dude didn't do anything.  Unless some wrong can be demonstrated, there's nothing to regret, nothing to apologize for.  He wasn't acting as a representative of the GOP, and not in the capacity as leader at that time.  It is a smear intended to hurt the party and its capacity to govern.

Can people sort all this out and get the right response to this?  I just don't know.

For the Media, the Climate of Hate is Always on the Right

Clarice Feldman, American Thinker


Couldn't resist the comparison of this with the piece that I mentioned yesterday.  ( De Blasio was being defended)

Hence, the left can spout off hatred, but that's okay.  The hatred is always with the other guys.  If they hate anybody, it is just and correct anyway.

Obama wants war with Russia

This may seem like a ridiculous charge, and I don't expect it to get anything but ridicule, but truth is truth.

Obama's pastor was Jeremiah Wright, who hated whitey with a white hot intensity.  The anti-white people coalition of these types would like nothing better than the US, which is still majority white, engage in a ruinous war with another white majority nation.  Each of these nations would destroy each other, which would supposedly benefit the non-white peoples of the world.

If you don't think the anti-white animosity exists, or exists to this degree as I have indicated, you haven't been paying attention.

Racial politics

It's seems that we are back to that again as the Democrats are ginning up the racial animosities.  Looking at it in that way will help you understand what the cop killings are all about.  This is about hating whitey.  They have already admitted that they don't care about the truth of the matter, it's about the shake down of whitey.

Hey, the Democrats don't think they need the white vote anymore.  They can give the white folks the finger all they want, they can count on that anti-white vote time and time again.

Contrast that with the GOP, who seem to think that they are going to get the black vote.  The blacks will never vote for the GOP because of the indoctrination against whitey.  So, the GOP panics when somebody is said to have spoken to a white supremacist gathering.  Even if true, why the panic?  As I said before, who benefits from race these days if it isn't the black people?  The controversy with respect to the police is now nothing more than a shakedown for money, it is now being admitted.  White people are punished for being white.  White privilege my eye.

Once again, contrast that with the Democrats.  Look, GOP candidates are expected to go grovel for support that they'll never get before such groups as the NAACP, but Obama can have connections with race baiters like Jeremiah Wright, and it doesn't matter.

It really shouldn't be about race, but the Democrats make it so.  Somehow, when you notice that, you are a bad person.  To me, whatever they say can be discounted as false.  Especially on matters such as race.  They aren't interested in good racial relations, but wish to exacerbate the racial divisions for political gain, for all they care about is themselves.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Is the truth always a slippery thing?

Maybe.  That bit about the truth be slippery is one of my favorite sayings.  It is because I know from my own experiences that it is so.  A man ( or woman ) can be wrong.  I was wrong about something, even though I believed very strongly that I was right.  For me, in my own experience, I didn't have the truth, even though I really thought I did.

Now, one thing I notice amongst some people is what I perceive to be a lack of respect for truth.  I will respect truth by admitting my errors when demonstrated that I'm wrong.  But what about others?  Be wary of someone who claims to be always right all the time.  Such cannot be so, unless they have some special pipeline to truth, which I suspect is not so.

That lack of respect of truth can be seen in what the author of the Mahablog has to say.  Will this person ever admit error?  She is defending De Blasio, the mayor of New York.  Now, I don't know all of the particulars there, but what I do suspect to be the truth of the matter is that he is a member of the left wing and the left wing is stirring up these protests against the police.  Now, this author of that blog is saying that De Blasio is innocent.  Really?  He has no responsibility in any of this?  The criticisms of him are unjust and unfair and wrong?

I have very strong doubts about his innocence.  Yet, I am willing to look at all of the facts of the situation.  But I've had my own experiences with the woman who writes that blog.  I don't think she respects the truth.  Hence, her defense of De Blasio is not reliable to me.  I am inclined to not believe this woman.

Going down the same road as Rome did

Civil Asset Forfeiture: The Final Stage Of Collapse Of Empire

Unanswered Benghazi Questions: Third in a Series

Sharyl Attkisson

  • Surveillance video never released, as promised
  • Why jail the maker of the video if they knew the attack was a terrorist attack?
  • Where was the President on that night?  The administration wasn't reluctant to share info about the bin Laden raid.  Why not share that type of info on this night?  It might tell us a lot about this administration.

There's a couple of pictures posted with the articles of Hillary and Hussein with their sardonic smiles.  They need coaching on how to smile sardonically.

The late Ben Bradlee said that the Kennedys could smile sardonically.  So,  I noted that and noted these pics.  Another unanswered question that begs an answer.  Will we ever find out?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

For the record...

I will never vote for Jeb Bush.


Never, ever, Never.  It will be a cold day in hell if I vote for him.

Yes, and I will make that stick.

The Bushes have had their chance and they made a mess of things.

Falling Down ( 1993 )

I remember Rush Limbaugh talked about this 1993 flick back then.  It would be tempting to do a review of it, but then again, it's a really old flick now.   Why would anybody care?

It makes a lot of good points that I can identify with.  No, I'm not planning to shoot up a "Whammy burger" joint.  The movie goes a little too far.  You lose sympathy for the guy because he becomes a killer.  People die in the flick, so the humorous parts are drowned out by the darkness of that.

Limbaugh gave it a bad review.  I'd say it misses whatever mark it was trying to make.  If it was about incompetence, then the film may have been better made as a dark comedy.  If it was to be a social criticism, it may have been better if the "D-FENS" guy didn't kill anybody, because there needs to be some sympathy for his position for the social commentary to stick.

Instead, one is left to wonder what the film was really all about.  Just to poke a finger in the eye of a whole bunch of different people?

The Cowsills

The Cowsills had a few hits in the sixties.  The following was one of them.

There was an appearance on the Mike Douglas Show, in which Susan ( pictured here ) sang the Beatles' hit When I'm 64.  Frankly, I didn't like her version at all.  For one thing, she was still a teenager.  Somehow, it didn't go together.

They were better as a group, but they broke up.

Larry King Live with Shirley Temple Black

This is in 1988, and she is 60 years old then.  There was a mention of a movie with Ronald Reagan in it, so I checked it out.  From what I can tell of it, it wasn't a good part for either of them.  A long way from the good ship Lollipop.

The kind of parts that an actor or actress gets can determine their success.  Don't think so?  Think about Schwarzenegger.  If not for the Terminator flicks, would he had been as big a star?