Sunday, December 30, 2012




A selection of graphs on the economy over time are presented by the Economic Policy Institute in this post.  The arrows on the side take you through the bunch of graphs they all explanations at the bottom , some require a little studying to fully understand their meaning.  It is well worth the time to look these over they provide a damn good basis for any economic discussion you might have..


Here's another story on the attack on Occupy.  If the last piece I posted didn't make you happy, this one is read on fool.My feeling after reading this I felt just like a sheep being herded by a very mean dog..

Saturday, December 29, 2012


The Ocuppy movement was hamstrung by the coordinated efforts of all manners of law enforcement agencies in cohorts with banking institutions countrywide.. This story is so unbelievable it has to be true... We saw with our own eyes the violence used to knock down the movement... A movement by the way that had little chance of affecting anything...Without a leader and pictures of  finger wiggling to make decisions should have been ample evidence that they were of little danger to government.

Yet , brute force was used in lots of confrontations , ugly enough to make a guy watching on tv wince.. 

Now we find out in the article presented here the depth of coordination between agencies to disrupt the peaceful group.. Just imagine what force could be applied to stop a more aggressive campaign.. 

To all this consider the rumors that detention centers have been built across the country may in fact be true.. Even though they may be hidden very well they could be there..What in the hell is happening to our country... and yet here we sit.


The Tiger has been very quiet the last few weeks.  He has been in the cave in the back of his pen brooding over the fact that few citizens seem to give a shit that we are about to be had again.. 

Yeah the Fiscal Cliff , that mythical drop purely invented by the polls to push us into accepting cuts in our social programs to save some of the tax cuts for the lower end folk... They are playing a very poor game of poker here.  They are holding two 3's and Obama has a full house.. Will Obama be out bluffed , I am afraid to bet.. I wouldn't but will he that is the question.

The weeks, months of debate on this subject have never revealed the true fixes to the deficit problem.. There are easy fixes to all the major drivers of the debt.. but you never hear of them from the politicians and only dam few talk and news personalities broach the real fixes... Just a very few in politics Bernie Sanders being one of the most outspoken and has named on the radio shows he visits some of the real fixes.. 

I've listed these fixes before and will do them again now , just in case you forgot..

Raise the ceiling on Social Security to 250K , that fixes the program far into the foreseeable future (although SS contributes nothing to the deficit problem the republicans want to cut it) because they always have hated the program..

Allow Medicare to negotiate  drug prices which will save half a trillion bucks over 10 years.

Stop using Civilian contractors to do military work.. cooks, drivers, comm folk, ordinary grunts and special forces should be all military.. I can't put a number on how much this would save but I'm betting over 10 years it would be at least a trillion..

Close all foreign bases that will not stand the scrutiny   of what they contribute to our defense policy.. We have closed many base inside the US how many how you heard of that were closed elsewhere.  Once again I don't have a number for how much savings are here but it would be a bunch. 

Discard building programs  for ships, airplanes and super super munitions we will never use.  

Stop all subsidy to corporations that don't need the help in what they do... support new development companies that need financial support till they get going.. Choose wisely, save a bunch.

Make Medicare Universal coverage for everyone, no exceptions eliminating Medicaid and other government medical assistance programs.. This one item all buy itself cures the annul deficit problem.. And tell those who object they don't know what they are talking about with their objection to the program.. Politicians don't pay much attention to our wants normally so why should they change to put Medicare in service for all.. Veterans would get a gold Medicare card covering every medical care a vet would need any where... 

Put a transaction tax on all financial transactions of 1/4 of a % bringing in lots of bucks and perhaps put limits on the Fast Track Trading programs that are 70% of the market and contribute nothing to the GDP.

Negate all derivative contracts  and prohibit all this type skulduggery   in the future.. Yep it would be busing contracts but they haven't stopped union contracts broken and pension funds stolen so why would they stop this..

Separate banks back to the each being only one phase of finance, either a Savings bank, or an Investment bank.. not both..

Severally limit the number of option contracts that can exist on any single commodity.. This stops all the speculative devices now being used to peak the markets at their will..

Stop the Federal Reserve pumping 90 Billion bucks a month into the banks buying up junk mortgage packages.. instead put that 90 Billion into rebuilding the structure and creating thousands of jobs and replacing aging bridges, schools, transportation systems, and fund retraining programs for all those displaced by change in job structure..

Last but not least , place import tariffs on all manufacturing that will create jobs in the industries that need to be done at home.. 

None of this will be done if we just sit on our hands.. We have to make our self heard and be loud and clear about our demands.. If we don't then take a look at most of the EU and see what they are doing for them, the same is planned for us.. We have got to stop it or be willing to give up the rest of what we have.. Your Choice.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


O'Reilly screams there is a war on Christmas , there's not.  But what we really need is a War on Religions. Leaders of the religious right after the Connecticut school shooting spew their evil beliefs that God allowed these killings because of the decadence of Americans.. Some were specific and claimed God did it because of God and Gays (Dobson) , Huckabee said because we have removed God from our schools.. Other claimed it was because of us allowing abortions.. 

Notice that all of these comments reflect on a very vindictive God who allows atrocities to happen because we didn't please him.. Now if that is true , Why would anybody confess to following such a God.. making you as vicious as he is.. 

A better case can be made that if you follow this God you are in bed with the crazies that have done the actual killings.. If we all followed these principles just imagine the life we would lead.. 

Instead if religions have to exist they should do good works like their Jesus suggested instead of spreading hate and discontent among the citizens... and to live their personal lives as they preach.. But they can't even do that.. Priests abuse children, clerical icons lead adulterous lives, practice acts they rant about on Sundays then are our Mondays doing the dirty deed.. In fact many have violated so many of the acts they scream about they should have been laughed off the stage long ago.. Yes the stage, it's all just as act founded on age old myths that have yet to be proven.. That's why we must believe the myths as the word of God .. and his word of late according to them is "YOU PISSED ME OFF , NOW YOU DIE" 

I better kneel down right now and pray, because the religious right has pissed me off and now they must pay.. Never fear, I'm not God lucky for you.

Monday, December 17, 2012


Granted it won't heal the wounds of those left behind by the 4 teachers who died in defense of their kids. But they  should receive the highest medal we have for bravery.. If they had been on the battlefield they would receive the Bronze Star.. but hell they are just teachers that the country has been kicking in the groin for the last few years..

You know those overpaid, shiftless, lame brains who teach our kids. Who should probably receive combat pay the way things have went lately.. Definitely not pay and benefit cuts.

Perhaps now you would like to reconsider your biased opinion that set out to destroy the status of these folks.. Perhaps you should go to the school tomorrow and shake the hands of your teachers and say your sorry for being as asshole.

Then think how many of you would lay down your life like they did..?  Oh sure , I'm sure you say you would, but I'm not betting the farm on you... You have demonstrated in the recent past what deep thinkers you are with your attack on teachers... Why should I think you could think this problem out.. I don't ..

All teachers can stand tall today in the glow from those 4 brave souls who laid down their lives for their kids..

In closing , how much do we know about those four teachers, we know a lot more than I ever wanted to know about the killer... All I needed to know about him is that he is dead and of course if so many knew he was screwed up (and apparently many did) (including his mom who paid the big price for not turning him in.. )  and the hope that we all will take action when necessary to put these folks in a place where society is  safe from them..

Saturday, December 15, 2012




The Federal Reserve is increasing it's buying of MBS's from the banks to 90 billons per month, basic math shows you that a cool 
TRILLION of added debt.  While back on the Washington ranch they are haggling over how much a month to screw seniors and the poor out of . Instead they should be spending that trillion to create jobs... When are people going to understand this and rebel..

Friday, December 14, 2012


As the US government views the accomplishments of Mr. Chavez.  If you take the time to read this piece and see how Venezuela has changed under hugo you will understand maybe! Why our government hates his ass.  A huge reduction in poverty, large increases in income, more schools, neighborhood medical clinics, low income housing, more land to individuals and an economy that has grown at 4% + a year..  In 13 years Chavez has completely turned his country around, that's why we hate him.. He did that by Nationalizing industry , starting with oil... (which has largely funded his deeds)

The is despite all our efforts to undermine him. If you read any of books of the activities of "Economic Hit Men" across most of Latin America then you know why Hugo is on our shit list.. He didn't take the bait.

Us and our friends have been predicting his failure from the git go.. and like most of our other foreign strategy it has been totally wrong..

How Chavez is fighting Cancer and with any luck he will beat it.. If not we will see if his hand picked VP can keep things going.. One can hope so.. and yes by all means remember that Venezuela is the only oil company contributing to the fund to furnish low income families with oil.. All our companies showing the biggest profits of their life gave NOTHING.

The only danger Chavez is to the US is that we suddendly wake up and say hey he made life better and our guys are screwing us each day a little more.

I don't know what you call the US government of today but is sure as hell not democracy.. Fascist, or Corporatocracy perhaps, but whatever you call it , it needs to be changed right now..

Friday, December 7, 2012


Here we go again.  The Common Core State Standards just removed most of the fiction books that are used in literature classes from the curriculum.  Old standards like "Catcher in the Rye"  and  "To Kill a Mockingbird " will no longer be used..In their place such barn burners as "Levels of Insulation" a manual on building insulation requirements,  and "Invasive Plant Inventory"
will be added..  70% of new courses must be non fiction, informational type material..

I would like to suggest that the folks making these new stupid laws spend a few days in the average classroom where a huge percentage of the kids can't read even after reaching their high school years.  If basic reading and writing skills are not being taught (and they obviously aren't) This new program will never get off the ground..

They destroyed reading skill way back in the early 70's when they replaced normal children books with these informational pamphlets that were so boring and contained not one tidbit to catch the mind of grade school kids.. One of my son's was said to not being able to read, (a kid that we were taking to the library several times a week) to get new reading books.. so I knew something was dreadfully wrong..So I asked my son what the problem was and he explained how the program worked... You got a phamphet from a box , read it and took a test on it and if you passed you got another book. Didn't seem to be a real hard task for a genius level kid , so why aren't you doing this son.. He simply said they are all about boring subjects that I don't care or want to care about... HMMMM so I went to a teachers conference and asked some questions.. Have you ever heard my son read,, has he ever read to the classs, do you know what's in the box they are supposed to read...So I offered her a deal,, I'll go back and pick a few from the box and then you and i will read them... I did and bingo the first one was a bio of one of the first black man that was important . Don't remember the subject exactly but certaintly not of interest to a 3rd or 4 grader.

So the only obvious answer was to make some threats.. So I offered her an out .. pass my kid in the reading department, or I will blow the whistle on this stupid reading system at the next PTA meeting and let you defend it.  Simple enough.  Kid passed, stupid system in place.

So here we go again, good reading to dull ass instructional manuals..

I think were on to something here... Our kids are not doing well in schoold because they are being guided above the teacher level by Stupid, Stupid people.. This story could make a good joke on the Blue Collar Comedy circuit..

Monday, December 3, 2012


I believe we will go off the cliff.. We have very few friends of the working man in DC.  Maybe a dozen or so congressmen have our interests at heart and the only way they can save us is to use their options to block a bill from coming to the floor.. The problems are big and the available solutions are few and neither side actually likes the real fixes to this problem...

The world seems bent on going the Austerity route.  The EU is proving once again that austerity measures will not pull anybody out of depression, it justs makes things worse.. The drums from DC are signaling we are going to go down the same rabbit hole.

Their are a few logical fixes but first you have to admit how we got here and what the true state of us consumers really is.. and then bite the bullet and do the things it takes to fix us..

Paul Craig Roberts lays out in this piece how we got to this fix and then lays out how it can be fixed, while showing what we are doing is not going to fix the problem... He ends the piece with "WE ARE GOING TO CRASH" and also believe we will go into a depression worse than the Great Depression...

Let's hope we are both wrong..