Wednesday, September 30, 2015


And he is a big mean son of a bitch.   The economic meltdown is about to begin (or has begun) depending who what you watch for indicators.  I have been saying the meltdown is coming but have never put a time frame on it as I believe timing is not as important as knowing it is going to happen and start positioning your self to survive.

Now many prominent stock analysts are saying now is the time for the crash to begin.  Watching event in the markets for the past few months should give you a clue.  Up down ,up down day to day the long term trend is down world wide.See this list of analysts saying the jig is up.

Here's another analyst that has never issued an all out warning but he is now.  The last time he felt this bad about where we are headed was in 2008 but then he only  told his parents.  This time he is telling us all to hang on we are going down. He furnishes lots of charts to back up his case , look them over and decide for yourself.

Take a look at commodity prices worldwide.  Every thing is is free fall and I mean everything.
This analyst uses Glencore (the largest commodity on the planet)and he predicts this company is toast and it's downfall will start a cascade of failures across all sections of the economy.

It's always good to have company when calling for a major downturn and the links above do just that.
A long time ago I attempted to under stand at least some of the theories out there.  I got some idea how they worked but I was limited by my math ability.   But never fear common sense may work better than math.  Gut feeling are powerful things and my gut been boiling for a long time and have been expecting a huge downturn at the end of this cycle.  Today I am at the point where I think the end has begun and there is no  place to hide your funds (if you are lucky enough to have some).  I'm to the point where you start digging holes in your backyard to hide your loot.  Or you could just stock up stuff to tide you thru this mess.

This is going to get ugly and fast.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.  I can barely tolerate backward baseball caps, bodies that read like a book, 3 day beards that look like you to lazy to shave, body piercing on every body part imaginable, pants hanging below your butts, way pregnant ladies with too short t shirts and their obviously more, but you get the point.

Now  futurist are predicting that by 2050 people will be having more sex with robots than other humans.  Now a question , Why does sex with a robot feel much worse than sex with a blow up doll. I can't explain why it is, it just is.

Japan seem to be the leader in developing these things and polls seem to say they don't relish sex with other humans.  Porn is everywhere and polls say half of all internet searches are porn related. So I guess it makes sense to go this route.

Research seems to say that here in the US many married fold get bored with bedroom activity after just a few years of marriage.  The success of on line dating sites, and even sites for cheaters gain in popularity every day.

So I guess if you plan on being around in 2050 you better start saving your coin now , the robots are coming (maybe) and they will be expensive.  Now here is a business tip for free.  Starting now develop a sex robot rental store, like lease to own or perhaps a Red Box for robot rental.  Thankfully I won't be around to see it.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


So a large percentage of our republican candidates are certifiable is not up for debate.  Across the board with an exception here and there they are  all hawks who would rather bomb Iran, put troops in
Syria and start a war with Russia.  I think they better rethink all of those.

Bernie Sanders says it might get worse with Boehner not around and he might just be right.

Most of the republican candidates are avid bible thumpers and I'm ok with that till they start claiming that the earth was created in six days and religion can be used to determine if you can spy on them without a warrant. One of the current leaders in the polls (Ben Carson) actually said in a speech that Darwin's theory and the Big Bang were inspired by Satan. Yeah sure.

Across the board they have not much to offer us.  Thinly veiled attempts to repeal Obama care are still happening and their platforms have nothing to offer the common folk.


It's the teachers they scream and their goddamn unions that are causing so much trouble in our underachieving schools.  Now I have knowN what the problem is for a very long time but somehow the MSM  school adminstrator's don't get it.

It all started in Chicago by our current Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan brought forth his magic wand to fix Chicago's schools.  His target of course was teachers and their Unions.  His first act was to pick a school fire the entire staff, from teachers to janitors and replace a majority of them with privately (trained?) teachers who of course are paid less have no unions and very few rights.

They did a lot of bragging of how great this was going to make our schools.  Closing many schools creating dangerous treks to schools no longer in their neighborhood.  Today they are still tinkering with the system with huge budget cuts to further complicate the problem.

Finally there is a study that says they were full of it and performance is more a function of the economic status of children.  Poverty stricken neighborhoods are the cause of poor performance , gee what a surprise.  There have been many pilot programs but the one I will now site was done in Baltimore where they rehabbed 5 schools fixed them up bought lots of computers.   At the time I thought gee this might actually work.  Sadly after a period they proved to be no more effective than the old schools what was obvious is that what did not change was the economic status of the neighborhood.

Now I'm sure there were some shinning stars that the system produce but nothing like they were promising.

Parents nationwide are in open rebellion they don't like what this is doing to their children and believe it causes teaching the test in stead of teaching the subject.  At a hefty cost of 1.7 billion they are not producing the desired result.  Under the threat of loosing their federal money if there is not 95%  participation  in the tests some school districts are not meeting the standard , none have lost their funding.

For my money this is a lightly veiled attach on teachers pay and benefits and against their unions who fight for them.  Who will be next in this attack, nurses , government workers .  They have destroyed and made ineffective a lot of unions and I'm sure they are not done.

The testing in the  schools is trying to be used to evaluate teachers just from  their test scores.  Trouble is they don't have any idea how to do that.  Using test scores as the primary tool for evaluation just don't cut it in my book.

The fury of trying all kinds of crazy stuff to fix the schools when the real problem is poverty have destroyed a few generation of kids.  I believe this all started in the 70's with the introduction of the new math and the new reading program. My kids were in the system in those days and some of us fought valiantly to stall the implementation of both of those.  Reducing math to 1's and 0's  didn't make sense to me as I didn't see how that would apply to the average lifestyle unless you were a computer geek.  Checkbooks aren't digital and neither are the prices in the grocery store.

It got worse from there, four hours a night of homework was torture plain and simple and deprived the kids of sleep, causing them to sleep in class or at least not pay attention.  On top of that they forced the kids to pack all their stuff in backpacks and lug them to school in the guise of making the schools safer. These programs effectively destroyed childhood as they left them with no time for play.

Needless to say none of this worked because they didn't fix the main cause POVERTY.  Until they address that nothing will change.  I would like to suggest that a good course in COMMON SENSE is in order to bring some sanity back into the system.


SAUDI ARABIA  has been chosen to head the UN Human Right council. The nation that practices inhuman treatment of it's own citizens.  From beheading to crucifixions to severe lashings far in excess of the severity of the crimes.  How can they possibly sit in judgement on anyone else when
they  practice such severe treatment of their own.

It's just another sign that the world is going totally nuts. This one for now takes the cake.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Supposedly the low oil prices were brought on by a deal between the US and Saudi Arabia designed to bankrupt the Soviet Union, unintended  consequences was the destruction of the US fracking operations. The fracker's have a very high cost of production approaching 70 to 80 dollars a barrel so at 40+ they are going broke very fast.  Unable to gain financing to keep on going they have to fold.

The original story of a deal with Saudi smells a little as would the US prompt the Saudi knowing that prices that low would destroy US fracking.  The thought crossing my mind is perhaps they knew that and actually wanted to destroy them to limit the negative effects of fracking.

If the game was to destroy Russian oil operation they blew it big time as Russia's cost of production is only $4/barrel.  Although it crimps their budget they are just pumping more to make up the difference.

Now the news if filtering out that Saudi and are making a compact to control the oil markets even suggesting that Russia might join OPEC.

What ever the reason it happened the end result was hugely mistaken.

Applying sanctions did not achieve the desired effect they thought it would bring.  Russian response was to apply  sanctions of their own causing havoc in the EU.  Agricultural products from the EU were cut off and guess what the Russian response was.  They began funding small farmers backed by large chunks of money.  Along with banning GMO crops the program has caused 100's of new small farming operations mostly organic farms.

So with one desired effect of the sanctions not happening one would have to count this another foreign policy mistake one of many during the Obama administration.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


More and more older Americans find they have to stay in the work force do to lack of a retirement plan other than SS.  I'm sure you have noticed who is doing the greeting and running the cash registers at your favorite shopping designation.

It ain't by choice they are working it's because they have to since most retirement systems have gone by the wayside.  It doesn't look much better for those coming up behind us old folks. Work till you drop is what today and the future look like.

College education or not a large chunk of today's young are facing the impossible task of working low paying jobs and saving for retirement.  Something like 30% of recent college grads are back living with their parents , looking with sadness when their monthly student loan bill shows and all hopes of eating that month disappear.  Saving for retirement is not a consideration when you don't make enough money to do anything but the bare essentials.

In the big cities like New York and San Francisco a large chunk of the worker bees can't afford an apartment , they ban together in groups and rent a house that is divided into mainly sleeping rooms and a kitchen.  Most jobs in these cities don't pay enough to even think of buying a house.

Looking into the future if the predictors are right , there will be less and less jobs as  robots take over up to half of today's jobs.

Which leaves me with several  questions.  What will these unemployable folks do?  Who will provide them with the necessities of life?   Today's unemployed and homeless struggle through each day while politicians haggle over the few scraps they will give them. What when a majority are not working who will these greedy corporations have left to buy their junk.  Seems to me they aren't even thinking about that . their only concern is the next quarters profits and how big their bonus will be.

Looking at the world today a large chunk is at war, millions are being uprooted and trying to find a country that will let them in.  Once their in what will they do?  The Eu is mired in a depression and even China is slowing way down. Every chart on everything is headed to the basement.  It looks day by day the Next Great Depression is upon us.

How did we get out of the last one.  FDR's New Deal pumped money to the people , created jobs where there were no jobs. Some of those jobs gave up most of out large dams and other public works that a stingy conservatives wouldn't even consider.  In the beginning the economy picked up and then conservative pressure forced him to ease up and renew the down turn.  It took a war to get us completely out of the ditch, hardly a good choice.

With the drums of war sounding in many spots in the world ,where most of the trouble was caused by us or our bankers it would appear they are ginning up a big war with Russia or China is what they have in mind to fix the depression .

There is a fix standing in the wings, Bernie Sanders and his massive programs are just the ticket out of this train wreck. If you haven't checked him now is the time to do it. He can win he only needs your support to win,

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


TTP and TTIP are as good as dead. Many of the intended partners in the deal are backing out or are getting ready to bail on this god awful deal.

If passed it would give corporations almighty power over all those countries that signed on .  Designed to impede the rise of China and Russia on the world stage all it has really done is provide the incentive to a group of nations that have banned together with Russia and China to form a whole new economic system to counter the IMF and to form new trading deals that pump billions into action to support their systems.  It is gathering steam while our terrible trade deals are getting killed all by itself.

I believe this deal  will fail but remain observant and don't depend on MSM to keep you informed. If you think things are bad now let these two bills pass and prepare for servitude.

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Once again one of our MSM is spouting lies to defeat the only honest candidate on the stump and he has both sides running scared.

THIS ARTICLE shows the dishonesty of their story against Medicare for all.  Other  Analyse of Bernie's plan by honest folk show that his plan would save us so much money that is now being pissed down the drain to fatten the wallets of insurance companies.  There is no doubt that Medicare for All would save trillions and you can prove that with a few simple exercises of known facts.

Medicare on average pays only 25% of hospital bills where insurance pays much more and god help you if you uninsured , you pay the full boat.  The analysis of his program says it would save enough money to pay for all of his other programs.  Free education thru college, saving SS, Medicare for all and last but not least is a big spending on infrastructure renewal.   Now how can you not back a  plan such as that . It  would free up the average worker to live without the burden of  living against overwhelming odds of providing care for your family .

To get a feel for how important this program is look at other countries .  Most of the EU runs on electric trains , large wind farms and other alternate energy equipment to allow them to start shutting down forever nuclear power plants . The plus for the environment is  a plan we should follow.


Of the 228 house republicans only five believe in Climate Change that's a whopping 5% who believe.  Does that mean the other 95% are brain dead or  just stupid. The evidence is overwhelming that bad stuff is happening and getting worse every day.

But our beloved congressman are even planning a boycott of the Pope's speech to the house because he is going to address climate change and they won't even listen. What are they afraid of?  The truth obviously.

When folks won't even listen to information how on earth could you vote for them.  From their presidential candidates down thru a majority of their ranks they are brain dead with out a single plan to pull us out of the mess we are in .

Friday, September 18, 2015


This is the republican response to listening anyone talk about climate change.  One republican has even stated plans to boycott the Pope's address to congress.  The evidence out there is overwhelming that something wild is going on around the world yet the opponents either deny it altogether of want to doubt man is in any way responsible.

Insisting that the Pope should stay within the bounds of religion only and keep his nose out of the fantasy world most republicans live in.shows to me at least what limited intelligence held on the far right.

Sure it's the Pope and you may not believe in any religion , but you need to step up and support him for addressing the most important problem of our time.  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Find out where the front runners for both parties stand.  I will add anyone who can reach 10% in these comparisons.





Comparing the 4 is pretty easy since the two republican have next to nothing listed on them.  Trump is a one horse pony at this point as immigration is the only topic.  Carson has a little more but you will not find much new there, same ole republican lines.  Hillary has a lot more but once again it is devoid of much new, same ole retreaded policies.  Now Sanders on the other hand has a vast web site just loaded with new ideas .

If  you depend on MSM to provide you with information you will not know very much.  Blow hard
trump has domineered the TV news the others may as well not exist.  Few if any commentators have spoken on lack of coverage.  They run away from Bernie as most of his ideas are deemed too radical for prime but if you choose to actually put away your labels and look at what these folks are proposing you might actually pick a candidate that can pull this country out of of doldrums.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Some would say God, but that would only scare a few.  Others would say Abortion and that would scare a few on each side of the aisle.  Some would say Guns this would be split with those who want more guns and others wanting severe limits.  There are those out there would say Gays this scares most right wing folks.

But the most powerful word in politics is SOCIALIST.  Hand down this scares most on of both parties.  I'm betting that 99 out of `100 can't define the difference between a Socialist and a Democratic Socialist, they see the word Socialist in a candidates beliefs and they  run screaming into the  woods.  I ain't voting for some damn Socialist.

Hence Bernie Sanders big problem.  When you mention Sanders you get slammed with I don't want no socialist president .

Let's take a look at what you would get under a Sanders presidency.(assuming congress would pass his legislation)
1. Medicare for all with prescription drugs, dental and eye coverage.
2. A beefed up Social Security providing a livable wage.
3. Address income inequality.
4. Reign in the big banks.
5. Make war the last possible choice.
6. Bring back good paying jobs.
7. Climate Change is real and is partly man made
8.Believes in environmental protection.
9. Free State colleges.
10.  Transaction Taxes to help fund the above.
11. On veterans , if we send them to war we need to care for them in the aftermath.
12. An immigration policy that gives dignity to all .  Would limit severely H1B visas .
13.Reign in corporations , repeal Citizens United, end subsidies to big busienss.
14. Reinstate Glass Stegall.
15. Break up  big banks.
16.  Tax Wall Street speculators .
17. Public funding of elections.
18.  Forgive all student loan debt.
19. A large infrastructure repair fund to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.

There's more and you can investigate on your own by going HERE

This is a very serious agenda which would be very difficult to pass most of this , but if given a congress that had the intention to move his agenda.  The corporate money would be dropped from helicopters into DC to grease the skids against Bernie's proposal.

If only two of his proposals were adopted Medicare for all and removing student loan debt , and providing free college to all would free up our young to pursue a once proud middle class, with living wage jobs , a good medical plan, and a retirement plan out of the hands of corporations.

Now I know some of you will never look at Bernie as a candidate because you can't get passed the most powerful word in politics SOCIALIST.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Across the country in state after state teachers are under attack.  Some have been outright fired, some have had all their benefits cut.  They are  often accused of not doing their job.  No argument that performance has suffered as year to year a new  idea of education is thrown out there to teachers with little or no training.

In Chicago the latest trend in education was brought into being by Arnie Duncan , now our secretary of Education.  In Chicago they fired whole school employees from janitor to principal.  Some were rehired but in the end they were left to find employment where ever they could.  The program relied on standardized testing and the test scores were used in teacher evaluations. There is so much more involved to education then how did you do on a test.

They spend billions on testing with little sign that they improve the quality of education. While the attack on teachers continue.  Some teachers have had enough and have gone on strike and I'm asking you to support them.




Our dear republican members are pushing a bill that details who will get paid in what order if we go into default.  Titled Default Prevention ACT is anything but that.  It does detail in what order creditors will be paid if we go into default.


Who might not get paid under the Republican plan:
American troops in harm’s way
Retired and disabled veterans
Doctors and hospitals that treat Medicare patients
American small businesses who provided goods and services
School lunch programs
Universities doing medical research
College students who earned Pell Grants
Taxpayers due refunds from the IRS
Other Americans due payment or benefits from the federal government
Other federal trust funds holding Treasury bonds (Medicare trust funds, FDIC, highway and airport trust funds, the Federal Housing Administration, etc.)
Who would get paid under the Republican plan:
Treasury bond holders from China, Japan, Iran, Iraq, and the Cayman Islands Banks, mutual funds, and hedge funds
Social Security Trust Fund (Social Security would be allowed to continue spending contributions American workers have made
Everybody foreign gets paid first the rest of us get fucked.  Now I'm here to tell you if you ever vote republican again you deserve what you get..They are traitors to the country and should be tried and punished for their dirty deeds.
You saw this kind of cruelty being dished out in Detroit when they defaulted.  All civil servants had their benefits cut or eliminated, services privatized , wages cut and all kinds of dirty deeds all upheld in court... Criminals servicing criminals. 
Hell they have even put all the trust funds you and I have been paying into for years on the block.  They would not honor the bonds held in those funds, but graciously they would allow SS to continue to pay benefits with the money now being paid into it.  That's trillions of dollars of our money they want to send the same places our jobs went.
I say enough of this bullshit, it's time to rise up and throw all those that vote for this nonsense out and elect people who have our interest at heart, not their rich friends across the world.


Here we sit years after the VA,s problems were brought to light and yet we see this.
According to the Inspector General 307,000 vets have died waiting for service.  They point out that shoddy record keeping is so bad they can't be sure how many have been served or even how many have died waiting for service.  This is nothing new , the problems have been noted for years but apparently they intend to do nothing about it.

This servicemen gave there all for a country that sent them to war on a lie and now will not properly fund or police the administration that is charged with vets care.  It makes me furious that the VA can't be properly funded because congress would rather spend money bombing ISIS than fund the VA.  This is totally unsatisfactory.

If I were in charge being an old retired sailor I know where I would start.  I would take a quick look at  the various VA districts pick a couple that appear to be doing their jobs.  Send a team made up of admin types, doctors and nurses and to insure honesty send in a few retired CPO,s to monitor their efforts.  This mistreatment cannot continue.  Heads should roll.  Verify that an individual has falsified records, shit canned records, filled false data or any other dead that kept vets from getting service should be immediately fired with no severance pay at all.  I would suspend civil service firing rules as these crimes are so severe they don't deserve the benefit of doubt.  They are guilty of crimes that are punishable by law.

In closing I will say that those I know of in California in Northern CA have been getting good, timely care and say they are satisfied with the service. If it can be done here it can be done anywhere.  Some  bad ass needs to be put in charge with all the power he needs to get the job done.  They should be able to  report directly to the President  from  which his authority his given.

The time to fix the system is now..GET IT DONE!


The hierarchy of the democratic party are running scared.  Bernie is gathering strength moving into a position of power and they believe he would be a disaster for the party .  They are out candidate shopping with names such as Biden, Kerry, and even Al Gore, they even mention Senator Warren which proves just how desperate they are.  Warren would attack the same  people that Bernie will.

The DNC is running scared, they will only sanction 6 debates and threaten to bar any candidate that participate in other debates from participation in DNC debates.  Simple reasoning behind this tactic   they can't compete with the likes of Sanders,  he will destroy Hillary in a one on one.  Bernie on the other hand will debate anybody anytime including republican which is exactly what I want in a president.  

The popularity of  out of the stream politicians Trump ,Carson and Sanders should wake up the DNC that the people are not in their camp.  Why should they be, the DNC is a function of big money and therefore not happy with a Sanders as the democratic party nominee.  We don't care who they want we know who we want , Its Bernie!

Friday, September 4, 2015


If you do as I suggest you will have a good leg up on where Bernie Sanders stands of most of the pressing issues of out time.  I ask that you watch this interview with Bernie by Vox where you will see straight answers to tough questions , with details on how he would tackle the problems we face.  It would be a great way to learn what each candidate stands on the issues of our times.  We all know that we have big problems, we see everyday our infrastructure crumbling around us.  We see good jobs disappearing overseas , being replaced with minimum wage, no benefits  Leaving a lot of Americans with little or no future, facing conditions that existed before the Great Depression.  A lifetime of labor with only death to look forward too.

So give me 36 minutes of your time and then you can decide if you will join me in supporting Bernie for president.  If you have a mind too you are encouraged to leave a comment good or bad and of course leave your opinion of what you see in this presentation.



We may as well have only one news channel as the cable news channel is like a bunch of trained parrots.  If the lead story is some murder or other blood thirsty story you can bet it will be on the news shows (all of them ) for a least a week.  It doesn't do any good to change channels as the same story and follow ups will all be the same, for the whole damn week.

While we are at it lets take a look at the coverage of the presidential races.  From watching the news day after day you would get the impression that there are two people running , Trump and Hillary one interesting at best the other duller than dull.  Hillary has so many trust issues that I deem her unelectable.    Trump while interesting is proving to be not up to speed on world issues. For instance when asked"Who do you seek out to for military issues/" His answer "I watch TV news" .  Anybody got a clue as how reliable they are?  Once again you get the party line from just about every talking parrot that is merely a spouting the talking points given by the administration.  In other words pure bullshit.  When asked about his thoughts on terrorist leaders (which probably is a lead pipe question) he flared up and said he won't bother with knowing them till he is elected, because they will have changed by then.  There must have been a better answer , somewhere.

Bernie WHO? seems to be the standard view for all those networks. He seldom is interviewed  and his platform remains a mystery to them.  They deem him unelectable (which they say over and over again)  telling us Bernie supporters that he can't possible win.  Fortunately for us we know their game , they want to play Hillary vs Trump, both losers in my book.

While were talking about TV I may as well throw in my favorite gripe. This whole summer has been a big bust as far as what is on television.  For weeks on end , night after night my record list tells me there is nothing new to watch, now that fall is here perhaps it will get better, but don't hold your breath.

If it wasn't for Netflix, Amazon, Acorn and a few other movie channels the TV would have remained off ( probably not a bad idea) except for the increase in my Kindle account buying books.

The cable news channels with very few exceptions run the same bits , sometimes for weeks on end , especially if it's juicy murder event.  Take for example the downing of MH370 , they ran that story for weeks saying the same crap , day after day. Then these same channels wonder why their viewership is in a steep decline.  All except Fox the other channels seem to be searching for a theme but so far they have not improved on little bit.

I close with a question"Do you think it would be possible for another Turner like guy to start up a real news channel like the old CNN?  the experts say it's not profitable, no it's the news assholes . It should be what's happening in the world not about profit.