Posted tagged ‘Draining the Swamp’

Must Reads For The Week 6/22/18

June 25, 2018

Armed Civilian Kills Gunman, Stops Shooting Spree At Walmart In Washington State, at washingtonpost.com. Another example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun. The truth is you and I are the “first responders” in every situation. Cops and fireman are second responders.

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council, at npr.org. Many countries on the U.N. human rights council are the biggest abusers of human rights. Excerpt from the article: “Nikki Haley said, “I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from human rights commitments. On the contrary, we take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.” Can I get an amen?

Left Blames Evergreen’s Bat-Wielding Mobs On Anti-Racisim Professor, at thefederalist.com. Progressive leftists can get away with this kind of behaviour. Here is an0ther example that if you are on the politically correct side you can get away with actions that would land other people in jail. Double standard anyone? Her is another article about the social justice cult on Evergreen campus, Weinstein Warns Congress About ‘Cult’ Of Campus Progressivism, at campusreform.com.

6 Revelations From ‘The Swamp’ Documentary Show Just How Dirty DC Is, at thefederalist.com. ‘The Swamp’ Documentary gives insight on how the DC political game is played. We have to fight back if our country is going to survive as a constitutional republic. Trump is an outsider who is pushing back against the swamp. I love the fact that he is driving progressives in the media and both parties crazy.

50 Media Mistakes In The Trump Era, at sharylatkisson.com. Here is a list of Fake News stories that were used by the progressive left to undermine Trump.

Sharyl Attkisson: The Left Invented Fake News, at zerohedge.com. The left invented the term ‘Fake News’ in an attempt to smear talk radio, Fox news and the internet. Trump flipped the script on them. Now ‘fake news’ means the main stream media. Ultimately it is up to us to figure out what is fake news and what is reality. Don’t trust anything you hear or read. Figure out the truth for yourself.

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down During Report On ‘Tender Age’ Shelters.

“…and the Emmy Award for the worst performance by a lead actress in a drama series, or is it a comedy series, goes to Rachel Maddow.” Fake tears to promote fake outrage in an attempt to make Trump look bad.

“Obama Kept Them In Cages” – The Pedophrasty Of Politicians Exposed, at zerohedge.com. The main stream media is using pictures of children to push their vision of the world. Unfortunately for them these pictures have either been debunked as false or used out of context. Excerpt from the article: “Pedophrasty Definition: Argument involving children to prop up a rationalization and make the opponent look like an asshole, as people are defenseless and suspend all skepticism in front of suffering children:…….Often done with the aid of pictures. Pedophrasty is effective as it provides arguments to strike before the evidence is formed. People are moved into “doing something” Pedophrasts prey on our maternal and paternal instincts.”

Pedophrasty had its most effects on actors, journalists and similar types who are intellectually insecure, deprived of critical judgement, and afraid of being classified as violators of some norm of political correctness.”

“That’s what is dangerous: seeing a photo of a child in distress makes people halt their critical thinking. That’s also why such photos are used. They help build a narrative that doesn’t have to be factual to shock people. But at that point TIME becomes a fiction magazine; it’s whee it leaves journalism behind.”

Watch IG Horowitz Reaction When Asked If Hillary Committed “No Crimes”, at zerohedge.com. This says it all about whether Hillary broke the law. Hillary is a part of the establishment. And as an insider she got protection from her law breaking. Anyone one of us would be in jail if we did what she did.

Comey Hits Back At Hillary: “She Doesn’t Understand What Her Case Was About, at zerohedge.com. Here is what Comey said about Hillary’s understanding about her case. “It was not about her use of a personal email system…..It was about communicating about classified topics on that system when those topics have to be done on a classified system.”

I have tried to get people to understand the point Comey is making here. Hillary could legally have a private email server. But it was illegal to conduct government business, especially classified business, on her private server. The standard for breaking this law is ‘Gross negligence’. Intent was not the standard. Comey never tried to hide the facts of what Hillary did. What he attempted to do was use verbal sleight of hand to change the standard of prosecution for what she did, from gross negligence to intent. It is that simple.

IG Report Confirms Obama Lied About Hillary Email Server, at zerohedge.com. Obama said he learned about Hillary’s email server from the NY Times. But Obama had direct contact with Hillary on her private email account. He used a pseudonym for his username on his government email account. Read this short article. You will be amazed at how corrupt establishment insiders are.

Flynn Evidence May Have Been Tampered With By FBI: GOP Lawmaker, zerohedge.com. Corruption in the FBI! Who would believe that? Government agencies have one objective. To protect government power from being rolled back. Political outsiders must be destroyed by all means available. In this case by the legal system.

McCain Office Involved In IRS Targeting Scandal; Pushed “Financially Ruinous” Audits Of 501(c) Orgs, at zerohedge.com. Progressives in the Republican party are no different from progressives in the Democrat party. They both want Government power to grow, and individual freedom to shrink. The IRS scandal is a perfect example of establishment insiders attempting to torpedo groups of citizens who wanted to roll back the size and scope of government. “Public servants” want to protect what is in the best interest of their little feifdom. They are not interested in what is in the best interest of the “public”. And what is best for the “public” is individual freedom.

Soros Steams That Trump’s Revolution In World Affairs” Is Succeeding, at zerohedge.com. Now for the good news. Soros thinks Trump is dismantling decades of work and money he has spent in building the Globalist world order. Here is an excerpt from the article: “Expressing frustration that “everything that could go wrong has gone wrong”, the Billionaire financier of countless Color Revolutions all across the world told the Washington Post that he was “living in (his) bubble” because he failed to foresee Trump’s meteoric rise. Fearful that Trump “is willing to destroy the world”, as he put it, he vowed to “redouble (his) efforts” in pouring millions of dollars into opposing everything that the President stands for all across the world.”

What Soros doesn’t understand is that it is not Trumps revolution. People all over the world had finally had enough of government intervening in their lives. Brexit was an example of this and Brexit happened before Trump. Obama tried to interfere in the Brexit election but he couldn’t stop the reality that people were seeing. Establishment insiders created the atmosphere that pissed off enough people, which allowed an outsider like Trump to get elected. The “revolution” is not Trumps, although he is doing his best to get rid of the status quo. When Trump leaves office, the people who voted him in office will still be there. And they will be looking for the next outsider to take the machete and continue hacking away at big government.

CARTOON

The IG Reports No Bias

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Must Reads For The Week 2/18/17

February 18, 2017

THE ECONOMIC REALITY OF OIL

US Rig Count Rise Continues: What Will OPEC Do If The Market Doesn’t Rebalance? at zerohedge.com. The oil market is always balanced between existing supply and demand for oil. It may not be balanced from the perspective of OPEC, but it is always in balance. When the price of oil rose to $120 a barrel  in 2008 the oil price was balanced, and OPEC was happy, because they were the seller. But consumers of oil were not happy. Unfortunately for OPEC, but fortunately for the consumer, this price allowed the US fracking industry to enter the supply side of the market and ramp up production. As a consequence of this price increase, the fracking industry found lower cost ways of extracting oil. On the demand side, people started to use less oil because of the high price. The increased supply and decreased demand eventually reduced the price of oil to $40 a barrel. This price was ‘balanced’ at $40, but OPEC didn’t like this balance. OPEC decided to cut production which would decrease supply and eventually push the price back up. Unfortunately US fracking is now profitable in the $40-$50 a barrel range. As the OPEC cuts raised the price, to above $50, frackers were able to supply oil at this price, establishing a lower price that OPEC is not happy with, but consumers are. The OPEC ‘cartel’ doesn’t have the influence over the world oil market it once had. Thanks to the dynamic US fracking industry. Read my article: Decreased GAsolint Demand + Increased Oil Supply = Decreased Oil Prices.

Goldman Stunned By Collapse Of In Gasoline Demand: “This Would Require A US Recession“, at zerohedge.com. This is the other side of the supply and demand coin that we talked about above. Demand is collapsing. Which means the price will drop to sell off the over-supply which doesn’t coincide with the decreasing demand. The lower price will eventually bring supply and demand back in line with the desires of consumers and producers. Does this collapse mean that the economic activity is shrinking? Maybe. Or will demand go up when the price decreases? Read my article: Gasoline Consumption Is Down: Why?

HEALTHCARE  REALITY

Major Blow To Obamacare Mandate: IRS Won’t Reject Tax Returns That Don’t Answer Health Insurance Question, at reason.com. What does this tell us about Obamacare when bureaucrats don’t want any more paperwork and information? Trumps executive order providing relief from Obamacare seems to be effective.

Healthcare Is No Immune To The Laws Of Economics, by Jonathan Newman, at mises.org. This is why healthcare is not a right. Healthcare is an economic good that has to be produced by someone. You don’t have a right to take what someone produces. You have to exchange something you own for what the healthcare provider produces. Calling healthcare a right doesn’t magically change the reality that it is an economic good.

Judge Rules Health Insurance Companies Matter More Than Taxpayers, by Tho Bishop, at mises.org. The tax payers not only pay for the losses of  insurance companies who participated in government created high risk pools. We have to pay for our own increased insurance costs. Heads they win, tails we loose.

Two Health Insurance Company Mega-Mergers Collapsed Today Update (Humana Out Of Obamacare), at hotair.com. Government intervention always leads to a less optimal economic reality than would exist if the market was allowed to function freely.

DRAINING THE SWAMP

Rex Tillerson Cleaning House At State Department, by Danial Halper, at nypost.com. Getting rid of unelected decision makers who are biased toward big government (insiders) is a great start to changing the culture in the federal government.

E.P.A. Workers Try To Block Pruitt In Show Of Defiance, at nytimes.com. Who still thinks that government workers (public servants) are not biased politically. They don’t want anyone to be elected who they think will cut the size and scope of government. More unelected decision makers are going to be fired.

Over Massive Opposition, Betsy DeVos Is Confirmed As Education Secretary, at thinkprogress.org. If teacher’s unions and their allies are against her confirmation, her confermation must be a good thing. Teacher’s unions main concern is to increase the number of teachers in the country so money from union dues will increases. Educating children isn’t important to the leadership of the teacher’s unions. Although it probably is the main concern of a majority of the teachers who are members of the union.

House Republican Introduces A Bill To Get Rid Of Dept. Of Education, at zerohedge.com. Now this would really drain the swamp. Unfortunately the Republicans don’t have enough hangie down things to pass this bill.

MISCELLANEOUS

Medallion’ Bubble Bursts Around The World, at zerohedge.com. Who is shocked that a government created monopoly is collapsing because of an unforseen competitor. Government created artificial scarcity for Taxi medallions drove up their price. Now look who is paying the cost of this artificial scarcity. It isn’t the Government. It is the suckers who bought the medallions at the inflated prices.

Officials Continue To Dodge Attempts To Disclose Use Of Stingrays, at reason.com. Stingrays are cellular surveillance devices used by police.

Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America’s Cult-Like Education, at thefedrealist.com. Excerpt from the article: “….Today’s street theater is the culmination of decades of radical education revision. The radical Left’s systematic attack on the study of Western Civilization has essentially been an attack against the study of any and all civil societies. It is an attack n the features that make a society civil and free. Those features include freedom of expression, civil discourse, the Socratic method of figuring out truth, value of the individual, and a common knowledge of the classics of history and literature that help us understand what’s universal in the human experience.”