chest pain and suggested I meet him in sin city for some blood thinning beverages.
So I say goodbye to the wife.
I must go!
I make my way through "security..."
My flight was uneventful, despite my fears...
Part III tomorrow....
First, understand that capitalism is NOT an option. It’s not an “opinion.” It’s not a “belief.” It’s not a “theory.”
It’s a law.
You have no choice but to abide by it just as you have no choice to abide by gravity.
It’s merely the economic manifestation of human nature.
[The] media are quasi-governmental organs, predictably predictable and predictably dishonest. The truth is not in them.
They are dull because they have to be, bland because they must avoid offending anyone, controlled because they can be. They write to the least common denominator of their clientele because they have to be comprehensible to non-specialist readers and, in the United States, are quasi-governmental.
Ferguson shows the destructive consequences of Marxist ideological theory and its application in practice.
I believe that the oppressor-oppressed mindset creates the “perpetual victimhood” mentality that many conservatives notice in liberals.
So while most of the protestors may not be thinking about the Michael Brown shooting in Marxist terms, the people pushing things behind the scenes certainly do.
When conservatives accuse President Obama of being a Marxist, it’s often dismissed by the media and casual observers as a crazy conspiracy theory. The idea that the President of the United States would be a Marxist sounds like something out of a bad movie.
Unfortunately, when it comes to his adoption of the oppressor-oppressed view of the world, it’s true.
Among people who study intelligence, the racial disparity is not debated. It is evident, accepted. I suspect that it is evident also to many thoughtful liberals who fear the question: If we admit the obvious, what now?
. . . we will see a continuation of hostility by blacks toward whites. This often amounts to outright hatred, as seen in the intermittent riots that never cease, and in the frequent, though carefully under-reported, racial attacks on whites. If blacks cannot rise, and it seems they cannot, they will remain angry in perpetuity. Then what?
. . . the danger will grow of serious conflict between whites and blacks. I suspect that even now only heavy federal pressure and dissimulation by the media keep the cork in the bottle. Among whites a large proportion loathe affirmative action, degraded educational standards, toleration of crime, and compulsory integration.
As the economy declines and jobs become scarcer, the likelihood grows that jobless whites will rebel against racial preferences. The hidden rock in the current is that if affirmative action were eliminated, blacks would almost disappear except in sports and entertainment. There will be hell to pay, though in what currency is not clear.
For those of you who’re not in the know about this recent increase in this ghastly phenom carried out against us “white devils”, one of my guest contributors at ClashDaily.com, Angela Turner, did yeoman’s work last Friday and cobbled together this large list of insanely ill-reported burnings of white people that almost makes one think that lighting white people on fire might be the new “knock out game” perpetrated by black hoodrats on us pigmentally challenged white clods.And I found these related images on FB today:
Commodities, like oil, are simple. Every oil well has a magic number, and when the price of oil drops under that number, the well is no longer profitable and the driller stops the well. This leads to less supply which leads to more stable (higher) prices.Last, I speak for all consumers when I say "I am enjoying the $2.50/gal gas." But this happiness is at the expense of others. Who?
The other scenario is war. Note the nations listed below that suffer the most in a drop in oil, then ask yourself if any of them a) are led by tyrants, b) are unstable enough to be pushed into war, and c) would benefit from a spike in oil prices brought on by war.
Russia’s currency is on course for its worst year since the nation’s 1998 default after getting battered as sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine blocked companies from western debt markets and oil dropped into a bear market. Five interest-rate increases by the central bank failed to alter the ruble’s course, while choking economic growth as inflation accelerates to a three-year high.
Increasing numbers of low-income Venezuelans are souring on Maduro as they suffer a declining economy, the highest inflation [60%] in the Americas, chronic shortages of basic goods and one of the world's highest murder rates.Bloomberg:
Swelling frustration in the tough slums dotting Caracas's rolling hills means Maduro is much more vulnerable, especially as oil prices fall to around five-year lows.
. . . the implied probability of default to 93 percent, the highest in the world.Good luck finding someone to pay $100, Comrade Maduro.
This year’s 38 percent plunge in oil prices has exacerbated concern that Venezuela is running out of dollars needed to pay debt, pushing bond prices to levels investors haven’t seen since the 1998 Russian financial crisis spurred a selloff in emerging markets. Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez, also the country’s OPEC representative, said yesterday that the government is working constantly with other members of the energy cartel to raise oil prices to $100 a barrel.
Stability will return to the oil market, or everything will blow up.
I'll be doing more travel to visit friends while fuel is cheap.
I will smoke a cigar for each country listed above after its default or collapse. Plus one cigar for every Marxist who hangs.
This can holds almost a pound of the blistering creation and can envelope a gang of attackers, whether human or not. It can create a cloud to 20 feet easily and allow you to stop the danger from getting anywhere near you. (You can't miss) Stop multiple attackers, gang bangers etc.