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What comes after the welfare state collapses?


WelfareState1ZeroHedge published an article entitled, “Now The Pain Begins: S&P, Moodys Cut Illinois To Near Junk, Lowest Ever Rating For A U.S. State.” The article dealt with Illinois’ growing financial problems.

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Today, in the span of a few hours, two credit-rating agencies (first S&P, then Moody’s) downgraded Illinois bonds to BB+ and Baa3, respectively—both just one notch above junk, the lowest rating ever given to a U.S. state. Both agencies cited Illinois’ long-running political stalemate over a state budget as showing no signs of ending.

S&P warned that Illinois is at risk of soon losing its investment-grade status, an unprecedented step for a state that would only deepen the government’s strain. Bypassing its traditional 90-day review, S&P said Illinois will likely be downgraded around July 1, when the new fiscal year begins, if leaders haven’t agreed on a budget that starts addressing the state’s chronic deficits.

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The World’s Most Valuable Cash Crops


The War on Drugs has been ongoing for over half of a century.   That War laid the foundation for the modern police state and the continuing growth of American despotism.

The following graphic is not only testimony to the War-On-Drug’s failure, but also to its deceit.  The top people responsible for waging that War don’t really want that War to be won.  If they did, how could the following graphic be true?

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Socialism, Gun Control, & Hyperinflation = Economic Collapse and National Chaos


Venezuela should be a lesson to all of America’s leftists, collectivists, and gun-control nuts.

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Armed Debt Collectors = Government Desperation


Government Debt Collectors [courtesy Google Images]

Student Loan Debt Collectors
[courtesy Google Images]

In last week’s article, Placebo Economics, I compared the Federal Reserve’s primary strategies (Quantitative Easing and Zero Interest Rate Policy) for dealing with the recession to medical “placebos”.  I.e., they had little or no fundamental effect in themselves, but might still be useful so long as the public believed in them.

I wrote in part:

 

“ZIRP [Zero Interest Rate Policy] and QE [Quantitative Easing] have failed in Japan, the EU and US because the [people] no longer believe in the efficacy of those economic “placebos” or the wisdom of our “witch doctors” in the Federal Reserve and/or federal government.

“Once we stop believing in the ‘witch doctors’ at the Federal Reserve, how will the Fed ever restore our belief and confidence in their economic placebos?  Once we know that our witch doctors have nothing real (like gold- or silver-based money) to offer us and can only provide intrinsically-worthless placebos (fiat dollars; promises to pay rather than actual payments), the economy will not be healed by mumbo-jumbo and our economic witch doctors may be run out of town on rails.

“If the previous conjecture is roughly correct, the way back to prosperity will not be achieved by means of more placebos.  It will be achieved only by means of hard work and the “real medicine” of physical gold and silver.”

I was mistaken.  There is another possible “way” back to prosperity besides by means of hard work, gold and silver.  I don’t think this alternative “way” will work.  But the temptation to try it will be almost irresistible.  I have little doubt that that “way” will be tried by the Federal Reserve and/or the federal government.

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The Shot Heard ‘Round the ‘Hood


Baltimore Police:  On the Offensive or Defensive? [courtesy Google Images]

Baltimore Police: On the Offensive or Defensive?
[courtesy Google Images]

Earlier tonight (Tuesday, April 28th), the Washington Times published a “breaking news” article entitled “Baltimore protesters defy 10 p.m. curfew, remain in streets.”  The headline is pretty much self-explanatory.  The Baltimore city government issued a curfew that ordered the Baltimore people off the streets by 10PM.  The rioters refused to obey.  So far, the city couldn’t or wouldn’t enforce.

Now what?  Will cops start to shoot rioters out after 10PM or will the rioters be emboldened by the city government’s inability to to enforce its order by more looting and setting fire to more stores?

Here’s a video of one skirmish between what may have been 30 to 50 Baltimore police and about 15 to 20 black teens.  You’d think the cops could easily handle these teens, but the cops are on their good behavior and not shooting the rioters.  The rioters are are throwing rocks, bottles and chunks of concrete.  The cops are blocking the projectiles with their shields.  Then the cops break ranks and make a “trot” for it to get out from under the flying rocks.  (The cops would’ve made a “run” for it, but they were generally a little too fat to run, so they trotted.)

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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Dissidents, Police State, Video

 

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Thoughts on Freddie Gray Protest


This following video is full of profane language.  It’s also full of much raw truth.

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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Blacks, Dissidents, Police State, Video

 

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Closing Walmarts


Heavy-Handed Walmart Closings [courtesy Google Images]

Heavy-Handed Walmart Closings
[courtesy Google Images]

Over the past week or two we’ve seen that at least five Walmarts have closed for six months due to “plumbing problems”.

If the Hoover Dam broke, that might cause a “plumbing problem” that would take more than six months to fix

However, there are no plumbing problems in modern buildings that requires six months to repair.  Modern contractors could easily bulldoze an entire Walmart store, rip the concrete slab and all the underground plumbing, and rebuild a new Walmart on the same site in less than six months.

More, Walmart is all about the money and stores closed for six months wouldn’t seem to make any money.

Thus, the “plumbing problem” excuse for store closings is clearly a blatant lie.

Given that Walmart has given its employees only a few hours notice that they would soon be unemployed, Walmart has created a serious public relations problem that won’t be easily forgotten or erased.  Alienating the public to any degree has got to be bad for business.   Walmart’s conduct has been so inexplicable and heavy-handed that I can’t imagine any modern, major corporation behaving with such indifference to the public–unless that corporation was under some powerful compulsion to do so.

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