Monday, August 18, 2014

Liberal Fanatic Lunacy Exposed: Pooping, Belching, Farting, Methane-Producing Cows Restore Ecosystem Loss. Release Your Guilt-Ridden Shame And Eat A Burger!

"The 20th Century was a horrible litany of absurd experiments and atrocities committed by intellectuals, or by elite groupings that claimed a higher knowledge. Simple folk usually have enough common sense to avoid the worst errors. Sometimes they need to take very stern action to stop intellectuals leading us to ruin." - Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

The twentieth century will go down in history as an abomination created by state liberalism at the expense of human liberty.  True liberalism is the recognition of the primacy of the individual and of community.  It results in the empowerment of humanity.  That includes a guaranteed living wage, guaranteed access to affordable healthcare, etc. 

This whole meat-eaters-are-the-scourge-of-humanity meme created out of thin air (state liberal fanaticism, hatred of humanity and junk science) is really part of a consistent state liberalism meme of the twentieth century.  That is, population control.   There is nothing wrong with humanity nor are there too many of us.  People throughout all of history have proven an ability to determine their own fate without some faux intellectual telling us we are useless eaters destroying the planet.   Who is actually destroying the planet are state liberals, faux intellectuals and the system of state violence, corporate capitalism, that enriches state actors by stealing from the untermensch or working class. 

Untermensch, a common meme within the liberal fanatic mob throughout the twentieth century, (although it is certainly hidden through more sinister, propagandized efforts meant to dumb-down and control humanity like telling us eating meat is going to destroy the planet.)  was also the same justification ploy used by Hitler to rid Germany of whom the state actors thought were undesirables.  And before him, as noted on here in the past, the Anglo-American aristocracy used forced sterilization, unlawful experiments on the poor and other atrocities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century to rid the world of what they described as undesirables.   Mind you, this is all driven by a pathological self-hatred.   You cannot wish to see your fellow man become all that he is capable of becoming if you are not capable of loving yourself enough to want to become the vibrant you that you were meant to become.  Self-hatred is driven by a disconnection to our divinity.  So, it should be no surprise that these same liberals mock any reference to a Divine life force.

Don’t jump on your high horse as a Republican neoliberal.  Having our lives ruled by a select few corporate bureaucrats and turned into the idiocracy of  mindless corporate wage slavess and consumers, and thus see every untainted, unpolluted ecosystem as the next Wal-mart parking lot, are possibly even more heinous. Humanity can cohabitate with nature. But first we need to rid ourselves of corporate and state liberalism that exists only through telling everyone else how to lead their lives.  And, literally create junk science out of thin air in order to do it.  That includes the hilarious meme that cows belching and farting methane are such a massive problem in the mythical meme of global warming that we need to rid ourselves of meat eaters.   Read on and learn the truth from a reformed liberal idiot himself whose experiments show that more cows may be the answer we need.  And, thus, more meat eaters to consume them.

But beforehand, let me say once again there is no meaningful scientifically-proven evidence the earth’s climate acts as junk AGW climate models have predicted (and those predictions have completely failed thus invalidated the horrendous theories).  It is even more preposterous that eating meat is somehow responsible for climate change.  Although the Huffington Post recently labeled meat eaters as the “Carbon Scourge”.  Of course, these are the same brilliant reporters who thought ear plugs were rubber bullets in the recent Ferguson crisis. 

Eating meat is one of the liberal fanatic’s biggest concerns because cattle and other ruminants apparently like to belch a lot and release one of the most dreaded liberal fears; methane.  This post links to an excellent video below presenting evidence that refudiates the ignorance of the liberal idiot (and their useful idiots who believe their nonsensical, unscientific baloney) and actually presents possible simple solutions to help restore the health of our planet.  That is, raise more cattle and eat more meat.  And, mind you, this evidence is presented by a scientist who once supported  idiotic, liberal fanatic memes.  Just how insane can the liberal fanatic be?  How about shooting tens of thousands of elephants to supposedly save African ecosystems.  Then admit you were wrong.  Maybe instead he should have considered turning that gun on himself.   At least he admits his own wrongly held beliefs in the video link below.

We are living through a time when scientific principles have been obliterated.   In many regards we are in the midst of a scientific dark ages created by state liberalism.  No one is more guilty of this than the AGW climate fanatics that have butchered those principles. (As an aside, I noted on here in a prior link how scientific paper retraction has literally gone exponential due to fraud and faulty science.   And more recently SAGE retracted sixty articles.)  

The systemic fraud of science has everything to do with the economic crisis we are experiencing.  Researchers are under constant pressure to continually raise government and corporate grant money or lose their high salaries, jobs and possibly careers.  And science has been hijacked by liberalism and destroyed to serve their many memes.  This has led to agenda-driven faux science with predetermined outcomes.   The AGW pseudoscience community wanted to find the earth was warming so they built a meme and junk models in support of their beliefs.  Even if that was subconscious in many situations.  It’s simply another example of how money, corporations and state liberalism have destroyed truth and, in this case, science.

 Some weeks ago Richard Branson joined the chorus of liberal clowns succumbing to this anti-science meme.  I suppose if we killed all of the cattle and all of humanity, then the planet would be fine.  Or so that is the thinking.  But then listening to some of these fanatics, they hate themselves so much that indeed they would wish this on all of us if they could.   And that has become a main driver of state liberalism.   The real issue driving widespread acceptance of fanatic lunacy has been a common theme on here.  That is, this environment of social and economic collapse, cover is given to  the lunatic fringe.  Fanatics of all types, be they on the political left or right, find many of their lunatic views are accepted into the mainstream as the ego seeks certainty in a world of fear created by extreme uncertainty and unknowingness.  Or, maybe more importantly, fanatics find cover in a world where the mob seeks vigilante vengeance for those it blames for their self-victimizing ills.   That is, rather than taking responsibility for those truly is at fault, which is cumulatively each of us.   Dare I say these mob social movements such as AGW, anti-Semitism and the meat-eater scourge are tyrannical and reminiscent of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.  A time when kangaroo courts were set up to disguise mob lynchings of anyone who dissented from the tyranny of the mob.  The mob ruled then as it does today.   Our kangaroo court is the public lynching of political correctness and rabid attacks on anyone who doesn’t conform with the views of the fanatic.  The dynamics allowing it are different but the outcomes are the same.   Today politics is used by the mob and by fanatics to inflict controlling beliefs on the rest of humanity.   Freedom?  Forget freedom.  We are using divine knowledge to stop humanity from killing themselves by eating meat.  Or so the fanatic True Believer thinks.

Mind you, there are fanatics on both sides of the false liberal and conservative political meme in this country and around the world.  One fanatic must exist to provide a counterweight to the other.   Without the conservative fanatic, the liberal fanatic cannot exist nor vice versa.  Republicans create Democrats and Democrats create Republicans in a polarized world where every aspect of our lives in some way is substantially controlled by the political class. 

Fanatics hide behind a faux greater knowledge.  They are certain of their beliefs and thus tend to be very narrow and closed-minded.  Certainty is driven by the ego’s intent of control.   The greater the ego’s fear, the greater the need for control.  Given we live in survival mode under the tyranny of pathological state violence, fear is abundant everywhere.  The truth is reality often tends to be in shades of gray but that doesn’t stop the fanatic from defending their ill-thought-out yet completely certain beliefs.

Whether that is the mythical free market on the right or the supposed brilliance of Harvard-educated liberals on the left.   Both seek to coerce others into their faux belief systems through the application of state violence.   Living wages?  Let the free market decide.  Who should get health care?  Let the free market decide.  Ban meat eating because cows release methane gas, a much more sinister greenhouse gas than even CO2.  How about we ban termites as well given there is more of a mass than termites than humans and they release massive amounts of methane?  What’s the difference between the liberal and conservative fanatic?  The same lunacy just different tyranny due to different beliefs.

One of the greatest fanatical elements in our society is the supposedly educated Big L Democratic Party liberal.  Or, state liberalism.   It’s everywhere.  And the level of junk science and looking-down-your-nose faux intellectual superiority is nauseating and endless.  But what is truly harmful is when fanatics use political methods of enforcing their world view and will upon humanity and society.  So, “winning” elections really is simply another method through which fanatics enforce their will upon the losers.  How the hell is that freedom or empowerment or self-determinism or self-rule?   There are a lot of people of all walks of life who are simply sick of being told what to do by literal idiots masquerading as experts be they neoliberal free market advocates or the liberal intelligentsia. 

Here’s one for the faux intelligentsia on the left who tell us that all of the ruminants, including cows, are causing global warming with their endless belching and excretion  of methane gas.  Supposedly more methane gas than all cars on earth.   Woe is me.   If this environment provides anything worthwhile, it’s an endless supply of amusement through ignorance.

From the Huffington Post, the source of all things brilliantly liberal anti-science - Meat Eaters: Carbon Scourge  (To label the basic building block of life, carbon, as a scourge without any proven science, could only reside in the mind of the faux intelligentsia.  It’s reminiscent of the cholesterol hyperventilating.  That is, a substance absolutely needed by the human body, is somehow killing us.)

How nature acts to moderate climate change by eating meat. (One of the best videos out there courtesy of a reformed liberal idiot.  I can’t even imagine an avowed hater of those who eat meat being able to watch this.  Let alone stuff a hamburger down their pie hole.  Their certainty and believes are so rigidly held that they will almost certainly deny the reality of what they are watching.) 

No one is saying that any life should be taken unless it is needed.  And no one is stating that the brutal and inhumane factory farming techniques are anything other than crimes against nature.  That includes the strip mining of land by mass, monoculture farming techniques to feed cattle what they would never eat unless corporations forced them to rather than allowing them to graze as nature intended.  But, there is a cycle of life that sustains life.  Viewing any of that process, including eating meat, as willful and malicious intent to do harm aka murder is driven by perceptions of ego rather than the greater truth of our existence.  

All life sustains life through the process of birth, life, death and renewal.   Lather, rinse, repeat.  

If you don’t want to eat meat, then don’t eat it.  And deal with the consequences, whatever they may be.   I would suppose if humans were all vegans we may eventually die out some generations later.   But now we know from the video above that there are additional consequences that may include destroying the planet as well as your health.  The moral of the story is don’t try to “intellectualize” a position that has absolutely no scientific validity and then use the force of the state to impose those junk scientific beliefs on the rest of humanity as has been the use of state violence for the last one hundred years by corporate apologists and contrived liberal do-gooders.   

These videos show the faux intellectual superiority exposed for what it is.  Fanaticism coupled with junk science.  Nature knows best on how to heal itself.  It has proven this over billions of years.  Ruminants eating, pooping, belching and excreting mass amounts of methane has been happening on this planet for a lot longer than those with a faux intellectual superiority who believe that eating meat or cow methane are bad for the climate.  And, the complete lack of science behind their beliefs.   And unlike the road to hell that is paved with liberal fanatics and their good intentions, ruminants actually help the environment through natural harmony developed over hundreds of millions of years.  But, without culling the herd, or killing ruminants, (Which then someone has to eat.  It might as well be us rather than bugs or wolves, given how nutritious it is.)  they will over-run the land and ultimately contribute to ecosystem collapse. 

A good method of celebrating the success of nature and what certainly must be the beneficial release of methane by cows is to head out and find a local store or butcher or farmer that supports natural, humane methods of raising happy, grass-fed cattle and have yourself a big juicy burger today.   Given how important its omega-3s, amino acids, B-vitamins and nutrition are to your brain, it will definitely help make you happy.  Be sure to give thanks for nature’s brilliance, abundance and bounty.  And thanks that nature has given you life by sharing that abundance that you respectfully treat with compassion and decency.  And then give thanks to the fact that some modicum of republicanism and democracy exists in this country so that fanatics have not completely taken over.  They are close but likely as close as they are ever going to get. 

posted by TimingLogic at 3:59 PM links to this post

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Update: Watching The Global Socioeconomic Control System Fail In Real Time

“You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.”  -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Let’s take a look at some of the developments over the last week or so that fit nicely with the long time themes and projections on here. 

Overreach and corruption are what brings down not only empire but any illegitimate authority.  It’s why corporations are likely to fail on a grand scale.   Just about every major corporation in this country only exists through some form of graft.   Permanent corporations, as they have always been organized, are an anathema to democracy.    They exist only to seek rent for those who control them.  That includes the state itself.   A new study simply validates what has been discussed on here ad nauseam.  That is, the concept of money and corporate capitalist wage slavery as the primary methods of disseminating social wealth are experiencing some degree of systemic failure.    Whether that failure is terminal remains to be seen.  But without the artificial control system of money, the capitalist class and the state would already have experienced terminal failure.  The system continues to unwind with one out of three American consumers in default on some form of financial usury and corporate graft.   So much for the mythical economic recovery.  In many regards money and the marketing propaganda of corporations are the final battlefields being waged by this system to save itself.  That battle is clearly being lost.    As Solzhenitsyn noted, with state actors, including corporations, having so successfully stolen literally everything from the majority of humanity, their power now continues to wane. 

This past week Obama hosted a Monster’s Ball of African dictators and thugs at the Whitehouse.   Truly some of the most lecherous excuses for human beings on this planet.   Goons who have stolen everything from the people they dominate and exploit.   That often includes stealing their lives.  Obama’s hosting of these predators is clearly driven by the need for capitalism to find new, large markets to loot or to ultimately face its own extinction.   This has been discussed often on here including that the United States is trying to pivot its economic focus to Africa, the last place on earth to provide large populations that have yet to be exploited and ripped off by wholesale corporate power.  Obviously, European colonialism has been exploiting Africa for centuries but their form of subjugation was based on outright class-based human slavery.  This new form of corporate-driven capitalist empire is much more sinister and covert.  And, each of these monsters has much to gain by selling the slavery of Africans to the corporate state.     

Now we plainly see why the American empire has troops on the ground in three dozen African nations.    They are prepping the invasion of American corporations.  It’s no coincidence that at the same time the corporate capitalist predators have publicly become very bullish on Africa.   This is the first time in history we have heard these words uttered so consistently.   Obama’s hosting of the African summit and corporate bullishness on Africa are clearly linked.   The corruption of government by private, for-profit power is now so blatantly obvious that any half wit can easily deduce that fascism drives the policies of this nation and most every other industrialized nation around the world.   That Obama is hosting some of the worst thugs on earth at the Whitehouse, and thus unofficially endorsing murder, rape, genocide and brutality of every form imaginable, certainly has an intent far beyond that of any mainstream political blather.   He is doing so with the support of both Democrats and Republicans and the masters of the only political party, the corporate state party, that truly exists in this nation.  That is, corporate capitalist power.    And, just like in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, it is the professional class that gleefully does the bidding of state evil.

The U.S. corporate state is clearly in a state of war with China economically.  And, the battlefield is now Africa and to a lesser extent, South America and the Middle East where Chinese influence is rising.  U.S. and European corporate power now wages a battle for profits against both China and Russia on the global stage.   The intent of all of these state actors is to grab the rights to future economic exploitation and subsequent profits.   As noted back after the 2008 collapse, when the G20 had meeting after meeting showing unity in their resolve to fight the global economic collapse, the reality would soon unfold that state predators would soon turn on each other.  And, indeed they have.  Battle lines are being drawn.  Each state seeks to perpetuate violence in their own name to maintain and expand the power structure that currently exists.   We can certainly expect that both Europe and the U.S. will continue to work closely to maintain their balance of power in the world.   Because, in a world driven so substantially by primitive tribalism, as capitalism so perpetuates, class-based European and American Caucasian capitalist power will do anything to continue to dominate the world.  Not only are the Chinese not part of this club, they will never be invited to join because they aren’t part of the same tribe. 

This past week 60 Minutes ran a story on China’s real estate bubble.  It is a horrifying story.   But, nothing new on here.  As written on here in probably more than one hundred posts on China’s coming collapse, China is the biggest bubble the world has ever seen.   It’s interesting to hear 60 Minutes essentially use those same words in its description of the real estate crisis in China.   It is far, far worse than the 60 Minutes story.  Because real estate is not the crisis.  Real estate is a manifestation of the capital bubble they are experiencing.  Without rehashing  countless posts on here, let me just repeat a couple of major themes discussed over the years regarding China.  One, as noted on here half a dozen years ago when every single person who read such a comment would have laughed me out of the room, the yuan is worthless and China just doesn’t realize it yet.   Are you starting to appreciate this greater truth?  You should after watching that 60 Minutes story.  And, two, who the hell is going to accept yuan as a form of trade settlement when their massive crisis hits critical mass?   Three, China is either headed for mass civil unrest and revolution that will sack communism or war with the west in order to deflect from the systemic failure and incompetence of communist central planners.   Interestingly, China’s top real estate developer now echoes my words of many years ago.  That is, if the bubble pops, it will be a disaster.   And, four, as noted on here many years ago, China is making their future crisis worse by attempting to “modernize” their centrally-planned socioeconomic system.  Pushing peasants and rural populations off of the land, where they are reasonably self-determined, and into cities where they are completely reliant on the mass incompetence of the state for their  fate.   A state that is a miserable failure but whose bubblicious policies heretofore have hidden that mass incompetence.   The communists in China are creating a greater disaster by forcing people to become reliant on a system that is in terminal failure.   So, the communists are creating even greater future unrest that may lead to their own demise. 

The dollar is not under any remote threat at all from China.   For those who believe the dollar is going to collapse, might they be able to explain how that is going to happen against a yuan currency that is under so much stress?  And, the Chinese party is just starting.   As noted on here many times over the years, China will one day be begging for dollars.   Those who own dollars will extract a punishing price in return.  We can expect them to demand substantially more yuan than the current, artificially contrived exchange rate reflects.  And, that will allow dollar interests to pick up the pieces in China on the cheap.   That is, if the U.S. doesn’t experience its own revolution first by sacking both political parties.  Most people have no idea how the world really works.  And their nonsensical predictions are going to be massively wrong.

Are you starting to appreciate that the Chinese miracle was nothing more than a media pump created by American and European capitalists and state actors?  Possibly even done so with a malicious intent only understood by a very small group of deep state actors seeking to drive this meme into the mainstream?  How much of your reality is based on illusions created by others?  Illusions you adopt into your own belief systems out of ignorance?  Global warming?  Peak oil?  Your own freedom under corporate capitalism?

People who believe we are on the edge of a new economic bull market just don’t get it.  I made an obscure comment in a lengthy post many years ago that I want to repeat.  We can’t have a new bull market because the companies and technologies needed to create one don’t yet exist.   And, under this current system, they never will. 

As economies are nothing more than ecosystems created by nature, (since we are a part of nature and anything we manifest is also a natural ecosystem) and following the rules of nature, there exists a maturity model to economies just as there exists one in any ecosystem.   The new technologies, corporations and employment needed for an economic recovery or new bull market don’t exist because massive, bloated state-owned corporations today, along with both political parties, won’t allow them to exist.  (Any company that is a leader in its field today is so large that they are effectively propped up by state policies that rig markets to keep them alive.  Just like in the Soviet Union, communist China and the British empire.  Those corporations exist for one primary reason.  Because large corporations are needed to project the influence and looting of American corporate empire abroad.  Just as was the case with the British empire.)   They purchase competitors, deny competitors any ability to form through the denial of capital, they stifle innovation and on and on.  I wrote this when I first started this blog nine years ago.  But, it was not apparent to most.  It certainly is now.   Americans of all backgrounds are now experiencing a mass awakening unlike any in our history.  They are waking up to the fact that the tyranny of politicians and corporations is destroying our republic.  It is the exact same awakening that happened in 1776 when the king’s courtiers and corporations subjected the colonies to the same form of state tyranny.  Corporate capitalism is not the economic system this nation was founded upon.  But there are plenty of useful idiots who shill for their masters.  Or, as Malcolm X called them, the house slaves.

The old, mature, forest of dead wood that sucks all of the life out of its ecosystem must be burned for new growth to occur.   Forest fires are nature’s answer.  We are almost certainly going to witness a proverbial forest fire in corporate capitalism.   And, this is what the Wall Street Journal is unknowingly reporting in their analysis that we aren’t creating new businesses and existing ones are growing older.  That’s ironic, because the average reader of the Wall Street Journal is someone who is employed in these dead wood, bloated, old forest corporations that are smothering our nation and its creative expression needed to create abundant new growth and human progress.    Frankly, what needs to happen is all of those Wall Street Journal readers need to lose their jobs.   This system needs to fail.   And fail it will.

I don’t say that maliciously.  I say that with the same level of abstraction and lack of ego that I would say as nature finishes off an old, dead wood forest with lightning strikes and resultant forest fire.  And, as part of that, all of the legalese and red tape built up in this system needs to come down with the massive corporate and special interest power that is behind most of the legislation passed in this nation.   No one needs to lose their homes or suffer death or starvation or whatnot as part of this process.  But the system needs to be reset.    Interestingly, this actually used to happen in ancient times.  Every seven time seven years or forty nine years all property would be reapportioned equally, all debts forgiven and the system would start over.   Can you imagine if all property (wealth) in this nation was reapportioned equally amongst its citizens?  And corporations were no longer able to actually own any property by stripping them of corporate personhood?   This is effectively what needs to happen or the forces of the universe will do it for us.

Regardless, life, death and renewal must be part of any social existence.  Economics is a social existence.  And, if we won’t do it of our own intent, then the laws of the universe will certainly do it for us.

But, in this nation, and in societies controlled by modern, Big L political party liberalism, not to be confused with democratic or small L liberalism, we aren’t allowed to experience failure.  (Small L liberalism recognizes the primacy of the rights of man.  Big L liberalism is based on some bureaucrat having some higher knowledge of how we should each lead our lives.  And, the execution of bloated state bureaucracies meant to inflict that violent point of view.)   Or, frankly, anything that forces us to take responsibility for our emotions is verboten.  Johnny is not allowed to do anything in school that would threaten the feelings of other children.  Even if he is pure in his intents of letting his true self shine.  Political correctness ensures no one has their feelings hurt at the expense of leading a dumbed-down existence.  Big corporations that are systemically-incompetent are bailed out because failure is something we fear more than dealing with the brutality they create.   Big L liberalism has created a world of endless outcomes where we lead a meaningless life of nothingness driven by fear and its intent of control.   Of course, capitalism operates on this very principle. 

So, instead we lead dumbed-down lives in fear of our own shadows.  We are no longer the bold nation of ideas and possibilities.  We have been destroyed by liberalism and its small, meaningless existence that is afraid of its feelings, afraid of risk and afraid of failure.   And our fear-driven policies create the same  level of meaningless and nothingness of existence that choked the Soviet Union into collapse.  An existence where a class of self-appointed liberal idiots dictates to the rest of us what is acceptable in our lives.  And through the bully pulpit of marginalizing any dissenting view, accosts, abuses, humiliates and ultimately attempts to literally destroy anyone of dissenting views.   The conformity of the Borg isn’t a science fiction movie.  It is the failed liberalism policies of the last one hundred years.    Liberals legislate this acceptability of their fear-based smallness, meaninglessness and nothingness into law to mercilessly punish and make ignorant the entirety of our existence.  The outcome is a horrifying dumbed-down dystopia all driven by a fear of taking responsibility for our emotions and, thus, becoming the vibrant, shining light we were all meant to become.   Instead, we live in an emotionless existence void of fear and failure.  And, that is exactly the way they wish it.  For without fear and failure, they never have to take responsibility for their emotions. 

Big L liberals today think small, act small and wish to be small.  That is because they don't want to take responsibility for their emotions.  So, in attempting to ameliorate the injustices in society and of the human condition, they victimize those they wish to "save" or help by projecting their affliction onto those they wish to help.   The list of endless “self-described” victims in our nation is overwhelming.   Everyone deserves special treatment or a handout for one reason or another.   And, conservatives (neoliberals and capitalists) provide the perfect host parasite to exploit fearful liberals unwilling to take responsibility for their emotions.  

We live in a society of perfect dysfunction where both Republicans and Democrats feed off of each other’s co-dependency.  Liberalism as we know it is going to collapse.  And by that I mean both Republican and Democratic liberalism.  We are all suffering under their "solutions" to the human condition that has actually made our suffering and meaninglessness of existence that much greater.  We live in a repressed, subjugated, emotionless, Godless world created by Big L liberalism through the force of state violence.

posted by TimingLogic at 1:58 PM links to this post

Friday, August 08, 2014

Watching London’s Real Estate Crack Up In Realtime

There are many people who believe the massive bubbles within the system cannot collapse with so many people “aware” of them.   Sort of like the old idiom ‘a watched pot never boils’.  This position relies exclusively on sentiment as its gauge.   This belief relies on tops being created with mass exuberance and wild speculation.   That certainly is happening within small constructs of society that can still afford to loot and speculate with other people’s money but what happens when sentiment of the mob that has looted society becomes fearful at the very top?   That may be developing in some bubbles including London real estate according to the Telegraph.  That is also what happened in 2008.  At the time, there was substantial panic developing at a major asset market peak.  I had written before that collapse on numerous occasions that sentiment would fail as an indicator.   And I have written incessantly since that with the reflation of assets, those who owned them would find that they are stuck with them.  That the remaining players were in the process of trading all of the counterparties out of markets.  

Who can afford to buy a house for a million bucks or a stock discounting a thousand years of earnings?  Or, more importantly, who can be so ignorant? 

Nothing could represent this more than the value of London real estate.  London is the world’s epicenter of fraud.   In many ways, much more fraudulent that even New York.   Every fraudster and scumbag around the world can find a haven in London as long as they have plenty of money.  And the law that protects wealth and class privilege in England turns a blind eye.    This has contributed substantially to the massive swell of real estate prices in London. 

I pulled the data below from the UK land registry after reading the article linked to above in the Telegraph.  It is of London real estate prices since 1995.  Long time readers will recognize 1995 as a very important date.  In many ways 1995 was the beginning of the end as central bankers tried to stop Japan’s financial implosion and in the process unleashed a storm of money around the globe.   (By the way, house prices are still going up in London as just reported today.) 

Let’s say you bought a London flat in 1995 for 200,000 pounds.  Today, on average, it is worth 1,000,000 pounds.   And we are now at the steepest price appreciation in the last twenty years.   This is driven solely by the massive wall of fraudulent money unleashed upon the world by banking criminals and the political toadies that protect them.

Where will London real estate prices end to the upside?  Who knows.  The trend is your friend and that trend remains up.  But, this is a good place to insert a remember.  Many years ago I wrote that if any nation experienced hyperinflation as a result of this cycle, I thought it would be Britain.  

Britain is to the United States what Merrill Lynch was to Goldman Sachs in 2008.  That is, the wannabe in follow the leader.   A birthright aristocracy that still dreams of its arrogant superiority in past days of looting, exploiting, predatory empire.   England has tried to recreate those past days of empire by becoming the financial world’s global epicenter of fraud.   Merrill Lynch played follow the leader with Goldman Sachs just as Britain does with the U.S.  Remember, I wrote that Merrill was not going to make it under its current business model when John Thane was hired to save the company and spoke positively of saving the firm.   Merrill Lynch was headed to zero without a Federal Reserve-Treasury structured bailout.  Britain may be headed for the same fate.  

 

London

London home prices from 1995 to the present.  Up, up and away….

posted by TimingLogic at 5:41 PM links to this post

Monday, August 04, 2014

Timely Comments About China, The United States And Their Straining Nash Equilibrium

I have remarked on here - mostly quite many years ago - that the United States may have created the China “miracle” (as pumped in the mainstream media) simply to destroy it.  This clearly is another angle to capitalism that nearly no one understands.   There are far too many people who don’t actually understand what is going on and so what is reported in the world is often without any merit.  Or worse, just the opposite of reality.  I’ll be writing more about this very topic in the upcoming series of posts I promised earlier this year.  But for now, I want to stay within the confines of events happening today and why they may matter.

What is common today is not knowledge, discovery or truth but people determining their reality through emotions and beliefs.  There is nothing more confining and erroneous than looking at the world through emotions or the limitations of beliefs.  There are a lot of people out there who are so emotionally-charged by U.S. corruption that they end up with a very skewed view of reality.    Because of their emotions and beliefs, they are unable to see that what exists beyond the United States is most often no more pure or righteous.  We are not our emotions or beliefs, but instead often slaves to the past experiences that created them.  When our emotions and beliefs reflect our reality, we are slaves to our past and create our own victimizing view of reality.  Viewing the world through this lens keeps us from every realizing greater truth.  That is, until time reveals greater truth. 

As it pertains to this moment, let me ask you, when the British Empire lost the U.S. colonies, did it destroy their empire?  Hardly.   There wasn’t even a hiccup.  The sun never set on the British Empire for nearly another 200 years.   China for today’s U.S. empire is little different.  My point is not that the U.S. empire will last another 200 years.  I have already stated years ago that U.S. empire could fall swiftly before  2022.  That would be great news for the U.S. economy.  Which, by the way, were that to successfully happen, it would then have the effect of perpetuating a new, protracted period of U.S. global dominance under this current economic system.   While that may seem unlikely today, we all now can clearly see that those who think with their eyes, beliefs or emotions, or all three, are now experiencing outcomes they never could have imagined just a handful of years ago.   There are big changes coming.  Some of those changes are easy to appreciate.  That includes a debt bubble that is never going to be paid off.  Or the mass welfare system that destroys human dignity.  Or the mass of money corrupting our nation’s public institutions.  But there are also many esoteric factors involved in how these changes might manifest themselves.  Don’t be so sure that you know what they are or that people who are certain of their own emotional, blinded analysis are right either.  I certainly am not. 

Remember, China and Russia are simply state predators who want more of that good ole fashioned U.S. Empire power.  They are not virtuous states by any means.  That anyone sides with them in recognition that the U.S. is rotten and corrupt is based purely on an emotional hatred of the United States.  This is easily identifiable because the mass murder, mass violence and mass repression at the hands of both China and Russia clearly reveals their true identity.  Remember, the state, any state, exists for one reason; violence.   And empire almost always collapses from within due to overreach or mass corruption.   The U.S. suffers from both in spades.  

Additionally, remember that the British Empire was just as brutal and just as far-reaching in the late 1930s as American Empire today.   Frankly, it was more outwardly brutal.   Yet it was an even greater evil that arose to threaten the world at that time.  An evil that owed its very existence, in many ways, in opposition to the existing capitalist order including the British Empire.   Germany and Italy wanted some of that good ole fashioned capitalist British Empire for themselves.  France and Britain created Nazi Germany through the tyranny of their WWI sanctions and reparations that were meant to ensure Germany would never again provide any economic competition  for Europe’s two largest colonial capitalist powers. 

Entering a war cycle and the topic of the possibility of upcoming war was broached on here well before anyone else in the blogosphere or the press touched this topic.  It was not reactionary but instead foretold of.  I think you must clear your mind of prior beliefs and emotions and consider it  highly plausible that any great future evil in the world will not come from the United States just as it did not come from what was the greatest perpetuator of state violence, the British Empire, in the 1930s.     The U.S. certainly continues its attempts at protecting its empire through violence but the attempt to assign everything bad that is happening in the world today to some covert U.S. operation is based on beliefs and emotions rather than any incontrovertible truth that we are privy to.   

People driven by emotions and beliefs clearly take sides when they don’t even understand what is going on.  A prime example is in the Ukraine.   Certainly, we know the U.S. is meddling in the Ukraine.  But there is so much that is not known.  Russia, China and others are also manipulating the global chessboard seeking their own advantage.   One must consider that similar to British Empire domination in the 1930s, that  it will be the rise of power to challenge U.S. empire that may be the next great evil.  That is, if one is to arise at all.   Again, something I foretold of years before any of this chaos started.  That is, as U.S. empire wanes in this cycle, every thug, dictator and power-mad lunatic will feel emboldened and attempt to reach for their own power in the world.   How true has that become?  Obvious possibilities of any coming great evil include China, Russia, Hamas, Hezbollah and ISIS or some combination of factions and states behind these forces.  

Today, it appears outright war may be nearing in the Middle East.    Fanatic Muslim Arabs continue their near single-minded focus on the extermination of all Jews and Israel.   That is, if Shia and Sunni don’t kill each other first.  And, as noted in a prior post on the coming blood moon tetrads, all five tetrads in the twentieth century came within a year of a major financial market peak including the Great Depression.   The very, very infrequent blood moon tetrads passing on Jewish holidays, that we are in the midst of experiencing, are often prophetic for the fate of Jews.  The U.S. and China, possibly with the support of Russia, could both be involved in any Middle East war just as happened in Vietnam between the Soviets and the west.    Russia has an illustrious history of anti-Semitism and is experiencing a growing hatred of anyone different in an ultra-nationalist movement stoked by Putin and the oligarchs he protects.   This chessboard is is already being played with China, Russia and the U.S. all vying to increase relationships to their advantage around the world.

For now I just want to remark of this in order to put up the remainder of this post about some specific events unfolding in the world.  Some people think everything in the world is controlled and contrived with a grand plan.  I’m very dubious of that claim but the reality is no one knows what extend the world is planned.   We know things like globalization were planned by the U.S. and Europe under their construct, the WTO.   But, do we know if there are any intents planned beyond that as it pertains to global trade?  Not really.  Current policies may simply be unplanned responses to existing realities that then create a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Sort of a Whac-A-Mole policy or chaotic insanity.  I don’t give much credit to ignoramus politicians.   But could there be small, secretive pockets within the national security state that do esoterically drive policy with intent.  That includes not only the U.S. but all states.  It’s certainly possible.  But it could also be that events are reasonably random responses in some attempt by politicians to maintain state control based on the prior messes they made.  This is certainly how the vast majority of politics works outside of any potential niche, secretive policy planning.  But, the China-U.S. situation may be different for many legitimate reasons.   This outcome may have been sought.  Some of which I have discussed in the past.   Some of which I will discuss here.  And much more that I will discuss in the future.

As noted in my last China post a couple of weeks ago, the mainstream press has turned negative on China.  This is clearly a reflection of the U.S. corporate state’s changed views since a dumbed-down corporate-controlled press now hires people with the intellectual curiosity of a donkey.  So, political talking points leaked to the press become news rather than any credible investigative reporting meant to find out what is true beyond those force-fed talking points.  We all know this by now. 

There are at least three events unfolding today that may be tied together.  That is, the end of the Fed’s quantitative easing, the illegal immigration crisis in the U.S. and the energy boom in the United States.  Unless you are living under a rock, everyone now knows the U.S. is now the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer.   The fact is the U.S. has been the world’s largest energy producer forever but this has never been reported by leftist fanatics.   We consume the most but we also produce the most.   The reality is the U.S. probably has enough identified carbon-based fuel to power our nation for a thousand years.  I don’t want to get on my soapbox about blathering peak oil right now so let’s leave it here.  

U.S. economic domination has always been foundationally tied to abundant and cheap energy.  The U.S. has thousands of years of energy.  And, presently, much of that is extremely cheap energy.  While the strength of this nation is its cultural diversity, regardless of what many small-minded people believe, immigration has often had a dubious past and what is now a dubious present. 

(Forcing immigrants to give up their heritage and culture is an affront to human dignity.  And, the corporate state uses propaganda to assimilate everyone into a primitive, Godless, heritage-less, cultureless, consumer culture.   In the process we lose our ties to our past and our unique hi-stories that help define us and give us a reason for being.  There is ample evidence that this lack of heritage and cultural identity has played a major role in black America as just one example.  That is why we see a resurgence in tying people to their African roots.  How many people feel a yearning to understand more about their immigrant past and lost culture and would like to reconnect to it?  Nearly everyone I know.)

That dubious past of immigration has been to provide an endless stream of cheap labor to fill factories, sweat shops and dehumanizing jobs like servants for the ultra rich.  What better method of covert violence is there than to force someone just off the boat or crossing the border and not a nickel to their name to do their master’s bidding?  Does one really have another choice in this system?   Come here to the land of economic opportunity and end up becoming a slave to corporate and elite power.

I don’t think it’s any kind of coincidence that Joe Biden recently remarked (as posted on here) that the U.S. needs all of this immigrant labor for the economy to grow.  Joe Biden, like most politicians, hasn’t had an original thought in his life.  That was planted in his head likely by business leaders/lobbyists and he’s simply parroting what he has been told to say. 

Recently, many of all ethnicities in this nation have come out in criticism of Obama for spending untold billions of dollars helping immigrants while they suffer incredibly high unemployment and underemployment.   Where’s their jobs and their economic relief?  Rightly so.  Our president is seemingly willfully incompetent.  I find it hard to believe anyone can be so stupid as face value presents him.  Very few people in this world are literally stupid.  Willfully ignorant?  Yes.  

As an aside, I’m not sure what exactly this hedge fund manager was thinking but it would likely costs less than the money Obama seeks to give to illegal immigrants and deal with the crisis he largely created to protect our electrical grid from an EMP solar shock.   There will be a day when that again happens.  And we have no planning in place even though solutions exist.   A substantial reason behind this is the deregulation of the energy industry, that as noted on here in the past, has been a complete and utter failure.  Of course, maybe he was talking about Russia’s use of an EMP weapon.  Why?  I don’t know.  Behavior in this environment is often unpredictable and batty.  Regardless, there is no money for upgrading our electrical grid to handle that type of emergency.  Only money for illegal and unconstitutional presidential activity and those who benefit from it. 

So, it has obviously been leaked by Obama’s administration that they are putting plans in place to give up to five million illegal immigrants work permits in our nation.    Work permits.  Not just amnesty.  This is driven by the search for more workers as Biden noted.  Mind you, the Chamber of Commerce is squarely behind this plan.  And, so is the Republican Party leadership, if they could bamboozle their working class constituents into passing it.    Which, they clearly can’t.  This when the current unemployment rate is already 24% and the underemployment rate is probably double that.   What are his intents and why?  No one knows but let me tie this together with some past remarks made on here about what may be going on. 

So…..  what would drive these policies of cheap energy, an end to quantitative easing and immigration “reform” which is nothing more than a covert word for more wages slaves for anyone who can make it across the border?  (Remember, Biden noted we needed this immigrants for our economy. And both parties and their corporate masters support it.  Immigration reform has nothing to do with compassion.  How many times has Obama gone to Detroit, where unemployment and underemployment are probably 80%, to talk about the economy?  Or any other impoverished area?  Or why hasn’t he acted unilaterally and unconstitutionally as he said he is going to do with immigration?  He doesn’t give a shit about exploited people’s well-being.  He has shown that repeatedly.  There is some  willful intent at work.)

The possibility of this being part of a larger plan, if one actually exists, is that the U.S. is ramping up for economic war or worse with China.   Something I have noted for a long time is coming.  And over the past few years, the actions of politicians and the military-industrial complex have clearly been in alignment with.    This is part of the cycle of war that exists as an inherent component to corporate capitalism. 

One must appreciate that we ebb and flow between these long cycles of financial capitalist and industrial capitalist exploitation.   We have been in a period of financial exploitation for forty years.  It’s about time for the worm to turn.  That is, if they can actually turn it.  I doubt this is really some grand plan hatched in secrecy but rather an understanding that has now arisen that the capitalist policies of the west have created a new enemy that is China.   Regardless, western leadership most certainly considers China a threat.  Why else does the TPP trade agreement surround and exclude China?  Why else is the U.S. war machine pivoting to Asia?   And, mind you, China is a massively corrupt, evil state that is a threat to humanity.  That they have not overtly acted in such a way for most to see that yet is irrelevant.  Communism is an inherently evil system, just as capitalism and any other form of state violence is.

Some would wonder how immigration ties into this if America truly has an unemployment and underemployment rate of 50% or more.  Well, first of all, the underemployment dynamic is fine with our masters.   They created it and are doing nothing to ameliorate it.  Being underemployed in service or servant economy jobs serves the capitalist class and our aristocracy.  It also provides some low level of social stability.   As for the unemployed, how many Americans are going to leave their government handouts for a slave labor job that pays little, if any, benefit over receiving a check from Uncle Sam?   You have to factor in day care, transportation, the cost of paying for health care and on and on.   It takes much more than a minimum wage, or thereabouts, to provide the financial gains for people to come off of handout doles.  Immigrants, on the other hand, come from a culture of work.  They are not institutionalized to a culture of  handouts.  Immigrants have always bought the propaganda or were forced the propaganda of capitalism’s culture of work and today’s immigrants are no different.  They are one of the most exploited classes of people in our nation.   

I wanted to place this post up at this point so you could watch events unfold with the possibility of understanding what may be driving some of the macro factors unfolding today.   As some point the equilibrium between China and the U.S. is going to break.  It’s going to break because the benefits to keeping the system as it was no longer exist.  What comes next?   That we do not know for certain.  But, if it is left up to the state, we can clearly gain a better appreciation.  It will be what the state does best.  That is, violence on behalf of those who derive their power from the state.  Be that Russia, China, the United States or any other state is irrelevant.

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Dystopia Continues To Flourish: CIA Illegally Broke Into And Spied On The United States Senate

The world gets more and more dystopian.  The CIA is a corrupt, rogue, antidemocratic institution.  It can never be reformed.  It’s mission is inconsistent with democracy.

It seems CIA leaders were concerned about what may come out in their illegal torture programs.   These acts certainly appear far more serious than Watergate.   If you or I did this, I would go to prison for a long time.

"Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve. But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime." -- Frederic Bastiat

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The U.S.’s 40 Year Depression, The Massive M&A Bubble And The Zillow-Trulia Merger Of The Walking Dead

We are again in a mergers & acquisitions mania.   The amount of mergers in the last 20 years is literally unbelievable.   I don’t have the data at my fingertips but a quick mental note has to put the number around $20 trillion or possibly much more.   Think about numbers that large.   What could this nation have done with $20 trillion?  M&A doesn’t create any wealth.  Frankly, it destroys it.  Nor does it create any net new jobs.  Instead, this is an industry that essentially used to be illegal.   We now pretend that it is legal and that has enabled financial criminals to mint untold amounts of profit while contributing greatly to the destruction of our nation’s economy.

The Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Celler-Kefauver Act, the Wallace Act, the Hart-Scott-Rudino Act, the enforcement agencies of the SEC, DoJ, various worker rights and protection acts and on and on made what we see today in M&A a literal impossibility.   If you were able to traverse this maze that was created to stop corporate control from becoming a tyranny, then you might be able to acquire a company.   Good luck with that. 

So, why are we then witnessing two decades of what is effectively an illegal M&A boom?  The same reason Obama now unconstitutionally legislates from the Oval Office.  Because the laws of our nation mean nothing anymore.  We are living under the tyranny of the rule of man.  We are past having a constitutional crisis.  This nation is a constitutional crisis.  We are now witnessing what it was like to live under the British crown in 1776.   Or under Nazi Germany.  Or any other nation where predators made up rules to allow them to dominate, control and loot with impunity. 

The nature of law is to maintain justice. This is so much the case that, in the minds of the people, law and justice are one and the same thing. There is in all of us a strong disposition to believe that anything lawful is also legitimate. This belief is so widespread that many persons have erroneously held that things are "just" because law makes them so. Thus, in order to make plunder appear just and sacred to many consciences, it is only necessary for the law to decree and sanction it. Slavery, restrictions, and monopoly find defenders not only among those who profit from them but also among those who suffer from them.  -- Bastiat

Our masters have shredded our laws and make it up as they go along.  Whether that is Al Gore, Bill Clinton, George Bush I or II, Ronald Reagan, Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, the Congress, the courts or the bureaucrats running our enforcement agencies, both political parties and their adherents have contributed to the wholesale destruction of our nation’s laws under the duress of megalomania’s power, greed, money and all of the corruption the rule of man can muster. 

There is a fair amount of ignorance in our society surrounding the topic of mergers & acquisitions just as there is about anything finance-related.  That is because our masters wish this to be so.  In one past post excoriating M&A, I received feedback that M&A allowed economies of scale.   You mean like massive, Soviet-run corporations?  That is nonsense, goes against economic facts and fails to take into account one hundred years of laws that were placed on the books through experiences.  If a corporate business model is not viable, then it should fail.   Failure is one of the most necessary dynamics to rebirth and renewal.  Nature’s laws are founded on this principle and we see it everywhere.  If we are to have an economic system based on merit, failure must be part of that system. 

Instead, M&A has created massive, state-owned monopolies in our nation.  Just like the Soviet Union.   Mind you, our corporations are also state owned.   Too big to fail is no different than Soviet Union state-owned businesses.  They only survive through the force of the state.   They are propped up bureaucracies that only survive through girth used to dominate society.  They have lost the ability to effectively service markets or society long ago. 

These massive bureaucracies  cannot be managed no matter how many Harvard MBAs are grinding the company into the dirt.   Mind you, with the gibberish they are taught, they do try.  Do you think Jamie Dimon actually runs JP Morgan with a quarter of a million employees?   What he has created is a personal empire to sooth his inner demons and power-mad megalomania.  And he did it via the destruction of the rule of law that is M&A. 

Our economy is very much akin to the centrally-planned Soviet Union as I have written in very detailed posts. 

Long ago companies used to be held to very tight controls in their charter.  Often those charters were only temporary to serve a specific purpose like building a bridge or such.  Our founders knew the evils of permanent corporations through experience with the king’s private for-profit bankers and corporations.     Corporations were not allowed to deviate from that charter.  Permanent corporations can only exist by extracting rent.  If a company cannot survive within the framework of its original charter, then under this system, it should fail.  Then, new citizens could be allowed to bid on any remaining intellectual and physical assets to organize for new purposes.   Existing corporations should not be allowed to buy another company for their own personal interests of survival created by their own mismanagement, incompetence or because society deems their products and services of no value.  If a company wants to buy goods or services from another company, that is fine.  But buying the company should be verboten.  New citizens only.  New ideas only.   

As noted on here in past posts, that we are witnessing the largest M&A bubble in the history of the world is a very telling dynamic.  It portends future doom.  Because these corporate bureaucracies have hit the wall in their ability to grow and even survive.  A dynamic that is so inherently necessary for corporate capitalism to survive is growth at all cost.  So, instead, they threaten the natural cycle of birth, death and renewal by buying up everything they can to diworsify (diversify) and take out their competition for their own self-interested survival.   That we are in an M&A boom of incredible proportions is a sign that the U.S. economy is and has been in systemic failure.   That there is not enough intrinsic demand remaining and really hasn’t been for decades.   When it comes to economics, there are very few rules that can be proven as fact.  I will prove the decades-long depression I have been writing about for years (four decades to be exact) that the U.S. has been in beyond any doubts in future posts.   And that it means future doom for these massive corporations.

This has all been talked about on here for nine years.  It was a major contributor to the Great Depression as noted in one of my first posts.   If Jamie Dimon or any other bumbling and bungling too-big-to-fail firm cannot manage their own business today, (and they can’t) how exactly are they going to manage a larger business created through M&A?   They aren’t.   They won’t.  And, they can’t.  They are simply pushing the inevitable down the road of their ultimate failure.   That is what M&A is doing.  Large companies often buy literally thousands of smaller firms.  Cisco, as one example of a bumbling and bungling bureaucracy, has bought well in excess of ten thousand companies in the last decade.  They have essentially retired ten thousand competitors while stifling innovation, economic vibrancy and employment growth that drives demand for higher wages.

As an aside, for those who believe the Koch Brothers are out to destroy America, they are another too big to fail, state-owned bureaucracy probably headed for failure.   So too is the Russian economy that is still dominated by the massive, state-run bureaucracies that have simply transferred hands to oligarchy capitalists.  

This dynamic is a major contributor to the coming demise of the corporate state.  Enforcing the M&A laws would have meant the past forty years of union busting and associated wage and benefit collapse would have not been possible.  At least to the degree we see.  Offshoring of democracy’s capital by private interests would not have been possible.   Yes, democracy owns that capital.  Not some corporate bureaucrat that believes they can move intellectual capital, jobs or even the company to another place on earth.  Unemployment would likely be a small fraction of what it is today.  And, localization would still be in play.  Just a few of many dynamics that would be different if the rule of law had not been destroyed by politicians and public officials from both parties.

So, let’s look at Zillow and Trulia.   Two companies that have merit in some attempt to break the monopoly and its subversion of the free flow of information of the bumbling, incompetence realtor industry.  But neither one is actually making any money and never has.   Additionally, the results of both firms are inflated substantially in what is clearly a massive real estate bubble.    So, we can expect their future results to be even more unprofitable.  And, in actuality, both firms may eventually go bankrupt as that bubble is deflated.   This ties in directly with the forty year depression dynamics.  If this system completely unwinds, I have noted in prior posts we could see both real estate and stocks return to forty year ago levels.  

Both Zillow and Trulia report large numbers of unique visitors to their site yet they are unable to turn these numbers into profit.  With nearly 90 million unique visitors to Trulia in one month, this is almost certainly a sign of the real estate bubble.  There are only about 150 million households in this nation.  People are actively looking to acquire real estate as investments, second homes and such.  Foreigners who have built up trade surpluses with the U.S. have massive amounts of dollars and nothing else to do with them other than buy U.S. real estate, Treasuries or weapons of mass destruction created by the military-industrial complex.  

Japan was in this situation in the early 1990s and now it is China.  Japanese companies, firms and their wealthy, also considered invincible, ended up selling U.S. real estate back to us at extremely distressed prices.  China will too as they ignorantly pile in at the peak.  As I have noted time and again, there will come a day when China, as just one example, is starved for dollars.  That will precipitate an unwinding of their dollar purchases be that Treasuries or U.S. real estate.  Don’t bet on the yuan taking out the dollar either.  Signing deals with Brazil and Russia to settle trade in their respective currencies doesn’t recognize that most exports in their nation are by American and European companies that report their profits in dollars and euros.  They won’t be using rubles and yuan for that trade settlement.   They will be using dollars and euros.  I was a first to write this trade settlement system will fail and so too will likely be the failure of U.S. empire.  But as noted on here in the past, the U.S. is probably responsible for at least $50 trillion in annual global trade.  Signing swaps deals with New Zealand or South Korea isn’t even on the radar.   People just don’t understand how massive the U.S. empire is.   Empire is likely to fail from within.  But I will give you a greater glimpse into that at some point.

Wall Street investment banks (that’s an oxymoron for banks to bill themselves as investment since they only make money by rent extraction)  pump firms like Zillow and Trulia to make these acquisitions.  They create models and push economic promises that are no different than the models that destroyed Wall Street in 2008.   And they do so for one reason; to create massive fees of M&A.   

Additionally, the stock market bubble encourages M&A booms.  Companies that have no earnings like Zillow and Trulia, all of a sudden have a wealth of stock bubble they can use to buy other companies.   Both of these companies have only a few hundred million dollars in sales and no earnings.  Yet, they are merging for the issuance of $3.5 billion in stock.  Or, monopoly money created out of thin air.  

These two companies couldn’t dream of merging with the exchange of even a nickel without stratospheric stock bubble prices.  They don’t literally have a nickel of profit between the two of them.  So, are you going to buy something with revenue?  Umm, all of the revenue in the world won’t buy you a cup of coffee.   Try it sometime.  Walk into Starbucks and tell them you want a tall coffee for $1.60.  Tell them you don’t have any earnings to pay for it, but you will pay with revenue.  You know, like Whimpy who always wanted a hamburger today in return for some mythical future payment when he did have earnings.

So, for the price Zillow is paying Trulia, what would be the payback period just to get the original money used in this deal?  Well, they have no earnings so we can’t use any measure of profit unless we make it up like Whimpy.   But if we take a quick and dirty of Trulia’s enterprise value to free cash flow, and then take the reciprocal of that number, we get a free cash flow yield.   Taking this yield, we see that it would take one thousand years for this deal to pay for itself.  Of course, both firms are “betting” on a better future.   I’m not a betting man so I would have to say their future expectations are probably well too optimistic given the real estate bubble we are in.  But, regardless, in a system where capitalism doles out money to society and not the other way around, the money is available to do an asinine deal like this while Americans rot.  While 25% of Americans don’t have a job.  And, 50% literally own nothing.   Where is their money to piss away on completely useless endeavors like Wall Street does?   That’s a good question for our king. 

Private, for-profit capital does not serve the fundamental human  needs of society.  It never has and it never will.  Wall Street criminals and corporate bureaucrats have stolen so much of our money that they can piss it away on corrupt, worthless deals like this, well, and encouraging the unlawful illegal immigration scandal, waging war and spying on Americans while many American worry how they are going to survive till tomorrow. 

Karma is indeed a bitch.

posted by TimingLogic at 1:51 PM links to this post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

What If Democracy Is A Fraud

This system provides the perfect form of control.  Anyone who resists it is immediately removed from their seat at the table of gluttony, corruption, fraud, looting and power.  So, it demands and receives nearly total conformity.  Certainly those who are in the system are, almost to a tee, willfully ignorant of this reality.

That Anthony Napolitano exists within the mainstream by telling the truth is very, very profound because it is a sign of the awakening that exists within this nation.  Awakening from lies, deceit, corruption, fraud and outright evil that creates it.   We are all institutionalized to our beliefs.  Which, frankly, is why we should have no strongly held beliefs.  Only, human values that allow us to live presently, and, thus appreciate without any ego-motive what each experience is meant to teach us.  We are witnessing the collapse of the disconnected ego on a universal scale.  This has never happened on a universal scale anytime in human history.

Certainly there are people who have no idea what is going on.  They don’t appreciate the power of this moment.  Their beliefs keep them from experiencing reality as it is unfolding.  By the way, this is not a bullish or bearish statement on finance or investments.  Both, the bulls and the bears share the same belief system.  That is, the future will unfold as it has in the past.  And, so they “believe” that they can protect themselves from what the future has yet to come.  Don’t bet on it.

One of the long-time theses on here is that both political parties are going to fail in this nation.  And the Democratic Party will likely be first.  I have not explained what lies behind this position but I have repeated it time and again.  Even when Obama’s approval rating was 75% and people who think with their eyes looked upon such a statement with disdain. 

Obama was not elected to ensure the will of the people.  He was elected by money, power, greed and evil to do their bidding.  It certainly appears to be that bidding is to destroy the national sovereignty of the United States.  We see that in the immigration scandal, the involvement of the United Nations in our sovereignty, the massively corrupt trade agreements that would further destroy our nation and on and on.  Obama is clearly empowering the corporatized borderless world of global capitalist tyranny.  What are his motives?  Who knows.  But, as I have noted before, the only explanation I can see that fits with his childhood is that of a communist who views capitalism as his method to achieve his beliefs of what the world should look like.  That is, a borderless world of corporate-controlled       equality enforced by a ruling class of incompetent, ignorant, statist thugs.  It’s certainly just a guess based on the small amount of evidence we are privy to.  Certainly this is not the objective of everyone in American politics.   Republicans would certainly agree with this statement to its limits.  That is, a nation of corporate control enforced by a ruling class of incompetent, ignorant, statist thugs.

Regardless, electing political parties in this nation means that the winner gets to impose their will on society.  They get to pass laws that loot, steal, pillage,impoverish and control everyone else.  We don’t elect politicians to keep us free.  That is patently absurd.  A free people is a people empowered to make life choices they wish to make without being forced to do so by a ruling class of political asshats.  That means my decisions in life are my own and I voluntarily make them of my own free will.  Whether those are negative or positive decisions is irrelevant.  It does not mean being forced into welfare as an only choice of survival or forced into Obamacare or forced to pay for violent state programs I don’t support or forced into serving in the war machine because there are no other economic options. 

This nation was founded on ethical and moral ideals.  Not perfectly so, but at that time, profoundly so.  Ever since that time evil has been trying to destroy this nation because of what it stood for.  Yet, more importantly, what it had the possibility of becoming.  That is, a first in nations that frees people from the rule of man.  And, so far, they have succeeded. 

What if democracy is a fraud.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Obama Caught Lying Again About Obamacare

I think by now we can consider this type of behavior pathological.  This while Obama enjoys a life of leisure while others clean up his messes.  Racking up massive expenses on the American taxpayer’s back.  Are we still blaming everything on Republicans?

I must admit that I’m going to enjoy watching parts of this system fail because they are so corrupt.  One of them will be that former presidents get to live like kings off of the taxpayer’s back.   I would doubt Obama will be collecting his presidential retirement for very long.  But what will really create a sense of satisfaction is when Bill Clinton is dropped from the public dole.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

NASA: Humans Will Prove We Are Not Alone Bahahaha!

This is another example of anti-scientific nonsense that has, unfortunately, become the norm rather than the exception of science.  It is an unscientific statement founded only in ego, its perceptions of reality and its endless rationalizations.  This is a belief founded on one defining ego rationalization.  That is, the physical universe is nearly infinite so there must be something out there that closely resembles me.   Well, first of all, there is some reason to believe the ego and its perceptions are nothing more than illusions.  Secondly, there has never been any scientific evidence other intelligent life exists anywhere in the universe. 

If you want to believe otherwise, it is your prerogative.  But it is just that.  It is nothing more than a belief.   Six billion people in this world all have different beliefs.   Which belief system is the definitive source of truth?  How about none of them?  Beliefs don’t belong in science.   By the way, that includes unproven and unprovable “scientific” theories that are nothing more than unsubstantiated beliefs.  That NASA’s top administrator is quoting his beliefs rather than any foundational scientific principles in support of finding little green men shows the levels to which science is being destroyed by institutionalization, bureaucracy and ego. 

“Do we believe there is life beyond Earth?” asked former astronaut and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “I would venture to say that most of my colleagues here today say it is improbable that in the limitless vastness of the universe we humans stand alone.”

Now, I am not stating there is not intelligent life out there somewhere.  But when you institutionalize those beliefs as NASA is doing, then you are driven by ideology rather than scientific principles of discovery and the search for truth.  More importantly, you end up uselessly chasing your tail and directing untold resources to do it.

If one appreciates that time, space and matter may not be real, and many of humanity’s greatest minds intuitively  appreciate this distinct possibility, and that the universe may simply be a “hallucinogenic” creation of the mind, then one would realize that there certainly is no such thing as the universe.   That physical reality is indeed just The Matrix.  (As some readers already appreciate, the movie is a loose interpretation of matrix mechanics first hypothesized earlier in the twentieth century.)

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Amazon Reports Substantial Loss And Warns Of Upcoming Massive Loss

A Ponzi scheme written of on here many times.  But we reward incompetence in our centrally-planned financial system and society.

Finally, someone publicly quoted as stating it’s pretty hard to lose money on $20 billion in sales.  Well, that’s not actually true.   It would be like me selling cars for $5,000 that cost $10,000 to make.  Obviously, I’m going to report massive revenue growth as I am successful at selling those cars.  

If Amazon can string together three or four of these big losses, it will be teetering on the precipice.  As noted on here in the past, another too big to fail dinosaur likely headed for extinction.  And, like all of the others, they’ll probably be standing in line for a bailout soon enough.  But no bailout for you.  Just for crony capitalism.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Warriors Of The Rainbow

“When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.” – Chief Seattle

I’m dubious of many quotes of people who are long gone unless they are documented in their original writings.  But, I quote them anyway.   Smile  Chief Seattle, which the English translation that everyone will recognize, was actually a quite profound thinker and accomplished mystic.  (As an aside, according to an anthropologist I know, American Indians were the tallest people on earth two hundred years ago, towering a full head height above Europeans.  Seattle, born well over two hundred years ago, was over 6’ tall.  It was all of that meat they ate.  Maybe it’s also why their mysticism was so well developed.  Just a little friendly poke at vegans.)  One must appreciate the context under which this statement was made.  It was made in reference to the behavior of European states and their often wholesale destruction of the natural world.

Now, back to the present day, 130 environmental groups have called for the end of capitalism.   Their reasons are because of global warming, which long time readers will appreciate that I see nothing but baseless, unscientific claims behind any such conclusion.  The models created by the IPCC have failed completely in their predictions and, as such, are a mockery to  anyone who actually appreciates what science is.   The science deniers are the liberals themselves who spout the marginalizing nonsense that the science is settled yet cannot explain the first thing about the work of the IPCC or its supporters. 

I find it ironic that the Sierra Club is at the forefront of this effort and they have taken nearly $30 million dollars from natural gas corporations.   This isn’t some wild claim.  It is documented in the mainstream media and the Sierra Club, caught with their pants down, then was forced to distance themselves from natural gas corporations but never gave that money back.  In other words, the Sierra Club wouldn’t actually be able to press its message without capitalism.  But, then maybe they wouldn’t need to.   Ditto with the United Nations hosting this event.  The UN is a non-democratic institution of unelected bureaucrats that should never, ever be granted any enforceable power over a free people.   Just like all other big, bureaucratic, centrally-planned institutions of the ego, I wouldn’t be betting on the successful fate of the UN. 

Now, why did I type that last paragraph?  Because I want to make a point that marginalizing liberal idiots often use to destroy other legitimate dissenting points of reason.   The Sierra Club may take money from the natural gas industry, and they may be wrong about the roots of climate change, but does that make all of their concerns about the planet illegitimate?  Of course not.   But, the tactic of fanatic liberals is to lump everything into the same bucket and call everyone of a dissenting view a racist, a science denier, a baby killer, a Republican or whatever else they know will shut down or substantially marginalize dissent.  Liberalism as defined in this nation is truly a mental disorder.  By the way, the Republican Party is a bastion of “neo”liberalism using these same ploys to shut down people like Ron Paul.

There is a reality that is being presented before us.  Our air, land, waterways, places of work, our homes, our bodies and our minds are being turned into toxic shitholes.   The earth is indeed sick as Chief Seattle noted.   The toxic sickness of humanity’s cumulative minds and our bodies has never been greater.  Just 50 years ago, look at the movies or magazines and see how morbidly obese and sick we have become.  Look at the acting out, addictions and uncentered minds that are so common in the modern corporate capitalist society.  And the rise of chronic diseases and instability of so many.   The corporate state is already in a permanent state of systemic failure for more than half of the population.

This system has also devastated much of the biodiversity of the natural world.  Maybe more importantly for the future, what remains of the natural world is viewed as the next parking lot for Wal-mart or the next tract housing development for corporate wage slave drones.   This system of privatizing gains and socializing losses as it has always worked is simply not sustainable.   Privatizing gains and socializing losses is corporate capitalism.  It’s no great secret on here that I think a substantial probability exists that corporate capitalism will not survive.   And, even the concept of states may not survive much longer than capitalism.   That said, I’m not ready to throw the baby out with the bath water as many fanatics wish.  I’m not ready to live in a cave without air conditioning or the Internet either.  If you wish to live that way, have at it.  Ted Kaczynski’s shack is probably still available.  As written ad nauseam on here, I support all of the ideals that corporate capitalists rave about but have never delivered for all of humanity.  That is, personal empowerment, personal responsibility, property rights, human individualism, emotional freedom from the Borg, the ability to “monetize” scientific and social advances for the benefit of humanity, etc. 

If the quote from Chief Seattle is accurate, the people of the rainbow are almost certainly the people of today.  The people of all colors from all corners of the globe who are now connected and united into a single family for the first time in history.  And who are now responsible for banding together to save our planet, and in the process, save ourselves from this exploitative and violent system.   And, the only way that is going to happen is to change this socioeconomic system.  As I have noted on here ad nauseam, there is nothing wrong with humanity.  It’s this system that makes people ignorant.   It’s the system that disconnects people from their own divinity, from their own self-reinforcing feedback of emotional and spiritual growth, from each other and from the cycle of all life.  We are the people the world has been waiting for. 

If we were unencumbered, we would make incremental,  positive changes that push power to the people from the systematized power.   That includes a process of unwinding all of the useless and corrupt laws that define this system.  And, do so over time.  Then monitor and continue to incrementally refine the feedback of its effects.   The first step was missed in 2008 when we should have started breaking up large corporations and prosecuting systemic political and corporate fraud.   But, that isn’t going to happen because the status quo would lose their power and control over our lives.   The United States, as just one example, needs large corporations with large reach to project its hegemony globally.  When empire ends, so will the mass of corporations.   I have noted that I expect the empire to effectively be finished by 2022.   If that happens, the world is going to change very, very rapidly in coming years.  Even more rapidly than the last five since the 2008 collapse.

So, it seems apparent there are at least two possible outcomes intertwined in our fate-filled future.  One is complete collapse of everything where the pieces are then picked back up rather rapidly as happened in 1929.  The other is a combination of partial and complete collapse of pieces that will happen around the world in waves.   The factors determining this are too broad to identity.  Globalization could end because the world’s consumers are tapped out or it could end because of a pandemic or countless other outcomes in between.   But, what is likely to develop in this system’s place is what is needed to develop to meet the immediate needs of people.  Thus, driven mostly at a local level.   And, much of that that will likely involve re-use of what already exists.   So, parts of capitalism that work will possibly be kept or repurposed.  We will possibly see a hodge podge of ideas throughout the world that develop through fits and starts.  Some destined to fail, others with possibilities tweaked towards improvements and yet others to survive.   But, we have an ability to replicate successes rapidly given the global connection that now exists through the advancement of the Internet.    And, part of those successes will almost certainly involve Warriors of the Rainbow and their attempts to respectfully reconnect humanity with the natural world as it always was before the advent of what we now call modern society. 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Update On Geopolitical Economic Shifts Between China, The U.S. And The BRICs

I have written of the coming collapse of China since well before the 2008 collapse.    It was preordained long ago.   Actually Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s corrupt presidency and their policies preordained it.  It’s coming regardless of what the central planners, including Chinese communists, U.S. economists, western corporate capitalists and Wall Street believe or wish us to believe.  

It’s prescient to note that Chinese communist party leader and premiere Li has adamantly stated recently that China will not experience a hard economic landing.  How many times have we heard the horrid predications of central planning buffoons in the west work out exactly opposite of their exclamations?  The arrogance of exclaiming some grand power over the lives of  hundred of millions or billions of people and an economic system with untold trillions of moving parts is a sign of their megalomania.

One of the web crawlers I have is on specific news involving China.  I mentally monitor the type and frequency of that particular news.   As noted in some of the recent news links below, the rhetoric appears to be picking up between the west and China.  Regardless, the mainstream media tone has indeed changed over that of the last dozen years or so.   There used to be an endless stream of drivel on the China miracle, the Asian century and countless other examples of journalistic nonsense.  Now the same bobbleheaded journalists are reporting a much different picture.  One that has always existed but didn’t fit the memes our masters were pumping as media talking points regurgitated by a willfully ignorant journalist community.   

This is very important to appreciate because the mood of western capitalist state power has made a massive sea change towards China.  China is now viewed as a threat rather than a profit opportunity.  Forget any political pulpit rhetoric about wishing a happy and cooperative relationship with China.  The reflection of reality are the memes that are now planted in the press.   Mind you, China’s corrupt, repressive, controlling, centrally-planned statist society was always a threat to freedom, as all violent statist systems are, but the power of greed and profit far outweighed that threat.   With a change in mood from greed to fear,  we can expect responses, both overt and covert to be in accordance with this reality.  This is right inline with anticipated outcomes written of on here. 

Most everyone who is reading this is probably aware that the BRICs nations have recently created their own development bank to challenge the U.S. controlled IMF and World Bank.  And, as a result their trade settlement will surpass the use of dollars.  Many people see this as impending doom for the dollar.  Don’t bet on it.    These countries have no other choice than to watch their economies implode with the massive pool of dollar outflows leaving their nations.  This new development bank is not driven by rising strength in these nations but rather exposes their weakness and reliance on dollars now fleeing their borders.  And this is their statist answer.   I am dubious of their abilities to accomplish anything, even if it may be a symbolic gesture in the right direction.

What exactly do any of these countries make other than cheap labor to be exploited by western economies?  What will this bank actually fund?  90% of China’s exports are by western (western includes Japanese) companies to serve the needs of western or Japanese consumers.  Those companies are not going to settle their trade in yuan, rubles , rupees or real.  They are going to settle their trade in dollars and euros.   The amount of trade between these nations not involving western capital or western companies is negligible.  So, the impact of this new development bank is likely to remain negligible. 

If these countries attempt to mandate a new settlement system to western capital and corporations operating in their nations, they will simply experience foreign capital flight and associated implosion of their already corrupt and useless currencies.  What the hell do any of these countries produce that western companies or consumers want?   Almost nothing without western company-funded jobs, science and economic development.  Brazil, India and China kiss western capitalist asses every day and thank them for the jobs, science, technology, development and economic growth they brought with them.  Because these nations were well too corrupt to create those dynamics on their own.  And will remain well too corrupt in the future without transformative economic and political change. 

I have also been writing for the last eight years that the global trade settlement system is in for some major changes, collapse or  crisis.  All of these moves away from the dollar and all of this new direct trade settlement was predicted as a macro theme on here.  In other words, that we would see a move towards what would likely be direct trade settlement in lieu of dollars.  A change in the global trade settlement system or a crisis in the global trade settlement system doesn’t mean the dollar is preordained to collapse as so many believe.   To the contrary, as written on here many times, the dollar will likely rise violently as this cycle ends.  The beliefs behind dollar collapse are generally wishful thinking driven by emotions and associated faulty analysis.  Who exactly is going to run away from dollars or repudiate dollars?  The very dollar-based interests that dominate the world today?  Bulloney.

If you ask people in Russia, India, China or Brazil if they would rather have dollars or their own local currencies, to a person, the answer would clearly be dollars.   Dollars have been the most sought after black market item everywhere in the world for a long time.  If you don’t understand that, then you don’t have a deep enough appreciation of how wildly corrupt the entire world is and how useless most currencies have always been.  As noted on here many times over the last nine years, China’s currency is worthless.  They just don’t realize it yet. 

The mainstream media’s mood towards China has definitely seen a sea change as noted in the links below.  And, it has changed because the mood of the power structure in western capitalist societies has changed.  Soon, policies will change to reflect that mood. 

It is ignorant to believe the U.S., Europe, Japan or any other western capitalist nations are going to simply sit back and do nothing as the world shifts beneath their feet.  They will respond with policies of violence to protect their interests.  That is the only reason the state exists.  To perpetuate violence on behalf of state actors.  If China doesn’t want to use dollars as trade settlement, the U.S. has clear cover to default in some manner on China’s Treasury holdings or flash up trade barriers.   ie, If you don’t accept our currency, I’m sorry but we cannot pay our bills or trade with you freely.  That’s just one possibility.  And don’t believe the U.S. hasn’t planned for these contingencies either.  Most certainly someone in the bowels of secrecy has. 

Private, for-profit capital has become dominant in this moment of time.  But, remember, the force of the state is even more powerful.  Private, for-profit capital only exists to serve the state.  And the state will exert its violent authority when necessary.   Empire is headed for the trash heap but then so too are the powers it created around the globe.  That includes the BRICs.

Australia will stand up to China to defend liberal values

China increases communist re-education to ensure its control goes unchallenged

China wants more clout through the world’s use of the yuan

China warns officials against aping western morality.  The communist state’s version of corruption is far preferred.

China tells the U.S. to stay out of South China Sea dispute
Is China reneging on its Hong Kong promises?

China’s corruption crackdown won’t end soon because every aspect of communist culture is corrupt

China sends spy ship to U.S. naval exercises

Denial in China about the property collapse

China implodes while central planners fiddle

China plans sale of mortgage-backed securities

China and Japan rivalry heats up

China’s premiere makes absolutely clear that China will not have a hard landing

China’s rise and Asian tensions send U.S. relationship into spiral

China thinks it can beat the U.S. in battle

How fracking helps American beat German industry (And China)

Energy: the indispensable country

China’s top paper warns of slippery slope of conflict with the U.S.

Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea

Juggling act for China as inflows slow

U.S. owned factories selling rotted meat in China (Not related directly but simply shows how western firms own vast tracts of even Chinese-branded factories in China.  Think Mitt Romney and his band of exploitative renter capitalist hooligans.  Don’t believe those barbed wire fences and guard towers are to keep people out of his factory.  That is what a badge reader is for.  Not barbed wire fences and guard towers.  If Romney is too ignorant to realize this, then it would simply be par for the course.  This system operates from ignorance starting at the very top.)

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