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Friday, September 23, 2016

How Liberalism is Destroying Democracy-Our Middle Class Struggle


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How Liberalism is Destroying Democracy-Our Middle Class Struggle

 

On recent trips to China Obama [and Susan Rice, his National Security Advisor] was treated with disrespect, he was disrespected by the Saudi King and admonished in private by Germany’s Merckel for spying on her.  France and Germany are now forming their own military alliance in Europe because of the weak leadership Obama has shown in fighting terrorism…

 

   I often find it ironic how President Obama slams Trump for not being presidential or for being inexperienced.  If you think about it Obama was elected without experience of any kind.  He’s never had a real job, he’s never been responsible for a payroll.  He’s never served in the military.  He has demonstrated that he has limited ability in surrounding himself with incompetent assistance.

 

 He’s denigrated our military, forcing early retirement or firing 300 of our top military commanders.  Our military strength is now at one-third or more less than when he took office…in the meantime,  both the Chinese and the Russians have been increasing their military spending.  He publicly called ISIS the “JV” of terrorists and we’re paying the price for his lapse in judgment.  The world is no longer looking to us for leadership.

 

 He’s alienated and spied on our allies – even being treated like a second class citizen by the Chinese and the Saudi King on recent trips. He was unable to create a national healthcare plan without overcomplicating it to the point where it has been a disaster since it was launched and so on.

 

Of course, our liberal main stream press barely rates a whisper of such occurrences.

 

His one-time adversary and now heir apparent, Hillary is a disturbing unethical mainstream  liberal designated to carry on Obama’s socialistic regime for at least four more years [wracking up even more government debt and job-choking regulation].  Hillary and her husband stands out for decades of brazen dishonesty [which much of the public seems to blissfully unaware of] wielded to advance her and her husband’s career [and now their daughter’s] through a shady non-profit organization and for recklessness with national secrets in the services of protecting personal secrets.

 

I’ve previously called the Clinton’s the ‘teflon dons’ of American politics. 

 

The contemporary liberalism that Clinton and Obama represent is a threat to our constitutional government.  It is more of a specific threat than Trump - who is so often demonized in the press despite the fact he’s never been in office [this is partially due to a behind the scenes PR effort by Clinton and Obama who doing their best to manipulate the media].

 

Mainstream liberals advance a vision of American government that is increasing contemptuous of our system’s democratic character and seeks to avoid the constraints of our Constitution in pursuit of their socialists ends [eg; Obama’s attempt to allow thousands of illegal immigrants immediate entry into the US, bypassing normal channels; which was rebuffed by the Supreme Court].

 

Our Middle Class Struggle

 

Under the burdens of an increasing socialistic state we’ve seen fewer small business startups and those that have stated tell me that government regulation and taxation under Obama have become rapacious at the state and federal level and they feel the only way to survive is by cheating [reminds me of Russia].

 

If Karl Marx had been asked what would happen to America if it ever became economically immobile, we know his answer would be President Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Our current political system has changed to a system of class struggle with an insurgent middle class where for the first time a parent can no longer say with certainty that their children will live a better life.

 

The US today lags behind many of its First World rivals in terms of mobility and back when I published several business journals [in the 1980s] General Electric launched the beginning of what became known as ‘off shoring’ of US jobs.  By 2001 GE’s US workforce was cut by 34,000 jobs.  During that same time period, the company added 25,000 jobs overseas.  Ironically, President Obama chose Jeffrey Immelt, its CEO to head his Jobs Council!

 


Obama further undermined the Rule of Law and our nation by…

 

President Obama has repeatedly tried to sidestep Congress saying “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need,” he told his cabinet in 2014…pledging to the federal bureaucracy to advance his agenda on his own.

 

One of biggest problems we have in this country is we have too many unelected agencies creating too many unlegislated rules and regulations creating a nightmare of red tape for American business and the public. In my opinion, It may be the single biggest obstacle our nation faces in creating jobs and elevating wages.

 

Today’s Democrats are the party of the administrative state, meaning they are in essence a tangle of regulatory agencies that populate the executive branch, including agencies that are at least nominally ‘independent,’ or seemingly beyond the reach of legislative bodies, yet they somehow still have the power of the purse through a self funding process via fees and fines, effectively circumventing Congress.  We have too much government and they like to meddle in every aspect our lives and it is costing us a fortune.

 

Obama also pioneered another way for the government to direct money as it wishes without the involvement of Congress: reach legal settlements that include “voluntary” donations to selected nonprofit groups.  Liberal organizations have received millions of dollars from Bank of America thanks to one such settlement.

 

Liberals justify these work-arounds which subvert normal democratic and constitutional processes by claiming they are simply responses to alleged dysfunctions of Republican stubbornness. They claim these practices date back to Teddy Roosevelt and is nothing new but the practice has gotten out of hand and grown significantly worse under Obama and is likely to worsen under Clinton.

 
 
 


  Socialists like Hillary and Obama are breaking the bank with spending, they are bankrupting our nation…

 

The US federal debt level is expanding at its fastest rate since the financial crisis.

This isn’t supposed to be happening.


The financial crisis is years behind us. The economy is supposedly on solid footing. The government keeps gushing about how much tax revenue they’re collecting.

Usually when government debt expands so rapidly it’s because they’re waging war, fighting a major recession, or financing some serious infrastructure projects.


But none of these things are happening.


Think about it-- yesterday I told you that the debt is now $19.5 trillion. The debt hit $18.5 trillion in November of last year… meaning that they added $1 trillion to the national debt in just 10 months.

What did you get for that $1 trillion? Did they defeat ISIS? Give everyone a massive tax rebate? Recapitalize all of their insolvent trust funds?


Nope. Nada. They made a trillion dollars vanish into thin air and have absolutely nothing to show for it.


That’s because an absolutely astonishing level of spending (and waste) is built into the system now.


Just keeping the lights on, i.e. simply paying interest on the national debt, plus all the mandatory entitlement programs, burns through almost 100% of their tax revenue.

 



According to the Treasury Department’s most recent data, two of America’s biggest foreign lenders (China and Japan) are already cutting back on their $2.37 trillion of US debt.

Then there’s the Federal Reserve, another one of the government’s major lenders, which now owns $2.46 trillion of US debt.


This is up from just $479 billion right before the financial crisis blew up in 2008. So the Fed has expanded its Treasury holdings by 5-fold (not to mention its ownership of mortgage backed securities has exploded from $0 to $1.7 trillion over the same period…)


But one of the Fed’s major challenges is that they’re nearly insolvent, with a razor-thin capital ratio of just 0.8%.


Simply put, if the Fed continues to conjure trillions of dollars out of thin air to feed the government’s insatiable appetite for debt, they’re risking a major currency crisis at a minimum.


That leaves Social Security, far and away the single largest owner of US Treasuries.


It’s been a neat little scam for decades. Workers in the United States pay a portion of their paychecks to Medicare and Social Security, some of which ends up in the pockets of retirees each month.


The rest of that tax revenue (the “Social Security surplus”) is loaned to the federal government.


Over the years, Social Security has loaned the government trillions of dollars, stockpiling entire warehouses full of IOUs from the Treasury Department.


But here’s the thing-- Social Security and Medicare are rapidly running out of money.

 


Yours for another revolution,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

Additional Resources


The Anatomy of a Breakdown

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

As I’ve said for the past 25 years “We don’t need another election, We need another revolution!”

 


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Allow me to repeat myself:  I believe Hillary's health is worse than what is being shared with the public and she may not make it through the election or to January 2017 if she's elected.
 

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Emergency! What You Should Do if Protestors Surround Your Car


 

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What should you do if protestors surround your car?

   One can rarely turn on the news without hearing about mob violence, especially from black lives matters or the uncivilized anti-Trump protestors.  My wife and never go anywhere unarmed and we avoid problem areas and usually don’t even drive at night.

I often wonder why law enforcement no longer makes use of water cannons as a means of crowd dispersal…they were very effective in their day.  Below you’ll find some ideas on protecting yourself…

Street protests are all too common these days, and blocking traffic has become one of the favorite methods of public protest. If you, as a motorist, round a corner and find yourself in the middle of a protest march, or if protestors suddenly surround your car, you need to take action quickly.

Dave Young, founder and director of Arma Training, stresses that immediate action is important, but such action requires forethought and a thorough understanding of the laws of self-defense in your state.

“Most state’s self-defense laws allow you to use reasonable force to defend yourself and your family, but you may not use deadly force unless you are facing an imminent threat of death or great bodily harm,” Young said. “Some prosecutors could see using your car to drive away from a protest as using force, even deadly force. So the first thing you must do is assess the threat level.”

If the protestors are merely blocking your way, you may be able to use a reasonable level of force to get out of the situation, but you must remember that someone who was not at the scene will evaluate your decisions.

In Wisconsin, the use of force is outlined in state statute 939.48, which reads:

(1) A person is privileged to threaten or intentionally use force against another for the purpose of preventing or terminating what the person reasonably believes to be an unlawful interference with his or her person by such other person. The actor may intentionally use only such force or threat thereof as the actor reasonably believes is necessary to prevent or terminate the interference. The actor may not intentionally use force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm unless the actor reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself.

Call 911


Local law enforcement may already be aware of the protest and may even have people on the scene. If you make them aware that you are trapped in a large, angry crowd they may take action to attempt to disperse the crowd and facilitate a rescue, but don’t count on it. Officers at the scene may not be prepared for a riot situation, and it may take several minutes or more before police feel they have the resources to take on a large crowd. You could be injured or killed waiting for help.

Capture the Images


One of the best ways to show what you were facing and begin the basis for an effective legal defense of your actions is to record video of the incident. Most cell phones have video recorders these days. If you are with a companion, have the companion record as much of the incident as possible. Try to remain quiet while recording so as to caption the words as well as the actions of the protestors.

Do not attempt to record video and drive if you are alone. In that case, start the recorder, capture as much of the action as you can, then leave the recorder on, put it down and focus on your escape.

Keep Moving If You Can


Turing around and immediately leaving the area, if possible, is your best option. If you cannot turn around or go around the group, driving your car slowly through a group of protestors may be seen as a reasonable use of force. But unless you can articulate a reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm, you can’t use your car as a deadly weapon by driving over people or accelerating through the crowd.

“If you can drive away, do so. That might mean driving on the sidewalk or on the shoulder of the road or through the median,” said Young. “Escape is your first option.”



If Things Turn Violent


If the protest turns violent and people begin throwing objects, striking your vehicle or attempting to overturn your vehicle, you have to act quickly. If you reasonably believe the protestors are going to attempt to enter your vehicle, drag you out and injure you, the time to use force — perhaps even deadly force — has come. Young suggests the following:

1.     Immediately get your family to lay down in the car while shielding their eyes and covering their skin to protect them from breaking glass or hard objects thrown at or into the car. If possible, pull the back seat down and take cover in the trunk area.

2.     Get your car out of the danger area. Drive where you need to in order to escape. Avoid areas where your car might get stuck or hung up. If you can’t see effectively, driving “blind” is dangerous — but you have to weigh that danger against the danger of remaining where you are. If you have to use your car to push people out of the way or drive over people trying to stop you, then you must do it. Remember that you will be held accountable for your actions, so make sure you can prove that you believed you were in immediate danger.

3.     Get out of sight of the protestors. If you are in contact with the police, tell them where you are going. If not, call them immediately after you get out of the dangerous situation and be prepared to make a full report.

 

If Your Car Is Stopped, Stalled or Disabled


If you can’t move and the crowd does not appear to be dangerous, you might just be better off sitting tight and waiting for things to disperse. But if the crowd appears to be dangerous, you are now in a very serious, life-threatening emergency. And this requires a plan (and likely some very intense actions on your part). You will have to determine if you can safely and effectively leave your car and move to a protected area.

Again, if protestors are not attempting to make entry into your vehicle, it may be better to just sit tight until things subside. But Young suggests immediately leaving the vehicle if any of the follow things happen:

1.     The vehicle is not operational, has stalled or will not move.

2.     There is fire inside or directly outside your vehicle.

3.     Protestors are smashing your windows or attempting to make entry into your immobile vehicle.

This is where an effective plan is all but required. If you are planning to leave your vehicle, remember that you will likely be fighting your way out of your vehicle and fighting your way to safety. Do not leave in a panic. Think things through. First and foremost, Young suggests looking for an area that could provide relative safety and determining a direction of travel to that area.

If you are responsible for family members or others who are with you, explain the importance of trying to stay together. This may limit your movement and defensive options, especially if you have young children, but is it paramount that you keep everyone accounted for.

Access your defensive situation, taking a quick inventory of all the items you may be able to use as weapons when fighting your way to safety. In addition to your personal firearm, do you have knives, impact weapons or anything else you can use in your defense?

Do not leave your car without ensuring you take important items with you. This includes your identification, house keys, cell phone and any weapons.

Young suggests you consider the following as you prepare to fight your way out of the situation:

1.     Can you operate your firearm effectively from inside your vehicle?

2.     Have you ever fired through glass? (Flying glass could cut you or damage your eyes.)

3.     Are you and your companions prepared for the discharge of a firearm in a confined space? (This is extremely loud.)

4.     Is everyone prepared to move when the time comes?

“Fighting through a large, violent crowd is one of the most dangerous situations in the world. Often the sheer number of attackers can overwhelm even heavily armed and well-trained individuals. Exiting your vehicle is the last resort in a very dangerous situation,” said Young. “The first and best option is to avoid such situations. If you happen upon such a protest, do your best to get away immediately because there is no telling when the crowd can turn violent.”

— Kevin Michalowski

This entry was posted in On Your Own

 


Yours for another revolution,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

Additional Resources

The Anatomy of a Breakdown

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

 
 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Corporate America & Washington: We don't give suckers an even break


 

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Obama came out of nowhere & had no experience & he’s pretty much screwed up everything he’s touched:  the health plan, our economy, our international relations and more…he’s never created a job either so tell me again why did we elect him?   >The Poor Man

 



Corporate America:  We don’t give suckers an even break

 

>Wall Street & other special interests really do try to stack the deck in their favor during elections and are aligning themselves with the cultural left and Hillary Clinton in order to keep the status quo…at least that is what they believe.

 

Wall Street financial gurus such as Warren Buffet, left-wing George Soros and former New York mayor and anti-gun advocate Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, etc. have been bankrolling Clinton because they view her as the status quo…Hillary, in her speeches to Goldman Sachs, for which she was paid $640K made promises not to upset the apple cart [but we’re not supposed to know that].

 

For the most part, our ruling class is hell bent on destroying the middle class and what’s left of the American ideal.  They want to continue along a path where Big Brother tracks and taxes our every move and every bit of income.  Most large corporations quite paying US taxes long ago, shifting that irksome responsibility to what’s left of the middle class [keep in mind, 45% of the lower income class pays little or no income tax] yet they profit handsomely from our purchases.  Cultural Marxism has been thriving under Obama [except for his Obamacare plan which has seen plenty of insurers jumping ship] and major corporations are among the biggest funders of Hillary, hoping to continue the political correctness racket.

 

There is little support for the Trump/Pence ticket among top CEOs [at least publicly] even though there are still a few Republicans who still value low taxes but many of them are turncoats who value the cheap labor of illegals that Hillary will provide via mass amnesty programs she will carry forward in her Obama 2.0 agenda.

 

The system is rigged and has been for decades and main street voters are the losers.  Wages for the most part have stagnated, tuition rates and medical premiums have skyrocketed, housing and auto prices are through the roof, utility rates under Obama have gone way up, and so on.

 

The average citizen doesn’t seem to notice as they’re too busy blathering or texting or getting high.

 

A Trump victory would be a breath of fresh air for many of us – imagine…a non-politician, someone who hasn’t fed off the public teat for years winning the presidency!  The establishment might panic, the stock market might protest by selling off for a few a days as it would throw their apple cart into a state of uncertainty.  With Hillary they might maintain the status quo of graft and corruption but there would be suspicion with Trump – why do you think so my old line politicians and bureaucrats have lined up against him?

 

Keep in mind friends and Patriots that Obama came out of the blue and had ZERO experience…he certainly had no experience creating jobs or in negotiating deals and he’s certainly screwed up militarily, in our international relations, fighting terrorisms, with our economy, with the healthcare plan and so on.

 
In the long term, a Trump win would likely be better for the nation as he is more pro-growth and low-tax and fewer regulations [something which under Obama has been killing business and job growth]…excessive government intrusion under Democrats have proven to be  impediments to prosperity.

 

Key Areas Which Would Benefit Under a Trump Presidency Include:

 

·         The Coal industry-an area which has suffered under draconian Obama regulations.

·         Our national infrastructure which is in sorry shape despite promises from the Obama White House which failed to materialize.  It’s estimated we need as much as $4 trillion in upgrades and that would mean a lot of investment materials and equipment as well as new jobs in the trades.

·         Security related industry including national and international security and our military which Obama has let slide an estimated one-third.

 

If Hillary becomes president, rest assured the big banks and the financial services which screwed our nation will once again do well as will Washington DC real estate and Silicon Valley.

 

Wind farms and some green energy sectors might do well under Hillary but that sector remains speculative.  The healthcare business which has been a bust under Obama may get a boost under Hillary who ironically was its original champion during her first term as first lady and she’ll likely push for a single payer system or nationalized system [which is what she really wanted the first time out Obama’s failure may give her the ‘in’ she needs].

 

A big key to Hillary’s electoral fortunes [as discussed on Fox News as I write this] will be whether the economy and the stock market hold up until the election.  She has a lot of friends at the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and at various Wall Street firms and at main stream media firms who support her [indeed, a college media tracking service shows a majority of media are biased toward her despite her dishonesty…economic forecaster Martin Armstrong says “if you look at the media channels, it is very clear they have an agenda to defeat Trump.  They are manipulating the polls, those in power will rig the votes to try to make Hillary victorious.’

 

Federal Reserve chair Yellen is doing her best to encourage investors to stay in the stock market, telling them the stock market is strong, but not strong enough to require rate hikes.  It’s an engineered ‘sweet spot’ for the Fed [at least for now].

 

Frankly, I believe the stock market is a rigged system too.  Despite what the nightly news tells us about not being in a downturn, real investment is weak.  Ford Motor Co., for instance, just sent a large part of its workforce to Mexico.  Wages for most Americans are stagnant.  If the GDP continues to fall so will the value of the dollar and with the war on cash being waged by our government it could get rough for the little guy. Five straight quarters of declines in earnings yet US stocks hit new record highs this summer?!  Investors should brace for a lot of BS – even a crash this fall or winter after the election…as I said long ago, I don’t trust them and it is the reason I got out long ago. 

 

I don’t trust most American media, which is becoming even less professional or embarrassed in hiding their bias against Trump so it won’t surprise me if rioting does break out this fall regardless of who ‘wins’ the election.  There are many big money players behind the scenes manipulating the media and voters in attempt to sway the election – more than I’ve seen in my lifetime.  Voters are ill informed and many have little knowledge of the evil past of the Clintons or they refuse to acknowledge or they’re simply too stupid to accept it…in either case, we’re likely headed for trouble.

 


Working the system to benefit you and your family is the best way to go.  Avoiding debt, becoming autonomous and self reliant and going off-grid by developing micro-businesses [I’ve devoted a lot of space to this over the years and offer several publications with such opportunities at our Bonanza site including a CD ROM I’ve provided to our returning Veterans].

 



SideBar: 

 
Many of the GOP Are Bilge Rats…George Bush the elder announced he’s voting for Clinton.  I know he’s been cozy and kissy faced with Bill Clinton for years ever since they made fundraising appearances to help the victims of the tsunami and Haiti earthquakes [the Clinton foundation relief money for that effort seems to have vanished] and the Bush family is pissed that their boy Jeb got trounced by Trump and are actively working behind the scenes to undermine outsider Trump.

  Neither party likes outsiders and created a set of rules making it virtually impossible for 3rd party candidates to have any kind of fighting chance to succeed in America [one of the reasons Ross Perot finally gave up].

 
Further, as I wrote nine months ago, the GOP has been shooting itself in the foot for a long time as it has been out of touch with much of America and I think this election might be its final death knell…the Democrats too might find itself on its knees as it is swinging too far left with its ideology while bankrupting the nation and burying it in overbearing regulation.  After all, just how much bullcrap can we take?

 


Yours for another revolution,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

Additional Resources

The Anatomy of a Breakdown

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

 



Arm Up System-Defense Without Regulation
PM’s Guide to Home Defense


It is a crazy world out there with plenty of violence and everyone knows you that under most circumstances, police usually arrive after the fact. Your rights to defend yourself are often under attack, even for non-lethal self-defense tools…Includes 2 books and 3 bonus CD ROMS

http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Guide-to-Home-Defense-Arm-Up-System-Defense-W-out-Regulation-Bonuses/370808566

 

{Note:  We also offer a Three Set CD-ROM-only version at a lesser price for those with limited budgets]

 

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