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Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness |
Factoid | Thought 4 the Day
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1. Good News
The driver in the direction of "economic recovery" is innovation by
American inventors, engineers, scientists, and business people.|
The driver in
the opposite direction is the plundering by the politicians. For example, the $6
trillion (6 followed by 12 zeroes, or 6 million million) deficit the Obama (mis)administration
inflicted upon us in 2012 alone (source: GAO).
have here is basically an economic war between white collar criminals and those
who actually earn their paychecks. The earners toil away in both the private and
government sector, so please don't misconstrue that previous statement. There
are white collar criminals in both sectors, also.
A true economic recovery is possible only if we manage to restore lawful
government at the federal level. That's a hugely challenging task, but it is not
impossible. The good news is there are counterforces to the crime and its
effects. And sometimes these go through considerable growth spurts.
The awake among us are aware that the economy is in a Depression due to the rampant
stealing done by the criminals who own and operate what poses as a federal govt.
Our nation's actual debt is about $200 trillion (200 followed by 12 zeroes),
and, as noted earlier, increasing by $6 trillion a year. In a city of 3 million
people, everyone would take on $2 million a year of debt to equal that.
The state-run media report on only the much smaller current debt (at
least that portion that is on the highly irregular books). And that figure is
misleading in the extreme.
But why is the pain of the current obligations debt is increasing by a
staggering $6 trillion a year? The CONgress and the Judiciary have mostly
abdicated their role in the checks and balances system, giving nearly absolute
power to a handful of criminals who go to extremes to drain our economy of
Yet, despite these "heroic efforts" to plunder the American people and
destroy (what's left of) our economy there is good news.
Here's something, for example:
Flying wing uses half the fuel of standard airplane wing. The research and
development (R&D) came out of NASA, a government agency. You may recall that
NASA has undergone some rather severe funding cuts, and I think that's because
NASA does things that are useful and beneficial. Kind of like the Forest
Service, which had its funding cut at the peak of the fire season last year.
That's how funding decisions are made by the criminals in CONgress. No wonder
they abjectly refuse to produce a budget.
Another good news item first made its appearance a few years back. That's the
3D printer. Development since its debut has moved it from novelty item to game
changer. The current generation of 3D printers make prototyping very easy,
thereby shortening product development cycles. Instead of taking 4 to 6 weeks, a
prototype can be made in a few hours. Today's 3D printers also allow for
manufacturing and production economics that change the dynamics of offshoring,
and that's one reason manufacturing jobs have been coming back to the USA over
the past couple of years. The next generation of these printers is likely to
ramp that up by an order of magnitude.
Another good news item is CONgress has not yet defunded Amtrak. There's been
huge pressure to do so, but if you understand the economics involved you see
such defunding is totally insane.
What needs to be defunded? How about the vast military empire? The American
people are saddled with more military spending than the other 95% of the world's
population combined. The vast majority of this spending is illegal, and its
sheer size is economically toxic to our nation. It's a main reason we are in
this Depression and a reason we lack the funding for the sort of social safety
net programs the Nordic countries have.
We can change this dynamic by paying
close attention to which companies we send our consumer dollars and by refusing
to surrender our vote to the same Demopublican politicians who brought this mess
about--that's good news, too.
2. Product Highlight
Monitor and protect your child with this stuffed dog that contains a hidden DVR.
Long battery life, ample memory, and it even talks.
Watch the video.
You can use the Bush Baby 2 Dog to protect your young ones. You can also use
it in an office or other venue where people normally personalize their space
with stuffed toys, photos, and mementos.
No matter where you use the Bush Baby 2 Dog, people just won't know it's
watching them and recording what they are doing. And that's a great thing in
today's dangerous world. If you don't trust the new babysitter or daycare
center, the Bush Baby 2 Dog will allow you to stop long-term abuse from
The Bush Baby 2 Dog has a 30 hour battery and 16GB of internal memory.
Tan for boys, pink for girls.
3. Brainpower tip
If you look carefully, you will see an amazingly ubiquitous propensity to focus
on the symptoms and attributes while ignoring the core problem. Back in the days
when I was doing plant engineering, I had to focus on the core problem so the
symptoms would go away.|
In our larger society, there's a mindless focus on
issues so trivial that I would wonder why people even bother if not for the fact
I understand a key limitation. Ask someone to explain the rule of law, and you
will almost certainly get an incorrect answer if not a blank stare.
Rule of law basically means nobody is above the law. This situation protects
individuals who are not in power from the caprice and malice of individuals who
are in power.
The English demonstrated their commitment to this, in no uncertain terms, by
beheading their law-breaking king (Charles, I think it was). Since then, they
disposed of several monarchs whose misconduct exemplified an attitude of "I am
not limited by the law."
Picture another kingdom, ruled by a malicious dictator. He orders citizens
killed without any sort of trial or even arrest. They are just killed because he
deems it so. He is so corrupt that he puts a known tax cheat in charge of the
kingdom's treasury and makes sure that another tax cheat makes the tax rules for
the peasants. To inflict fear among the peasants so they don't rise up, he
provides aid to a terrorist organization that also ignores the law.
If that kingdom sounds to you like the USA, congratulations. You are awake.
But what you may not have understood is this situation is lawlessness. Rather
than rule of law that protects individuals who are not in power from the caprice
and malice of individuals who are in power, we have rule with disregard to the
law, and, in our particular case, with disregard to basic morality.
While people argue about which wing of The Party is "better" or some fiction
like the fiscal cliff or whatever other distractions and delusions are peddled
by the criminals, the core problem is the criminal misconduct. That is, we do
not have rule of law. Any political agenda or activity not directed toward
re-establishing rule of law is a complete waste of time, energy, brainpower, and
If we applied even 10% of the energy and effort dissipated on non-issues
toward re-establishing lawful government, the world would be a far better place.
By solving for the core problem, you alleviate all of the symptoms that arise
from it. There are other contributors to crime and social ills, of course. But
they pale in comparison to the gangsta govt problem.
If you base your "political" discourse on the lack of rule of law, your
mental powers will be laser-focused on what matters. Typically, a USA citizen is
completely unaware of the core problem so every iota of brainpower is 100%
wasted in the political sphere. People who understand the core problem can make
full use of any brainpower they devote to analyzing our nation's ills.
You can apply this same concept in many other areas. Look at the core
problem. It may help you to keep the widespread ignorance of the rule of law in
mind as a great example of how focusing on non-issues lets the core continue to
4. Finance tip
I spent $2.80 on gasoline, last month. And my tank is still close to full.|
Granted, I have the advantage of
working from home. But millions of Obamageddon victims who now don't have jobs
spend more than that. And it's not from driving to interviews.
Most of us who grew up in suburbia took on an automobile mindset. Everything
revolves around getting in the car and going somewhere. Yet in our large urban
centers, many people are quite happy to forego the expense of owning or leasing
an automobile. They might buy gasoline only when traveling out of state and
renting a car.
Gasoline isn't the largest expense most people have. It's actually way down
the list, behind such things as the cost of supporting federal "spending"
(stealing on behalf of corporations and banksters), mortgage or rent, and food.
But some people do so much driving that gasoline is a major expense; they need
to reassess what's wrong and make some serious changes.
For folks between the two extremes, there is room for cost reduction. The
single most effective way to achieve this is reduce how much you drive. Keep a
log of trips you make, and then after a couple of weeks look at the patterns.
What special trips did you make that a little planning could have eliminated?
If you have a long commute to work, organize a van pool or car pool. If your
car gets, say, 30MPG but you drive it half as often that's like getting 60MPG.
5. Security tip
I have frequently discussed or referred to the fact that criminals and
psychopaths control the levers of power in modern "government" and this has
ramifications for your finances, personal safety, and general security.|
an interview with the John Perkins, author of one of the best works on this
topic. That work is "Confessions
of an Economic Hitman." It is a "must read" and if you have not read it
please get it from your library or click the link to order it.
The video interview:
Big thanks to Don B. in TX, yet again for yet another most excellent
contribution of valuable information.
What can you do about it? You can
boycott corporations that do evil things (not hard to find out who they are).
You can also promise yourself you'll never give up your vote to a Demopublican/Republocrat.
Spread the word, and the power of numbers will eventually effect change. You can
also write to the members of the boards of directors of the corporations you do
buy from (look up their names on the corporate Website).
You vote with every
purchase you make. Don't vote for criminals and psychopaths.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
A reader wrote that I seemed stressed out over the rampant crime being conducted
by the psychopaths who own and operate what poses as the "federal government" of
the USA. He wondered how this could possibly be healthy.
Well, of course,
getting stressed out isn't healthy. Getting stressed out over something you
can't control adds the additional stress of being frustrated.
I'm not stressed out over the rampant crime; I'm just aware of the rampant
crime, its causes, and its consequences. Having that knowledge, and passing it
along, is actually a stress-reducer. It brings hope that things can change.
Being a rat on a shock grid and not understanding where the pain comes from
is very stressful. Being a rat on a shock grid and knowing that the big lever
with the red handle will disconnect the power means you see a way to end your
Can Americans as a group end our "occupied nation" status?
Click for more detail.
I think we are getting closer to the tipping point, when a critical mass of
informed people will say "Enough!" And our subsequent choices will restore rule
of law to the USA. Maybe that's wishful thinking on my part, but I guess it
beats feeling hopeless that things will ever change.
Some stress reduction
- Get out there and vote. I don't, of course, mean vote in the fake
"elections" but I do mean vote in the marketplace. This is where your vote
actually matters. Don't buy from companies that engage in unethical
behavior. And make a point of finding out who they are.
- Exercise regularly, and exercise hard when you do. This has all kinds of
health and stress reduction benefits, including getting that endorphin shot
from your own system. Walking produces some small benefits. Climbing steep
hills at a brisk pace produces much larger benefits. Doing a squat workout
twice a month produces an order of magnitude greater benefits than that.
Sitting in a chair operating a remote control doesn't help much at all,
unless you are shutting off the President's State of the Union address or
some other intellectually insulting drivel.
- Eat good foods. I take immense pleasure in what I eat. It does not taste
like high fructose corn syrup or like hydrogenated oil. The bounty of
flavors available in the produce department of your grocery store is varied
and huge. Change the flavor accent with good oils and spices, and you will
find food stimulating your endorphins also.
- Don't sweat the petty stuff. The things that really get people's
knickers in a knot tend to be of little or no consequence. It's amazing that
people actually get mad when someone "cuts them off" in traffic--something
that is almost never deliberately done--but don't bat an eye over the
horrific crimes committed by members of the Institute of Reprobates and
Sociopaths on a regular basis (it seems best to refer to associates of an
organized crime gang as "members").
- Allow for annoyances. It's just normal for delays and mistakes to
happen. They don't happen just to ruin your day; they just happen. It's
normal for people to be rude. They aren't rude just to annoy you; they are
rude because they don't know any better. Getting all worked up over things
that just happen doesn't help you.
- Take action. If something bothers you, think about how you can do
something about the problem. Passive aggressive responses are futile, so
focus on responses designed to actually solve the underlying cause of the
- Make a point of complimenting others. Kids, pets, coworkers, neighbors,
customers, and vendors--how often do you compliment someone in one of these
groups? Even telling your dog, "I appreciate your loyalty. You are a GREAT
dog." can help you relieve your stress. Don't say those exact words to your
spouse (ha, ha), but express a similar sentiment and see how the stress
level drops in your home.
www.supplecity.com, you'll find plenty of informative, authoritative
articles on maintaining a lean, strong physique. It has nothing to
do with long workouts or impossible to maintain diets. In fact:
- The best workouts are short and intense.
- A good diet contains far more flavors and satisfaction
than the typical American diet.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. Pennies are coated
with zinc and copper. Figure that one out.|
8. Thought for the Day
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to
change the locks. ~Doug Larson|
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