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I am a gazebo/deck builder who bought a motorcycle to try to give up the workaholic lifestyle and live again. Very politically interested and very sick about the past criminal administration that has dragged this country down the tubes.
Interests: Outdoors, motorcycles, politics, economics, reading, Music: Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Leonard Cohen, CowBoy Junkies, Ray Lamontagne, Mark Knoffler and most harddriving Rock&Roll.
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Below is a May 15, 2011 article in 9/11 Truth News. The official 9/11 Commission report is unraveling. Pakistan strikes back, the Obama administration is slapped in the face. ____________________________________________ Death of Bin Laden May Distract from a More Disturbing Story by Hossein Turner On the evening of May 1st, US president Barack Obama publically announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a “firefight” as a result of a successful US military operation in Pakistan. Several discrepancies in the public story surrounding his death have since been pounced on by internet conspiracy theorists, some claiming that the US... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Mad Mad World
The case of Susan Lindauer, arrested under the Patriot Act in 2004 is in serious need of publicity. Those Americans who continue to live in the aura of fear thrust upon us by the George W. Bush administration have to realize that the Patriot Act is an abhorrent abrogation of citizen rights guaranteed by the Constitution of these United States. The case of Susan Lindauer clearly demonstrates that fear of our own government may be of more relevance than fear of supposed terrorists. The lawless Bush administration should have made it clear to all that the protections placed in our... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at Mad Mad World
China has announced that instead of buying our debt , our Treasuries, it will transfer money to it’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. Instead of buying our debt they will buy our country. Our country is being offered up for sale as I write, privatizing our services and assets is the Republican/bankster methodology for taking over this country, it is occurring at an accelerating pace. You will pay for “everything”; you will pay for access to the nations highways that your tax dollars have already paid for, you will pay for the water coming from the water systems that your tax dollars... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Mad Mad World
After an unwelcome hiatus, I am back. Readers of this blog will note that I make an effort to keep you updated as to the status of bank failures in this country. I do this because we are all familiar with massive bank failure and the stock market crash of the Great Depression or more accurately, the Republican induced Great Depression. Bank failures have a direct influence on your prosperity and are an undeniable barometer of just how healthy our economy is in reality despite the government, mainstream media and corporate hype. There are 7650 commercial banks in the U.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Mad Mad World
From PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS : Don't Look to Washington for Help Rule by the Rich The Democrats were destroyed as an independent party by jobs offshoring and so-called free trade agreements such as NAFTA. The effect of "globalism" has been to destroy the industrial and manufacturing unions, thus leaving the Democrats without a power base and source of funding. Obama and the Democrats cannot be an opposition party, because Democrats are as dependent as Republicans on corporate interest groups for campaign funding. The Democrats have to support war and the police state if they want funding from the military/security complex.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at Mad Mad World
David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York, he is fast becoming my favorite writer. Once again saying it perfectly from the pages of is David Michael Green. ________________________ Our Impoverished Politics By David Michael Green The other day I went looking for a quote from a civil rights speech that John Kennedy had given during a critical moment of American history, as the National Guard was called out to escort two black students enrolling at the University of Alabama. I found the passage I wanted and then went ahead and read... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Mad Mad World
The odds do seem to be stacked against us as a working class people. Unemployment rates approaching The Republican Great Depression levels, hard working Americans losing their homes at appalling levels with no end in sight, a wayward Supreme Court handing corporations the equivalent of person hood with all of a citizens constitutional rights to use unlimited dollars to actually abrogate citizens rights, a government in partnership with a mega oil corporation to conceal and evade the financial responsibilities associated with what is most likely the most devastating ecological disaster of our I go on?....I can but the point... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Below is part of a commentary on this American quagmire by Ed Encho, His eloquence is on a definate par with David Michael Green's interpretations of this comic book senerio that is todays reality. I urge you to read the complete article. _______________________ Fourth of July on the Great American Lemming Farm Diary Entry by Ed Encho The Fourth has taken on an especially loathsome and menacing nature in 2010 that has been metastasizing like a cancer through this sickened society since the American Reichstag fire of September 11, 2001 and has confirmed for all time the words of Sinclair... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Once again David Michael Green concisely states the sad condition right wing politics has left this country in, leaving us a with a conclusion that sadly defines electorate reality. The history of these times are going to read like a comic book to future generations. If you are not into the reading, at least read the last four paragraphs. How on Earth Did This Happen? Living the Regressive Dream By DAVID MICHAEL GREEN Let’s be honest: We live in stunningly, jaw-droppingly, ridiculously absurd political times. Here’s the story in a nutshell: A far-right predatory overclass has spent the last thirty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2010 at Mad Mad World
The following is an article by Amy Goodman, daily host for Democracy Now. Amy covers the real news and deserves the publics support and ear. ____________________ We Can’t Afford War By Amy Goodman “General Petraeus is a military man constantly at war with the facts,” began the attack ad against Gen. David Petraeus back in 2007, after he had delivered a report to Congress on the status of the war in Iraq. George W. Bush was president, and MoveOn was accusing Petraeus of “cooking the books for the White House.” The campaign asked “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?”... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Read, learn, yourselves! Mission Accomplished: The Reagan Occupation and the Destruction of the American Middle Class By David Michael Green Eighty years ago, something occurred in America that was never supposed to happen. An aristocrat came to the presidency and engineered a policy revolution that created a broad and prosperous middle class where it had not existed as such before. To do this, Franklin Roosevelt and his party had to rewrite the existing rules of wealth redistribution in the United States such that the traditionally fantastically wealthy overclass (which had grown even fatter as the industrialism of the prior... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Mad Mad World
The good folks at, Cher and Rich, have given I and three other blogs an award. Thank you Cher and Rich. We that blog try to make a difference with our efforts and do hope that we are presenting points of view that stir some thought or just appreciation. In my case, I try to pull important information from the pages of the blogosphere that I think people with no time to do the searching and reading will find conveniently in one place, with my intrepretive commentary of course. The other three blogs are as follows: Carpetbaggery, Vulcan’s Hammer,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Central Banking in Crisis: Some Twenty Countries on the Verge of Insolvency Market Volatility as the Debt Implosion Continues by Bob Chapman Cycles were created for the accumulation of wealth. A boom occurs and you get wealthy from investments on the way up and even wealthier on the way down, because the elitists are controlling the supply of money and credit and interest rates. That is the real underlying mission of the Fed, which is owned by banking and Wall Street. All the power to control markets and create inflation and deflation lies with the Federal Reserve. Politicians do not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Interest rates are bottomed out and the Dollar is indefensible, depression defenses are exhausted already. If interest rates are raised to defend the Dollar, the stock market will crash(worldwide). Unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies are epidemic while state governments sink into insolvency. Pension plans and 401K's are shedding value. Do you see the writing on the wall? In the Republican Great Depression of the nineteen thirties, which lasted ten years, by 1932 the DOW lost 77% of it‘s value, the S&P Index lost 80%. Stock market crashes precede depression by 2 or 3 years. It took 4 years for maximum... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Mad Mad World
We are sinking, this is hard reality, the holes in the ship have to be plugged. For many the water is up to their necks. Are you going to wait until the water is over your mouth before you panic? Are we going to let everything collapse before we act? The pragmatic solution is the Willie Sutton line of reasoning(Why do you rob banks?....."Because that's where the money is.") The money has been floated up to the top and that is where the money is. Increasing axes on incomes over three million seems like an awful fair way to start.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at Mad Mad World
We are about to embark on a momentous experiment to discover which of the two stories about the economy is true. If, in fact, fiscal consolidation proves to be the royal road to recovery and fast growth then we might as well bury Keynes once and for all. If however, the financial markets and their political fuglemen turn out to be as “super-asinine” as Keynes thought they were, then the challenge that financial power poses to good government has to be squarely faced. ___________________________ Once again we must ask: ‘Who governs?’, by Robert Skidelsky, Commentary, Financial Times: In 1974, Edward... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Ben Bernanke: "We can see what problems can arise in a country if investors lose confidence in the fiscal position of that country, so it is very important that we address this problem." This problem is being addressed, the democratic consensus of the people is being ignored, money has evacuated the accounts of the masses and the God of finance "The Market" must rule with an iron fist. Confidence in the market is the key to maintaining financial security for those fortunate to have been able to gather great wealth on the backs of the working class; a working class... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Mad Mad World
All too many union leaders have sold out their members over the years, unions have the same problem as government and Wall Street; anytime massive pools of money exist there will be fingers sneaking into the pie. Unions are the full embodiment of democracy in the work place, in our daily lives if you will. A more responsible suspect attitude on the part of union members is the solution to union boss mismanagement.. Workers, people, died in the early 1900's fighting for the rights to collective bargaining. People hold high reverence for the military dead of this country and deservedly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Yesterday, I watched Book TV on C-Span. Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute was promoting his new book. I do listen to these right wingers, I also very frequently get a real feeling of disgust as these people make serious arguments defending their people with money are the only real people attitudes. Mr. Brooks went on about 30% of the population are against free enterprise and thinks that free enterprise is not fair and expect handouts, to strong applause no less. Mr Brooks went on to call "public sector unions" predatory. Unions are a shining example of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Mad Mad World
It is time for a repost, a very important article that the public must grasp in order to understand the long term condition of our economy and to understand that present short term fixes are just that, short term. The title makes the point strongly enough.."How can President Obama restart an economy that has been moved offshore?" You have to understand that before we have an economy that works, a real economy, we have to have economic activity that is more than just moving money around from place to place. Moving money is facilitated by those with real money to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Realistically speaking, it may not be long before the “radical Islam” brand of terrorism comes here to America, but I would state it even stronger, It “is” going to happen here. It will happen regardless of whether we have a Democratic or Republican administration. Where there is a will there is a way and the “Islamic radicals” will try until they succeed, it is a guarantee. This American public looks at the problem as a security problem with varied faith in Democratic or Republican administrations. The problem is not a security problem, it is a policy problem. Reasonable policy will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Mad Mad World
I write this blog with the hope that busy people with little or no time to read up on the financial and economic news will have a place to take a moment and catch up on and understand the realities of what is going on in todays complex world. I would hope that readers are seeing that the network nightly news is nothing more than a cheer leading section in support of official government and corporate policies, creators of hype and nothing more. Hype that has the power to relax people's guard in periods of volatile economic reality, keep the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Two posts back I mentioned that the rich can effectively start their own city states, Below is part of an article detailing such efforts currently underway. It is indicative of todays atmosphere that manufacturing these floating city states will be in South Korea instead of America's great ship yards. The rich are not feeling safe in their gated communities and after fleecing you will be moving far from your reach. Actual world reality is starting to look like a Superman movie with it's mega rich underworld figures. From Alternet June 2, 2010 | The stinking rich are planning billion-dollar luxury... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Mad Mad World
The Republicans created the deficit, expect the poor and middle class to pay it off while they buy the debt up and sit around the pool collecting the interest. Not only do they sit around the pool waiting for dividend and interest checks but they only pay 15% tax(capital gains). They have a racket going for themselves..........As you kill yourself working for shrinking wages and losing 1/4 to 1/3 to taxes their Cosmopolitans and Mai Tais are tasting great in the sun! The following article by Terrance Heath at America's Future Now! states our present reality well. _______________________________ The Jobs... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Mad Mad World
Below is most of an excelent article expounding on the relationship of the money supply, debt, the deficit, and the Federal Reserve as it applies to todays financial mess. The details for a full understanding are here, it just takes a little study for a full grasp of the concepts. It is up to us as individuals to understand the consequences of Government action acting in partnership with the powers of financial capitalism. Your educated vote is needed more than ever. In the next post I will discuss the President's new National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which is... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Mad Mad World