Flash Editorials February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

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The Nation: I’m leading off tonight with a very unusual offer. Matthew Bracken has written a trilogy of fiction novels in the Tom Clancy- Jason Bourne genre. His first book is entitled “Enemies, Foreign and Domestic.” I read it and could not put the book down. They are set in today’s America after the DC crowd has completed the takeover of America, just a few years forward. The two other novels continue the story of the first book and are page-turners, just like the first. If you want to learn about these books, go to Amazon and look them up. But Matthew wants to create a “Psyop”(psychological operation) in the USA with his first book. He’s calling it “Operation EFAD.” His plan is to give the book away FOR FREE as a Kindle download for FIVE DAYS ONLY beginning March 1, 2012. He will give this book to anyone who has a Kindle or a Kindle app on their PC or smart phone. Matthew is planning to make a hyper-viral event to draw attention to the way Washington is aggressively moving on Constitution-loving, gun-toting Liberty-minded Patriots. I strongly urge you to get involved. Get your downloaded copy of the book at Amazon.com. But more importantly, call, write or email everybody you know that believes the way we do and tell them about this FREE book. Be a part of this stunning spike in Kindle downloads and help fight tyranny.

The Nation II: The US Postal Service has announced that they will slash over 35,000 jobs in an effort to cut costs and balance their budgets. The also plan to close 223 of 461 mail-processing facilities across the nation. But even if the Postal Service shrunk back to Monday-Wednesday-Friday service, it won’t save enough money to fund their pension obligations. Just this year, they have a $5 Billion obligation they can’t pay. This is a sunset industry that is getting hammered by the Internet. DC should sell off mail service and allow the “free market” to determine how mail gets from one place to another. And of course they won’t.

International I: One of the terms of the European Union deal to bail out Greece is a clause that allows the lenders to confiscate Greece’s gold bullion holdings of 111.6 tons of gold. This completes the rape of Greece. Even if Greece wanted to leave the Euro and return to the drachma as their money, without gold it’s impossible. Unless they just want to roll out some paper money of their own with nothing behind it. Oh, wait…that’s the Euro.

International II: Why doesn’t Iran just buy a nuclear weapon? They are catching all kinds of shyt from the West about engineering a nuke even though there is no evidence whatsoever that Iran is developing 90% enriched uranium. But there are thousands of nuclear weapons floating around the world, most from the old inventory of the USSR. I cannot believe that a few million in gold could not bring a few missiles to Persia. Russia could put a few missiles and mobile launchers on barges and float them down the Caspian Sea to an Iranian port. Once Iran actually had the nukes, the crap from Washington and Tel Aviv would end. Bullies don’t pick fights with those who can kick their ass. But this ain’t about nukes. This is about stopping or slowing down the disconnection of the dollar as the world reserve currency.

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Business: This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 13,000 on Thursday, closing that day at 12,984.69. All the news shows and cable TV business networks are singing “Happy Days Are Here Again.” The TRUTH is that the central banks have flooded the world with trillions of dollars of counterfeit currency. And when supply goes up, value goes down. This is called “inflation,” my friends. The metrics of profit and loss are not changing. This is the worldwide economic bubble that is going to burst soon.

Economy: The number of actual new unemployment claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 345,216 in the week ending February 18th. The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending February 4 was 7,502,791. It is not possible to calculate all of the people who have maxed out their benefits and dropped out of the system. They aren’t counted anymore but the are still just as unemployed.

Sports: Jeremy Lin’s story continues, although not as shiny as last week. Anthony Federico, a writer at ESPN, wrote a script that was read on air by Max Bretos. In the text, Federico used the old, very well-used and well-known phrase “a chink in the armor.” He was trying to describe the process of finding Lin’s weaknesses if any. In case some of you don’t know, the word “chink” is a derisive name for a person of Chinese descent. Anyway, the brass as ESPN went f-ing crazy about the word, fired the writer and suspended the anchor for 30 days. This features yet again how political correctness in America is practiced. A guy makes a legitimate mistake and it costs him his job. Federico made a sober apology. When Lin was told about this travesty of justice, he did nothing to protest Federico’s firing over an honest mistake. In Thursday night’s Knicks game, Lin turned over the ball 9 times and cost the team the game. But nobody fired his ass. So much for Lin’s Christianity being lived out daily.

Entertainment: Someone who attended Whitney Houston’s funeral or wake snapped photos of the late pop music icon as she lay in her shiny casket. One of the photos made the cover of the National Enquirer. The entertainment shows’ hosts are all horrified, and estimate that the person who took the photo got paid mid-six-figures for the shot. All I can say is…that’s free enterprise!!

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© Copyright 2012, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


The Federal Reserve Cartel: Part V: The Solution

February 26, 2012

by Dean Henderson

(Editor’s Note: Mr. Henderson offers a ten-point “solution” toward the end. Most of the points are ridiculous. The only ones that make any sense are #2, 5, 6, and 8. The others keep the fiat currency, fractional banking system alive. This critique does not take away from the magnificent job the author has done in chronicling the world financial system. This information used to be called “conspiracy theories.” But there is no theory about it. The one-world crowd are doing their work entirely out in the open now. It’s just a conspiracy now.)

Thomas Jefferson opined of the Rothschild-led Eight Families central banking cartel which came to control the United States, “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day, but a series of oppressions begun at a distinguished period, unalterable through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery”.

Two centuries and a few decades later this same cabal of trillionaire money changers – mysteriously immune from their own calls for “broad sacrifice” – utilizes the debt lever to ring concessions from the people of Ireland, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and now the United States.

In their never-ending quest to subjugate the planet, the bankers’ IMF enforcer – chronic harasser of Third World governments – has turned its sites on the developed world. To further advance their dizzying concentration of economic power, the whining banksters take a giant wrecking ball to the global middle class as they prepare to eat their young.

No one can argue that the US deficit is not a problem. Much of it accrues paying interest on the $14 trillion debt. Stooped-over Congressional cartel shills with names like Cantor and Boehner argue for slashing entire government departments to satiate the bloodthirsty bond-holders. Liberals argue for higher taxes on the rich and massive Pentagon cuts.

I agree with these latter proposals. The super-rich paid 90% under Eisenhower and 72% under Nixon. Both were Republicans. They now pay 33%. Most corporations and many elites utilize offshore tax havens and pay nothing.

The argument for progressive taxation is that those who benefit more from government should pay more. Cartel apologists propagate the fiction that the poor soak up middle-class tax dollars, sowing division between the poor and middle class. Meanwhile, the Eight Families financial octopus feeds mightily at the public trough be it the SEC (rich investors), the FCC (Gulfstream jet fliers), the USDA (the richest farmers get the biggest checks), Medicaid (insurance fraud, Big Pharma gouging) or the Pentagon (Lockheed Martin, Halliburton, Blackwater).

Still, $14 trillion is an insurmountable debt. Increasing taxes on the super-rich combined with a global American military withdrawal from its current role as Hessianized mercenary force for the City of London banksters, while welcome, will not be enough to deal with this monster debt, what Jefferson termed, this “deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery”.

The belt-way dialogue on the deficit remains locked in a tiny intellectual box created by the corporate media and their Federal Reserve cartel owners. But there is another way.

It is a myth that most of that $14 trillion debt is owed to the Chinese or other “governments”. The vast majority – around $10 trillion – is owed to the Eight Families Federal Reserve crowd.

In a June 9, 2011 article for Marketwatch, Unicredit’s Chief US Economist Harm Bandholz stated that the Federal Reserve is the largest holder of US debt with around 14% of the total. This does not include debt held by Rothschild-controlled central banks of other nations – including China, Japan and the GCC oil fiefdoms.

Through the recent QE2 program, the Fed purchased another $600 billion in Treasury bonds. They claimed it was a last ditch attempt to save the global economy from deflation. Instead, the banksters who got the interest free taxpayer-backed money pushed us further towards deflation by refusing to lend their welfare bonanza to potential homeowners or small business.

Conversely and inherent in the printing of zero-interest money, they created inflation – speculating in oil, food and gold futures and rolling this increased US debt on the roulette tables at their various wholly-owned global stock exchanges. Is it any wonder the financial parasite class is now clamoring for QE3?

What follows is a ten-step proposal which President Obama and the Congress could enact to lift the $14 trillion debt from the backs of future generations of Americans. These should be done concurrently as part of a single sweeping financial reform bill. Modeled after last week’s release of strategic petroleum reserves by twenty-seven nations, this measure should be enacted in tandem with as many willing nations as possible. The same Rothschild-led cabal controls the central banks of most every nation and there is power in numbers. If these measures are enacted separately or by only one nation, the Eight Families cartel will use their financial clout to target and destroy the US:

1) Introduce a Treasury Department-administered infrastructure investment fund, which workers should be strongly encouraged to opt into using accrued funds from their private 401K plans. This is important because the banker’s stock market casino will crash due to the next nine steps and workers must be shielded from this event. This fund can be used to rebuild America’s infrastructure, with American workers acting as lenders and receiving a fair rate of interest in return.

2) The US needs to withdraw from the Bank of International Settlements, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the IMF and all Eight Families-controlled multilateral lending facilities. We would save billions funding these banker welfare schemes while freeing ourselves from rules which prevent our financial emancipation.

3) De-link the dollar from all currency baskets and IMF special drawing rights. Ban trade in dollars on all global exchanges. This will create a demand for dollars and strengthen our badly devalued currency. Impose currency controls by fixing the dollar at 1:1 euro, Chinese yuan, Canadian dollar and Swiss franc; 100:1 Japanese yen. During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad fixed the nation’s currency – the ringit. It was the only currency in the region that did not crash when Rothschild front-man George Soros took aim at the region.

4) Nationalize the Federal Reserve. According to a London barrister I have been in contact with, under the Federal Reserve Act there is a provision that allows for the US government to buy back the Fed’s charter for $4 billion. We should pay this fee, revoke the Fed charter and launch a new US dollar issued by the Treasury Department. With the dollar fixed, the vampires cannot crash it.

5) Cancel the $10 trillion debt to the Illuminati bankers. Debt obligations to foreign governments and small bond-holders should be honored at par.

6) Arrest the perpetrators. Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law all fraudulent transactions involving the Fed cartel. Send the FBI to the New York Fed. Seize all documents. Confiscate the world’s largest gold reserves which are stored there. These were stolen from various governments including from our own Ft. Knox reserves.

7) Forget just repealing the Bush tax cuts on the rich. The top tax rate on people who make more than $1 million/ year should be raised to 75%. People making more than $500,000/year should pay 50%. All tax brackets below $75,000/year should see tax cuts. If you get more from government you need to pay for it, instead of soaking the middle-class and blaming it on the poor.

8) Slash Pentagon spending. Shut down all US military bases on foreign soil, including those in Europe, Japan and South Korea. Withdraw ALL troops from Iraq and Afghanistan immediately. Use the savings to pay off government and small bond-holders.

9) Outlaw offshore banking by US citizens and corporations. Bring your money home and pay taxes on it or surrender your US passport/corporate charter. The dramatic increase in tax revenue would be enough to pay off the remaining debt to sovereign governments and small bond-holders, while keeping our obligations to the Social Security trust fund.

10) Introduce single-payer health care and price controls on prescription drugs. The current corporate for-profit health care bonanza depends upon sickness and ill health for its hefty profits. In 2006 Canada government spent $3,678 per person for free single-payer coverage for all its citizens. The US government spent $6,714 per person covering the insurance, pharmaceutical, hospital and AMA cartels. The savings attained from eliminating insurance/pharmaceutical/hospital chain/doctor-perpetrated Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security fraud will save the US Treasury billions. It is the only solution to skyrocketing and unsustainable health care costs.

Using this methodology the US could wipe out both its deficit and its debt within a year. These measures should be planned in secret and introduced swiftly and in rapid succession. Social security and Medicare will be saved. The middle class will see their tax rates go down, while their retirement fund finances the rebuilding of a 21st Century America. Manufacturing jobs will come home, since the Chinese yuan will have seen a dramatic appreciation. Our national security will be enhanced by withdrawing from the role of global policeman.

If we keep thinking inside the banker-manufactured beltway box, our children have no future. They will live in a Third World country which produces nothing, lorded over by debt-collector parasites known as the “financial services industry”.

The wealth-destroying Eight Families banker elite are the perpetrators of the US debt crime. Should a woman who is raped serve the sentence of her rapist? That’s absurd. Then why should Americans or any other nation pay a fraudulent debt foisted upon them by con-men? It is time for Obama and the Congress to get a backbone and force the criminal Federal Reserve cartel to make the “broad sacrifices”.

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Flash Editorials February 18, 2012

February 18, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

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The Nation: Up until a week ago, the House Republican leadership insisted that if they were going to support the extension of the payroll tax “cut,” there had to be spending cuts equal to it. This week, John Boehner and his buds figured out that Obama was going to hang a tax increase around their necks in an election year. So, they folded like a house of cards. This should prove yet again that principle has no chance in the US Capitol. The Republicans know that in order for American wage-earners to keep getting this cut, the Congress will have to borrow more hundreds of billions to pay for it. Neither side will cut spending.

The Nation II: In last week’s caucuses in Maine, the Republican Party chief Charlie Webster helped Mitt Romney steal the caucus from Ron Paul. Webster refused to count votes from key precincts. Fortunately, the hue and cry on the Internet about this travesty is putting huge pressure on Party bosses to recount and try honesty. We’ll see what happens. Ron Paul may get his first state victory, but not without a knife fight. Now if someone would go back to Iowa…

International I: China has very quietly sold off hundreds of billions in US Treasury debt, and their holdings of our debt are still dropping. The crafty Chinese are getting rid of toxic assets (heard that before?) and taking US Dollars in payment. And what are they doing with those dollars? Buying gold. China financed the American bubble economy on the way up, and Washington is financing China’s rise as DC circles the drain. Learning Mandarin yet?

International II: Russia sent a message to Washington this week about war in the Middle East. They said openly that if Washington started a war, Russia was within their rights to use nuclear weapons to retaliate on behalf of their own interests. They consider Syria and Iran as their interests. How stupid can DC be?

International II: US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta openly stated that Iran is not enriching fissionable material to create nuclear weapons. He stated that Iran is only using uranium for their peaceful nuclear electric power program. So why is his boss trying so hard to go to war with Iran? Two reasons: (1) Iran wants to stop accepting only dollars as payment for oil; and (2) because the State of Israel wants war with Iran. There is not one benefit for Iran to make hostile acts against any other country. Back from 1980-1988, it was Washington-backed Iraq that started the 8-year war with Iran. When is the last time that Iran started a war with another nation? My research finds an incursion into India…in 1738.

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Business: Google’s motto is “Don’t Be Evil.” But their real motto is “Do What I Say, Not What I Do.” Google got caught violating the privacy of anyone using the Safari web browser. Seems Safari wrote code to protect visitors’ privacy and prevent data mining. But the propeller-hats at Google hacked Safari and have been selling data from Safari users. It’s unethical, immoral and if it’s not illegal, it should be. This perfectly demonstrates the arrogance of Google. If you have ever tried to make money with Google Ads, you know how impossible it can be to win. But karma is a bitch. Google pulled the algorithm.

Economy: The number of actual new unemployment claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 361,928 in the week ending February 11th. But last Friday night, all the news broadcasts touted lower unemployment rates. The rate of new claims weekly has been over 350,000 for A YEAR. This economy ain’t gettin’ any better, friends.

Sports: Jeremy Lin is a great story. Asian-American brainchild, led Palo Alto High School to a State title in basketball. No college athletic scholarship. Accepted at Harvard, played for four years and set Harvard scoring records as well as Ivy League records. No NBA draft. He was offered contracts by Golden State and the LA Lakers. The Warriors picked him up in 2010 and cut him in 2011. The New York Knicks picked him up. On February 4th, his last half-second rainbow won the game against the New Jersey Nets. Now he’s a star and he’s packing fans into Madison Square Garden. Never…never…never give up.

Entertainment: Have you ever had someone in your life that was an addict? You watch this amazing person self-destruct and you are powerless to stop it. Meanwhile, it tears out your heart and messes up your life. Whitney Houston landed on this earth with stunning beauty, immense singing talent and a heart filled with love. She just could not seem to love herself. I will miss her.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2012, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Flash Editorials January 28, 2012

January 28, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

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The Nation: Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are trying to politically assassinate each other in every primary fight in every state. No matter which guy shakes out as the Republican candidate (shudder), the President has merely to play back their vitriolic ads to make his case. The Republicans are making the shit sandwiches that they will have to eat after the convention. The only candidate that could survive the Obama onslaught and win is Ron Paul. (Prediction: Rick Santorum gone after the Florida primary.)

The Nation II: Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address this week. Big deal. Reminded me of Kremlin speeches of the past. The socialist-in-chief made a speech in front of the rest of the socialists in the building, half of whom want a new socialist-in-chief. All of them want to grow the Federal government, and none of them will support, protect and defend the old, tired Constitution. If you are reading this editorial, and you participate in the election this November, YOU are part of the problem. Stop voting.

The Nation III: Las Vegas Billionaire Sheldon Adelson openly owns Newt Gingrich. Adelson has wanted war between America and Iran for years, and the money he has spent on Gingrich’s behalf has bought Newt’s allegiance. The ol’ Newtster vows to protect Israel and to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on his first day as President. It’s disturbing to know that a man who would like to be President of the USA is completely willing to sacrifice American lives to do Israel’s bidding.

International: Egypt overthrew Hosni Mubarek one year ago this week. Nothing has really changed in the last twelve months. The military still runs the government and the Egyptian economy. But 80 million people eat a lot, and Egypt’s main industry…tourism…evaporated after the “Arab Spring.” How are 80 million people going to keep eating regularly? Answer: They’re not. Watch for more Egyptian misery and more open revolt.

International II: Washington keeps shooting itself in the foot. The West, led by Washington, has been ratcheting up its plan for economic sanctions against Iran. But Iran has powerful friends. This week, Iran huddled with India to plan a gold-for-oil deal. Last weekend I wrote about this, recommending that Iran tell EVERYBODY that Iranian oil is now only for sale for gold. Iran just issued a warning that it may halt sales of crude to Europe altogether next week to demonstrate the consequences of siding with Washington. Meanwhile, we learned that China has leased three more supertankers to move Iranian oil to China. The American sanctions will be an embarrassing failure and will help convince the nations of the world how irrelevant America is becoming. The DC lion roars from a toothless piehole.

International III: The Iranian gold-for-oil deal with India is just the beginning of the worldwide repudiation of the US Dollar as the world reserve currency. Once the world decides that the Dollar no longer deserves reserve status, the fall of the Dollar could be precipitous. For you public school grads, that means “like falling off a cliff.” And when fiat currency is not backed by a commodity, but only backed by the State’s ability to steal from the people…and that currency is no longer necessary for buying oil, that currency will become worthless seemingly overnight. Are you ready for the inevitable collapse of the Dollar?

Business: A tiny percent of the 1% are meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week at the World Economic Forum to discuss how they are going to run the world. About 2,600 delegates will be in attendance, from German President Angela Merkel to Warren Buffet to over 70 other billionaires who consider themselves the elite. I can nearly guarantee that returning to gold-backed money for sovereign states will NOT be on the discussion group schedule. And despite the Davros airport being choked with Gulfstream and Citation private jets, these
Keynesian business and government morons will surely talk about global warming issues and everybody’s “carbon footprint.” I’d like to leave my footprint on all their asses.

Shameless Plug: There are very few glowing and growing segments of the American economy. Energy is one of them. When I talk about “energy,” I’m talking about natural gas and electricity. As the population grows, the demand for energy grows. Energy is the last major monopoly to be deregulated, and deregulation is sweeping across America. And, when deregulation occurs there is a massive transfer of wealth from the monopolies to the new competitors. The energy business is the nearest thing you’ll find to a recession-proof business. Think about it. Energy is a life-essential service that everyone already had in their monthly budgets. Just imagine if you had an energy business in which you got paid a little profit every month when your customers paid their energy bills…just like the big guys get paid. Find out more about this business at MasterpieceEnergy.com.

Economy: The condition of the American economy is the best reason to start a business of your own. New unemployment claims totaled 377,000 last week. This economy is still in a deep recession. Reasonable people don’t talk about the economy recovering when nearly400,000 people A WEEK lose their jobs.

Sports: I’ve been 100% wrong in my Super Bowl playoff picks. Patriots and Giants? Perhaps Eli Manning will turn out to be the greatest of the Manning brothers at the Quarterback position. But Peyton will always be the funniest. His hosting of Saturday Night Live was a high water mark in SNL comedy.

Entertainment: The Grammy Awards happen on February 12th. Of all the awards shows, I like this one best. The music is great, and musicians can be counted on to wear nearly anything…or nearly nothing. Remember Pink’s performance on a swing two years ago wearing nothing but ribbons covering her dainty areas? I still watch that on Youtube.

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) voted 87% to 13% to merge their union with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). I have good friends in both unions. I hope that consolidation helps them in some way. It probably won’t affect ticket prices at movie box offices, which is all that America would care about this merger.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2012, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Flash Editorials January 14, 2012

January 13, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

The Nation: The story about the New Hampshire primary is not that Mitt Romney won. Any drooling moron knew that was going to happen. The story is Ron Paul in second place with 24% of the vote. Gingrich and Santorum weren’t even close, and Jim Dick Perry was only at about 1%. South Carolina is next, and anything could happen. Which leads me to…

The Nation II Newt “Tweedledum” Gingrich has some rich friends who started a super political action committee, or SuperPAC. They have produced and released a 28-minute video called “When Mitt Romney Came To Town.” It’s all over the Internet if you want to watch it. This propaganda piece has the potential to really hurt Romney. It paints him as a Wall Street corporate raider that took pleasure in buying companies, running them into debt, laying off most of the work force, and then letting the companies go bankrupt after Bain Capital cashed out. It never says one word about the big successes Bain Capital made. The movie is produced much like a Michael Moore picture, completely slanted to make a point. But Americans like videos and hate corporate raiders and Wall Street. If the message of the movie sticks to Mitt, anything could happen. Can you imagine seeing Ron Paul win a primary? Which leads me to…

The Nation III On Friday, a Federal judge ruled that Jim Dick Perry, Gingrich, Santorum and Huntsman may not appear on the Virginia Primary ballots. The only two candidates will be Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. Get ready, folks. Four years ago, few thought front-runner Hillary Clinton could be beat for the Democratic nomination.

International: In Beijing, China, hundreds of people lined up outside the flagship Apple store to buy the Apple iPhone 4S. They were turned away when the store ran out of phones. The news story said that upset shoppers pelted the store with eggs. Do you think this might have been staged? Think about it. Mr. Lee says to Mrs. Lee: “Honey, I’m going down to the Apple store to buy a new phone. Hand me a couple eggs, would ya?” Who takes eggs with them to buy a phone?

International II: Today, nine European countries received credit rating downgrades. Here’s a tidbit that you won’t see most places. The credit downgrade could easily cause defaults in major corporate borrowers. If your company borrowed money and pledged AAA government bonds as collateral…which is pretty normal…and your AAA bonds are now rated AA+, you are technically in default. The lender could call the loan, or demand more collateral. Either one could cause a borrower to go bankrupt. So here’s another layer of potential financial collapses that could domino the European system.

International III: More about European default, but this time…let’s talk about time zones. Most of Europe is six hours ahead of the Eastern time zone here in America…London is five hours ahead. If a cascading domino-effect market collapse happens in Rome or Athens when banks open in the morning…say 9:00…it’s still 3:00 am in New York…midnight on the West Coast. By the time the banks open in New York, the default has already been burning down Europe for six hours. Actually, the American banks would not open. They would declare a “bank holiday.” The world cable news networks would have been broadcasting the European collapse for six hours. The parking lots outside East Coast banks would be jammed with people desperate to get their hands on their money. Riots would ensue in a time zone wave from the East Coast to the West Coast. Doesn’t that sound fun?

Business: World oil prices dipped this week as two European Union officials said that the proposed Iranian embargo and sanctions are going to be put on hold for as much as six months. What does that tell you? First, that US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is full of shyt. Second, that this is all about oil, not about who has nuclear weapons.

Shameless Plug: There are very few glowing and growing segments of the American economy. Energy is one of them. When I talk about “energy,” I’m talking about natural gas and electricity. As the population grows, the demand for energy grows. Energy is the last major monopoly to be deregulated, and deregulation is sweeping across America. And, when deregulation occurs there is a massive transfer of wealth from the monopolies to the new competitors. The energy business is the nearest thing you’ll find to a recession-proof business. Think about it. Energy is a life-essential service that everyone already had in their monthly budgets. Just imagine if you had an energy business in which you got paid a little profit every month when your customers paid their energy bills…just like the big guys get paid. Find out more about this business at MasterpieceEnergy.com.

Economy: Remember last week when all the network news shows gushed about the unemployment numbers dropping to only 372,000 that week? This week, 399,000 new unemployment claims were filed. THIS WEEK. And in my opinion, the only reason the number wasn’t above 400,000 was that the government cooked the numbers. I could be wrong. But 399,000 people that had jobs a week ago don’t have them this week.

Sports: OK. Last week I proved what a goober I am about the NFL. I predicted that New Orleans and the Packers would meet in the Super Bowl. I didn’t remember that they are both in the NFC. Maybe it will be the Saints and Denver. The Saints will still take home all the marbles.

Entertainment: A New York Philharmonic performance was brought to a standstill Tuesday night…by a ringing cell phone. Conductor Alan Gilbert was in the last few moments of the Mahler Ninth Symphony when a front-row audience member’s phone began ringing…and ringing…and ringing. Gilbert finally stopped the orchestra until the patron silenced his infernal phone from ringing. Apparently, the audience member was convinced that he was more important than the orchestra and a house full of people. This is the etiquette of the second decade of the 21st Century.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2012, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Flash Editorials January 7, 2012

January 6, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

The time for Secession is coming to your neighborhood very soon. Read on.

The Nation: The theater production called the Iowa Caucuses is over, with Romney winning by an eyelash over Rick “No Chance in Hell” Santorum. The vote tabulation was done in an undisclosed location, not in easy view of voters and vote watchers. Even though I suspect massive vote fraud, Ron Paul still got over 21%. The neocon leadership had been openly announcing for two weeks that they would not allow Ron Paul to win Iowa. They weren’t lying.

The Nation II: The right third party candidate could win this election. And I submit that the right candidate would be Ron Paul. It would be even better if he chose his son as his running mate, Senator Rand Paul. I also submit that any third party that does not offer a substantive anti-Washington choice would be a waste of time and money, and would likely place Obama back in the White House. But I believe that Ron Paul as a third party choice could beat both Republicans and Democrats. There is only one man that is an actual conservative, obey the Constitution, shrink the Federal government candidate available. Ron Paul. I believe that if a Ron Paul/Rand Paul candidacy emerged, they could take 35% in November 2012. The biggest problem is getting on the ballots. They could go write-in, but that’s unlikely. The state-to-state election rules have been written expressly to keep viable candidates out of the races. The other big challenge is the electoral college. Paul would have to take some pretty big states to win.

The Nation III: My prediction of the presidential election in November 2012 is that no matter which candidate the Republican Party chooses, the Republicans will win in an astonishing landslide. Barack Obama may not win in a single state. This will be the widest margin of victory in American history. In addition, a wave of Republicans will win in Congressional and Senate races. But don’t think for a moment that this will divert the American train from the economic derailment ahead. Just a different crew on the train when it crashes.

International: The insane nations of the West continue to threaten Iran with economic sanctions to punish Iran for having a nuclear fuel program. Of course, it’s OK for thirty other nations to have nuclear power reactors, and OK for 10 nations to already have nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, Iran sells the West oil and natural gas. All Iran must do is to stop delivering to the West and sell it to China. Oil prices will quickly hit $400 per barrel and a gallon of gasoline will cost $15-$20.

International II: A Japanese restauranteur paid over $736,000 for ONE single Blue Fin Tuna caught off the Japanese coast this week. This 592 pound fish, once cut up, could cost 5,000 Yen per slice.

Business: Ann Barnhardt posted articles this week that showed how the MF Global debacle is beginning to cause huge waves in the commodities markets. Here’s the problem. A grain farmer sells his harvest to a grain dealer who keeps it in a grain storage facility, like a grain elevator. The farmer gets paid as the grain sells over time. And the grain broker sells or buys futures contracts, which are nothing more than bets on what prices will be like in the future. If the broker is right, he makes money. But if he’s wrong, he’s got to settle a margin call. Recently, futures brokers are finding it tough to find those who will play the game. And if a broker goes bankrupt, the farmer cannot just back his truck up to the elevator door and take back his harvest. The stored grain becomes assets of the broker to be liquidated. The farmer stands at the back of the line of creditors, hold his warehouse receipts and futures contracts in one hand and his balls in the other.

MF Global was one gigantic futures bet that they lost. And MF was using its own customers’ segregated funds to bet with, which is worthy of jail time or death.

The commodities marketplace is so leveraged that it will not be able to meet margin calls (or collateral calls) if futures contracts implode. This is yet another financial market that is likely to collapse, and with its collapse, could trigger the complete economic collapse of the US economy and the Dollar. It is inevitable, friends. When the system is built on debt, fiat money and fractional reserve banking, those three things will take it down. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Business II: More about MF Global. The Feds have turned the bankruptcy proceedings upside down, and set the stage for the confiscation of YOUR money in bank accounts, retirement accounts, and stock market accounts. In the MF bankruptcy, the Feds are placing the other big banks at the front of the line of creditors. The customers of MF who had their money invested through MF, and in escrow accounts, are not even being allowed to stand in line. That means the customer’s money is going to be used as assets to pay off the other big financial institutions, not the assets of the corporation. This sets a precedent previously unknown in Bankruptcy law. That also means that when the other big financial institutions fail, depositors and investors will have their assets confiscated to pay off other people’s debts. If you have paper assets in any financial instrument whatsoever, you now have a new market risk. That is the market risk of no Rule of Law. The very government agencies that you would run to for protection are now the agencies dedicated to screwing you. You will have no recourse. Your only option is to get your assets changed from paper to hard currency and take delivery at home or at a local depository.

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Economy: Friday night’s network news broadcasts were all a dither with the announcement that the unemployment rate had dropped to 8.5% just since last month. What they did not speak about is the 372,000 NEW unemployment claims in the last seven days, or the fact that the new unemployment claims numbers were above 400,000 WEEKLY for the last six months. Folks, if you do not see how stupid Washington thinks YOU ARE, you’re lying to yourself. These monthly unemployment numbers are entirely fabricated by this Administration. Remember that when an unemployed person’s weekly benefits expire, Washington stops counting them in the numbers. They also do not count persons who are unemployed but have part-time jobs. The REAL unemployment rate is above 18% nationally, and in certain places like Detroit, is FAR HIGHER.

Sports: I predict that the 2012 Superbowl will be the New Orleans Saints against the Green Bay Packers, and the Saints will win. But for this weekend…playoffs, Baby.

Entertainment: This weekend, I am filling out my final ballot for the Grammy Awards. Your editor has recorded 17 CDs on the Telarc label with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Five of those CDs have won Grammy Awards. I am a First Tenor in the Chorus. I joined the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1998 after winning the first Grammy and have been voting for the Grammy Awards ever since. Some hobby, eh?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Create Wealth With A Home-Based Business

December 26, 2011

How Independent Contractors Make More Money For Everyone

by Bill Rounds Esq.

(Editor’s Note: Do you have a “Plan B” for your life? What I mean is another stream of income to supplant or even replace your present income source. With America sliding into depression and massive layoffs, what will you do if your present situation changes? Multiple streams of income are best, and give you peace of mind. People who are employees are getting bled dry through taxation. The IRS tax code is written to benefit those who own businesses. There are hundreds of tax deductions and tax credits for businesses that are not available for wage-earners. Go to: MasterpieceEnergy.com to learn more about a nearly recession-proof business YOU can own.)

Money is one of the biggest ways that we lose privacy. We must report our income and where it comes from for tax purposes. Our banking records are monitored and our identities vigorously identified. Employees and employers must reveal vast amounts of information to state and federal labor regulators and tax collectors.

Whenever information is disclosed, even if it is to bureaucrats, there is a huge risk of abuse, accidental disclosure and fraud. Plus, the employee-employer relationship has become a cash cow for governments. Employees and employers are low hanging fruit for taxes, fees and regulations because they are easy to monitor, record, control and collect from. Both employers and employees must share a piece of their economic pie with state and federal government officials, increasing the costs to businesses and lowering the benefit received by employees. Governments impose these costs and regulations to take care of employees and employers, whether they want to be taken care of or not.

There is a way for both workers and businesses to free themselves of many of these burdens, reduce costs, keep more money and protect their privacy. Becoming an independent contractor instead of being an employee, or hiring independent contractors instead of employees, does all of that and reduces the amount of regulation that must be complied with, reduces legal risks, and can reduce taxes for both. This means there are more resources to share between workers and firms.

Employees Suffer

Even though most of government regulation claims to protect employees, it has had the opposite effect. The marketplace changes much faster than government regulation. Government regulation is designed for a business world that existed 50 years ago. There is no way that regulation by a slow moving, democratic government that has to make weekend deals just to keep from being shut down can keep pace with a 21st century information age economy.

Healthcare has been designed around a system where employees work at the same company for most of their life. Today, the average worker will change jobs many times in their lifetime. Minimum wage and overtime pay was formulated when there was no competition from overseas labor. Even the way that companies account for and fund their benefits and pensions makes them extremely expensive for employees with diminishing value. One of the worst parts of all is that employees have little control over the taxes they pay.
Employees Have Little Control Over Their Own Life

There is no doubt that some of these protections benefited employees overall at one time. Some may even be helpful today. But an employee has no choice whether they want to participate in these systems, even if they could get the same benefits elsewhere for less. Employees have no control over their economic life.

Control over your own economic life is valuable, not only in terms of mental health and a feeling of self worth and independence, but also economically. Something as simple as being able to control more of the taxes you pay can have a dramatic impact on your financial well being.

How A Worker Can Pay $0 In Federal Income Taxes

The Wall Street Journal recently did a case study showing how an independent contractor can earn $150,000 in gross earnings in a year, take a few very common tax deductions, and have a federal income tax liability of $0.

Here’s how it breaks down:

$150,000 income as a self employed independent contractor.

- $7,000 business start up expenses ($10,00 max first year, $5,000 in subsequent years)

- $10,000 legitimate business expenses

- $9,500 Medicare and Social Security tax (half of $19,000 paid)

- $43,100 401k contribution (you deduct both employee and employer portion)

- $10,000 IRA contribution ($5,00 for you, $5,000 for a spouse)

- $10,000 state and local taxes (estimated)

- $10,000 mortgage interest

- $10,000 health insurance premiums

- $6,150 Health Savings account

- $2,500 interest on student loan

- $4,000 kid’s college tuition

- $1,500 tax credits (buy hybrid vehicle, install solar panels, etc.)

- $200 Lifetime Earning Credits (community college class)

= tax liability of $0 on $150,000 income.

Independent Contractors Pay Less Taxes Than Employees

This entire strategy is premised on a very important issue. To take advantage of these Huge tax benefits you cannot be a regular employee. You can take advantage of every one of these tax benefits as an independent contractor. A regular employee would pay taxes on close to the full amount of that $150,000 of income.

Employers Pay Extremely High Labor Costs

Employees cost their employers a lot more than their hourly wage. Unemployment tax, ERISA, and Medicare costs alone are 15% of the total salary paid to employees. Employers also pay an average of $7,500 per employee in health insurance every year, something required when the firm has 50 or more employees.

High Administrative Costs And Risks For Employers

On top of these direct costs, there are numerous other regulations that must be complied with, even if it does not make economic sense. Employers are required to give family leave under certain circumstances, have detailed record keeping requirements, and many other things that raise the cost of having employees and decrease profitability, without actually paying workers more.

Employers are also exposed to lots of litigation risk. Whether it is an employee discrimination suit, failing to comply with regulation, harassment, overtime, even a conscientious employer can find themselves in an expensive, often frivolous, lawsuit. A lot of these costs and regulations are preventing businesses from hiring employees.

Independent Contractors Reduce Labor Costs And Increase Productivity

Businesses can still get the work done that they need to get done without incurring these huge costs by hiring independent contractors instead of employees. Independent contractors are also easier to train, more productive and provide a lot of flexibility in changing economic times.

IRS Scrutiny

These economic benefits have attracted a lot of workers and firms to try independent contractors instead of employees, but beware. The IRS and the Department of Labor have begun cracking down on those who do it wrong. Doing it wrong could mean having to pay back taxes and interest owed, or even paying penalties or overtime.

Follow The IRS 20 Factor Test

There is a way to do it right. The IRS has a 20 factor test that they use to determine if the worker is an employee or an independent contractor. This list is very fact specific and the weight given to every factor will depend on what other factors may reveal.

Independent Contractor Should Control Their Own Work

One of the most important things to consider is the amount of control that the firm has over the worker. An independent contractor will have control over their schedule and how they perform the work. The firm will control what they want the outcome or finished product to be. Suggestions are permitted but they must be suggestions. This is becoming much easier with the ability to work remotely over the internet.

Independent Contractor Can Do Work For Others At The Same Time

Another important factor is that the independent contractor is free to do work for others as well. This can be a critical factor that the IRS or Department of Labor look at. It is much better if the independent contractor is doing jobs for other clients, or at least advertising in places like Craigslist for other clients.

Independent Contracting Is A Win-Win

Independent contractors allow workers and firms to share more money between themselves. The government is entitled to much less of the money that flows from firms to independent contractors than employers and employees. Businesses become more profitable, individuals keep more money and everyone increases their privacy. Independent contractors can also have more control over their tax domicile, a more advanced but much more powerful tax saving strategy.

Conclusion

This is only scratching the surface of how to properly take advantage of this powerful strategy. Secrets of Independent Contractors, from HowToVanish.com is a simple and complete guide to help businesses and workers properly structure their relationship so they can take advantage of the huge tax savings.


Flash Editorials December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011

by Russell D. Longcore

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The Nation: See ya, Herman Cain, you sociopathic piece of dung. You are such an egotistical maniac that you dragged your poor cuckolded wife onto the podium with you Saturday so you could lie your way through your weasel-worded resignation from your quest for the White House. Actions always speak louder than words, and fortunately for America, your actions drowned out your false bravado. I take delight in the fact that you are likely at home in Atlanta with a woman who has been cheated on at least five times and wants your nutsack in a Mason jar on the coffee table. Karma can be a bitch.

The Nation II A gunman on the campus of Virginia Tech walked up to a campus police officer and shot him dead, then later turned the gun on himself. Know why this can happen on the Tech campus? Because the campus is a gun-free zone. If any and all students could carry firearms freely, the deterrent factor would prevent these incidents. Just one armed student could have stopped the slaughter of 33 other students there in 2007. If you don’t like campus murders, call a politician. That’s where the blame lies.

International: Last week a NATO air strike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. If the Pakistani government had any backbone or honor, they would throw the US military out of Pakistan. But remember the old saying: “When money talks, bullshit walks.” Washington is backing dump trucks of cash into Islamabad, and few men are incorruptible. Soldiers are meant to be killed, and politicians are meant to be bought.

Business: The US Air Force quietly announced that they have excluded American aircraft builder Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita, Kansas from competition for a $1 billion contract to build a light attack aircraft. The company said that they had already invested $100 million to comply with what the Air Force wanted in a plane. They also said that 1,400 highly paid technical employees in 20 states will lose their jobs. But here is the outrage. It looks like the $1 Billion contract will go to Embraer…A BRAZILIAN COMPANY. Want even more outrage? Embraer sold 40 light fighters to Iran in 1989, and Iran used the planes as their primary close support aircraft. The Obama Administration is flipping you the bird, America. Learn how to say, “Want fries with that?”

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Economy: Unemployment claims dropped to 381,000 this week. But the Labor Department points to holiday hiring for the drop. Holiday hiring is typically in retail, and retail is typically low-paying jobs. And, as soon as Christmas is over, massive layoffs will happen, just like every year.

Sports: This week’s big story is in baseball. Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols inked a $264 million, ten-year deal with the California Angels. He’ll be 42 at the end of his contract. Our minds boggle over these kinds of numbers, but remember that the Angels organization figures they will make more than this amount or they wouldn’t spend it. Don’t fall for all the crybabies that say it’s a travesty that teachers get low pay and athletes get high pay. It’s pure supply and demand at work. Quite frankly, if it weren’t for the mighty teacher’s unions, they’d get paid even less than they do now.

Entertainment: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named its Class of 2012 this week. Donovan (1960s), The Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, pop singer Laura Nyro (who?), and Brit rockband Small Faces all got in. I had the 45 record “Itchycoo Park” by Small Faces when I was 14. But Laura Nyro? I learned that Nyro wrote hit songs for The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Blood Sweat & Tears, and Barbra Streisand. Who knew?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Flash Editorials November 26, 2011

November 26, 2011

By Russell D. Longcore

(Editor’s note: To watch this article as a video news show, go to: DumpDC Flash Editorials)

The Nation: Mitt Romney started the negative ad season this week, rolling out a TV ad that featured a few seconds of Obama speaking. What the ad omitted was that the clip showed Obama quoting something stupid John McCain had said four years earlier. At the end of the ad, you hear “I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message.” Shame on you, Mitt.

The Nation II Speaking of Obama…The Chicago Tribune, Obama’s hometown newspaper, located in the city where Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is now Mayor, has published a column by Steve Chapman stating that Obama should end his candidacy and not seek a second term. Damn, that is harsh. Obama is being thrown under Rosa Parks’ bus by his own peeps. The article recommends that Hilary Clinton is waiting in the wings to assume the mantle of 2012 Presidential candidate. Don’t think for a minute that (a) the White House did not know about this article before it was published, and (b) that Hilary didn’t know about it either.

The Nation III In this week’s Republican Presidential debate show, Newt Gingrich offered an idea for a sort of amnesty program for illegal immigrants so they could become American citizens. All the rest of the candidates jumped him for taking that position. Like Paul Krugman said, “Newt Gingrich is the stupid man’s idea of what a smart man sounds like.”

Religion: Archaeologists dug up some coins at Jerusalem’s holiest site that rewrite history of the time of Jesus. Up until now, experts agreed that the Western Wall was completed before King Herod died in 4 BC. But the dates on these newly found coins UNDER the wall show that the wall was not likely completed until about 50 AD. Forty-something years is kind of a big difference. Besides, if Herod died four years BEFORE Jesus was born, it makes it sort of hard for him to talk to the Wise Men or order the murder of all the male Jewish babies under age two. Anybody notice that flaw in the Biblical account?

International: Iran arrested 12 CIA spies this week who were allegedly trying to cripple Iran’s nuclear efforts. The CIA declined comment. Washington seems to have a death wish. Iran has every right to nuclear technology and nuclear weapons if they choose. Washington has no right to act as the global A-bomb cop. Iran sells us billions of barrels of oil. Iran has very strategic alliances with Russia and China. Any sanction or military action against Iran is an act of war, pure and simple. Iran’s friends will not stand idly by.

International II: Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to step down from power after months of protests against his 33-year rule. Yemeni citizens continue to protest and government forces continue to kill protestors. Don’t forget that the CIA is eyeball-deep in Yemen, having recently assassinated Anwar Al-Awlaki, the American citizen who pissed off the Obama Administration. Is it too much of a stretch to believe that the CIA engineered this change of power?

International III: Egyptians continue to riot all over the nation, protesting the way the military is running the country. Watch for mass starvation in Egypt since it has little money, imports most of its food and its #1 cash cow, tourism, is comatose.

Business: American stock markets fell this week about 2% on fears of European instability. That was compounded as the German government bond auction Wednesday drew the weakest demand for the safest Eurozone assets since the Euro began. It only got bids for 3.9 billion of the 6 billion Euro 10-year bonds it offered.

Economy: The unemployment claims numbers clicked up again this week to 395,000. Next week’s numbers will be lower, but that will be because the unemployment offices are all closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

Sports: The Green Bay Packers are 11-0 going into the last games of the season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems unstoppable and the team is not plagued with starter injuries. They could win another Super Bowl. I’m not sure who’s out there that can stop them.

Entertainment: Michelle Bachmann, vapid presidential candidate, was a guest on the late-night Jimmy Fallon Show. After the intro, Bachmann emerged from backstage to the music of the house band playing “Lyin’ Assed Bitch,” a hip-hop song by Fishbone. No lyrics were sung, but somehow the title of the song made its way into the news, creating a furor. NBC dutifully issued an apology. What a shame that the truth gets apologized for. BTW, Fallon is the best late night guy.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Flash Editorials September 24, 2011

September 24, 2011

By Russell D. Longcore

International: BIG controversy coming to a head about Palestinian statehood. Can’t think of a reason why they should be prevented from organizing a new nation, and can’t think of a reason why the Israelis and DC should have veto power. Oh yea…I remember now. Washington and Tel Aviv don’t like Hamas leadership, even though Hamas was lawfully elected to office. Perhaps if the Palestinians got statehood, they would stop trading mortars and rockets with Israel. And before Washington labels Hamas “terrorists,” let’s ask Iraqis, Afghanis and Pakistanis who THEY consider the top terrorist nation in the world. And could somebody in the damn earth remember that PM Yitzhak Rabin, PM Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan were all considered terrorists back in 1948 when they were fighting for a state of Israel?

The Nation: So President Barry wants the rich to pony up more tax money, stating that they need to pay “their fair share.” The top 10% of the earners already pay 70% of the income taxes collected, while the bottom 45% pay no Federal taxes whatsoever. But we all know this ain’t about fairness, it’s about redistributing wealth at the end of a gun. The only fair tax is a sales tax, and DC will NEVER change to the sales tax. Will Congress have the balls to tell Barry ‘no’? Just as soon as you see pigs flying around the Rotunda.

Religion: Politics meet religion in Ohio – The Ohio legislature recently passed the so-called “Heartbeat Bill,” named because it outlaws abortion at the first detectable heartbeat of a human fetus. Now the bill must be passed by the Ohio Senate before it can be signed into law. It will be the most restrictive abortion law in the nation if passed. Remember folks…this is not about reproductive rights. You have all the reproductive rights you deserve…right up to the instant you get pregnant. Then your rights properly morph into responsibility…which is what REAL rights always do anyway. This is about whether or not it’s OK to kill another human being because its existence is inconvenient. Natural law bestows the right to life and NONE of us get here without some help. Good luck, Ohio. Godspeed. About 50 million lives have been snuffed out since Roe v. Wade in 1973. The oldest of them would be nearly 40 years old now…paying into Social Security and Medicare. OOOPS. Unintended consequences suck, don’t they?

Economy: This week’s new unemployment claims are at 423,000. According to The US Department of Labor, the total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending September 3 was 6,889,058. But there have been no less than 22 weeks in a row in which the number of new claims was above 400,000. That’s at least 8.8 million NEW claims just in the last five months. Who ya gonna believe?

Business: Moody’s Corporation, the financial ratings service, downgraded the credit ratings of mega-banks Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup, saying that Washington is now “less comfortable” with the idea of further bailouts for troubled lenders. The banks face an uphill battle to comply with the Dodd-Frank law’s requirements. Lower ratings mean more difficulty raising capital. No bank is too big to fail. Neither is any government.

Sports: The National Feminine Football League continues its plunge toward mediocrity as it tries to make the most violent sport less violent. Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles’ QB, suffered a mild concussion in Atlanta due to a collision with one of his own teammates. Later in the game, Falcon cornerback DeSean Jackson collided with another Eagle, and both of them suffered concussions. Jackson got a fine from the NFFL. Extra-large powerful men running toward each other and colliding will occasionally cause injuries. It’s pretty hard to play aggressively and cautiously at the same time. The NFL sucks.

Entertainment: “Modern Family” garnered the most Emmy Awards at this year’s gala. One big (gay, straight, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family. Is this what the modern American family looks like?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


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