One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes – Part 5 of 6

April 18, 2015

One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes – Part 5 of 6

by Brandon Smith

(Editor’s Note: Brandon surprised me! He has two more installments of this series! Here is Number Five. I do not agree with all of Brandon’s conclusions, but he does understand that the American economy…as well as the US Government…is on a headlong rush to the cliff’s edge.)

One Last Look Part Five


One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes – Part 4

April 17, 2015

One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes – Part 4

by Brandon Smith

(Editor’s Note: FINAL INSTALLMENT of this important series. Are you turning your paper assets into gold and silver? I hope these four articles have convinced you that IN OUR LIFETIMES there will be an EPIC economic shitstorm. Many people will be utterly destroyed. A tiny few will profit immensely from the chaos and will thrive. In every market, up or down, there is VAST OPPORTUNITY FOR WEALTH.

Brandon comes to some conclusions that differ from mine regarding China. But whether he is right or not, I am certain that a nation with vast reserves of gold will fare better than the USA. The TRUE Golden Rule is: “Them that have the gold make the rules.”)

One Last Look Part Four


One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes – Part 3

April 15, 2015

One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes – Part 3

by Brandon Smith

(Editor’s Note: This installment deals with labor and jobs. And remember…everything you learn here is the bad harvest from sowing seeds of fiat money. Once a monetary unit is decoupled from a source of value, the collapse of the economy is ASSURED. In the history of mankind, there has NEVER been an instance in which a debauched currency survived. NEVER. The Dollar will not be the first to survive…only the most recent to collapse.

When I was a young man in the early 1970s I was a carpenter and builder. I could hire as many journeyman carpenters as I could find for $10 an hour. Not morons with a hammer…real craftsmen who had completed a four-year apprenticeship. In 2015, that same carpenter would have to earn $54 an hour just to have the same buying power he had in 1975. How many carpenters do you know that make $54 an hour today? Multiply that times 2000 hours…a year’s work. That is over $100,000 a year. I challenge you to find me a $100K carpenter.

Therein lies one of the problems that comes with inflation. Prices jump, but wages do not. Read more about this NOW)

One Last Look Part Three


One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes, Part 1

April 11, 2015

By Brandon Smith

(Editor’s Note: My guess is that perhaps one out of a thousand will stop and read this article and the next three articles that follow this one. Most people do not want to know how things REALLY are in the world. It’s easier to just watch the evening news and remain credulous. These four articles peel back the media curtains and reveal the facts you’ll NEVER find in the mainstream media.)

One Last Look Part One


Cuba

December 22, 2014

By Russell D. Longcore

The fifty-year American embargo against Cuba makes no sense today, if it ever did. Americans think that the United States is about free market capitalism. But over the last 50 years, it is clear that Washington is all about mercantilism. Understanding this truth explains the embargo.

It can be argued that the embargo protected the communism of Fidel Castro and allowed it to continue unabated. Think about it. Was Castro forced to confront capitalism? Not much. He was able to keep his nation communist with DC’s support.

Look at what happened since the 1980s in Communist China and the USSR, the very nations that supported the Castro government.

China’s Beijing government allowed capitalism to blossom after Tiananmen Square. Now China is the largest economy in the world, and very soon will be the source of the world reserve currency, the Yuan.

Communism collapsed in the USSR in 1989. Capitalism rushed into the void. 25 years later, Russia is one of the economic powerhouses of the world.

Also consider what is happening in the USA. This debt-based government is on the verge of collapse because DC has forsaken the free market.

If Washington really cared…if Obama really wanted a legacy…he would make the ending of the Cuban embargo the number one goal of his last two years. With a stroke of his Executive Order pen, he could declare the embargo over instantly. It would take an act of Congress…literally…to vacate and overturn the laws that were enacted to establish the embargo. But if the debate were framed correctly, who could defend the continuation of the embargo?

Framing the debate correctly is easy. Make it about bringing the free market to the deserving peoples of Cuba. Make it about spreading freedom in the Western Hemisphere.

So, ask yourself: Why does Washington care about 11 million people on an island 90 miles from the tip of Florida? The answer? DC doesn’t really care about how the Cubans live. DC cares about its own IMAGE. It’s pure ego, and the inability of the DC criminals to fix things they break.

Obama could have a press conference, and say: “The embargo is over in all its forms. Any Cuban who wants to come here to live can come here. America…you want to go to Cuba? Buy a plane ticket and go. No travel restrictions of any kind. America…you want to invest in Cuba? No restrictions of any kind. Let’s change Cuba with economics, not diplomacy. The free market will overwhelm the communism of Cuba. DC does not have to do anything else but GET OUT OF THE WAY.”

Economics can make the change. The Castro regime would melt. Think about it…where do Fidel and Raul go to complain? China and Russia have been capitalists now for over two decades. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is dead.

Any American politician who comes out against ending the embargo has an agenda that does not include the wellbeing of the Cuban people. Guys like Florida senator Marco Rubio, who is against ending the embargo, is nothing more than a political opportunist. A lawyer who wears expensive suits in the US Senate and takes a position that keeps Cuban families in poverty cannot be taken seriously.

Free The Cuban People To Enjoy The Free Market.


Flash Editorials December 1, 2012

December 1, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

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(Editor’s Note: WordPress, the host of this blog, deactivated the blog Friday night, indicating that I had violated their Terms of Service as related to Advertising Policy. This blog has been going continuously since 2009…over FOUR YEARS with a perfect record of compliance. WordPress did not send me an email…make a note on my blog…call me…and tell me that there was some piece of content they wanted removed. They just shut me down. We here at DumpDC may need to move from WordPress to a private web host. We still love WordPress, but feel their treatment of us was pretty heavy handed. The site came back online about 3:00 Eastern Monday, and WP still has not communicated with me to tell me what they want done. We await their pleasure…)

Welcome to Flash Editorials for December 1st, 2012. Christmas…Bah, Humbug!!

I am Russell D. Longcore, owner and editor of DumpDC. Flash Editorials is presented by w w w dot Dump D C dot com. DumpDC is the world leader in secessionist thought. We show the world that secession is the only hope for personal liberty and property rights on the planet.


Now, to the news.

The pickins are pretty slim these days after the Obama win, but we do soldier on.

The Nation I: Two tickets for the $588 million Powerball lottery were sold Wednesday night…one in Missouri and one in Arizona. There is a hidden code in your Powerball ticket. If you still have one handy, grab it and I’ll tell you how to read your losing Powerball ticket. The First number is the number of car payments you still have to make. The second number is the number of years you’ll have to keep working at that job you despise. Third number is the number of major life mistakes you’ve made that led to a near-impossible Lotto win being your only hope for a debt-free existence…or a comfy retirement. Fourth number is how many dollars you have in your checking account. Fifth number is how many times you stood in front of the bathroom mirror rehearsing the ways you were going to tell your co-workers and boss to kiss your ass. And the sixth number is the number of times you will re-check the ticket before accepting that you had not a chance in hell of winning. (I stole that off of Facebook.)

The Nation II: The only other story worth mentioning here in national news is the death of Zig Ziglar. Zig died Wednesday in Dallas from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Ziglar was the undisputed Emperor of all motivational speakers. He filled auditoriums where ever he spoke. His career spanned five decades, and Zig was…and still is…greatly beloved by those like me who are personal development junkies. His most famous quote is, “You can get anything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what THEY want.” Rest well, Mister Ziglar. You’ve earned it.

International I: A tectonic economic shift occurred in Phnom Penh, Cambodia during the week of November 16th to 20th, and America still does not know about it. The 20th ASEAN Summit of 2012 brought together thirteen nations that represent half of the world’s population. Our Dearly Beloved Leader Barry showed up at the conference with his bag 0’tricks, and was politely tolerated until he left, as is the Asian way. America has little to offer the world at this point, and Obama’s proposals for American participation in Asia were shunned entirely. The world is lining up with China, and the nations of the developing world are looking to China for economic leadership…and finding it. China is leading the BRICS nations in an effort to replace the US Dollar as world reserve currency. Remember that China is the world’s largest producer of gold and silver, and China does not disclose much of their mining output. China also is not selling gold outside its own borders. So their lead on the world in gold production is far greater than anyone but the Chinese know. China has been a net seller of US Treasuries over the past year, not adding any more bonds to their holdings, but quietly selling them. And curiously, Japan has been the biggest foreign buyer of US bonds lately. Just goes to show you. Japan’s economy imploded from too much debt about 20 years ago and has not fully recovered. And now they are adding on more American debt instruments? Isn’t this the nation that just had a giant earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of their nuclear power generating infrastructure? Japan should be plowing all its Yen into its own nation, not helping prop up Washington. Japan would not be buying all this debt unless it perceived some benefit from it. Don’t you wonder what DC has promised the Japanese government? These things have a way of leaking out. Stay tuned.

Yesterday’s DumpDC posting was all about this. Scroll down and make sure you read the article entitled, “The Asian Pivot Already Happened.”

Business I: This week’s Reuters Online has a story about entrepreneurs and “Lean Startup.” That term defines a web businessman starting with little or no capital investment. Another term I’ve seen is “Ultralight Startup.” Google that term to learn more. But if you have never done an online business, what do you do? If you ever dreamed of owning a small business, the timing for starting one could not be better. Your choice of which business to start is more important than any other consideration. Let me show you our business at: www.PortableOnlineBusiness.com

Here is tonight’s commercial message. Anybody read the Tim Ferriss book, The Four Hour Workweek? The subtitle is ”Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join The New Rich.” Ever heard a sexier title…a more irresistible tease? Who wouldn’t want a four hour work week? But I have something that is a variation on that. Maybe I’m not as good as Tim, or perhaps I have different talents and abilities than he has. But my system works just GREAT!

Let me offer to you the joys of 7 Hour Wealth! At 7 Hour Wealth, our sub-title is “Live How You Want To Live, Live Where You Want To Live, And Make Money Doing It!”

We still LOVE the DEAL concept that Tim Ferriss teaches. DEAL is an acrostic for a process of creating time freedom, which is what we are all about:

D – Definition: You must define how you want your life to operate before you can have it.
E – Elimination: We teach you how to get rid of time gobbling activity in favor of time spent that is rich in results.
A – Automation: being to outsource the stuff you know best to others, thereby freeing up your time while still maintaining control of the process.
L – Liberation: this is about living the success you defined at the beginning. And this level of success allows for the ultimate luxury…mobility and the freedom to live by your own rules, not someone else’s rules.

Sound tempting?

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Economy I: The number of actual initial unemployment claims filed under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 357,015 in the week ending November 17th. This is a whopping decrease of 46,541 over the previous week and is attributable to Holiday merchants hiring. Curiously, the Labor Department NEVER reports the number of claimants that reached the end of their benefits and fell out of the system. But the story is the number. Another 357,000 people just like you filed new jobless claims last week. Just last week. And corporations all across America will shed jobs in the final weeks of 2012 in an attempt to show greater profitability at the end of the 4th quarter. It happens every year.

And I’ll say it again. Think about all those jobs said to have been “created” by the Obama Administration, or promised by schmucks like Mitt Romney. First…government does not create jobs, either in the public sector or the private sector. Jobs are created by capital, not by taxation. Capital is investment; taxation is theft with the implied threat of death. All jobs are not created equal. If you create two jobs that pay $10 an hour in the low-paying service sector to replace the high-paying engineering job in manufacturing that paid $50 an hour, you can truthfully say you created more jobs than you lost. But the economic impact is not the same. This is the dirty little secret of the politician and job creation. And the only reason they can get away with this over and over is that the American people don’t know the difference and don’t know the numbers behind the headlines.

In Sports: Big rivalry in the NFL between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons got decided in Atlanta’s favor Thursday night with a 23-13 win. That leaves the Falcons with the best record in the NFL at 11-1, and the Saints effectively out of any hopes of getting to the playoffs. Playoffs? Playoffs? Jim Mora.

In Entertainment: The Rolling Stones are beginning their 50th Anniversary Tour with a show in London on Sunday night, then on to three more gigs in America…in the New York area. Can you imagine these old coots, all nearly 70 years old, still playing kick-ass rock and roll? Jagger was born in 1943…do the math. And what Vegas bookie would have even taken a bet on whether Keith Richards would even be alive in 2012? But here they are, doing four more concerts. And their concerts will be over two hours long, with nearly two dozen songs performed. But only four concerts…they’re old wankers. Ancient tossers.

Finally, in Entertainment: JRR Tolkien’s epic book The Hobbit has been lovingly turned into a three-movie series by Peter Jackson, the producer that brought us the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hobbit One will be in theaters on December 14th. You must see this film.

That’s all for tonight. Thanks for watching. I am Russell D. Longcore. For all of us here at Dump D C: Good night and good luck.

Dump DC: Six Letters That WILL Change History.

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


The Asian Pivot Already Happened

November 30, 2012

The “Asian Pivot” in the title is a recently-invented phrase which describes world nations pivoting away from American allegiance and pivoting toward Asia and specifically China.

Spengler is a link to an outstanding article by “Spengler” at The Asian Times. You MUST read this. The American Main Stream Media will not report this, yet this meeting that happened November 16th – 20th, was the single most important market shift in the last 100 years.

Here are a few excerpts:

“It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a US president personally, passed almost without comment last week.

Does the United States have a competitive advantage? Apart from commercial aircraft, power-generating equipment, and agriculture, it has few areas of real industrial pre-eminence. Cheap natural gas helps low-value-added industries such as fertilizer, but the US is lagging in the industrial space.

…The US still dominated the nuclear power plant industry. With the sale of the Westinghouse nuclear power business to Toshiba, and Toshiba’s joint ventures with China to build (thorium) power plants locally, that advantage has evaporated.

The problem is that Americans have stopped investing in the sort of high-tech, high-value-added industries that produce the manufactures that Asia requires.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE: The Asian Pivot


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