The Debt Bubble
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Feb 21, 2018 - 1:38pm
The Debt Bubble

Encouraged and asked by Katharine I have put together a summation of the current situation with debt.  In short, the world is floating in debt, possibly soon drowning in debt, developed and developing countries alike.  Central Banks around the world have been giving out near free money over the past decade.  Corporations that have access to all this cheap money have used it to buy their competitors, repurchase their stock and pay eight and nine figures to their C team.   As far as the US federal debt. Its now over $20.6 million.  That's $20,600,000,000,000.  Just ten years ago it was half that but now with mostly weak economic activity during this decade long period.  Remember not all Gross Domestic Product has a positive impact on the economy and/or society.  Today the debt to GDP is abou…

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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 11:41pm
  • - by Leroy
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Robert Owen - A Pioneer of Socialism

In the early 19th Century conditions in the new textile factories were horrendous. People worked 14-15 hour shifts six days a week. Children as young as five were employed to crawl under the machines to retie broken yarn without having to stop the process. This often resulted in horrendous injuries.…

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:35pm
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Florida Shooting Conspiracy

The shooting took place on Feb 14 2018, after being rehearsed on Feb 13 2018. This is a constant thread that runs through these "shootings and terrorist attacks". Alternative non mainstream sources showed that Sandy Hook was also rehearsed the previous day. 9-11, Spain Madrid  and London 7/7 bo…

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:47pm
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 11:30pm
  • - by Pardero
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The trucking industry has a serious problem

A lot of guys try to get out of trucking because it is a crummy life. They get out for lower pay but a better life. Our mechanic and oiler both used to drive and got out for a lower wage.   Low wages drove white boys out of agriculture, not the hard work. Stoop labor needs to pay by the bushel …

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:09am
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 10:27pm
  • - by Pardero
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Bill of Rights..a Discussion on the Law

With current events on the events in Florida, I want to take a different approach on what is happening.   I want to discuss our rights under the so often quoted Bill of Rights. What people don’t understand is that the Bill of Rights is interpreted by the Supreme Court as to the Framers in…

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:14am
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  • - Feb 22, 2018 - 12:01am
  • - by Leroy
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Olympic sized thoughts

(These aren't really Olympic sized thoughts--just small thoughts on the Olympics.)     It was nice that benevolent dictator Kim Jong-un let his cheerleaders out of the country to attend the Olympics, along with his sister. Isn't he a good guy? Hopefully they had a chance to grab a nice m…

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:02am
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The Persuasion Machine of Silicon Valley

Last Saturday, CBC TV aired a documentary called . I recommend everyone who is concerned about the state of democracy and its future spend the hour to watch it. If you can't, here is my synopsis.   This documentary explains how the Trump campaign team used Facebook to win the election.   …

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:04pm
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Federal Pain Management - Healthcare is a Racket

Federal Pain Management by Tom C. Purcell   Modern American healthcare is a racket.  Essentially, it's a pyramid scheme with mega pharmaceutical corporations at the top, and ailing Americans with a direct syphon from their bank accounts to medical corporations at the bottom.…

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
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Regarding really solving school violence:

I have a simple, easy-to-do proposal that will immediately reduce school violence: stop compulsory school attendance.   There is clearly a segment of the population that doesn't want to go to school. This kid Cruz was reported to beat his head against the wall when his adoptive parents tried to…

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:44pm
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 9:28pm
  • - by CRM 114
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Mass Instability & Guns

The blame centers on poorly designed psychology and psychiatry.  Some people might want to blame the current social, societal, and cultural state of affairs. However, these mass tragedies are mainly symptomatic of a troubled mental health system intertwined with a sometimes-helpless justice sys…

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:04am
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 11:56pm
  • - by Pardero
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Why the Minimum Wage should be abolished

My advice to anyone that enters a discussion on minimum wage is to avoid the back and forth that occurs regarding the calculation of jobs lost versus the benefit of higher wages.  It’s a losing argument because anyone that employees someone at the minimum wage is likely profiting from tha…

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:10am
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  • - Feb 22, 2018 - 12:12am
  • - by A. Jones
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Trickle Up Economics

I hear a lot about income disparity, the widening gap between rich and poor, the loss of the middle class, and the notion that wealth redistribution is a right and proper function of government.  There are grandiose notions about eliminating poverty and world hunger, spouted by the super-rich a…

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:05am
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All traitors...

Clapper, Brennan, Comey, Clinton, Morell (weasel rat bastard), Bezos, and ebay guy.......all traitors.  I am waiting patiently for the perp walks and subsequent tribunal.  Morell recently softened his position with regard to his Clinton-stoogery because he knows the boom is gettin' ready t…

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:12pm
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Why Conservatives Are Liberals Secret Weapon

We live in the age of victims. Politics is all about fostering the sense of being a victim.   This is the age of victims, the era of victims. Modern people all see themselves as victims – even conservatives. That is the whole concept behind politics, that is what drives it. Politicians pa…

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:16am
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THE DEMOCRAP COMEDY SHOW

The Democrap world, is fashioned on the Cartoon shows of the 60's. If things go wrong, it is because others are conspiring to wreck your good ideas. They are aided in their delusion by the trickle downs, who evolved from Republicans who believed everybody should have a chance.   Trumpty Dumpty …

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:19am
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Gun Madness Continues in the USA - 17 Dead in Flor…

How much longer are Americans going to sit back and allow this death toll to continue? How much longer are they going to allow mentally deranged kids, criminals and gangs to have access to assault rifles??   17 were shot dead in the latest School Massacre. They were shot my a nineteen year old …

Feb 16, 2018 - 12:44pm
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Making up words, a computer can't obsessivize

I love to make up words. I've loved to do this since I was a kid and had hearing problems. I don't think a computer could make up words that make sense. It could put roots together, like a gardener splicing things together, but I don't believe it could do what I do.    Rasputum was one. It…

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:34pm
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Feminist power over all of society

Look up the Duluth model. That's how liberals want to set everything up.   On first blush its about domestic violence. But in actual practice its about giving feminist power over all of society. Look deeper and you will find these feminist are out for the blood of the innocent. Women are t…

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:27am
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Trump and trade

It amazes me Trump is so anti-free trade and pro-tariff.  Did he fail the part on comparative advantage?  I can understand recycled rhetoric on bringing manufacturing jobs home for getting votes marketed to true working class, but a stale argument when their real incomes decline due t…

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:43pm
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 4:55pm
  • - by Pardero
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The Beat Goes on XXIII

I received a few complaints recently about my selection criteria for which articles to promote.  So I thought it would be helpful if I restated the criteria in the order it matters to me:   1) Recent articles.  Anything more than 48 hours old, will not be promoted.   2) Authors t…

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:01pm
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13 RUSSIANS, A POEM

    13 Russians under my bed there’s got to be three that really are red   Those Commie Pinkos are at it again Trying to topple all of we Americans   Oh no you don’t hack our elections We can do that by having no selections   One asshole is as…

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:09pm
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The Devil's Advocate

Greetings from the Abyss, my name is James Travil, but my friends call me JT. I am an active member of the Church of Satan.   I'm a lot of other things as well, but people who don't know me most often ask about my religion when they find out what it is. Actually a good deal of people just ASSu…

Feb 18, 2018 - 1:34am
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Chaos Theory?

Here is a definition of the branch of mathematics known as chaos theory:   Chaos: When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. Having survived the events of the past 13 months, I offer the following alternative definition of t…

Feb 20, 2018 - 4:23pm
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