The objective of ELECT A NEW CONGRESS, and its website are to provide all 162,000,000 registered American voters the means to elect a new congress dedicated to restoring liberty.
Everyone else seems to be doing it, so with the abandon of a crystal ball, these are my expectations for 2014.
Highly doubtful, but I can’t say the same for the rest of the world, which I think is in a lot of trouble; trouble that I believe one can trace back to the front door of Washington DC and the suicidal antics of the White House, the Congress, Supreme Court and the fourth branch of government that overrides it all, the Federal Reserve Bank, lodged in the Eccles Bunker, ironically located on Constitution Avenue N.W., at 20th Street.
Since when has a centrally planned economy every worked? Does anyone remember the Soviet Union? The entire philosophy of central planning by its artificial nature incorporates a by-pass around every natural defense mechanism of a natural economy. It’s impossible to accomplish and is like a Monsanto GMO seed. Sure, Roundup won’t kill it anymore, but the weeds take on the properties of the GMO seed until all the Roundup in the world has no effect.
The same holds true with the markets. Build a better mouse-trap and you create a better mouse. Their failure is baked into the cake, it is a universal absolute.
Not that the government of the United States can’t collapse along with everything it touches, just not this year, at least not on purpose. America is still the strongest leg in the world, and I believe the world has to collapse around America unless it’s an inside job.
Either way, I think that will have to wait for next year as QE will continue in one disguise or another, supported by ZIRP that steals from those most stalwart of American’s that still believe in savings; savings in a world where those who try to save are treated like fools by a virtual facsimile of sanity that cloaks the insanity of the sociopaths that are running America into the ground in order to continually bail out the 2B2Fail and Jail banks that are owned nearly lock, stock, and barrel by the virtually invisible .2% of our Aristocratic Ruling Elite that dominate the Ivy League and Wall Street by virtue of a socially high ranking birth.
Nothing could be more unjust and only exceeded by a government they have come to rule as their own, the general population be damned.
I think that is what 2014 is going to be about, a systemically failing world, the bastard clone of America coming home to roost. Still, I would like to think that the collapse of America won’t be occurring from the inside out, but from the outside in. But that might not hold water the given the way Washington DC operates.
We’ve systemic failure in America and the world has taken the lead in insolvent governments made so by our insolvent banks that have lobbyied, nurtured, and financed their fiscal abuse to every corner of the Earth that hasn’t had the sense to throw them out of their country.
Certainly America is in advanced systemic failure, one need simply to look at all the symptoms of that failure in the endless issues besieging this Administration, from a rudderless foreign policy, to Obiecare, to a vanishing Middle Class.
There is no 2% annual Gross Domestic Product growth in America unless you believe the statistical lies of the BLS, CBO, or FED. The only recovery in America exists only in the mind of a national press corp dependent upon its illusion to survive. America is and has been in a recession since 2008, and that by definition is long enough to qualify as a DEPRESSION, and that is exactly what we are in.
Two Percent (2%)? What difference does it make (Hillary)? Every Phd Economist in the world has been talking about the required 3.5% GDP necessary to reach escape velocity for the economy to go higher. So what is a phantom 2% growth rate going to accomplish?
The Eastern World
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that has been crafted in secret from the Congress that still has to confirm, and that’s a tough sale in an election year. Still, the sociopathic sycophant to the stars, Harry Reid just might break enough arms to ensure a comfortable retirement for himself and his heirs to come. Harry was a boxer, wasn’t he?
Tough sport getting your head banged around, glad der ain’t no damig, rite Hairy?
The point is that world trade is and has been declining steadily and I think 2014 is when the vultures come home to roost. It doesn’t help one iota that the two new governments in Japan and China, both under increasing domestic pressure, have to face off in a no win war of nerves over the future of a few islands where no one is going to save face; a major preoccupation in the Oriental mind.
Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Burma have stepped up their spiraling violence. Spreading the love to other nations under the gun of declining economic activity isn’t so hard when the seed is so widely dispersed as it is throughout the Far and Middle East.
History has a bad habit of standing still for so long upon the Status Quo, but then suddenly explodes upon the world scene like a long dormant volcano, and I believe our world is approaching such a breach.
Japan is poisoning the western North America with its lies about Fukashima that is starting to kill everything, including people. In Japan it’s driving energy costs through the roof requiring a no holds barred experiment with a level of QE that would give Ben Bernanke an ocean packed wet dream. It’s national debt is 220% of its GDP. At the same time China is poisoning the air, water, and food of China while placing 1 billion of its people on slave wages in order to maintain a devalued Yuan that is pegged at about 20% of its real worth. China is running out of markets and so has to expand its 35% of its domestically driven economy to new highs, but how with 1 billion Chinese working at slave labor rates?
Sure, the U.S. and Europe have pumped $5 trillion of newly created money into the world since 2008, but China has pumped $15 trillion, and this money is buying our gold in the race to the bottom. How long does anyone think this can last? Population control? China has already made its decision to kill a lot of people before they grow too old to collect a pension.
I’m just wondering how long before Detroit, California, and Illinois catch on?
Keep this chart in mind…. America is just over 100%.
Prince Bandar is making good on his threat to Putin to disrupt the Sochi Games, and now Putin is going to respond with a scorched Earth policy the only question being restraint; I don’t think there will be any.
It is a battlefield that I believe will be impossible to keep out of Syria, the proxy location for the endless 1300 year-old Islamic Wars between Shia and Sunni Islamic supremacy.
Nearby, Greece, long suffering under the abuse of the central Eurobank Troika is waiting to go up in flames that will leap into Spain, Italy, France, Ireland; all of which are carrying debt over 100%, which is the point of no return. Germany won’t bail them out and at a certain point will say it has had enough with the Euro and it will go the way of the Dodo. And so goes the Dodo, so goes the Dollar, which is hopelessly intertwined with the survival of the Euro, the orphan of a long running Federal Reserve Policy since 1913.
Gold? China knows its currency will never survive, and so they are buying enough gold to restart a new currency. All the gold owned by our American government is currently held by the Federal Reserve Bank, and while it is all suppose to be there, there is a very real risk that it is comprised of gold plated tungsten steel.
Anybody got a rope?
Fracking, or is it fricking? In either event, the Bakken Oil Fields and natural gas supply will be peaking over the next few years, another propaganda lie fostered by Wall Street to get people to open their wallets for another financial scam.
Oil, or the lack of it, is always going to be upon the lips of the neo-cons of endless war until and unless America commits itself to Small Nuclear Reactors (SNR), photovoltaic’s, and an eye towards developing Tesla’s discovery of “Free Energy”, which can be accomplished, but not with our current government in control. I mean, what’s the point of going to Mars if you don’t have the technology to get there in less than a week and back again the following week. We’ve been given a 15 year period of grace to get ahead of global warming and we need to take advantage of it before we burn the under 40 crowd to “well done”. The human race simply has to jettison the jet age and get together with inter-stellar technologies.
Washington DC has bought into the same lie and is selling the myth of surplus American oil and gas assuming exports will drive our recovery. But this will only result in a greater domestic shortfall, which will become manifest in the hidden tax of inflation, or much more sinisterly, stagflation.
I can see Africa returning to its status of the proxy battlefield of Cold War I, as Cold War II returns in the growing China/America conflict. China has been investing in the raw material side of Africa, just as they have been doing in South America, both of which are governed by reprehensible governments (a world trend) with a promise of an ending no better than Mexico.
Mexico is a beautiful country with nice people, but its natural resources (oil) have been squandered and are now in decline, and threatens to reverse from being a net exporter to a net importer soon… just like America. Besieged by corruption and tormented by narco-drug armies, it represents a whole new threat to the soft underbelly of America.
If anyone thinks that a rogue shadow government in America isn’t associated with the supply side of illicit drugs from Mexico hasn’t taken a look at the distribution points of one-hundred dollar bills out of the Federal Reserve Banks of New Orleans and Richmond Va., that fuel the drug trade south, and the rogue government in Washington DC.
The problem with American’s is that they can’t handle the truth.
This is the barrel of a gun that America is looking down as I write this missive. If you have any doubts, go take a ride over to the grocery store using gasoline that has doubled in price since 2009 along with the price of eggs, butter, and milk.
Stagflation is becoming the new normal in America, and whereas it was overcome in the early 1980’s, this coming Stagflation is not going to go away. Stagflation and human misery are going to become the new normal in America.
I’m pushing Liberty to replace our current government, then I want to export our Liberty Revolution. If you’ve got a better idea please let me know about it, though I warn you, I’ve never been a big fan of fiction.
Weather: Not Whether or Not.
It’s cold. You just have to stick your nose out the door to see, feel, and taste it.
According to the late Theodor Landscheidt we need to get used to it. Not that there isn’t any global warming, there is; it’s just that it has been setback by the Sun, or more accurately, the lack of sunspot activity by our Sun. Landscheidt forecast a mini-ice age back in the 1970’s estimating its start around 1998, which is when world temperature averages started to drop and has been confounding global warming enthusiasts around the world ever since.
This mini-ice age is suppose to accelerate through the 2020’s and not begin to recede until late in that decade at which time things will begin to heat back up as global warming returns with a vengeance.
Besides the rise of demands upon energy, this also portends the distinct possibility of crop failures, most likely in the Southern Hemisphere, where the Winter months find the Earth a few million miles further from our Sun in its slightly eccentric and elliptical orbit around our Star. I would look for problems to show up first in the south, believing we still have a potential for crop problems here in our Northern Hemisphere.
Remember the Bernanke food riots the triggered the Revolution Spring in the Egypt, Libya, throughout the Middle East and other Far Eastern points?
Good Morning America!
Not that events will overwhelm America in 2014, but I think this is going to be the start of something big. The possibility of a looming disaster in the first year of Janet Yellen’s continuation of the suicidal policies of the Federal Reserve Bank would not surprise anyone other than Janet and her fellow sycophants, but I can see where they might be able to keep the stock market banging on the highs with double secret QE to Eternity.
One thing is sure, they aren’t really going to “Taper”, simply because they can’t. The real question is how quickly inflation/stagflation rises with the key being its effect upon interest rates. If inflation is rising so far ahead of interest paid that money starts to flow into anything but sitting in a bank, you can bet that a rise in interest rates will follow hot on the heels of any movement into commodities, which will create even more inflation.
That’s the latent threat that would end this government, as a simple rise in interest on the national debt would cripple not only our government, but nearly every government in the world, and that my friends is the definition of Revolution; a government that threatens its people with bankruptcy.
Wish I had better news for you, but anyone that believes that our economy is based upon something other than the incantations of a zombie dazed, self-delusional oxygen deprived Ivy League cabal of witchdoctor Ph.d’s of Economics should find themselves a tin foil hat, because while they’re lying to themselves they’re lying to you and none of it is true; except of course for the benefits of a tin foil hat.
Serfs Up America! Liberty is still our only way out.