Thursday, December 20, 2012

got plans for 12/21/2012?

Admit it.  Whether you believe anything will happen on 12/21/2012 or not, you're more than curious as to what tomorrow's morning light will bring.  Will the world end with a bang or a whimper, or will life just go on and on in day after day banality?  Massive tectonic plate shift or three more shopping days til Christmas?

Whatever happens on the 21st, I figure only a fool can be certain of the future, so I decided to do a little prep work, just in case.  I'm already stocked to the gills with food and water so stopping at the bank to close out a few accounts made perfect sense.  I kept the bank girls entertained with possible 12/21/12 scenarios and reminded them to keep a notebook and pen handy.  They might want to jot down some cosmic thoughts, just in case they become instantly aware.  I then converted the cash into useful commodities like tobacco, rum, quality wines, gold, and a couple lbs of Alaskan king crab.

Most of the people I talked to plan to spend the 21st with a few friends cooking on the grill and wait for the project blue beam sky show or anything different from this present state of progressive, downhill existence we call reality.  Calamity or paradise, it doesn't seem to bother most folks as to what might happen.  The point is, most people want SOMETHING to happen and even a mass extermination of all life on Earth is worthy of popping the cork on that bottle of Dom you were hording.

Whether you believe 2012 is just another Y2K, or the end of the world, or a spiritual cleansing, I know you'll wake up tomorrow and spend the better part of the day in silent thought about what's going to happen, where we're going, and try to wrap your mind around the possibility that humanity has to dramatically change for the better or become less than a footnote in Earth's history.

When all of humanity looks up at the sky and meditates on the same thing, at the same time, throughout the day... that's what makes things happen.  We all want the same things.  Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness.  Can you imagine the complete and total change that would take place when we all direct our thoughts in the same direction?

It's a scientific fact that when 2% of an organism goes in the same direction it carries the remaining 98% with it.  Tomorrow there will be a wave of positive, human energy beginning in India and enveloping the Earth like a blanket for a whole day.  That kind of power can't be ignored and like it or not, you'll be part of it.

Saturday morning you'll wake to a new life and your breakfast will taste better than any breakfast you've ever had.

As for me, I have reservations on a space ship.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

plan 3

Honestly, does anyone truly believe the government has our best interests at heart?  Are any of the countless laws passed by congress designed to benefit anyone other than the guy who wrote the bill?  They keep doing it, we keep letting them, and things keep getting worse.

Unemployment is high because the easiest way for any company to cut costs is to reduce labor and shift the workload to the remaining workers.  When business improves, companies are reluctant to hire more workers because labor reduction worked so well to improve their bottom line.  The result is a lean, mean, multi-tasking work force that can barely get the job done with little or no increase in pay.

Major corporations, as well as state and local governments, balance their budgets and when they can't they get rid of labor to make ends meet.  Cutting the police force and fire departments are common practices when the economy goes south, regardless if the crime rate goes up.  The budget always comes first, that is, if you want to stay in business.

So how come this federal government is still in business with deficits in the trillions?  Who's regulating the regulators?  What, are these guys too big to fail?  And these stupid ideas they have to balance the budget insults everyone's intelligence.  Increasing taxes won't do anything.  They can increase everyone's tax rate to 100% and the deficit will still be the same.  Spending cuts might help, providing you cut all those worthless departments the government wants to keep.  Like, THAT'S gonna happen.

How about an across the board reduction in the federal workforce?  They can reduce the workforce by 50% and still keep their departments intact.  Congress can take a few pay cuts, too.  Put them on furlough at a pay scale equal to their average constituent's income until the deficit hits zero.  Maybe lay off 20% of both houses of congress and shift the workload to the ones who still have a job.  If it works for business and small governments, it can work for the federal government.

But that multi-trillion dollar deficit...  That's gonna take more than a few cuts to eradicate.  What would you do if you made 20k a year and owed a million dollars?  Get a second job?  Turn off the lights when you leave a room?  Cut back the heat and wear a sweater?  No, it'll take more than that.

There's one of three things you can do...

1. Declare bankruptcy.
2. Die.
3. Kill the guy you owe that million to.

As complicated as world economics seems to be, it all comes down to the US federal government, as well as every debtor nation on Earth, owing their resources, their treasuries, and their futures to a small handful of guys who benefit from misery and profit from wars, who like this system of control and plan to keep it this way until they own everything.
What's more, they don't care about you, at all, at all, AT ALL!  They'll kill you by the millions and chalk it up as collateral damage, as long as they get what they want. 

Am I missing something or does plan three make the most sense?  Anyone? 

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

fiscal cliff solution

what fiscal cliff?

Does anybody give a rat's ass about the fiscal cliff?  Our economic survival has been on the brink for so long it's become a permanent part of our culture.  The people in charge of preventing this inevitable disaster are the same people who got us in this mess in the first place.  Doing the same things, the same way, with the expectation of different results is a classic example of insanity and watching these Washington guys do it is like watching Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber play a game of chess.

We all know what's going to happen.  They'll raise the debt limit to a quadrillion dollars and tax the shit out of everyone while Obama flushes a few billion for another useless stimulus package.

Taxing the rich won't help.  They already pay 30% and that's already way too much.  Shifting the burden to the already over-taxed working force would be like putting a band-aid on a shotgun wound.

One thing we can all count on... The democrats and republicans in congress will compromise and come up with a plan with the worst elements from both sides.  By compromising, no one is at fault and both sides can blame the other while our economic ship goes down in flames.

Perhaps the republicans should simply back off and let the democratic congress go ahead with their plan and take full responsibility of the outcome.  If the plan fails and we go over the cliff, the republicans will have gloating rights for generations and have the option to implement any plan they want.  If the democratic economic plan works we all benefit.

But that's not what all this is about.  This fiscal cliff business is just another story line in the Washington reality show and the writers of this soap opera have as much interest in solving our economic mess as killing off Allan Alda in the third season of M*A*S*H.  It's interactive television brought to you by the international banker elite, only we don't have any control over the script.

Cliffhanger is a term used as a gimmick in serials to create suspense at the end of a chapter.  It seems our latest fiscal cliff is nothing more than the same old, worn out cliffhanger Washington uses every time their ratings drop.  The problem is, no one cares anymore.  This gimmick is so old it has whiskers.  Even the name, fiscal cliff, sounds like something from a Hardy Boys mystery.  After the countless bailouts, uninterrupted wars, forced Obamacare, and failed stimulus packages, the best this fiscal cliffhanger can generate from the masses is a collective yawn.  This whole political reality show is nothing but one bummer after another with no relief in sight.

If you want to fix this broken down economic system, try looking at systems that work.  Take a look at Libya before the uprising.  No homeless, no poverty, free healthcare, 14 cents a gallon for gas, no debt, no interest rates, no taxes, and no international bankers. 

Too bad Libya was so un-American.