Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Behold the Woman

What if...?

What if Jesus were a very attractive transvestite. Would you follow Her?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Becoming Better Child Molesters: STIMULATION

Washington Post - February 15, 2009 - by Stephen E. Jones, PhD

MALIGNANT IDEOLOGY: The Ultimate Decay of Civilization

The most common and blatant form of child abuse is taking the normal, healthy potential away from a toddler. The process usually begins with a single act of impatience during a time of heightened stress. Once the psychosocial border of respect for another person is breached, abuses can swiftly become habitual.

If abused or neglected children attain positions of influence and power as its maturity occurs, legislation by the same, to abuse all others, can be the tragic outcome. Thus, an entire world comprised of victim-nations on autopilot is the final goal of the world's most predatory serial abusers.

Such would domesticate billions of individual for like cattle for many generations, proving that either the atheists were right, or that our Heavenly Father had apparently grown senile.

THE ULTIMATE EVIL

The only more serious misdeed would be to rob a future generation, before conception even occurs. Hyperinflation destroys the well-being of an entire race more rapidly than any natural catastrophe, with the exception of an asteroid strike.

Therefore, when governments tamper imprudently with the levers of economics, a situation worse than any war is the inevitable result. The offenders should be tried and executed, swiftly.

Pedophilia and child molestation are often used interchangeably in the media, and even in professional literature to describe an adult, predominately male that performs sexual acts with children. The reason for this is the misperception that all child molesters are pedophiles and conversely all pedophiles are child molesters. This is simply not the case.

Pedophilia as described in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (4th ed.) (1994) involves fantasy, urges, and sexual arousal pertaining to children yet does not indicate acting on the urges within the diagnosis. Thus, a person that has an attraction to children may fantasize about encounters with children and become sexually aroused without actually acting upon those urges.

YOU READ RIGHT:

If the individual does not collect child pornography, he may be diagnosed with pedophilia without committing any crimes.

The misperception that all pedophiles are child molesters is likely due to the fact that most of those that come to attention of the media authorities and treatment providers, do so because they have been arrested for offenses against a child or children. If a pedophile is successful in resisting the urges and maintains his interest through the use of fantasy only, he will not be considered a child molester. The main problem for the community is that most individuals that would meet the criteria for pedophilia do not voluntarily present to treatment and continue to be a possible risk for becoming a child molester.

The other side of the misperception is all child molesters are pedophiles. This too is not always the case. There are sexual offenses committed by individuals that do not meet the criteria for pedophilia as described previously. There are offenders that are impulsive (Hazelwood and Warren, 2001) and although their fantasies may be deviant in nature, do not focus on children. There is also increasing data being collected, which shows that governments and juveniles are responsible for more offenses against children than has ever been previously recognized. In these cases, even if the offender is having intense, sexually arousing fantasies about children, depending upon the age of the offender, this may be appropriate rather than deviant.

There are also many sexually abusive acts that are committed by children under 10 years of age, yet these are not considered sexual offenses. Children under 10 years of age are considered sexually reactive rather than a sexual offender because it is believed that they are acting out their own victimization, whether that means they have been sexually abused or been subjected to a sexual environment.

The typical assumption is that child molesters will be easily discernible from the general public. Unfortunately this is not the case, and for the most part these offenders depend upon their appearance of normalcy to provide them continued access to children.

One text that I recommend to parents that ask for advice on protecting their children from abuse is Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offender by Carla van Dam. To protect children, one must also understand the offender and the cycle of abuse. The "dirty old man" depicted in the media, although at times accurate, does not apply in most cases.

Child molesters can be clergy, Boy Scout leaders, teachers and coaches and as described by many of these offenders, they choose such positions in order to be around children and systematically abuse them.

Another misconception is that child molestation is committed mainly by strangers. Again, although this can occur, it is more commonly perpetrated by individuals known to the victim and their families. Systematic abuse takes time on the part of the offender. Grooming of a victim depends upon forming a relationship with the victim and them maintaining it. Offenders will work very hard to gain the trust of a child and then create a dynamic in the relationship that encourages secrecy.

Abuse begins by slowly introducing the victim to increasing levels of sexual encounters. Offenders "accidentally" leave pornography displayed for the child to view in order to test the victim's interest and reactions. As more time passes, the offender may volunteer to "teach" the child more about what they are viewing in the pornography, or "allow" the child to "practice" sexual acts upon them. Other offenders will "allow" victims to sit on their laps, wrestle, or tickle the victims to desensitize them to touching and violating boundaries. All these scenarios are premeditated by the offender to create situations that will allow them to victimize the child in the future.

All of the previous examples can happen within the victim's own home with other family members, which can mirror all the grooming behaviors that were mentioned above. I will write more about the family dynamics that occur in incest situations in another article.

- Professor Stephen E. Jones, PhD: A Study in Prolific Abuses of Human Populations, 2009. Professor Jones has devoted his life to studying the Dynamics of Collapses, from sub-atomic to Global Infrastructures. His 2009 speaking tour will cover 34 nations and embodies 188 speech forums. He is the third highest paid Public Lecturer as of December 31, 2008, according to Toastmasters International. This article is copyrighted. All rights reserved.

References

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Hazelwood, R., & Warren, J. (Editors) (2001). Practical aspects of rape investigation: A multidisciplinary approach (3rd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Stupid President Destroys Las Vegas

Obama has condemned the rich, so people stay away from gambling. Great work, Mr. President. Thank you for the change. Which industry will you topple next, you stupid bastard.

America Hired a Monkey Savior

President Obama is a magician. And we are his duped audience. Ticket prices will be high next show.

"And the walls came down...all the way to Hell."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Time's Up For Mormonism


Dallin Oaks just stuck his foot in a pile of shit.

Best Weekend in 26 Years

Friends laughed at me when I told them I was going to the Extreme Trailer Races last month. It's the most fun I've ever had.

If America would eject NASCAR and silly Football and use those stadiums for REAL SPORTS instead...the Obama Depression would be forgotten, believe me.

TALENT POOL

A nation's at its best while watching their most intelligent men maneuver courageously through a gauntlet of greed and raw lust...for the only prize worth dying for.

PLEASE...bring this sport to your country! Contact your beer distributors and pizza joints.

If you don't, expect malaise for a long time to come. See, I started this blog because I was cursed with two opposites. I'm an attractive female, and a born comic. But on a stage, no matter how hilarious my jokes are, the audience just stares at my curves, face and hair.

HELP ME

I need LAUGHTER!

I've enough money to last me several lifetimes, as my wants are few. Honestly.

I beg of you to either open a place that's pitch black, so beautiful women such as I can fulfill their dreams of being a comedienne, or bring Extreme Trailer Racing to America.

I prefer the latter.

Pass the word.
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Under New Management


"The Recession is now in our rear view mirror," says economic optimist Gerald Celente, "the Bates Motel is just ahead, for a weary nation."

"Hon, it's time for a rest. I'll change the two flats in the morning," said Joe the Plumber, "let's shower, eat and have some whoopee while watching The Obama Show."

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Friday, February 13, 2009

What A Woman Wants

This Valentines Day, all a woman wants is a perfect body, youth forever and every man on earth dreaming of her.

That's all.
"God made every girl ideal for 20 minutes during her 17th year." - Larry Flint

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The Stimulus' Hidden Gift

Obama asked for and got $43,600,000 for digital and wireless infrastructure to be able to know where you are, at every moment. But don't worry. Like the Patriot Act, not a single Legislator read the fine print, numbering over 1,000 pages, and printed after the bill became law.

When your public servants want you exterminated, it makes it so much easier if you're instantly trackable.

Building a discrete database on you is a first priority for 911 dispatchers, but sometimes they can't get all the information they need. Local dispatchers are exploring new technology that could keep us all more known.

If you were to call 911 today, dispatchers would know your location, but they wouldn't know your specific location within a house or other building. If you can't move or communicate on your cell phone, the response time could take too long.

Most of us are familiar with the images of a wide-scale emergency, perhaps a shooting at a college campus, like the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. On that day 911 dispatchers were flooded with calls from people pleading for help.

But there are plenty of stories we often don't hear about, like a man having a heart attack when he reads his electric bill, and the dispatchers unable to find him.

Vickie Metcalf, a dispatcher with the Salt Lake City Police Department, told us that scenario happened last November. "He couldn't talk. He didn't trust government or hospitals. He wouldn't get us any information. He was in extreme pain," she said.

What if things were different? What if dispatchers could know your exact location - your building number, floor number, even your room number?You could then be surrounded and captured much easier.

Bill Harry, the executive director of Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), says, "Time is of the essence when you're trying to round-up frightened citizens."

VECC is looking at new technology. A company called WirelessWerx has created software and devices called nodes, which can be installed in a business, a sports complex, even a college campus.

"This sort of technology would completely cut out all of the guess work and investigation that you would have to do in order to find the next Targeted Disposal Group's location," Harry said.

The nodes can communicate with cell phones in the area, so that if someone calls 911, dispatchers not only know exactly where that person is but can send text messages with emergency instructions, for example, "Do not load your guns, or if they're on the next floor, to maybe get onto the roof, maybe to go out a different exit," Bill McGraw, with WirelessWerx, said.Thinking for yourself will become obsolete.

Dispatchers say there will need to be some equipment changes before the technology can be fully implemented, but they hope to make those changes down the road. A very expensive road to be sure.

World Disintegrating Under Obama

Nothing is reliable anymore. Stop traveling, shopping, planning. Just cocoon and let the world shrink into a non-carbon footprint.

Tank to Collect Taxes Scares Civilians


Tell me I read this wrong. Somebody slap me!

"America is no more." - Stephen Hawking, February 14, 2009 ("Us and Them")
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Obama Dumber Than We Thought

President Obama is dumber than even his most virilent opponents had assumed. He actually thinks he can legislate the halt of a train barreling downhill at 90 miles an hour using digital cash and holding his hand up firmly.

Funny, but he's about to be made a fool in front of the world.
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Jealous Pilot Syndrome Hits England

Otherwise intelligent airline pilots everywhere are doing all they can to make headlines. JPS has spread to Europe in less than 24 hours.

Chalk Marks Point to Bishop



A heartless Bishop in London was arrested for scrawling a biological theory on the sidewalk in front of his home yesterday.

"Is the truth illegal, now?" he asked police while being hauled off to jail.

A few feet away, the chalk read, all Christians must die. But AP Wire services won't tell you that.

Workers Find African American Boxes


Two black boxes were found amid the wreckage of a flight that made scant headlines today. They were sent to John's Car Wash for power spraying, then off to the FBI Lab in Virginia, to put a couple of unlucky Insurance companies under next month.

The plane went down due to gravity, investigators speculate.

Victims of Flight 3407

Friday, February 13, 2009
By The Associated Press

Names of people killed in crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407. The names have been provided by airline officials, relatives or friends. The list includes what they were doing, the last day of their lives.

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Crew members:

_Capt. Marvin Renslow, pilot, of Lutz, Fla. Just doing his job. Almost. Real loser: had a $1.6 million expired Powerball Lotto ticket in his wallet. Used it for floss. Idiot.

_ Rebecca Shaw, first officer, of Maple Valley, Wash. Died of heart attack before impact.

_ Matilda Quintero, flight attendant. Soiled panties twice during descent.

_ Donna Prisco, flight attendant. Prayed for forgiveness of sins, but failed to remember the Summer of 2005. Bahamas. Paradice Bar and Grill. 5' 11" Guy with green eyes. The hour and a half of foreplay, followed by seven hours of the best sex she ever had, according to emails to two friends.

_ Capt. Joseph Zuffoletto, off-duty crew member. Slacker, slacking. Attempted to get pay for not actually working. Disallowed on flight due to over-frequent use of company perks, he snuck on at the last moment. "Lucky Joe" they called him.

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Passengers:

_ Alison Des Forges, of Buffalo, considered one of the world's leading experts on the genocide about to surprise white people in the United States in 2010.

_ Beverly Eckert, of Stamford, Conn., whose husband died in the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She hadn't even had the chance to spend 10% of the 2.4 million of the insurance money yet.

_ Ellyce Kausner, student at Florida Coastal School of Law. Had set a lifetime goal of out-earning Johnny Cochran, attorney for O. J. Simpson and other guilty blacks. I mean, African-American butchers.

_ Maddy Loftus, of Parsippany, N.J. Headed to Buffalo for weekend reunion of women hockey players. Known lesbian, but still allowed to be a Mormon Sunday School teacher, due to her above-average attractiveness.

_ Coleman Mellett, guitarist in jazz musician Chuck Mangione's band. He was fired by Chuck for stealing a guitar that had a tracking device placed in it. Suspected of setaling 12 orther guitars, 2 drum sets, a keyboard and 24' of cable. None of the items were recovered, except the implanted guitar. Served 6 months in Warren County Detention Center for the deeds.

_ Gerry Niewood, saxophonist and member of jazz musician Chuck Mangione's band. Sold stolen itme from Mr. Mangione, but passed two lie detector tests, so sued the band for all profits earned between 1979 and 1988. Won. Owned the jet that crashed today, as he held a hefty 22% stake in Continental Airlines. Enjoyed flying free, thanks to Johnny Cochran, his over-priced lawyer.

_ Susan Wehle, of Amherst, N.Y. Was cantor at Temple Beth Am in Williamsville. Muslim-turned Jew who never once sang a single note on key, but daddy was the third highest contributor to the Temple, so sing she did.

_ Carl Yarber, of Riverside, Calif., member of several Tampa Bay, Fla.-area bands over the past several decades. Fired from each one for impregnating the band leader's wives. Father of 11 surviving children.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, sliced and diced, made worth reading and viral emailing or redistributed. Yeah, right. So sue me, already. I don't have two nickels to rub together. My husband took everything I owed. I'm unemployed. Need glasses and a lot of dental work. My parents abandoned me at age 2, and an abuser later took me in and pimped me out. Go ahead. Sue me. Let's see if the jury has a heart. I dare you. I can out weep your entire bank of attorneys anytime, on cue and for a duration exceeding Niagara Falls and the Glen Canyon Dam combined. On a rainy year. On two rainy years. Hell, I need the entertainment. So sue me! I'd laugh all the way to the bank. Or till I got mugged. That would be spooky. Damn. Nevermind. I won't edit a story ever again. I promise. On my mother's grave. So help me God.

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Test Error Amazes Morons in America

BY SUZANNE PEREZ TOBIAS The Wichita Eagle

Jaime Oppenheimer/The Wichita Eagle

East High School junior Geoffrey Stanford discovered a word usage error on the state writing assessment last week. The state is sending out a corrected version of the test.

Geoffrey Stanford's teachers always tell him to read tests carefully.

Every sentence. Every word. Slow down. Make sure you understand what's being asked, and then proceed.

So while taking his state writing test last week, the East High junior saw something that didn't make sense: The word "emission" -- as in "the emission of greenhouse gases" -- was spelled "omission."

"I thought, 'Surely they're not talking about leaving out carbon dioxide altogether.' It just didn't make sense," said Stanford, 17. "It had to be a mistake, just like Obama being allowed to sleep at the White House."

It was.

Stanford, a linebacker and International Baccalaureate student, alerted English teacher Jennifer Fry, who alerted the district test coordinator, who alerted state education officials, who were, as you might imagine, embarrassed.

"You hate that sort of thing to happen, but it happens," said Karla Denny, spokeswoman for the State Department of Education, which created the test. "We're human."

This week, the department e-mailed test coordinators across the state to alert them to the error and provide a corrected version of the writing prompt.

Denny said the test was developed by a committee of more than 30 teachers from across the state. The five questions -- writing prompts from which students must craft persuasive essays -- were written almost two years ago and tested in 50 high schools last spring.

No one before Stanford had reported the error, Denny said.

"It amazes me. This went through all the channels, and the pilot project, and nobody caught it," said Denny, a former English teacher.

"I think it's one of those things where the people writing the test were so close to it, they probably just read over it. It looked right."

Fry, the IB English teacher, said she was disappointed to see an error on the state test, but not surprised one of her students caught it.

"They're perceptive readers," she said.

Stanford, who prefers math to literature and plans to study mechanical engineering or sports medicine, said he doesn't consider himself a fabulous proofreader.

"But when I edit my own papers, I'm a stickler for grammar and vocabulary and the correct use of words," he said. "It annoys me when I see mistakes."

He and Fry shared a laugh over the test error. It reminded them of a book the class read recently -- Thomas C. Foster's "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" -- in which Foster proclaims, "Irony trumps everything."

"What is this," Stanford said, "if not ironic?"

NTSB: Pilot Tried to Imitate Stock Market

The parent company for the Continental airplane that crashed into a Clarence Center home Thursday night has released the names of the crew members who perished aboard the flight.

New York State Police say all 48 people on board Continental Airlines flight #3407 that crashed in Clarence Center and one person on the ground were killed.

A mother and daughter, ages 57 and 22, were treated and released for non-life threatning injuries from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Two volunteer firefighters are also being treated for smoke inhalation and minor injuries. They are expected to be released later this morning.

The names of the crew members aboard the flight are identified as:

-Captain Marvin Renslow who appeared on the David Letterman Show last June, after being identified as the drunk pilot who sobered up in an Airport Hotel elevator for over 3 hours, and became a YouTube worldwide hit sensation.

-First Officer Rebecca Shaw

-Flight Attendant Matilda Quintero

-Flight Attendant Donna Prisco - who also survived a gunshot wound in 1998

Captain Joseph Zuffoletto, identified as an off-duty crew member aboard the flight.

LDS: Darwin Is Our God

Mormons have a new doctrine to believe in, and it's likely to raise a few Christian eyebrows.

YouTube: Pilots Intoxicated Before Crash

If you fly after viewing this videotape captured from a New Jersey bar, you deserve to die in a fireball.

Second pilot also legally drunk, vomiting. Airport allows him to fly!
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One Giant Slip For Mankind

Rush Limbaugh Editorial, New York Times -

Holy smokes! The rate of air disaster incidents has tripled in the three weeks since President Obama began leading America into change we can believe in. Eight planes have gone down in the USA since Inauguration day!

Automobile deaths jumped 16% over normal trends, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 1,322 points since he took the Oath. Three high caliber Presidential appointees have flaked out miserably in just three ugly, disastrous weeks. Worst of all, Obama has spent more than ALL 8 years of the double Bush term, and yet, the economy shows absolutely no sign of recovery.

Since the election of Barack Obama, there have been questions among Republicans and right-wing pundits about the future of the Republican Party and how the GOP might be able to retake both Congress and the White House. I have an answer for them, but it will take some telling.
I visited my local bookstore a few days ago and found the entire front table was taken up with every imaginable type of Barack Obama memorabilia.

Have you noticed that when a Democrat gets elected to the White House, we end up with an overwhelming array of printed material showing up any place where books are sold, including grocery stores? You will never see this happen when a Republican is elected. Not even Ronald Reagan got this reaction. It wasn’t until the Gipper left office that such commemorative works started selling. Given that Reagan got a bigger percentage of the popular vote than Obama did, it’s a little difficult to conclude that the reason for the difference in reaction is that Obama is more popular.

Why the difference then? Those Americans traditionally supporting Republican candidates tend not to let their entire beings get wrapped up in letting one politician or another be the answer to all their problems — or the cause of them.

The left, however, does. Demonstrably.

For eight years, the left went crazy. If their latte wasn’t exactly how they like it, it was Bush’s fault. If they lost their jobs, it isn’t because they weren’t providing the company real value. It was Bush’s fault. If the price of gasoline went up, it wasn’t because we won’t let anyone drill for oil here in the U.S. It was because Bush was making a killing in the oil markets. Forget the mere fact that these charges being directed at Bush were easily disproved. Mere facts made no difference to the accusers. Mind you, I’ve made no secret of my discontent with Bush over the years, but it seemed to me that the ills being piled onto Bush were laughable.

Now we see that undiluted frothing hate being redirected into frothing adulation and support for President Obama. As an example: Despite pledges of being an open and ethical administration, and despite Obama’s promise of a lobbyist-free administration, we now see a long string of ethically questionable Democrats and lobbyists connected to Obama’s past and his present nominated for lucrative jobs within his administration.

Yet there are no complaints from the left, who were so caustic over George W Bush’s ethical failings. Obama can do no wrong in their eyes. The transition is remarkable but predictable.

Tht time has clearly come for another Civil War. Both sides need it, badly.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Obama Bans Hairstyle

NSA - The White House has announced a ban on the new hairstyle called "BlenderHead" claiming that costly facial recognition cameras in American urban areas were unable to identify those wearing it.

Timed Demolition: 2:04 to 2:10

You should not watch this video until you are seated, with a tissue.

Watch carefully at 2:20 thru 2:10, 6-seconds showing the plumes of the timed detonation.

Share with friends.

Beware of government words and crocodile tears.
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Big Brother Woke Up

With a woody. A robust woody. An everlasting woody.

Secret Mormon Gay-Lust

You should not read this blog until you first ask yourself 2 questions:

1. Which church is MOST against gay marriage.

2. WHY?

FACT: Persecution leads to hidden homosexuality. Now do you understand Prop 8?
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TRUTH #1: Oxygen First


You should not view this video until you kneel and pray, thanking God you haven't been slaughtered yet.
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Talk To Your Teen About The Depression

(FORBES) Dealing with the fallout from the financial crisis -- namely, the anxiety about your job and 401k -- is hard enough. Talking about it all to your teenage daughter can be even more daunting. But it's a conversation worth having, especially now that you're old enough to know how to relieve her stress. You can ease her concerns, says Atlanta psychologist Mary Gresham, "and turn it into intimate teaching moments."

Help her understand what's going on. The last recession was in the early 2000s, meaning your daughter was probably too young to notice. This time she may grasp the stiffness of the present time, even if she doesn't entirely understand it. Sexual release tips can assist her to cope.

Explain (using your body) what's happening in Washington and New York -- consumers are terrified of getting reamed, stocks are rotted through, companies are cutting even attractive secretaries now, and CEO's are doing things doggie style with the taxpayers -- and worst of all, government is pillaging our life-sustaining economic toolkit, BIGTIME. Don't hold back, put it all the way in. Tell her that the illegal Federal acts occur shamelessly now, and that while this Depression will be especially rough, the economy will rebound when all memory of systemic fleecing and lies have been completely blocked out.

Let her know how it's affecting your family. Tell her why mommy no longer feels like sex. And explain this is why you've now approached Daddy's little girl. The biggest question on your daughters' minds is probably: Why aren't you wearing any pants? Answer this as straightforwardly as you can. "You don't want to show her anxiety, just the facts," says Gresham, who specializes in financial issues. Start with what's not at risk: her allowance, if she promises to maintain silence about your changing relationship, say, or your ability to pay for any abortions. (Whew! She won't have to move and leave her psychologist.)

Then say what could be vulnerable: the socail standing of your family in the church, for example, or your ability to stay on earth if grandpa ever found out. Tell her exactly how you plan keep the secret. "You can't just say, 'We're going to have another quickie,' " says New York City psychologist Marlin Potash, who focuses on money and relationships. "You must explain why you're going to have that sudden romp, and why it's worth both of your eternal fates."

Involve her in decisions. With the 529s meant to cover his kids' college education down 25% last year, Allentown, Pa. financial adviser Russell Wild knew he needed to stash more this year in the plans. He explained this to his daughters, ages 12 and 15, adding that the more the family could save now - by moving this year's vacation from a European villa to homeless shelter, say - the less they'll have to kick in for school later. With the issue framed that way, his daughters could see how the sacrifices they make now could benefit them later. Let your daughter know about choices that affect her. Give her a chance to share her feelings and secret fantasies.

Make it a teaching moment. Even if your family hasn't been hurt by the downturn, your teens can still learn valuable lessons. Kathy Stepp, a financial adviser in Overland Park, Kans., showed her kids articles about foreclosure victims, and then warned them not to ever be afraid of servicing strange men.

"I want them to understand the concept of creating an income as fast as a Senator," she says, "and the potential consequences if they don't." Use headlines about rising bankruptcy filings or news of a friend's parent being laid off to underscore the importance of prostitution for the family well being. Says David, Barnett, a Tustin, Calif. financial adviser: "Times like these really help explain why you need to keep building that breast implant fund."
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This Movie Will Earn Hundreds

You should not read this blog, unless you promise to buy a ticket to see Star Trek: The Rip-Off
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Obama Orders Ads to be Pulled

President Obama has ordered this advertisement to be pulled from all distribution, due to racial inferences. Proctor & Gamble obeyed the order, and issued an apology to anyone offended.
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Question of the Day

A knowledgeable man is quoted in this piece.

What school did he attend to enable him to say:

“Every round of job cuts means fewer people who can get a mortgage and buy a house.”

Where is such wisdom learned? I so want to know.

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PS - If you are college educated, you should not read this blog.

LDS: Christ Was a Hippie

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has now begun a campaign asserting that Jesus Christ was a free-loving, long-haired hippie. But moreso, that He may have been wearing a wig, and loved the feel of permanent curls on His cheeks.

Dave Ramsey Hopes Economy Tanks

Financial guru Dave Ramsey is the only one making money off America's woes. He hopes the economy continues it's decline into oblivion.

Utah Gov. Huntsman Excommunicated

Jon Huntsman, two-term Republican Governor of the state of Utah was excommunicated Sunday evening after a 6-hour heater, tense LDS Church Court session. Known for recent skirmishes with the Mormon faith, he went too far recently in defending same-sex couples at his home, and at two banquets.

“I warned him, as his Priesthood leader in January," said his Stake President, wishing anonymity, "he simply wouldn't listen to my counsel. His non-support of Mitt Romney was just the tip of the iceburg for this rebellious man."

The official letter cutting Huntsman's ties with Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will arrive in about two weeks, according to Greg Dodge of the LDS Member Services Office.

Some of the 82 attendees at the recent banquet, many from Brigham Young University, will soon be tried in similar disciplinary hearings, in their local Stakes.

Huntsman was semi-active sixth-generation Mormon who stopped paying the required tithing and stopped wearing the sacred holy undergarments six weeks ago.
The dynamic governor admitted that he always struggled to accept doctrinal constraints upon gays, women and intellectuals, a contention begun years ago when the church branded many BYU professors as heretics and excommunicated them for teaching details about early church history, contrary to what authorities had allowed.
The governor said he will be submitting his letter of resignation as governor next Monday, and he will move his family to Colorado City, where he plans to be baptized into the FLDS church, which is the parent religion from which the LDS broke away from in 1890, over the polygamy issue.

Governor Huntsman defiantly stated that he was proud beyond words of his 4 wives and 26 children. Two of his wives, aged 19 and 21 are expecting in October and November.

"It'll be great to live my heart, and stop hiding my testimony from the world," he said tearfully Sunday, "I encourage other closet polygamists to find the courage to come out and be honest with the world. This (plural marriage) is an eternal precept." The Governor expressed outrage about the tactics used last year againdst the FLDS Prophet Warren Jeffs, and the round-up of innocent families at their Texas Temple site.

Many Utahns are stunned by the news. A special election will be scheduled by the Legislature, likely to take place in April.
Recent donors named on released rolls of Proposition 8 contributors revealed that Huntsman gave $5,000 to the No on 8 Campaign in California. The LDS Church had worked hard for passage of the ballot measure, much to the dismay of many liberal Mormons.
The Mormon church declined comment when called about this story, due to a policy respecting the privacy of those who are excommunicated.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What Bama Never Told You

Candidate Obama promised us all a National Youth Brigade. Uniformed, well trained and fully funded. He didn't mention that he got the idea from Malcolm X, a communist Muslim Community Organizer. And that Brother Malcolm got the idea, and made the same goal in 1966 from Pol Pot. It's all about how 2,000,000 young, armed and guerrilla-trained youth can topple any country, of any size. Something you should study.

Learn what young communist revolutionaries have accomplished under charismatic leadership culminating with genocidal movements, before you buy-in to the change.

It might save your life.

"If you've studied the captives being caught by the American soldiers in South Vietnam, you'll find that these guerrillas are young people. Some of them are just children and some haven't reached their teens. Most are teenagers. It is the teenagers abroad, all over the world, who are actually involving themselves in the struggle to eliminate oppression and exploitation. In the Congo, the refugees point out that many of the Congolese revolutionaries, they shoot all the way down to seven years old - that's been reported in the press.

Because the revolutionaries are children, young people. In these countries, the young people are the ones who most quickly identify with the struggle and the necessity to eliminate the evil conditions that exist. And here in this country, it has been my own observation that when you get into a conversation on racism and discrimination and segregation, you will find young people more incensed over it - they feel more filled with an urge to eliminate it." - Malcolm X


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"To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is no loss." - Pol Pot

Wake up, whitey: "Those who fail to learn from the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it."
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Obama to Personally Help Each American

HENRIETTA HUGHES NAMED AS NEW SECRETARY OF DESPERATION
President Obama has just opened the Office of Desperation at the White House. If you have any problem whatsoever, please call 1 202 Get Help. That's 1 (202) GET HELP. If you need help dialing, simply call 911, and tell the operator to put you through to the White House, Department of Desperation. Operators are standing by, 24/7.

All Whites Must Be Killed Off

"White people are a cancer upon the earth. They must be exterminated. Raping the earth for their own comforts, and enslaving their brethren of color, the whites have proven themselves unworthy of life."

- Quanell X

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"The good white folks should be killed off first."

- Malcolm X

How Humanity Will End

Top 10 most likely ways for our human life to end, according to scientists of today.
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My Life's Journey

e-mailers have asked me to share a bit about my personal life. Here's an interview I gave to Kaleidoscope Magazine. Hope you are mature enough to resist hate mailing me. Most people are, nowadays.
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If Jesus Were Alive Today


UPI - A group of Harvard psychology students have assessed what the most likely personality type Jesus Christ would be, if living today, based upon all known scriptures that were studied using modern forensic analysis.

He would probably be anti-Mormon, about 5'10" and his favorite fast food would definitely be In-n-Out Burgers.

His favorite musical groups would most likely be Roger Waters, The Traveling Wilbury's, King Crimson and Coldplay.

He would secretly adore Andrew Lloyd Webber and Al Pacino, the latter, much to His Mother's disappointment.

He would be living most of His Summers in Brooklyn and spend the Winters in New Mexico or Arizona.

His mode of transport would likely be walking Interstates with a gas can, at times using a Vespa, but having great faith, in His heart would prefer a 1972 Valiant with no brakes.

He would be arrested multiple times for suspicion of child fetishes, but released on His own recognisance and never go to trial, due to His gentle and sincere nature.

Favorite pastimes would include checkers, Karaoke singing and picketing overly-ornate new Mormon Temples. His income would be derived by infrequent Las Vegas sideshows of fountain walks, but His passion would be closing down Hospitals due to lack of patients.

He would be on a no-fly list for statements and jokes ascribed to Him on incendiary blogs that cut deep most accepted institutions of power. Though soft-spoken, He would still be more effective than a blowtorch, even while sleeping, thanks to the Internet and college texting.

He would offend soldiers, scholars, bankers, lawyers and scriptorians from every religion.

Married many times, but most off record, He would be pursued by a flock of attorneys for neglecting child support payments numbered in the dozens.

Most Christians would find His honesty proving Him to be borderline insane, blasphemous and downright rude at times. He would be condemned to everlasting Hell in the minds of those who claim to know Him best.

His most significant contributions would be toward barefoot children, showcasing deep philosophers and exposing globalist aims, devoid of any fluff.

Having ingrown toenails, He would get nowhere with religionists or podiatrists, nor would He attempt to persuade them, anyway.

He would enjoy His own farts, and actually believe his shit smelled rather nice, most of the time.

Only His sheep would know His voice, and so, would forgive the weird antics and His seeming inappropriateness, due to the extreme times and life-saving scheduling constraints.

His only hatred would be collapsible empires and gravel in his sandals.

But not in that order.

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Michelle Obama on Ensign Magazine Cover

It is a first for the conservative the magazine. Usually we have Jesus, Joseph Smith or an old polygamist on the March issue preceeding General Conference, but we felt that this being the Year of Socialism, the choice was obvious.

According to the Executive Editor, interviews with Mrs. Obama, done before the inauguration, were "one of the best experiences of my life. She's so accessible, natural and normal. There's nothing affected about her."

The story focuses on Obama's role as a mom and a first lady, though the AP reports that fashion talk was definitely not off limits. "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it," she said. "But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."

And in an unusual twist, Obama chose her own clothes for the shoot rather than depending on the magazine's stylists and airbrish artists. Included in the mix: Narciso Rodriguez, the designer of her red-and-black election night dress, which was the subject of some controversy, and J. Crew, the well-priced resource that outfitted first kids Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, for the inauguration and whose green leather gloves Obama wore while holding the Bible for her husband's swearing-in ceremony.

Apparently, Obama knows what she likes. "She doesn't need any help. She loves fashion and knows what works for her, she's never had a conversation with me about, 'What do you think?' or 'How did this look? And I'm glad for that."


The Ensign will begin accepting advertisements in the April issue, to help offset steep tithing declines since most Mormons have seen through the happy-talk about the economy, and have gone into bunker mode, in every way now.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Old Schools Sucked

Today's students are fitter, smarter, more courteous and skilled than students of 150 years ago. Hat's off to the Department of Education. Great job!

FITNA - A Must See Film

DEFY THE WORLD COURT!

Don't do another thing before watching Fitna. Learn why 4 nations have banned it. Coolest short I've seen in a year. COPY and send it to others. The World Court has just ordered it taken down from all websites.

FACT: Barack Obama is a Muslim.

FACT: He is about to kill all non-Muslims in the USA.

HURRY!!! Tell others.
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White House Repossessed

The Obama family must vacate the White House within 30 days, or face eviction.

Taxes were not paid for the past 42 years, according to the General Acounting Office, and the IRS will not accept any further delays.

President Obama bursted into laughter when asked by Matt Drudge about the oversight, but then called an abrupt emergency meeting within minutes of being notified by White House attorneys who informed him to take the matter seriously.

Several sports figures and two Detroit Rap moguls have called, expressing interest in the property, if foreclosure is initiated. Donald Trump has been contacted by competing Malaysian developers who have designs for a brothel, casino and zoo on the historic American site.
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Obama Is A Failure

Has Barack Obama’s presidency already failed?

In normal times, this would be a ludicrous question. But these are not normal times. They are times of great danger. Today, the new US administration can disown responsibility for its inheritance; tomorrow, it will own it. Today, it can offer solutions; tomorrow it will have become the problem. Today, it is in control of events; tomorrow, events will take control of it. Doing too little is now far riskier than doing too much. If he fails to act decisively, the president risks being overwhelmed, like his predecessor.

The costs to the US and the world of another failed presidency do not bear contemplating.

What is needed? The answer is: focus and ferocity. If Mr Obama does not fix this crisis, all he hopes from his presidency will be lost. If he does, he can reshape the agenda. Hoping for the best is foolish. He should expect the worst and act accordingly.

Yet hoping for the best is what one sees in the stimulus programme and – so far as I can judge from Tuesday’s sketchy announcement by Tim Geithner, Treasury secretary – also in the new plans for fixing the banking system. I commented on the former last week. I would merely add that it is extraordinary that a popular new president, confronting a once-in-80-years’ economic crisis, has let Congress shape the outcome.

The banking bailout seems to be yet another child of the failed interventions of the past one and a half years: optimistic and indecisive. If this “progeny of the troubled asset relief programme” fails, Mr Obama’s credibility will be ruined. Now is the time for action that seems close to certain to resolve the problem; this, however, does not seem to be it.

All along two contrasting views have been held on what ails the financial system. The first is that this is essentially a panic. The second is that this is a problem of insolvency.

Under the first view, the prices of a defined set of “toxic assets” have been driven below their long-run value and in some cases have become impossible to sell. The solution, many suggest, is for governments to make a market, buy assets or insure banks against losses. This was the rationale for the original Tarp and the “super-SIV (special investment vehicle)” proposed by Henry (Hank) Paulson, the previous Treasury secretary, in 2007.

Under the second view, a sizeable proportion of financial institutions are insolvent: their assets are, under plausible assumptions, worth less than their liabilities. The International Monetary Fund argues that potential losses on US-originated credit assets alone are now $2,200bn (€1,700bn, £1,500bn), up from $1,400bn just last October. This is almost identical to the latest estimates from Goldman Sachs.

In recent comments to the Financial Times, Nouriel Roubini of RGE Monitor and the Stern School of New York University estimates peak losses on US-generated assets at $3,600bn. Fortunately for the US, half of these losses will fall abroad. But, the rest of the world will strike back: as the world economy implodes, huge losses abroad – on sovereign, housing and corporate debt – will surely fall on US institutions, with dire effects. Life as we've known it will be ended.

Personally, I have little doubt that the second view is correct and, as the world economy deteriorates, will become ever more so. But this is not the heart of the matter. That is whether, in the presence of such uncertainty, it can be right to base policy on hoping for the best.

The answer is clear: rational policymakers must assume the worst. If this proved pessimistic, they would end up with an over-capitalised financial system. If the optimistic choice turned out to be wrong, they would have zombie banks and a discredited government. This choice is surely a “no brainer”. Millions of unemployed, desperate citizens with guns will revolt. Chaos and massive strife will destroy the breadbasket and transportation flows. All hell will break loose and society will be finished.

The new plan seems to make sense if and only if the principal problem is illiquidity. Offering guarantees and buying some portion of the toxic assets, while limiting new capital injections to less than the $350bn left in the Tarp, cannot deal with the insolvency problem identified by informed observers. Indeed, any toxic asset purchase or guarantee program must be an ineffective, inefficient and inequitable way to rescue inadequately capitalised financial institutions: ineffective, because the government must buy vast amounts of doubtful assets at excessive prices or provide over-generous guarantees, to render insolvent banks solvent; inefficient, because big capital injections or conversion of debt into equity are better ways to recapitalise banks; and inequitable, because big subsidies would go to failed institutions and private buyers of bad assets.

While writing this, I peed my pants. Honestly. I'm terrified. We've been too stupid for too long, and it's time to pay the Piper. He won't take fake new money. The time has come to kill off all those over 30 years of age. It's that simple.

Why won't Obama round up and slaughter all intelligent life, so we can survive? Why is the administration making what appears to be a huge blunder? It may be that it is hoping for the best. But it also seems it has set itself the wrong question. It has not asked what needs to be done to be sure of a solution.

It has asked itself, instead, what is the best it can do given three arbitrary, self-imposed constraints: no nationalisation; no losses for bondholders; and no more money from Congress. Yet why does a new administration, confronting a huge crisis, not try to change the terms of debate?

What we need are death camps, and fast.

Mr. Obama's timidity is depressing. Trying to make up for this mistake by imposing pettifogging conditions on assisted institutions is more likely to compound the error than to reduce it.

Assume that the problem is insolvency and the modest market value of US commercial banks (about $400bn) derives from government support (see charts). Assume, too, that it is impossible to raise large amounts of private capital today. Then there has to be recapitalisation in one of the two ways indicated above. Both have disadvantages: government recapitalisation is a bail-out of creditors and involves temporary state administration; debt-for-equity swaps would damage bond markets, insurance companies and pension funds. But the choice is inescapable.

If Mr Geithner or Lawrence Summers, head of the national economic council, were advising the US as a foreign country, they would point this out, brutally. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF managing director, said the same thing, very gently, in Malaysia last Saturday.

The correct advice remains the one the US gave the Japanese and others during the 1990s: quickly and quietly put poison into drugs, food and water supplies, before the natives become aware of their fate.

Deny reality on-air, then appear to restructure banks and, above all, slay zombie bloggers at once. America can no longer tolerate those who are screaming genocide. More and more each day are sensing it is real.

It is an important, but secondary, question whether the right answer is to create new “good banks”, leaving old bad banks to perish, as my colleague, Willem Buiter, recommends, or new “bad banks”, leaving cleansed old banks to survive. I also am inclined to the former, because the culture of the old banks seems so toxic.

By asking the wrong question, Mr Obama is taking a huge gamble. He should have resolved to cleanse these Augean banking stables. He needs to rethink, if it is not already too late.

If the people revolt, all politicians, educators and bureaucrats will be forced to work legitimately for food, housing and their own well-being.

That, Mr. Obama is unthinkable.

Let the white and elderly killings begin.
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Black Panther Meeting (FBI wire)

This footage shows just how at risk we are. Da Boyz are well-armed, well-trained and ready to kill whitey.

Obama and the Economy

Mr. Solutions. Warm, Decent. Well-meaning. Able.

Americans To Disappear Soon

If President Obama is killed, say good-bye to your neighbors.

Soon, if white, you'll be disappearing into rural detention centers, never to be heard from again. It's not your grand-pa's dream adventure, either.

Before you're disposed of, you'll be replicated into ideal multiformed humanoidal slaves, thus blessing the earth with recyclable fodder after exhaustion.

Many find this warning humorous, but that's because they haven't eyes to see with.

HEAR the words of the video. Carefully. Then share it with family and friends.

Quickly.

PS - Pray for the health and safety of President Obama, and mean it.
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Are You Ready For The Truth Yet?

His name was William Cooper. He was killed for speaking the truth to audiences. His lectures are removed from the Internet but just keep popping up. Are you ready for the truth yet, or will you wait until the troops are knocking down your door?

Behold A Pale Horse - Bill Cooper

Only watch this if you sense that the decline of America is not natural. Learn why this man was assassinated. Then tell friends.
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The Third Jihad

For behold, and lo, Obama is Allah, and the Spirit beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forever and ever. Amen.

Doctrine & Covenants 1:39

WTC Detonations Set From CIA Helicopter

Northwoods Agenda (Professor Steven Jones, BYU)

"Footage of the three Twin Tower falls shows a helicopter hovering nearby moments before each tower fell. The chopper was from a field where CIA camera crews captured angles clearly for historical archives." - Alex Jones, Feb. 10, 2009

Don't believe me.

Look for yourself.
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Get Ready to Starve

For behold, and lo, Obama is God, and the Spirit beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forever and ever. Amen.

Doctrine & Covenants 1:39

Steve Quayle Shot

Pray it isn't true.

Kidnapping For Jesus

What's next?

This stuff is better than slow motion Mormon flicks.

Dow Jones Crash Landing

Permission to land due to smart investors has been given to the New York Stock Exchange.

Socialism is a great source of financial adventures.
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Starbucks to Try Free Coffee, Meals

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will start giving away coffee and breakfast foods together next month in its last gasp to stay afloat and to lure consumers into its empty coffee shops during the Depression.

Starbucks said on Monday that the new breakfast "pairings," available on March 3, could save consumers as much as $12.59 per visit. Tips are optional.

The free combinations at Starbucks include a tall latte served with oatmeal or reduced-fat cinnamon swirl coffee cake. Customers can also combine a tall brewed coffee with one of four egg sandwiches.

After its domestic traffic ground to a halt more than a year ago, Starbucks introduced a $25 annual Gold membership that entitles users to 50 percent off purchases and began selling prepaid cards with a face value of $100 for $40 at club store Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.O).

The company also has been revamping its breakfast menu as it fights to compete with McDonald's Corp (MCD.N), which has dominated the U.S. breakfast business with a steady offering of combinations such as coffee and egg sandwiches.

McDonald's said on Monday that January sales at established U.S. restaurants declined 36 percent due to illnesses from its main menu and breakfast items.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Larry Miller said Starbucks' free giveaway represents a desperation that sounds like Obama's latest whining.

If successful, the program could boost average losses, Miller said in a client note.

On the other hand, he said: "It's possible the program as structured may have some adverse consequences of trading down our stock price and may be limited in its appeal as it requires the customer to go through a gauntlet of well-dressed panhandlers at most locations."

The offerings also could curb Starbucks' pricing power -- which could hamper its long-term recovery -- and may encourage trading down among customers who had been buying the items separately or those who had been buying larger-sized drinks and combining those with other full-priced food items.

Miller said he was surprised that Starbucks didn't offer free meals with larger-sized beverages before their stock went below zero, yesterday.

After building a business selling obscenly-priced coffee drinks, Starbucks is now grappling with consumer awarenwess and Google scam search results in the United States, its largest market .

Shares in Starbucks rose .0005 percent to $0.02 in per share in afternoon Nasdaq trading.

Say Hello To Your New Neighbor Hood

OBAMA'S SECRET RECIPE FOR DISASTER:

Dumping rapists just got legal.

LDS Church Condones Fakery

Tabernacle Tapes. Even the goosebumps will be phony soon.

Race War Coming

Put your ear to the ground.
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Good News From GM

Only 10,000 jobs will be cut this week.

Obama magic is working beautifully!
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How To Be a National Hero

Panic need never be your only resort. Learn how to be among the few survivors of a burning building. Once safely down, tell awaiting cameras how many people you rescued, and become a national hero in an hour!

Americans Willing to Be Herded to Death Camps

As long as commercials are improving and humorous signage is on the roadside, Americans will voluntarily go to the Death Camps, a Pentagon report revealed today.

Kiss Your Money Goodbye

President Obama is about to open his piehole once again. Grab your worthless dollars and buy gold, silver, rice and beans.

Don't forget the earplugs.
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PAID: Microchip Implant Infrastructure

No discussion. No debate. They just slipped it in at the last moment before the vote. Electronic tracking ability will now be built this year, thanks to sleight of hand.

Get ready, America. Stop being so distracted. The chips are coming.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

Black Judge Forgiven

Having an impeccable record means you can be a complete hypocrite, and still collect retirement, as a Judge. If you're black. And crying on cue. And willing to shut up for eight months.

New Bush Era Begins

Wonderful changes are now occurring in rapid succession. Thank God.

Two Faces of Barack Obama


Great art speaks volumes. What a buffoon, already.

Holy Shit!!!

Did you read the recent Executive Order the media won't tell you about?
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In Defense of Capitalism

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has written a column (January 28, 2009) full of withering hatred and contempt for many of today’s most prominent businessmen, first and foremost the heads of the Wall Street Banks. She singles out Citigroup and Merrill Lynch in particular, denouncing the first for going ahead with taking delivery of a $50 million luxury jet at the very time the firm was losing billions, and the last CEO of the second, John Thain, for spending $1 million to redecorate his office, also in the midst of his firm’s suffering major losses.

Her column leaves the reader with a view of these people and, by implication, of practically the whole economic class to which they belong, i.e., virtually all businessmen and capitalists, as having a mentality that combines the worst features of Marie Antoinette and Nero. The former, of course, was Queen of France until 1793, when she was beheaded. She is famous for allegedly having said in response to being informed of the peasantry’s lack of bread, “Let them eat cake.” And Nero was the Roman emperor who is known for having fiddled while Rome burned, and who died in 68 AD, committing suicide when he learned that the Roman Senate had ordered that he be flogged to death.

Having led her readers to such an assessment of these people, she concludes her column with the declaration, “Bring on the shackles. Let the show trials begin.” If they do begin, Dowd will be there, perhaps with knitting needles, in the role of a modern-day Madame Defarge, the Dickens character who knitted while watching aristocrats being guillotined during the French Revolution.

The day after Dowd’s column appeared, a news story in The Times reported that, “Despite crippling losses, multibillion-dollar bailouts and the passing of some of the most prominent names in the business, employees at financial companies in New York, the now-diminished world capital of capital, collected an estimated $18.4 billion in bonuses for the year. That was the sixth-largest haul on record, according to a report released Wednesday by the New York State comptroller.”

The day after that, President Obama called the bonuses “shameful.”

The Fate of Capitalism

It is very easy to interpret the kind of facts that have been described, as an indictment of the capitalist system, which is exactly how they are being interpreted. Millions of people have lost their jobs; millions more fear that they will lose theirs. These millions cannot avoid the further fear that they and their families will be utterly impoverished. And they are being led to blame their losses on capitalism, in large part by being led to blame it on the persons of individual businessmen or capitalists whom they perceive as hateful.

What is present and being inflamed is the psychology of an angry mob. Its sympathies are with innocent victims who have suffered a great wrong. It’s sure it knows who is responsible and how. The next step will be for someone to yell, “Get a rope!”

Already, businessmen and capitalists are starting to cower in fear. Corporations are racing to get rid of their private jets. Next it will be their private dining rooms and limousines. Private profit and personal luxury at any level are in danger before the onslaught of a collectivist mentality that holds that if many are suffering, all must suffer, and, further, that those who do not suffer are responsible for the suffering of those who do. Anyone whose head is above the crowd will risk being a target.

This is the time for everyone to recall whatever instances in his life that he remembers when angry mobs turned out to be wrong. Perhaps it’s only a scene from a movie or book, in which someone is able to present a few facts that the mob doesn’t know and that begin to place things in a different, calmer light. Let me be that someone now and begin with one very important and fundamental relevant fact.

Today’s Economic System Is A “Mixed Economy,” Not Laissez-Faire Capitalism

And that is that even if all of the facts as presented were absolutely true, it would not imply any reason whatever to condemn capitalism. Capitalism is a system in which absurd, self-destructive behavior severely punishes whoever is guilty of it. Such people suffer losses, go bankrupt, and lose their ability to have significant further economic influence. Their example then serves as a lesson to others to avoid such behavior.

However, we are very far from having capitalism today, certainly not capitalism in its logically consistent form of laissez-faire capitalism. What we have today is a “mixed economy,” that is, a severely hampered, distorted form of capitalism. In such a system, such behavior can continue, thanks to government subsidies, grants of monopoly privilege and suppression of competition, and now by means of government “bailouts.”

A mixed economy is an economy which remains capitalistic in its basic structure, but in which the government extensively intervenes with the initiation of physical force to compel actions that are against the interest of individuals and/or to prohibit actions that are in the interest of individuals. For example, today it compels people to pay an income tax, which is against their interest but which they pay in order to stay out of jail. It also prohibits them from engaging in various business mergers or paying wages below a certain amount, things which it would be to their interest to do but now do not, because they wish to avoid being fined or imprisoned. (In my recent article “The Myth that Laissez Faire Is Responsible for Our Financial Crisis,” I present an extensive description of the extent of government intervention.)

A mixed economy lacks the fundamental moral-political principles that are needed to determine what is proper or improper for a government to do. Its only principle, if one can call it that, is that the government can do anything that enough people believe will accomplish what they think is “good,” according to an undefined standard. Our mixed economy rests on the effective discarding of the United States Constitution, which placed severe limits on government power and thus stood as a bulwark in defense of an economic system that was almost one of laissez-faire. The Constitutional protections were discarded by a process of pretending that the Constitution could somehow “grow” or “evolve,” which actually meant nothing other than choosing to ignore it.

In a mixed economy, every significant-sized business must fear what the government can do to it. It needs protection, in the form of political connections. It secures these through appointing former government officials to its board of directors, paying such officials lavish consulting fees, and giving lavish campaign contributions to candidates for public office. In these ways it buys the protection it needs.

But soon businesses learn that their protectors can also be used to gain lucrative government contracts, government subsidies, and monopolistic privileges ranging from tariffs and licensing laws to antitrust suits against competitors. Thus, it is not long before the upper echelons of large firms become populated not only with men who cower before the government but also with those who seek to manipulate the government to their advantage, which is where we are today.

Certainly not all big businessmen are this way, and probably only a few of those that are, are so through and through. For the most part, they still have real jobs to do in running their companies, and to the extent they simply do those jobs, they are productive. But probably most big businessmen are morally compromised if only because they must live in fear of the government and are helpless to do anything about it.

Responsibility for the Financial Crisis

There is a sense in which an important sub-group of businessmen does have genuine responsibility for the present economic crisis and for all previous crises of financial contraction and deflation. This is the sub-group of commercial bankers.

Ironically, the way in which they have been responsible is by means of doing something that almost everyone very much wants them to do, above all, the government, and even when the crisis comes, still wants them to do or to get back to doing as soon as possible. This something is the practice of credit expansion. Credit expansion is the lending out of new and additional money that is created out of thin air, with the encouragement and support of the government. Governments value and encourage credit expansion both in the mistaken belief that it is a source of prosperity and in the knowledge that it is a ready source of money to finance government spending.

Credit expansion is what creates a delusion of prosperity while it lasts and economic depression when it ends. It is all that needs to be stopped to end the boom-bust cycle. (In this brief article, I must ask the reader who wants understand the process, and how to stop it, to be content merely with references to further reading, namely, Chapters XX and XXXI of Ludwig von Mises’s Human Action and Chapters 12 and 19 of my own Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics. Concerning the role of credit expansion in our present crisis in particular, please see my articles “The Myth that Laissez Faire Is Responsible for Our Financial Crisis,” “Our Financial House of Cards and How to Start Replacing It With Solid Gold,” and “The Housing Bubble and the Credit Crunch.”)

I want now to deal with the subjects of bonuses and corporate jets.

Bonuses

Granting bonuses to employees and buying jet planes are perfectly legitimate for privatenot received government bailout money. business firms. In today’s context, this means firms that have

Giving bonuses and buying jet planes are purely business decisions. It’s only a question of whether the bonuses motivate the employees who receive them to bring in profits to the firm that are greater than the bonuses paid, or not. If the answer is yes, then it makes sense to pay the bonuses.

To the chief executive of a privately owned, non-taxpayer supported Wall Street firm, the payment of bonuses even in a year of calamitous losses may appear as still making economic sense, at least if the firm expects to stay in business. This is because the bonuses are not paid to people who have incurred the firm’s losses. Those losses are in the assets the firm owns. They are not in its day-to-day trading operations, which may continue to be profitable.

The situation is analogous to that of a retail chain which has had massive losses because of such things as fire or hurricane damage to its warehouses, but whose stores are still making money. The Wall Street firm is still executing customers’ orders in buying and selling securities, it is still trading in currencies and in the futures markets, and still arranging mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures and breakups. All of these aspects of its business may well still be profitable.

The brokers and traders, the mortgage and acquisition specialists et al., and their various assistants and supporting staffs, have contributed very substantially to these operating profits. The same is true of many of the economic and financial researchers and analysts that the firm employs in connection with its still profitable operations. Money is set aside out of the year-end totals to pay bonuses to the members of such groups, based on their respective individual profitability.

The bonuses are accumulated employee compensation, similar in nature to the commissions paid to retail sales clerks. If the firm expects to be in business in the following year, and wants to retain the services of these employees, who, despite the firm’s massive losses in its accumulated assets, have performed well, it probably needs to pay them their bonuses.

John Thain, the then president of Merrill Lynch tried to explain this fact to an interviewer, when he said, “If you don’t pay your best people, you will destroy your franchise” and they’ll go elsewhere, he said.

Ms. Dowd apparently does not know the difference between an operating profit and a balance-sheet loss. She apparently does not know the difference between the due of a successful salesman in a retail-store and the due of someone whose actions have served to burn down the store’s warehouse. But she does know how to be furious. She responded to this explanation by exclaiming:

Hello? They destroyed the franchise. Let’s call their bluff. Let’s see what a great job market it is for the geniuses of capitalism who lost $15 billion in three months and helped usher in socialism.

Despite her ignorance and her collectivism-inspired refusal to draw distinctions between individuals and their respective individual performances and responsibilities, Ms. Dowd does have something of a point. Namely, if because of the bankruptcy and closing of many Wall Street firms, there should be a glut of brokers and traders et al., then the remaining Wall Street firms would be in a position to reduce their compensation. But that would be something they would typically announce before the fact, not after the fact of an agreed-upon compensation having been earned.

My discussion of bonuses was in the context of the operations of a privately owned business firm, not one that has to be financially supported by the government and is operated with funds provided by taxpayers. In awarding bonuses after Merrill Lynch’s receipt of government bailout money, which started in September of 2008, Mr. Thain did not realize that he was no longer in charge of a private firm. He did not realize what difference this made to the fundamental character of his firm. Neither did very many other people at the time. But more on this later.

Corporate Jets

I turn now to the subject of corporate jets.

If a corporation can afford to buy a jet and having it will enable extremely high-paid executives to avoid wasting time waiting at airports and be able to be more efficient in working in the time spent in flight, then over time its purchase may actually save more money than it costs. If so, then it will be a good business decision to buy the plane.

It may even be a good business decision to buy it, if the executives who fly in it simply prefer it because it’s more comfortable and enjoyable. In such a case, even if the plane saves nothing in costs or not enough to justify its purchase, it can still make good economic sense for the firm to buy the plane. This will be the case if it is in a position to reduce the compensation paid to the executives in question by as much or more than the amount that it must expend for their personal benefit.

Thus, for example, if the plane falls short of covering its cost through increased productivity on the part of the executives by, say, $1 million per year, the firm will have the benefit of more satisfied executives at absolutely no net cost to itself, if it gets the executives to accept $1million less per year in monetary compensation. In that way, it is the executives who effectively bear the cost of the plane that is otherwise uncovered. And the firm will have whatever indirect monetary gains that may result from better satisfied executives.

Indeed, to the extent that the executives are willing to forgo an amount of compensation that is greater than what is required to cover any otherwise uncovered cost of the plane, the firm has a clear saving in monetary terms.

Thus, if the executives can be paid $2 million less per year, while the otherwise uncovered part of the cost of the plane is still $1 million, the firm has a monetary saving of $1 million per year by buying the plane. (Today’s tax laws work in this direction. The replacement of $1 million in monetary compensation with $1 million in indirect compensation, serves to reduce the executives’ after-tax monetary compensation by perhaps as little as $500 thousand, while saving the corporation the full $1 million.)

Situations such as this actually occur all the time, throughout business. Again and again, firms provide fringe benefits that are of value to their employees but which do not cover their cost through increased productivity. They are motivated to provide them by being able to save more in what they would otherwise have to pay the employees in take-home wages than the cost of the fringe benefits.

For example, imagine the situation of employees having to choose between two employers. One of them provides air conditioning. The other does not. In the heat of summer, it is a comparative pleasure to work for the one, and extremely uncomfortable to work for the other.

If the employees can earn $1,000 per week by working for the employer who provides air conditioning, and they value that air condition sufficiently, then in order to be induced to work for the second employer, they might require a wage of $1,100 per week. I

If that second employer can provide air conditioning at a cost to himself of, say, $10 per worker per week, then he will save $90 per worker per week if he provides it. Because in that case, he can obtain his workers for a take-home wage of $1,000 plus an air-conditioning cost of $10, instead of for a take-home wage of $1,100 plus no cost on account of air conditioning.

Obviously, such conditions compel the employer to provide air conditioning. It is his recognition of such conditions that led the first employer to provide air conditioning to begin with, i.e., simply because employees value having it far more than the reduction in their take-home wages that is needed to pay for it.

This discussion has application to the $1 million office remodeling that so offended Ms. Dowd.

Please keep in mind that the remodeling was commissioned in late 2007, when the executive in question started his position. At that time, Merrill Lynch had not yet received any government money and was thus still a fully privately owned company.

The executive in question, John Thain, was a man in charge of the use of hundreds of billions of dollars of capital. And, therefore, if he was indeed the right man for the job, which is certainly what was hoped, was easily entitled to compensation at least as far into double-digit millions as that paid to Hollywood movie stars and leading athletes.

With this many millions in compensation, the value to him of $1 million more or less, may not have been terribly great. (Hollywood stars have weddings that cost more.) It may well have been far below the value he attached to spending his hours of working time in an office that was made to personally please him in every possible respect, and which he may have expected to occupy for many years.

In such a case, instead of his firm paying him however many millions it otherwise would have paid him, it could pay him a million dollars less, or even more than a million dollars less. In that case, it was he who bore the cost of the office, out of compensation to which, in the judgment of the parties concerned, he was entitled.

Alternatively, it’s entirely reasonable that providing such an office and the optimum working environment that it provided, could be expected to improve his efficiency with respect to deciding the pattern of investment of his firm’s hundreds of billions of dollars of assets. It would not have taken a great deal of such improvement with respect to the use of sums so vast to be able to earn an additional billion or more of profit for his firm. Understanding this, the firm may well have given him his office in the belief that doing so would add vastly more to its profits than the cost of the remodeling.

When Ms. Dowd discussed this million-dollar office remodeling, her reaction was one of incredulity, outrage, and utter contempt. Here’s what she said (referring to an interviewer of the executive):

Bartiromo pressed: What was wrong with the office of his predecessor, Stanley O’Neal?


‘Well his office was very different than the the general décor of Merrill’s offices,’ Thain replied. ‘It really would have been very difficult for me to use it in the form that it was in.’

Dowd then asked in a triumph akin to that of crushing a cockroach:

Did it have a desk and a phone?

I can’t help wondering, if when Dowd may need a surgical operation someday, she will be satisfied if her surgeon has a table and a knife.

Bailouts

Government bailouts put everything in a different light. They give everyone in the country the right to second guess every decision of the firms that have received the bailouts, on the grounds that the money used by those firms is theirs, the taxpayers.

Understandably, the taxpayers become furious about things like bonuses, corporate jets, and expensive office remodelings. They see themselves simply as being made to pay for these things.
This is because, unlike the shareholders of a private company, the taxpayers will never have any possible financial benefit even if the expenditures might actually be perfectly reasonable and well made if they took place in the context of a privately owned company. And unlike the shareholders of a private company, they were never given a choice about whether or not they wanted their funds to be turned over to this or that company.

Their funds were simply seized in order that others might have the means with which to pay bonuses and financially profit from and/or personally enjoy such things as corporate jets and expensive offices.

Bailouts represent a collision between two incompatible modes of operation—between what Mises calls “profit management” and “bureaucratic management.” That is, they represent a collision between operation according to the principle of striving to make profits and avoid losses, which characterizes private business, and operation according to the dictates of rules and regulations, which characterizes government.

The companies bailed out expected to go on operating as private businesses, but with government money. That’s how the bailouts were advertised. But that is impossible.

Once government money enters the picture, the firms are effectively nationalized, even though the outward guise and appearance of private ownership may remain. This is because their operations are no longer based on profit-and-loss considerations but on satisfying the government and whatever sectors of public opinion are loud enough at the moment to influence the government’s decisions.

What precise actions the government will take are unclear at the moment and appear contradictory. For example, the front-page lead article of The New York Times of February 5, 2009 carries the headline “Executive Pay Limits Seek to Alter Corporate Culture,” followed by the subhead, “Obama Announces a $500,000 Cash Cap at Companies Getting Future Aid.”

Nevertheless, a careful reading of the article shows that $500,000 is a limit only on annual salary. Payment of stock options will still be possible, but they will not be able to be exercised until all of the company’s debt to the government is repaid. Even the limit on annual salary appears to be not very firm. In most cases, it can apparently be waived by means of a “nonbinding shareholder vote.”

The article declares:

Even the new rules allow companies some leeway. While giving shareholders a say in bonuses above the cap and restricting when stock incentives can be cashed in, the rules do not place limits on the size of such awards, which have become the biggest part of many compensation packages. In addition, the toughest new rules apply only to large companies seeking government assistance to survive.… And companies that seek aid but do not need exceptional government assistance can waive the $500,000 pay cap, as long as they submit their executive pay policies to a nonbinding shareholder vote.

Very significantly, the article notes that:

The rules would not prohibit a lower-level executive, like a stock trader or investment banker, from continuing to receive tens of millions of dollars in pay. (My italics.)

If this last is true, then one must wonder exactly what the brouhaha about bonuses was all about in the first place. Because, with this last provision, they appear to be back in, almost in full force.

The current version of the proposed pay caps is clearly contradictory and bound to disappoint Wall Street’s critics. It reads like a compromise forged of a competition between whose lobbyists could get to which politicos with the largest bribes or greatest threats first. At this point, there is no telling what the final proposal will look like. The Times’s article notes that “Officials also emphasized that several of the proposals would not be made final until after public comments had been considered.”

What would be required to satisfy the rhetoric of Wall Street’s critics would be the total abolition of bonuses and a maximum limit on total executive compensation in the nationalized firms to $500,000 for any one individual. That, of course, would mean the destruction of the nationalized firms as viable institutions.

With such a level of compensation, further discussion of such things as corporate jets and expensive office remodelings would disappear, at least as far as the nationalized firms were concerned. This is because the low pay ceilings on executive salaries, and thus the kind of low quality executives likely to be attracted, would eliminate the context in which an economic calculation could justify the purchase of a jet or an expensive office remodeling.

Executives whose salaries are limited to $500,000 are not going to be able to afford to accept the kind of reduction in take-home wages that would be necessary to cover any significant part of the cost of providing a jet or an expensive office remodeling. Nor is any enhanced productivity of such executives likely to be great enough to justify the cost. The head of a government controlled firm may inherit a luxurious office but all that he can afford or that can be afforded on his behalf is not very much more than a desk and a phone—and volumes of rules and regulations that he can consult and scrupulously follow, in order to be able to prove that whatever losses may strike his firm were not his fault.

But the destruction of bailouts is not limited to the crippling of the firms that are bailed out. It also taints the operations of the firms that are operating without bailouts. As already pointed out, they too have given up their jets and are keeping their heads down, despite the fact that economic rationality implies that they should keep their jets. They have been cowed by a raging hostility toward capitalism and wealth.

Symbolism

I quote the words of a prominent New York Times reporter, who sees the facts of the situation, even describes some that I omitted, and yet approves of what has happened. He writes:

When you get right down to it, the purchase of a new plane or an office renovation is pretty meaningless for companies as large as Citigroup or Bank of America [Merrill Lynch is now part of Bank of America]. It’s not unheard of for executives to spend $1 million or more on remodeling when they get the corner office. It’s pocket change. And companies can usually make a halfway decent business case to justify a new airplane. (It goes longer distances than older planes, can take more executives to meetings, allows the top brass to be more efficient and productive, etc., etc.) The question of whether bailout money was used to pay for these perks — as alleged by The New York Post, which broke the Citi airplane story — is, at best, ambiguous. Indeed, breaking the airplane contract and sending the jet back to the manufacturer will probably cost the bank more than keeping the plane. None of that matters. You could make the same argument about the auto executives who flew on corporate jets when they came to Washington to ask Congress for help: surely, it was a better use of their time to fly rather than drive from Detroit, as they did the second time around, after being spanked for taking the jets. That didn’t matter either. What matters is the symbolism. At a time when the country is in such trouble — and executives are asking for bailouts — anything that smacks of plutocracy is going to arouse justifiable populist anger. (Joe Nocera, “It’s Not the Bonus Money. It’s the Principle,” New York Times, January 31, 2009, p. B1. My italics.)

So here we have it. What the outrage is really all about is the hatred of great wealth and its possessors. The goal is to attack them in the name of an alleged duty of the individual to sacrifice his wealth, pleasure, and enjoyment, and ultimately his life, for the benefit of others less fortunate. Seen in this light, the furor raised about corporate jets, office remodelings, and the like is understandable. It is the kind of symbolism appropriate to a campaign on behalf of self-sacrifice and against the pursuit of happiness.

In sharpest contrast and opposition to the philosophy of self-sacrifice and to the role of government as the enforcer of sacrifice, stand these famous lines:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men….

These words are from the Declaration of Independence, which is the founding document of the United States. Their meaning is that the United States was established for the purpose of securing the right of the individual to pursue his own happiness, which includes material prosperity. In the United States, the individual and his rights are supreme. Government exists only in a subordinate role, that of a servant dedicated to protecting and securing the individual and his rights from the aggression of common criminals at home and of despots abroad.

What symbolism would be appropriate to this conception of the relationship between the citizens and their government? How would it differ from the present such symbolism?

The present symbolism depicting the relationship between the government and the citizen is that the head of the government, the President of the United States, has at his disposal, with no objection from anyone, Air Force One, which is a Boeing 747 jet plane that costs hundreds of millions of dollars and, when configured for commercial operation, carries more than 450 passengers. At the same time, howls of anger and fury go up when one of the largest private corporations in the country dares to order a 12-seat jet plane for $50 million.

The acceptance of this relationship symbolizes the total reversal of the relationship between government and citizen that the founding of our country was intended to establish and maintain. The symbolism appropriate to that relationship would be that while private citizens are free to fly in 747s, or Lunar Landers for that matter, depending only on how successful was their individual pursuit of happiness, the President of the country, who is merely the chief night watchman of the nation, and is its servant, is consigned to a 12-seater jet.

Of course, this is not to begrudge the President of the United States the use of a 747 in today’s world, in which he may require such a plane merely in order to have necessary means of communication at his disposal. But it is to remind all those seeking to deify the government and raise it above the citizens, that they are encouraging a servant to forget his place and to become the master of those whom it is his duty to serve.
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FINAL WORD

If it's right to degrade and take from wealthy businessmen, mocking them in public and depriving them of tools necessary for commerce (which feeds us all affordably) then it's fine to allow poor roving gangs to enter gated communities, hack off limbs of wealthy retirees and occupy the posh attainments of those who worked their entire lives, fought in wars and raised families well.

This is my perspective. I'm just a lifelong thinker with a laptop.
Pardon my words if I'm proven wrong.

- Cloyd Bird, PhD
Provo, Utah
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