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Do Not Believe the Wall Street Rally

Friday, August 12th, 2011

My dear friends,

I have told you a number of times during the past 24-36 months, ” do not believe the short term  rallies in the market.”

The economy is in bad shape, and still needs another 18 months to bottom out.

This is assuming that Obama does not get reelected.

If he wins a second term, all bets are off.

When I say bottom out, the last part of this shakeout will be the worst part. As a people we Americans are very adaptable, and have a short memory.

They have gotten us used to a lower standard of living. Gas at 3.75 a gallon is better than 4.25, but still better part of .80-.90 higher than last year.

We are told to drive less, to carpool, and to stock up on sweaters for the winter.  …And  we do it, setling into a less comfortable standard of living.

We are told the rest of the World will love us again if me freeze in the winter, sweat in the Summer,  eat less , and stock up on foods that are generic, and cheaper, meanwhile less fresh and healthy.

Well the rest of the world does not love us, and eating cheap fatty foods is well represented in the spreading rear ends of the American population.

I don’t want to be cold in the winter. I don’t like bulky sweaters. I’ve worked all my life and feel that i’ve earned the right to wear what I want, and heat and air condition my surroundings any way that I choose.

All we have to do is find or keep a job, and pray that inflation and a dropping Stock Market doesn’t wipe out what little we have leftafter loosng our homes.

Sell this bill of goods to someone else.

Beware the Market, especially if the Tax and spend party wins again and does its thing.

America we are in trouble

A Perception of our Future, The Good* The Bad* The Very Ugly, View # 3 The Very Ugly,part I

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

    When the going gets tough, our leaders look for someone else to blame. Someone else caused the problem.

     For the first 5 years of his administration, President Obama beat on the Bush legacy.

     It was Bush who caused the depression of 07.

     It wasBush who caused the housing crash,

     It was Bush who caused the great Wall Street collapse of 2011-2013.

     Bush created Fannie & Freddie mortgage abuse.

     It was Bush who squandered $ trillions to stimulate the economy, pushing us into an unfunded debt position approaching $100 trillion and counting.

     When the American people finally got tired of the “demon” Bush legacy, the Progressives followed the tried and true path laid out by their Icon ,FDR, and pushed the foolish, but widely accepted, notion that a good expensive war is a savior for the economy.

     “After all, war pulled the United States out of the last Depression, becomes the mantra of a government with little will for hard economic choices.

     The alternative of a greater  war to rescue the economy of the Nation is a grim solution which many find unavoidable.

     The parameters of an exploding  World War III have been fermenting for hundreds of years. 

     The West has been under increasing attack during the past century, with the conflict becoming up close and personal on 9/11/2001.

     While the Progressives have developed an entendre with redical Islam, the opportunity to turn this errupting crisis into an opportunity for political and economic gain is embraced.

     Europe becomes the initial battleground for this conflict, but the soft Muslim underbelly of the Continent makes Europe a hellish place for several decares.

     Terror , reprisals, and retalliations destroy the economies of many countries, and leaves their populations bitter and suspicious.

     North America will become a locked down fortres,  resulting in the stifling of much of our freedoms both civil and economic.

                           End of Part 1 More later

A Perception of Our Future,* The Good * The Bad * The Very Ugly, View # 2 The Bad

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The Worlds Leftist Leaning governments sell their populations  on the concept of fiat money.

They embrace  the Keynesian economic theory that printing massive amounts of paper money  will solve the world’s daunting economic woes, when in fact the printing is a core problem with the system.

Over time, most currencies lose most of their value.

Inflation runs rampant, destroying the middle class. This has the effect of handicaping the most productive people in society; the primary segment in society that produces more tha they consume.

The negative economic climate leaves succesful corporations with $billions in cash, reluctant to expand in the turbulent  environment.

Rather than hold large sums of currency, they use the “stimulus” money to but their own stock, or to fund mergers and acquisitions.

This infusion of corporate cash into the stock markets, results in a stock market boom in the midst of a spreading depression.

The U S Government, believing that it has the obligation to “make everything fair, and to spread the wealth” embarks on new draconian ways to control the economy.

Price controls.

Wage controls.

Limiting Corporate compensation.

Eliminating corporate tax write offs “labeled tax loopholes” takes away incentives for investments in new technology

Petroleum products become increasinglt expensive and rationing becomes the accepted norm.

A Government agency is set up to enforce the mountain of new laws and regulations.

The population becomes increasingly  dependent upon the government for survival.

Politics becomes the best way to manipulate the masses, and the surest way to accumulate wealth at the public trough.

The flow of people fleeing the United States turns into a Tsunami, as life becomes increasingly grim and restrictive.

Perceptions of Our Future * The Good * The Bad * The Very Ugly* View #1 The Good

Monday, July 11th, 2011

                                           

                                       VIEW # 1 THE GOOD

Word leaders have an epiphany and come to the realization that keeping interest rates artifically low , is having the effect of destroying their currencies.

Cheap money and flooding the markets with unbacked paper currency is having the effect to diluting the wealth of their citizenry.

The resulting creeping inflation is lowering the living standards worldwide.

This is  creating scarcity as more paper chases a finite amount of consumables, including food, fuel, and clean water.

The realization that we are creating a scenario where bailouts will continue to grow, leads out wise leaders worldwide, to make a series of dramatic fiscal decisions, beginning with a return to a gold backed currency.

Interest rates are allowed to rise, and ” Too Big ti Fail” becomes ” Too Big and Expensive to Save.”

The Federal Reserve is closed and a return to Fiscal Responsibility is reluctantly agreed to by the President and Congress.

There are massive protests, and disruptions in the economy resulting in the Government downsizing for the first time in 100 years.

Useless and duplicate departments are closed.

Many taxes are lowered or eliminated.

40% of Federal employees are let go.

The Military closes 90 % of foreign bases, and brings the troops home.

The war on drugs is ended, and crime rates in Mexico, and the United States drops radically.

Controlled devaluation of the dollar  is instituted, and much of out national debt is brought into line by the painful readjustment of our economy to a sustainable level of work and direct reward.

When our entreprenurial spirit is allowed to grow without heavy regulations, our economy begins to respond.

Our GDP embarks upon a decade of unprecedented growth, reaching 6-7% a year, and ushering the new Golden Age of Civilization.

Is This 1937 or 2011 Deja Vu Part II

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

With QE2 ending at the end of June, the Treasury Department will be forced to go back to global markets in order to sell Treasury Bonds.

Interest rates are sure to rise, dealing a severe blow to the already fragile recovery.

Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke’s Qualitative Easing plan has failed to stimulate economic growth, but has done a masterful job of encouraging inflation and a weakening dollar.

Armed with a printing press, and some  obsolete economic theories, he  is fated to  become a Quixotic figure  in World history.

A printing press should be used for printing books, instruction manuals and even Bibles, but not to stimulate free enterprise economic growth and investments.

The insidious  inflation is having the result of disrupting economic growth, rather than encouraging it.

How can an entreprenure invest in a new enterprise when inflation makes price stability questionable.

This coupled with increasingly stringent government regulations and the onset of Obamacare have done a masterful job of strangling the economy.

According to a recently released report, the combined public and private sectors of our economy spend upwards of a $2 billion just on interest on all our debt.

The borrowed money which this interest services, has been spent on consumption rather than capital investment.

This is leaving nothing available for real growth or new creations.

QE2 has done nothing but service our debt and given a momentary artifical bounce in an otherwise floundering economy.

The current and proposed future taxes which are being piled upon the “wealthy” (ie the entreprenure) is making the  economic recovery  increasingly reminiscent of a black hole.

More Later

Is This 1937 or 2011 Deja Vu all over Again

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Well dear friends, QE2 is comming to an end,

What does that really mean, and what has all the fuss been about?

We put cute names and labels of earth shaking actions to make them pallatable to the average person, but the real intention is to hide the reality of what is happening.

QE2 or Quantitative Easing is another way of saying that the United States Federal Reserve has printed $ 600 Billion out of thin air and used this freshly inked paper to purchase 85 % of the Treasury Securities issued in the past 6 + months.

This giant Ponzi scheme has allowed the Fed to keep interest rates artifically low while flooding the market with inflationary paper, which has been used to pay the interest on our national DEBT.

What? We are printing money out of thin air, and using this to buy our own bonds?!!

As of June 30th, this program will end.

Now what!

How will we be able to continue selling $Trillions of new Treasury securities and record low rates of interest?

The answer is we won’t.

After this program ends, we will have to look to foreign buyers.

China, Saudi Arabis, possibly France and other Euro nations, as well as some hostile people with huge petro dollars such as Iran, Venezuela, et al.

Will these foreign nations be willing to lend us money at depressed interest rates.

HELL NO!!!

The days of cheap money are destined to come to a swift end.

5%, 6%,and higher are in our immediate future, and the drag on a very fragile economy will drag us to the precpice of a precipitous drop.

More later,

Counting the Budget Deficit in Real Numbers!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

The fiscal disaster which is the U S Federal budget, and the tidal wave of debt( Tsunami,sorry I have dated myself) which is threatening our Nation, is a well documented reality.

I have been listening to the arguments between Liberal and Conservative pundits, and there is one serious problem with both sides of this debate.

Both sides acknowledge that the  budget deficit is approx $1.7 trillion this yeat, and a $ 13-14  trillion unfunded debt also exists.

O K , I acknowledge the reality of our fiscal horror show.

BUT, what is 1.7 trillion? How about letting the public know the real number. Try $ 1700 billion. Yes thats right, the glib $ 1.7 trillion deficit in real dollars is 1700 BILLION,  of 1,700,000 MILLION.

Those numbers are all the same,but the spelled out number is truly staggering. 1.7 trillion is 1700 Billion .

How about our acknowledged debt of $ 14trillion. This is where our debt ceiling is right now. 14 trillion is 140,000 Billion dollars. A number which gives me a headache to comprehend.

Yet Obama and the Democrats are treating it as monopoly money and throwing around 1.6 or 14 trillion  without really telling you the desperation of the numbers.

Take a minute or possibly a hour and try to actually write out the number longhand.

Blows your mind doesn’t it

Cooking the Books to Manipulate our Perception

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Much of the statistics which the Main Stream Media presents to us as “gospel” , is actually “good” news based upon group – think.

 Highly misleading statistics based upon  political expediency.

This morning , the unemployment statistics reflected 180,000 + new private sector jobs created and an unemployment rate that fell to 8.9 %.

This is great news and heralds  a further steps towards economic recoveryand a renewal of the American dream!!! 

Yay!!!

Let the good times roll !!!

WRONG !!

The reduced 8.9 % unemploment represents only the number of people actually drawing unemployment cheks.

How about those who’s unemployment insurance has expired.

How about those unemployed who have given up on looking for work.

How about people who have been forced totake part time jobs , or “1099” off the books low wage employment.

The shameless agenda , constantly fostered upon an unsophisticated public, is irresponsible  and down right unethical  if not criminally misleag.

Wall Street embraces the Government statistics, while Main Street continues to plod along, bewildered by the facts and the continuing lack of jobs, and the insidious encroachment of real inflation( including food and transportation costs).

“Never the Twain Shall Meet”

Global Warming, Save the Nuts

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Al Gore has been preaching the mantra of Global Warming,for the better part of ten years.

He has joined forces with the Green Peace people, and the various ecological extremists in an attempt to sell a bag of hot air to a gullibly stupid world.

I have been attempting to reconcile the rash of unusually cold weather and extreme snow falls experienced during the past few years , with the claims of man made global warming.

How did this happen?

Is mankind really the cause of ozone disfunction?

B ad humans! Bad Bad Humans!!

How dare We cause a greenhouse effect and make the Globe get too warm.

Perhaps we should save some of the major record snowfalls that are devastating the Country and bring it back in the Summer to cool off the warm weather.

Now that is an idea that could solve two problems.

Save the snow from the winter records and use it to cool off the global warming. Turn the cold weather disaster into a positive money making entgerprise.

The Theory of Perception by Charlie Champion

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
“What are the Chances of”
 

The Theory of Perception

by

Charlie Champion

 

 

The Human animal is highly suceptable to the Powers of Persuasion

We are conditioned to respond to a glib phrase, and to strong verbal and visual presentation,.

Thus heightening the perception that someone is smarter or more worthy because they appear to

be, and not because they truly are.

A handsome face, a well trimmed body, a rich baritone voice, and a trustworthy teleprompter

can enable a person of limited experience and questionable background to rise to lofty heights.

We are truly in the age of media manipulation. .

The Internet provides the cloak of anonymity.

You can transfer funds.

Engage in character development and assassination

.Rely on creative factualization.in place of reality.

We have become a Nation of superficial followers, blindly worshiping at the altar of

superficiality, eschewing concrete reality for the “hope and promise” of our “betters”.

After all, “it is much easier to follow and to party, than it is to think.”