Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 16, 2014
The price of oil has been dropping for quite a while. Why no clamor from OPEC to reduce production? Because the US told them to keep quiet. It likely did not take much coaxing.
Saudi Arabia has two problems. US energy independence and Russian oil and gas production. Three problems if you count the cost of training and equipping Sunni terrorists. Training terrorists, even slobbering zealots, isn’t cheap these days. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 2, 2014
One hundred years ago this month the Harrison Narcotics Act was passed banning cocaine and opiates. That is before alcohol prohibition. You would have thought by now we would have learned. It only took from 1920 to 1933 to figure out alcohol prohibition wasn’t working and was too deadly.
The drug war has put hundreds of thousand behind bars for victimless crime and has generated a fair share of victims also.
Mexico, corrupt enough without our help, is on the verge of complete collapse due to drug cartels. Bribing police, employing police, killing rival gang members, killing innocent civilians and of late kidnapping students and executing them for reasons known only to the corrupt government employed killers. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 22, 2014
Early 20th century Progressives and eugenicists were concerned about the quality of life. Mostly theirs. The so-called “inferior” and “low wage” races at that time were the Irish, Eastern Europeans, Italians, blacks and Chinese. Their willingness to work for less and for longer hours combined with high birth rates raised fear in WASP circles. Progressive pioneer Theodore Roosevelt coined a term for allowing this to continue – “Race Suicide”. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 12, 2014
Drone attacks and interfering in ever more numerous Middle East countries has caused terrorist ranks to sky-rocket. A Russian vassal state’s government is overthrown by the US and replaced by Nazi’s. Now Russia is said to be planning air patrols of the Caribbean.
China is antagonized by increased US troop presence in Australia, now it has stepped up aircraft carrier building, is developing their own stealth aircraft and is hacking away at our cyber security.
All this under a Nobel peace prize-winning president’s guiding hand. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 9, 2014
When the USSR collapsed the East and West were in a quandary on what to do about the eastern block countries. Read about it here.
Gorbachev could have used his forces to head west and take over. But he didn’t want to, packed up and headed home . This decision was made in part due to an agreement with Reagan and Bush I.
Russia would exit eastern Europe and the Baltic countries if NATO (i.e. the US) agreed not to expand NATO closer to Russia. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 29, 2014
Ralph Nader is not the wacko you may have thought he was. Give him credit. He went Green to separate himself from the Republicrats.
He is the only household name I know of that calls out Hillary for what she is.
‘Militarist’, ‘Corporatist’, ‘Menace’ and “She thinks Obama is too weak. He doesn’t kill enough people overseas. So she’s a menace to the United States of America.” – Washington Times
That he is speaking specifically about Hillary is refreshing. Though this applies to most in Washington and their think tank handlers.
He also thinks Rand Paul needs to go to the time out chair. Too much pandering to the lower life forms and Israel.
Lets hope the power of his name gets this some nightly news air time.
Be seeing you
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 27, 2014
(Here I am fantasizing as Matt Drudge’s headline writer)
A story of “Pennsylvania’s Finest” courtesy of Police State USA.
Pennsylvania. Home of the nation’s first Capital. The City of Brotherly Love.
The policeman is your friend. You deserve what you are getting.
Be seeing you…once the swelling goes down
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 21, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security was created in 2003 by former PA governor “two-face” Tom Ridge.
Cost as of 2011 runs to $645B.
Presumably that includes cost overruns.
This DHS is supposed to protect us against attack in all its forms including biological. Instead Washington has concentrated its efforts on preventing exposure of failure to you and me.
Big brother can find a telephone call we made five years ago or reserve us a FEMA camp cell but can’t deal with one victim of a communicable disease. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 20, 2014
War Street Journal red alert. Deflation is raising its ugly head.
We need 2% inflation. Why?
One of the basic tenets of free market economics is the market responds to demand by increasing production. This is accomplished by improving processes and efficiency. The end result is prices go down and more products are sold.
The WSJ via Paul Krugman, the New York Times resident Keynesian, says this is bad.
Krugman has three reasons to be wary of falling prices
Falling prices cause people to hold off on purchases, waiting for prices to further decrease.
Deflation makes the dollar worth more causing debtors to pay off debts with higher value dollars.
Wages decrease with prices.
Baloney. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 18, 2014
The New York Times recently had an article talking about how many coalition soldiers had been seriously hurt after discovering buried caches of old chemical weapons in 2003. The chemical weapons had been used against Iran by Iraq. The US government put a lid on these casualties.
Who supplied these chemical weapons? US, UK, Germany, France and Holland. The usual US sock-puppets.
I can recall, around this time, Rush Limbaugh screaming with delight after being told by Rick Santorum that chemical weapons had been found. One of these old chemical dumps was what Santorum was talking about. I knew at the time where these weapons came. I am betting Limbaugh and Santorum did too.
This article by Eric Margolis adds more detail to this story. Including how the UK sent scientists over to Iraq to help develop Saddam’s chemical stockpile.
The NYT article admits European countries and some US companies were involved. They don’t go so far as to explain the major sponsor for this was the Reagan administration.
The NYT was all for Hussein’s war against Iran. They got what they wanted.
All the news that fits.
Be seeing you
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