Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Fed+ WSJ = Drivel

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 19, 2015

The War Wall Street Journal, as it is wont to do, gives us things to look for in the July FED meeting notes.

I don’t pretend to fully understand the goings on but I do understand BS.

Nothing has been decided,” Fed governor Jerome Powell said two weeks ago. While the Fed wants to avoid any surprises that could unsettle financial markets, it also may seek to retain flexibility and keep its options open.

They have no idea. It is anybody’s guess but they have to seem as though they are actually figuring something out. Read the rest of this entry »

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War And Why, According To Smedley Butler, The Winners Are Always The Same

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 2, 2015

July 28 was the one hundred year anniversary of the US Marine invasion of Haiti.  A strangely honest accounting of the event is available from the US state department.

Between 1911 and 1915, seven presidents were assassinated or overthrown in Haiti, increasing U.S. policymakers’ fear of foreign intervention. In 1914, the Wilson administration sent U.S. Marines into Haiti. They removed $500,000 from the Haitian National Bank in December of 1914 for safe-keeping in New York, thus giving the United States control of the bank.

Safe-keeping!  For whom? Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkey Finally Goes To War In 20 words Or Less-Is The Media Really This Shallow?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 27, 2015

A few days ago I heard the following paraphrased soundbite on NPR.

Turkey has launched attacks in Syria against ISIS and Kurdish rebels.

Is that it? Such an important development in a complex context and all we get is a dozen or so words.

Turkey has been covertly aiding ISIS and Al Qaida because they are doing the ‘regime change’ heavy lifting in Shiite Syria. Al Qaida has been allowed to freely cross the Turkish border into Syria. Thanks to Seymour Hersch we know Turkey supplied ‘moderate’ Al Qaida with the chemical weapons used in the attacks blamed on Assad. ISIS bad, Al Qaida not so much.

Maybe all is not as presented to us. The key is in the attacks on the Kurds. This may be where most of the Turkish effort is going. Read the rest of this entry »

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Youth Violence-Where The Solution Must Come From

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 27, 2015

This was submitted to the Erie Times for publication about 10 days ago.  I received no acknowledgment.  It must have been the babies’ daddy  comment that turned them off.

From the news article:

A week ago, after a violent Saturday afternoon, Derrys Sanders Jr. became one of the youngest Erie County residents ever to be charged with homicide.

The 14-year-old Erie boy’s first involvement in the legal system came when he was 10 months old.

That was when his mother, Juanita Holloway, agreed to have him tested amid a paternity dispute. His father, Derrys Sanders Sr., asked for the test as a condition of financial support for his son.

People are hand wringing over solutions to the violence problem in Erie. Band-aids have been proposed, some of which have merit such as police walking a beat. But these don’t address the cancer that is made strikingly obvious in Sunday’s Erie Times Derrys Sanders story. Non-existent family. The babies’ daddy who has been contesting support for Derrys and three children by three other women for all Derrys’ life is a familiar sad story.

What happened since the days of my youth when you could throw a shotgun in the trunk to hunt after school and mess we have today. The answer is the Johnson, Carter and Nixon legacies. The war on drugs, the war on poverty and the Department of Education. All three have left a path of destruction through American family life.

PC, feel-good government programs are worse than nothing, they offer false hope and inevitably disappoint. The solution can only come from caring, courageous parents (parentS with an S). Marches are a good start but entire families have to be involved, not just well meaning figureheads. Families must fight to take the initiative, reinvent and reinvigorate themselves, striving for something better. The solution can only come from within.

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They Promise Smaller But Government Always Gets Bigger And You Pay The Price

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 2, 2015

Pentagon Cyber Command:

“Signals intelligence … ain’t enough, you guys,” the NSA chief told a gathering of contractors in the geospatial intelligence business. “We gotta create a much broader picture.”

Your government has willing progressive/socialist partners in Google, Facebook, Oracle (Larry Ellison-Mr. national ID) and anyone else who can make a buck off you or the government (again you pay the tab).

Story here.

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Dylann Roof – Blame The Confederate Flag For Our Failures

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 28, 2015

It is just so easy. A white person kills innocent black people and the confederate flag and red neck rubes in general get the flack. What if Dylann Roof had been standing with the stars and stripes? Speaking of which…

No one mentions the sixty years prior to the civil war that the stars and stripes condoned slavery. Nor the genocide of native Americans that came after.

So what is complicit in producing this tragedy? Read the rest of this entry »

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If The Export-Import Bank Is So Great…

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 28, 2015

The E-I bank made 20 some billion dollars last year, if we choose to believe the government.  If it makes so much moolah then why wouldn’t private banks offer these loans?

The obvious benefit of E-I loans is that if the loans go bad the taxpayer takes the heat either through higher taxes and/or inflation due to printing dollars to make up  the difference.  But this is no different than government backed mortgages and school loans made by banks.  There is no risk for the bank, just the taxpayer.

There is a snake borrowed deep in the woodpile.  Whatever it is it likely involves the Fed and it’s joined at the hip twin Goldman Sachs.

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Greek Bailout-Who Gets Stuck Holding The Bag?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 26, 2015

Greece’s socialist government with its tourism based economy (ie no economy) won’t let it’s 55-year-old retirees give up their full benefits.  The is the Cloward-Piven Strategy at work.  Get them everything no matter the cost.  When it all collapses, everyone ends up dependent on the (Euro) government to survive.

But I digress, who will take it on the chin when Greece declares bankruptcy?

Those with savings who haven’t already gotten their money out of the banks.  Haircut time ala Cyprus.

Greek banks?  Maybe to an extent.  The Euro presses will take care of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Drones and Obamacare, Waivers and Lies

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 22, 2015

The ‘surprise’ killing via drone of an Al Qaeda big shot had me thinking. Didn’t our president tell us we were not going to guess anymore at who we ‘drone’? The victims were going to have to be more than just ‘suspect’ and not civilian?

It was those darn secret waivers. See here.

Obama’s waivers did not end with Obama’s union cronies. (Psst, join the SEIC and get hired because your employer won’t have to shell out for mandated healthcare). Now countries get drone waivers only the recipients don’t feel to healthy.

Obama tells the nation that his drone reform legislation will double down on the evidence that whomever we are assassinating is really a terrorist. While signing with his left hand he is writing secret waivers for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen with his right.

Just another day in Foggy Bottom.

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Francis’ Popemobile To Stop at UN

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 16, 2015

Pope Francis has made it quite clear he is a socialist, anti-capitalist, re-distributionist.  Where is the universal pulpit for those such as him?  Why the UN of course.  That is just where Francis is headed.

Climate change  appears to be pegged as a legacy issue for Francis.  Climate change is a largely manmade phenomenon.  He doesn’t know how but he knows it is the truth.

When the UN bottom feeding, social leaches start on climate change there is only one thing on their collective mind.  Put a ball and chain on US industry and make the US pay to allow everyone else to catch up.

By the by-As of 2010 the Popemobile gets 12.5 mpg.

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