Understanding Comey

Is Comey the good guy?  

If you have heart and are informed, you should be in no doubt, reader,
that the world is now on the tipping point.

Restore a healthy Balance of Power

Here is proof that he was part of the Deep State and it seems what the Deep State is wanting is war with Russia and China.  This was revealed by Brennan in Australia this last week and relayed to me by Larouche PAC. Perhaps Brennan and the Deep State thought we were not listening.

Sign the petition to Congress to stop this UNPRODUCTIVE WITCH-HUNT 

America doesn’t want another world war, this IS not why we elected Donald Trump.

What America wants is for us to MAGA, to rebuild and there are some exciting things happening in the world, where China is engieering an economic recovery through an exciting infrastructure initiative that they have invited us to be a part of.   When  swamp dwellers engage in obstruction to protect an unfair power and privilege, we have to stop them. Not only in the USA but also in the world, the financial elites are losing their power. It may seem that we are going backwards but actually we are making quite good progress. Before the Trump era, corruption was buried deep underground, but now as the swamp bubbles up, we are able to see the bad more clearly. Finally we are able to see the good and the bad and the ugly.

Comey’s testimony, rather than setting up Trump for an obstruction of justice charge, instead proved conclusively that Comey was a primary leaker and that in fact he has always been part of the Deep State. Schumer told Trump, don’t mess with the Deep State, they can get you from every which way, but Trump ignored him and pressed on. Comey tried to blackmail Trump, but Trump pressed on. We have a good leader.

There is also evidence now surfacing that Comey has a history of protecting Hillary in her long string of criminal endeavors and being paid off as a result.

The big assumption underlying the Comey situation is that Russia is bad. Take three steps back and really look at this and get rid of fixed ideas. Then go honestly research this. I, personally have found no evidence that Russia has done anything bad to America in this new century. I will turn on Russia ONLY WHEN CONGRESS INVESTIGATES RUSSIA and issues a war or enemy declaration based not on “think” but on bad actions tabulated in writing.  So far in this Russian collusion situation I have failed to see anything other than phobia and fabrication.

A person is not bad because “they” say he is bad, this is politics by fabrication and phobia. In America with our Constitution and Rule of Law we should be able to rise above cabal & rumor. Could the Russia nothing-burger be just another false narrative to lead us into an ugly war?

(From Larouche Pac)

June 9, 2017 – Lyndon LaRouche called upon the American people to shut down the coup underway against President Trump which was fed Thursday by the lying testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. LaRouche said that the coup is an FBI-type operation attempting to destroy the United States, and if it is not stopped, the world will face general warfare.

On June 7, former Director of National Intelligence Clapper revealed the actual motivation for the coup against Trump in remarks in Australia. He said that Trump’s openness to peace with Russia—the platform upon which Trump was elected by the American people—was itself wholly against U.S. national security interests, in effect, equivalent to treason. It was already known in official Washington well before the election, that President Obama, in collusion with the British, candidate Clinton, DNI head Clapper, CIA head Brennan, and FBI head Comey, had steered the U.S. on a war course with Russia and China, which was meant to be fully activated with Clinton’s election.

Trump was elected instead, triggering the coup which has followed. President Trump has kept his promise and established better relations with both Russia and China, who are seeking cooperation with the United States in developing the world based on great infrastructure projects. That is the only issue here.

Comey backed that up Thursday in a long rant against Russia as a mortal enemy, in response to a question from Senator Joe Manchin.

Here’s how the actual conspiracy worked in general outline. According to Comey’s own words and their actual implication, on January 6th, FBI Director Comey is selected by Obama’s intelligence chiefs to do a “J. Edgar Hoover” on Trump, briefing him on salacious blackmail material fabricated by British intelligence and Clinton campaign operative Christopher Steele. It is a pure Hoover blackmail operation. Comey signals to Trump, “give up your fantasy about cooperation with Russia and we won’t release this.” Trump doesn’t budge. The very next day the whole Steele dossier is leaked all over the international news media, accusing the President-elect of perverse sexual acts with Russian hookers. Comey admitted as much in his testimony Thursday, saying he was aware that this briefing could be construed as a “J. Edgar Hoover moment,” in response to a question from Senator Susan Collins of Maine. During this meeting, Comey assured Trump that the President wasn’t under FBI investigation. Comey goes out and writes a classified memo about the briefing and the President’s responses. Was this memo shared with the British? Who else was it shared with?

Comey claims that he wrote this up because he thought the President would lie. This is hogwash. Comey had already been targeted to bring down the President, to entrap him, if Trump did not back down on seeking better relations with Russia and China. That James Comey set out to entrap the President, is the only logical conclusion which can be drawn from Comey’s testimony in response to questions by various Republican Senators.

First, Senator James Risch: I remember, you talked with us shortly after February 14th, when the New York Times wrote an article that suggested that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians… that report by the New York Times was not true. Is that a fair statement?

Comey: In the main it was not true.

With respect to the alleged Michael Flynn conversation:

Risch: You quoted exactly what the President said, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”… He didn’t direct you to let it go?

Comey: Not in his words, no.

Risch: He didn’t order you to let it go?

Comey: Again, those words are not an order.

Risch: You don’t know of anyone being charged for hoping something?

Comey: I don’t as I sit here.

In any truthful scenario that should have ended the matter there.

Various Republican Senators asked Comey repeatedly, why, if the President had asked for his loyalty, had told him to drop the Flynn investigation (which was a false statements investigation that the President in all probability did not even know about), why did he not report it to the Attorney General?

Alternatively, why did he not threaten to resign, as he had done previously in a confrontation with President George W. Bush? Why keep meeting with the President, telling the President he was not under investigation, while refusing to tell the public the same thing, and returning to strategize with FBI agents about what was said and the next steps. Comey admitted during his testimony that he did not do logical things, including telling the President to stop any improper conduct, because the FBI had decided that these conversations were of “investigative interest,” i.e, Comey, acting as an undercover informant, had not yet succeeded in completely setting up President Trump.

Comey includes Assistant FBI Director McCabe in the circle of people he was briefing on all of his interchanges with the President. Unfortunately for Comey and this entire “obstruction of justice” scenario, McCabe testified under oath to Congress following all of these events, that there had been no effort by Trump or anyone else to interfere with or obstruct the FBI investigation. In fact, Comey himself testified to the Senate Thursday that prior to his firing, there was no investigation of President Trump for either obstruction of justice or collusion with the Russians.

In a statement following Comey’s staged performance, President Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz denied that the President ever asked Comey to let the Michael Flynn matter go, ever pressured Comey, or ever asked for Comey’s “loyalty.” Kasowitz appropriately emphasized these parts of Comey’s testimony:

  • The alleged Russian hacking did not change any votes.
  • The President told Comey that if any of his satellite associates did something wrong it would be good to find that out.
  • James Comey admitted that he leaked all of his memos about his conversations with President Trump to the New York Times, in order to provoke the appointment of a Special Prosecutor. At least one of these memos was classified.

Whether this continues or not is a question for the American people and their representatives.

As LaRouche said, it is time for the people to speak and end this disruptive and highly dangerous attempted coup. It’s also time for the coup plotters to be investigated, including the treasonous news media.

Comment from Grandma Thunder

  1. We have to hold Comey accountable for both Obama and Hillary’s Crimes which he failed to investigate and handle.  These went down on his watch.
  2. We have a chance now, with AG Sessions, DAG Rosenstein and the new FBI director – all good men.  Minimally what these good men need to do is put a head on a pike.  A Comey head and a Hillary head would do wonders for the trust in justice that America has sadly lost.  There has to be a prosecution; there has to be action. If they fail to act they will take on the condition of the prior administration.
  3. It is a very sad day for America when we see that our justice has been dominated by phobia, fabrication, and blackmail.  True justice is a beautiful thing. It is what sets America apart from the world.
  4. It will still be awhile before the swamp stops bubbling. Now still a lot of hot air coming off, especially from Main Stream Media who are colluding with the Deep State to create trumped up charges against Trump.
  5. If all men of good will fail to stand up and demand good justice, we will lose America

NOW WE ALSO KNOW THAT COMEY AND HIS OTHER DEEP STATE OPERATIVES, HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS. 

Quote for the Week 

 As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Understanding Justice (updated June)

The time has come to fix America’s Justice 

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What is important to Trump is having a safe space, his freedom to communicate without having the data leaked to a hostile press.

What is important to Jeff Sessions is policing the border, keeping out of America those who threaten our well being and safety.

What is important to the defeated LEFT is knowing that no foreign government influenced our election and caused the safe-bet Hillary to lose.

Note: Major LEFT donor and policy maker said this:

“Our inclination is to engage in activities and with actors that will
understand and counter Russian support to movements defending
traditional values.” Does this not explain the “bromance” of the LEFT with MSM? Majorly funded by George Soros does it not explain the MSM antipathy to Russia.

It is the task of American Justice to protect traditional American values and culture.

Examine these mind blowing facts.

So what is the American priority regarding JUSTICE?

We want to get back to a predictable, peaceful world, with a chance for prosperity and for every American family, to have a good shot at the American Dream. Americans want Justice to give us a fair playing field.

This is going to take minimally two and probably three  HEADS ON A PIKE.

(There is already enough public information proving the following guilty of crimes, Hillary, and George Soros, should be brought to trial)

The Left’s Justice Legacy 

What they gave us was an AG threatening to prosecute American citizens for doubting climate-change an extreme abuse of judicial power.  It is irrelevant whether climate change is real or not, the disagreement is protected under the first amendment of the constitution. 

Then there is the office of the AG prosecuting a baker because on religious grounds the baker chooses not to do business with LGBT.  This violates religious freedom and is also unconstitutional.  (Good progress in the last eight years in letting gays marry – but this is an entirely different issue)

What we had is an AG threatening to prosecute ‘right wing extremists’; LOL defined as someone owning a gun, who target practices. This is unconstitutional.

For the last year we have had the weirdest FBI investigation into collusion between Trump & Russia. So far nothing has surfaced; an enormous amount of smoke but no fire. Should Justice be dominated by fabrication and phobia at enormous cost to the American taxpayer? In Comey’s senate hearing the fabrication and phobia became clear for everybody to see.  With the appointment of Mueller to now “investigate”  obstruction of justice, the demonization of Trump and Putin continues.
LOL Comey’s testimony showed the nation that there is OVERWHELMING evidence for an obstuiction of justice charge on Hillary Clinton.

2008-2016 we had a President autocratically imposing his view of life, his idea of what is right and wrong on the American Citizen supported by a mandate from a past election that was questionable at best. (With these new autocratic dictatorial powers that he assumed, had HIllary won, how long before we are “forced” to agree that any President has the right to tell us how we have to think, and feel and act; that is not too far from bringing the inquisition and thought police to the U.S.A. An Executive has no right to establish our moral code, or what is considered RIGHT and WRONG, UNDER LAW. This is why we have elected representatives so that our values filter up through a democratic process to become the law of the land.

Under Obama what we have had is an Intelligence Department created by a President, reporting directly to the President. This is a collapse of Justice and the Executive.

Under Obama in the Deep State we have had created special courts, in no way open to congressional oversight. This is unconstitutional. 

We have had Trade deals proposed that set up International justice tribunals that can override the Supreme Court. This takes away our sovereignty.

obama shredsus

What we have also had is loyalist Power Czars hired and fired by the President; none of whom were ratified by the Senate. This is a collapse of Executive and Legislature. 

What we have under Obama is a president bombing a sovereign nation without congressional authorization.  This is a collapse of the Executive and the Legislature. 

Another good question: Does Obama’s “deep state” serve or benefit from International Socialism and Radical Islam, this we suspect but we do not know.  What we do know is that we have witnessed these movements growing exponentially over the last eight years.We do not know the facts because the FBI has not been doing its job.

In the Obama administration we had a Secretary of State getting paid by foreign governments. This payola is specifically banned by the Constitution of the U.S.A. Then as the democratic candidate she also lied to the FBI and was allowed to get away with it – no justice there

Then there is the subject of voter integrity; a function of justice. Several court rulings have abolished Voter ID as a qualification to voting. So we have had more than 3 million illegal immigrants voting in this last election.  Of even deeper concern is the integrity of the voting machines. Evidence has been surfacing that many of these vote-counting machines are untrustworthy, many owned by democratic donor George SOROS. Is it not the task of JUSTICE to verify these machines, for they were not set up right. Can Trump Justice get this all fixed so that the voter can once again trust his system? The good news is Judicial Watch is investigating and suing states that do not clean up their act.

Executive Clout Sadly for the last eight years we have had a very charming, charismatic president, but one who seemed to think he was an elected king, was there not a big confusion there? He was fine with the power to wage secret war, and to spy on anyone and everyone, without any congressional oversight or public explanation.Backed by his corrupt mentor, George Soros Obama did harm to America, and continues so to do. Obama has staid in Washington to mastermind the resistance.

So I put this to you, does this descend into “might is right” not make our elections a mere (mighty expensive) circus? America was founded to get away from a corrupt king, are we going backwards

How much taxpayer money is Mueller spending on a newly fabricated investigation.  The witch hunt (Trump & Putin) continues. We see this as a witch hunt in the lack of specifics in the  million accusations that are all top-filled with generalities all coming from swamp dwellers.The MSM narratives also attributed to unnamed sources furthers justice that has decended into fabrication. MSMs effort to repeat the lie often enough to create a truth FOR LOW INFORMATION VOTERS who only get data from television. It is coming from the Left, from MSM and also from the Deep State and is a very sophisticated misuse of propaganda.

America is rejecting the false narratives.

And talking of going backwards, in an age where transparency is entirely possible, it broaches this scary question: what if  economic policy and foreign policy is determined rather by “the Deep State” than by a Democratic or our Republican Congress, President or Judiciary? Has the Deep State usurped the power, taken over the executive clout and have they been bypassing the consent of the governed, making elections irrelevant?

Such is the Justice Legacy left to us by the past administration.

Now (June 17) Obama is again hiding key information on his justice appointees in his presidential library, a library that doesn’t even exist yet.  Judicial Watch is being blocked from getting the data on the Rice unmasking of Trump.

Americans pay lip service to the idea of a separation of powers between the Executive, Justice and the Legislature, but I don’t think many understand it.

We do now know that Obama & the Deep State were waging illegal wars in our name. What we don’t know but suspect is that they were also trying to take down America.

An unjust society is in no way a safe society. An unjust society is in no way an orderly society and an unjust society is never a prosperous society. To make America Great Again we have to restore constitutional justice.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 

The gradient step in this direction would be to once again EDUCATE the children and to EDUCATE the people on these principles so we all come to understand how it was that America once upon a time, long ago, became truly good and truly great!

We are not just any nation, we are not just any people, we are Americans.

To eliminate strife clean up justice.

Quote for the Week

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, JUSTICE, honor, duty, mercy, hope
Winston Churchill

Trump University

. . .  from Pat Buchanan

justiceBefore the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?

Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge’s bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent.

Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific?

Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge’s rulings and to question his motives. Second, there are grounds for believing Trump is right.

On May 27, Curiel, at the request of The Washington Post, made public plaintiff accusations against Trump University — that the whole thing was a scam. The Post, which Bob Woodward tells us has 20 reporters digging for dirt in Trump’s past, had a field day.

And who is Curiel?

An appointee of President Obama, he has for years been associated with the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego, which supports pro-illegal immigrant organizations.

Set aside the folly of letting Clinton surrogates like the Post distract him from the message he should be delivering, what did Trump do to be smeared by a bipartisan media mob as a “racist”?

He attacked the independence of the judiciary, we are told.

But Presidents Jefferson and Jackson attacked the Supreme Court, and FDR, fed up with New Deal programs being struck down, tried to “pack the court” by raising the number of justices to 15 if necessary.

Abraham Lincoln leveled “that eminent tribunal” in his first inaugural, and once considered arresting Chief Justice Roger Taney.

The conservative movement was propelled by attacks on the Warren Court. In the ’50s and ’60s, “Impeach Earl Warren!” was plastered on billboards and bumper stickers all across God’s country.

The judiciary is independent, but that does not mean that federal judges are exempt from the same robust criticism as presidents or members of Congress.

Obama himself attacked the Citizens United decision in a State of the Union address, with the justices sitting right in front of him.

But Trump’s real hanging offense was that he brought up the judge’s ancestry, as the son of Mexican immigrants, implying that he was something of a judicial version of Univision’s Jorge Ramos.
justice bias

Apparently, it is now not only politically incorrect, but, in Newt Gingrich’s term, “inexcusable,” to bring up the religious, racial or ethnic background of a judge, or suggest this might influence his actions on the bench.
But these things matter.

 

Does Newt think that when LBJ appointed Thurgood Marshall, ex-head of the NAACP, to the Supreme Court, he did not think Marshall would bring his unique experience as a black man and civil rights leader to the bench?

Surely, that was among the reasons Marshall was appointed.

When Obama named Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, a woman of Puerto Rican descent who went through college on affirmative action scholarships, did Obama think this would not influence her decision when it came to whether or not to abolish affirmative action?

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” Sotomayor said in a speech at Berkeley law school and in other forums.

Translation: Ethnicity matters, and my Latina background helps guide my decisions.

All of us are products of our family, faith, race and ethnic group. And the suggestion in these attacks on Trump that judges and justices always rise about such irrelevant considerations, and decide solely on the merits, is naive nonsense.

There are reasons why defense lawyers seek “changes of venue” and avoid the courtrooms of “hanging judges.”

When Obama reflexively called Sgt. Crowley “stupid” after Crowley’s 2009 encounter with that black professor at Harvard, and said of Trayvon Martin, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” was he not speaking as an African-American, as well as a president?

Pressed by John Dickerson on CBS, Trump said it’s “possible” a Muslim judge might be biased against him as well.

Another “inexcusable” outrage.

But does anyone think that if Obama appointed a Muslim to the Supreme Court, the LGBT community would not be demanding of all Democratic Senators that they receive assurances that the Muslim judge’s religious views on homosexuality would never affect his court decisions, before they voted to put him on the bench?

When Richard Nixon appointed Judge Clement Haynsworth to the Supreme Court, it was partly because he was a distinguished jurist of South Carolina ancestry. And the Democrats who tore Haynsworth to pieces did so because they feared he would not repudiate his Southern heritage and any and all ideas and beliefs associated with it.

To many liberals, all white Southern males are citizens under eternal suspicion of being racists.

The most depressing thing about this episode is to see Republicans rushing to stomp on Trump, to show the left how well they have mastered their liberal catechism.

 

Note from Grandma Thunder:

All men of good will MUST become aware of the danger of a porous border. Those seeking racial equality (a good thing) at the same time are unwilling to see that this is not about race, this is about control and legality.  Such politically correct politicians deny the danger to America of radical Islam, and the danger of  gang think (rape and violence and drugs) from South of our border. No not all Latinos are bad, nor ar all Muslims bad but until we are able to differentiate better, the only way to protect ourselves is to control the illegality, putting us all at risk.

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Because of the escalating terrorism we have every right to demand checkpoints at both physical and financial borders around the USA.

This effort to take Trump down is betraying the better interests of all Americans, he is the one on our side.

As American citizens we should carefully look at what is right, what is wrong here. Then ask yourself what is right and what is wrong about America? Is this important in the light of all that has to be fixed in America or has this court case  become a nasty distraction from the big job at hand.

Lastly is it not crazy that the left and Main Steam Media is trying to make Trump guilty of fraud?

Recognize we are looking here at the right and wrongs of trading value for value.  Giving something for nothing can be seen as fraud. So often I find HRC & cronies attacking Trump on the very sins they themselves harbor: I ask you (in the light of fraud) to examine the FED,  the Clinton Foundation, and all of the Goldman Sucks investment advisers who are backing Hillary because she has promised Banking as Usual, and corrupt Politics as Usual. This court is trying to tear down the one man trying to bring back order and rule of law with intent to make America Great Again.

An honest judge would see the better interests of America and throw out this nasty case. Is it not sad that not everyone wants to climb out of poverty. In education you can take a horse to water but not force him to drink. If it is proven that even some of the students got the data, and got results, this case cannot be legally prosecuted.

Sorry to the students who felt cheated that they didn’t become the rich Donald Trump (with no smarts and no effort on their part)

The Right and the Left see money, business, and for that matter good and bad differently.  There is a different moral compass. This is defined beautifully in the works of Robert Kyosoki. Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

Some of the students (I hope) it will be proven, grabbed the data and climbed up.

Quote for the Week

I know people who are losing their jobs or their houses, and they blame technology or the economy or their boss.
Sadly they fail to realize that they might be the problem.

Robert T. Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad

 

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 About the Author
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.  The first is satirical about banking and the second, examines the conflict of our times, Globalism vs Patiotism. You can read more at fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice or Blog/Grandma Thunder  or  Free Books by Grandma

Corrupt  Banking destroys Capitalism and Prosperity

Is the corrupt system that we have sustainable?

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Letting the market adjust in accordance with pricing determined by supply and demand is fair and it is far more efficient than leaving it to politicians.  You don’t believe Grandma? You are in good company for financiers all over teh world would never agree.  And why not? Because they have injected all sorts of unusual  interruptions to the business cycle to give themselves an unfair advantage. Don’t be deceived by these extremes put forward by the Crony Capitalists.(Republican and Democrats alike) for this is actually one group and not two, and the divide is artificial. Liberty Lovers define these politicians as Statists. Statists can also be defined as those who want to keep and protect the (corrupt) status-quo. Goldman Sachs and AIG and cronies (assholes in greed) earning big bonuses in a casino designed by bankers for bankers, are the prime defenders of the status-quo. They want things to stay the same – investment business as usual.

The big question is – has business as usual given us a fair and workable distribution of American wealth and resources. Take a few minutes to examine the true facts and you may find the situation more dire than the propaganda line.

Watch this video: mind blowing facts

Now are you ready to listen up here, and help to educate and spread the word?  If you care, your hat is to make what is really going on real to voters in 2016. This is a critical year. Grandma believes that the world is on a tipping point and the outcome of the next election, will decide our fate. Free and Prosperous again? Maybe, but maybe not?

This is the second in grandma’s series.of educational posts about free market economics. In the first post she used an anecdotal example, introducing Tom and Sally who both work in the canteen in a VA hospital. In that first post it was Sally who was promoted and as she began to earn more money, she put her surplus in a bank owned by Dick. In the first post we also met small business owner Harry who has a furniture factory/shop and it is Dick the banker who financed his enterprise and helped him to take it up to the next level. Harry got his loan for ten thousand dollars from banker Dick and he paid ten percent for the privilege of using the bank’s money. He invested this money in machinery and raw materials and his enterprise prospered.

The fundamental problem is that the money was never Dicks. It was money deposited in his bank by hard worker Sally and many others like her.  The loan Harry got from Dick was for ten years and he was to pay it back in ten years or else Harry would be subject to a penalty. The penalty was that if not paid in ten years, compound interest would accrue.

Harry did well and in the beginning even Sally was rewarded with a good return on her deposited money.. Here we find Dick the banker engaged in a constructive activity.  This is how Capitalism works in the ideal.

Then Dick got greedy!

There is a problem with people who work only with numbers, for it is easy to have a disconnect. Decisions are made and policies put in place that are not for the greatest good. I think most Americans sense that there is something wrong, they just don’t understand how it works. So they cannot use elections to right the wrongs. The answer is to educate them. .

The first corruption occurred when Banker Dick got greedy and decided to charge compound interest from the get-go and to add insult to injury  to make these charges retroactive. Then to make matters even worse  he cut Sally’s interest rate to way lower than 5%.  How was he able to put his hand in the cookie jar an get away with this stealing?

 Politicians propitiating

This is the exact point where an honest government (justice department) should have stepped in to play umpire and to say, “Oh no, hold it right there corrupt bankster, Dick There was an agreement here between you and Harry and an agreement between you and Sally and you are unilaterally changing the rules.

When government (which is force) gives Dick the right to change the terms of his agreements, the system is being corrupted by the force of government and we no longer have true Capitalism. Do you think it right that banks can change the terms of agreements without even asking you? Does that sound just a little bit familiar; just a little bit too close to home? When did banks last change the interest rates on you? It is always all hidden in the small print.

“But that is not what we agreed to,” wails Harry.  “I am perfectly happy to pay a penalty if I default, but . . . ”  Well if Dick is contributing to election coffers, and has the politicians in his pocket, poor Harry can protest as much as he wants and there will be nobody there listening. Government (especially DOJ) is no longer playing umpire and properly calling the fouls. In short they have quit doing their job. 

A fair transaction is one where both parties agree and both parties benefit and the transaction is transparent. If the bank persuades its buddy, big government to allow it to charge compound interest from the get go, the system has been corrupted and banks (who are in no way producers) are getting an unfair slice of the dice. If the banks persuade big government to also let them have floating rates of interest, fractional banking and variable penalties, this destroys Capitalism and our way of life, our liberty and our prosperity.

So let’s pretend a little longer: Another banker, Banker Dikhead, sees Harry doing well and casts his greedy eye on Harry’s loan.  So he goes to Banker Dick and says “I want to buy that loan from you”.Can he do this? Was there an honest transaction between Harry and Dikhead? Of course not. Both Dick and Dikhead’s confusion is that a loan is a product or a service when what it actually is, is a private agreement between Dick and Harry that ought to be honored. This is a point where justice should be stepping in, but this has not happened for a very long time.

If Justice allows Dick to sell the loan to Investor Dikhead, who in turn sells it to banker Moby Dick who passes it along to Savings and Loan, Dikneck, we get a “dick, thick” market that is filled with sludge, and everything slows down. In a slow, confused economy poverty enters in. We all get poorer and even the super rich will eventually get sucked into the dwindling spiral. Even if some good politician were to bring about a fair exchange for the electorate, it has now become almost impossible because we no longer have clear and clean transactions and government has a corrupted organizing board where even justice has become the tool of the super rich.

To add to all the silliness in the system, let us say that investor Dick Sorrowmaker looks it over and he says “Mmmm, I think we may have a bubble here. (sound familiar?) I shall bet my sorry fortune that this bubble is going to pop!” Of course it is going to pop because it has no intrinsic economic integrity.  Dick Sorrowmaker wins his bet and gets to be one of richest men in the world, profiting from a decline, a burst economic bubble; and it is downright scary that he can get away with it. I mean be objective here. Should any investor be able to profit from a decline?   This is crazy economics.  Investors should profit when they contribute to growing the economy and creating jobs. And what of the unintended consequences? We now have an investor who was able to buy countries and politicians and radically change elections and not always for the better. Is Dick Sorrowmaker a producer? Investors, bankers and politicians, none of them are producers.

They do not make anything.

Oligarchy defines a society or a system that is ruled and dominated by a small minority of the top wealthiest (corrupt) citizens. Oligarchy is a way to enrich the few at the cost of the many. So the free market ceases to function and Capitalism becomes a system in name only.

Those who are at least up to seeing the inequities tend to embrace socialism as the solution. Socialism has one major flaw.  The common denominator in the decline of honest banking has been a lack of banking integrity and the greed of bankers and an inept Justice Department.   Capitalism detractors see this as a flaw in the free market system. Yet what it truly is, is a flaw in government and a corruption of justice.

Sally is well rewarded by an honest bank for her industry and thrift. She uses her surplus to buy a house and her spending as she decorates keeps several other small businesses afloat. She even buys furniture from Harry.

In a free economy Harry gets his loan, buys new machinery and starts to make fancy decks and sun porches. He employs new workers who are paid fairly. Employment goes up. After all Small Business is the largest employer of all. This new market he has newly found is wide open and he can keep his furniture at an even keel and depend on the new products for his profit. He has already learned all the woodworking tricks that will take him successfully into his next venture.  The price for his furniture and for his decks will be determined not by government but by supply and demand.

And so the market grows and the nation gets prosperous.

True Capitalism is governed by self interest, but it is the community’s cumulative transactions (the market) that has the power to transform self interest into the greatest good for the greatest number “as if by an invisible hand”

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 Quote for the Week

Anyone who robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.   George Bernard Shaw

 

lynnblueovalAbout the Author

Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has been writing for twenty years.  She has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.

You can read more posts at www.grandmathunder.com

Understanding Election 2016

Did the FBI Director just pull off a dirty-double justice BLUFF? 

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Thanks to Wikileaks the evidence of unethical Clinton behavior has been mounting.

Here is the short story: Clintons are guilty of working with Quatar and Saudi Arabia to arm ISIS in order to unstabilize Syria. This is an oil grab, and it has nothing whatever to do with democracy or the welfare of the Syrian people. There have been unbelievable atrocities and I predict bad consequences for America. NOTE WELL: The war in Syria like several wars before, WAS NEVER DECLARED BY CONGRESS.

What does Wiki tell us about this game playing out in Syria which illegal war Obama started and Hillary Clinton oversaw as Secretary of State. Somewhere in the middle of all of this and begging for an honest investigation is what appears to be a giant money laundering operation: the Clinton Foundation. Bribe money? Pay-to-Play? Fraud? NOTE: Quatar just gave Bill Clinton a Million Dollars for his birthday. What did SOS Hillary Clinton, give Quatar?

The Clinton Foundation doesn’t seem to be a real charity? Much money raised by the Foundation for Haiti after their disaster, yet none of the money reached the people.

Furthermore thanks to Wikileaks what we now know is:

  • Saudi Arabia was a prime mover in 9/11
  • The Obama/Clinton cabal are complicit in arming ISIS?

Go back to 2012: Apparently Ambassador Stevens didn’t like the shenanigans and had to go. Was the attack on and the failure to protect the ambassador a premeditated and planned event; a setup? (Wikileaks) It is also suspicious that Petraeus was gotten out of the  picture just before Obama’s election in 2012. Petraeus may not have been as compliant and political as Lynch & Comey?

My dear Americans this is not JUSTICE functioning as it should. Don’t understate the level of transgression: The alleged crimes are lying to FBI and the mishandling classified information. But  “Good Justice” would dig deeper. What we have is AN OMITTED INVESTIGATION INTO THE ILLEGAL WAR IN SYRIA.  At the bottom of this we may well find a Sherman Tank.

So the pertinent questions are:

  • WHY IS JUSTICE NOT DOING ITS JOB?
  • WHY IS THE PRESIDENT OFF-HAT REGARDING WARS?
  • WHY IS CONGRESS NOT DOING ITS JOB?
  • WHY IS THE ELECTORATE NOT HOLDING THE BELTWAY ACCOUNTABLE?

Donald Trump is running on a platform of DRAIN THE SWAMP (clean up the Beltway) and Wikileaks has been showing us that both Clinton, Comey and Loretta Lynch are deep in that stinky swamp. As Trump’s message begins to resonate with the electorate, our good friend PoliticalComey strikes.

Comey finds Clinton not guilty of any wrongdoing, finds her as innocent as virgin snow. 

Should Justice be Above Politics? We all know this to be true, so Democrat or Repulbicans how can we make this happen?

This flaw in Justice does not exist as it was designed in the constitution; but as it exists here and now where it is corruptly abused.

Power Corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.

Executive, Justice and Legislature

In an ideal world the AG should be an elected office and the Department of Justice would be FULLY ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE. 

Americans pay lip service to the idea of a separation of powers between the Executive, Justice and the Legislature, but I don’t think many understand it.

What we have is an Intelligence Department created by a President, reporting directly to the President. This is a collapse of Justice and the Executive.

What we now have is loyalist Power Czars hired and fired by the President; not ratified by the Senate. This is a collapse of Executive and Legislature. 

What we now have is a president bombing a sovereign nation without congressional authorization.  This is a collapse of the Executive and the Legislature. 

What we now have is a Secretary of State playing foot and loose and getting paid by foreign governments. This payola is specifically banned by the Constitution of the U.S.A.

What we have is a presidentail candidate lying to the FBI; no consequences; collusion between the candidate’s husband and the AG. This is a collapse of justice

What we have is an AG threatening to prosecute American citizens for doubting climate-change and for their anti-Islamic rhetoric; an extreme abuse of judicial power.  This is unconstitutional. 

What we have is an AG threatening to prosecute ‘right wing extremists’; LOL defined as someone owning a gun, who target practices. This is unconstitutional.

Then there is the subject of voter integrity. Several high court rulings have come down abolishing the demand for Voter ID at the polling booth called by the LEFT you won’t believe it, unconstitutional. Now the LEFT is suing the RIGHT for manning Exit Polls to ENSURE VOTING INTEGRITY; this they call (sic) voter intimidation,  I guess the illegals voting illegally are terified that they will be picked up at the polling booths and deported. This is an altered importance in justice. 

Sadly this is the form of government we now have. The good news is that there is nothing that cannot be fixed BY SIMPLY GETTING BACK IN THE PRINCIPLES OF OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS. We would need to make just one small change and this is to have the post of AG be an elected post, government in its all three branches would begin to operate for the greatest good and be accountable to the people; a trickle down effect. 

For the last eight years we have had a President autocratically imposing his view of life, his idea of what is right and wrong on the American Citizen supported by a mandate from a past election that was questionable at best. (With these new autocratic dictatorial powers that he has assumed how long will it be before we are forced to agree that any President has the right to tell us how we have to think, and feel and act; not too far from bringing the inquistion and thought police to the U.S.A. An Executive has no right to establish our moral code, or what is considered RIGHT and WRONG, UNDER LAW. This is why we have elected representatives so that our values filter up through a democratic process to become the law of the land.

And now hear this: As set up by TPP & TPIP (Trans Pacific Partnership)  this egregious Trade Deal fully gives away our right to constitutional justice. This legislation appoints justice tribunals to have the power to override our judges. If TPIP is passed during the lame duck session, finally JUSTICE will be dead in our land.

An unjust society is in no way a safe society. An unjust society is in no way an orderly society and an unjust society is never a prosperous society. To make America Great Again we have to restore constitutional justice.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 

Some states have a far better system where the Attorney General is an elected office. Having an Attorney General elected by the people WOULD BRING  back the balance of power.

As people power filters down through the justice department to fix the FBI, CIA, DHS anti-trust laws and on &  on, could this not bring back TRUE justice in America? 
To eliminate strife clean up justice.

Quote for the Week

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, JUSTICE, honor, duty, mercy, hope
Winston Churchill

The Pros and Cons of Electronic Surveillance.

 (Excerpt from Politics IOU by Grandma Thunder)

From the Political Research Foundation:

Has the Intelligence Community overreacted to the threat of terrorism? Do we have a handle on just how real this threat is to our national security, not when the towers came down but the threat in present time, right now?

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The Federal Government has authorized B.O.S.S. to conduct unlimited electronic surveillance on the citizens of the New World and to store this information in one BIG biometric database. Once upon a time before all the snooping on our citizens the intelligence community were required to prove that a specific crime had been committed, now with the BOSS Act this restriction is no longer. Electronic data can now be collected on anyone, anytime and in any way. The Department of Justice (which mistakenly exists in the Executive but has nothing actually to do with Justice) can nowadays peek into your computer and listen in on your phone calls whenever it so chooses. If it doesn’t like what you are saying, you are in trouble for there is no recourse, no recourse whatsoever under the BOSS Act which operates under a separate secret court.

We asked the presidential candidates to comment:

 

Priscilla Laws: (Candidate for the Establishment)
There is a HUGE terrorist threat which adversely impacts our lives. The oil, our gold and our diamonds are at risk. We have to act quickly against terrorism, faster than the bureaucratic checks previously provided by the courts, in order to properly protect our resources. The intelligence failed in the past. The reason for this was too many disparate intelligence communities. This is the main reason for BOSS. We have eliminated situations where the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing in the intelligence community. We have eliminated duplicate functions, creating a far more efficient intelligence department. In this regard the administration collects data using all means available to it, and certainly it collects electronic data for that is the quickest. The government uses facial recognition mined primarily from Social Search and Media to identify and apprehend terrorists. Before we had fingerprinting but with BOSS we now have retina scans and facial feature recognition.

Spying on American Citizens

This is a true state of Emergency: The authority on which the Federal Government has been setting up this biometric database is vested in the “Commander in Chief” by the constitution, for these are very dangerous times.

McClosky: (the libertarian candidate)
The “probable cause” requirement of the fourth amendment has the purpose of keeping the Federal Government out of our lives unless it has reason to believe that a specific crime has been committed. It prohibits inspection before the fact; by this I mean the assumption of guilt before the objective facts have all been assimilated.

Citizens living in the free world have the god-given right to express their political beliefs without fear of government censor; we should have this god-given right to speak on the phone, to write our opinions, and share our observations on social media, without anybody snooping on us or restricting our communication.

The Constitution Party opposes  the BOSS Act in every way.

The Federal Government refuses to consider debate on this subject because their top DOJ officials have already considered all the relevant arguments for and against, behind closed doors. The President tells us they have worked out the perfect formula for sacrificing privacy to security. What is this formula? You will have to take his word on this, because, guess what? Even his formula is secret and classified.

I recently talked with a BOSS official. He was trying to dicker with our party financials and he was getting it all wrong. Luckily I was still able to set him right on the finances. He was a good guy and we straightened out the misunderstanding. Or so I thought we had? As an afterthought I asked him about surveillance drones.

“Cool,” he said, “We got eyes and ears in the sky! Soon we are going to arm these. Then, Senator, if you put a foot out of line again, we got ya!”

Note: He had just conceded I was innocent of any wrong doing and that he was the one who had made a mistake. I realized it was a moot point; The Federal Government has the guns and in his federal view might is right. Instant punishment! Instant pain even when you are not guilty! That is why they want to take away our guns.

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Gonzali Larkin:  
(Representing the Producers Party)
He didn’t send in a written response, he dropped in to see the Foundation personally, considering this subject a matter of high importance.

The third party candidate began lightly: “If they want to snoop into my bedroom, maybe I can teach them a thing or two!”

Laughter

He grinned, “My son yesterday got one of those scare spam calls telling him that the Government knows all about his porn surfing on the web” ; he nearly jumped out of his “too tight” teenage britches.

Laughter

“We are already two thirds into a new digital culture and marketers have used electronic cookies to collect data on potential customers for nearly thirty years; I am not all that concerned: Actually one can use technology to protect against electronic snooping. Did you know that?”

Most of us didn’t know and he promised to send us the tech-tools to protect ourselves.

When he continued, his tone was a little more serious.  “BOSS collects and stores the full content of photographs, emails, chat transcripts, and other documents that don’t belong to them, actually these belong to us. They say they are keeping this data secret but it seems they can’t even keep our sensitive data secure, for we have already had several whistle-blower leaks to the Press!”

More Laughter.

He went on:  “For locating and tracking people BOSS relies on facial recognition. In Silicon there is a popular shift towards using “selfies” instead of passwords. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t. Face recognition is not all that cut and dried, not yet. “The danger of permitting this kind of database is in the wrong profiling. I could walk past a mosque, or share wisdom from an admired religious leader (no longer in good standing) and my name could land on a red-hot, short-list. But don’t worry my good friends, I promise not to grow a beard in this world of arbitrary intelligence.

A few giggles.

That was when his smile faded, ” I didn’t come all this way down here to entertain you, I came to warn you”

“If they make a mistake and get it wrong and detain you or me, we could have our financial assets appropriated and worst scenario we could even be tortured with no chance to defend ourselves. Under the BOSS Act all is conducted behind closed doors where everything is secret. We are dealing here with a whole new structure of secret courts our standard judicial system has been compromised and is being bypassed.

We all pay lip service to the idea of a separation of powers between the Executive, the Justice and the Legislature.  Did you know that going all the way back to shortly after the civil war we have not enjoyed this separation of powers? No, I see that you did not know that.

What we now have is a new Intelligence Department created by a President and reporting directly to the President. This is a collapse of Justice and the Executive.

“We now have loyalist Power Czars hired and fired by the President. Such appointments are not ratified by the Senate. This is a collapse of the Legislature and the Executive.

“With these new autocratic dictatorial powers that are being assumed by the Executive how long before the Federal or Intelligence people feel they has the right to tell us how we have to think, and feel and act. The Executive has no right to establish our moral code, or what is considered as RIGHT and WRONG, UNDER LAW. This is why we have elected representatives so that our values filter up through a democratic process to become the law of the land.

“I warn you gentlemen that our real problem lies in the structure of our political organization, in its departure from what was intended by our founders; this is what has to be fixed.

Looking in on the world

You can solve it with transparency and consistent with our Time Proven Constitutional Rights

With Boss what we now have had is ten years of a secret court system deciding our rights without any oversight whatsoever, and without the ability to participate or even read the legal opinion of the secret judges; is this not the antithesis to any kind of due process of law.

Our nation is known for freedom all over the world and we have a responsibility to lead the world to sanity and to freedom.

Our founders fled to the New World to escape arbitrary rule and arbitrary justice in an old and troubled world, and for almost a decade in the face of a real terrorist threat we have been sliding backwards. We can solve this in a far better way.We have to solve this in a better way.

We don’t have to give up our rights. Evil proliferates only in the presence of secrecy. We have to craft an open-solution to the problem that is in no way contrary to our fundamental constitutional principles. I truly believe this is possible.

Stand up, turn around and lets keep the forward motion going. Stay free.

Quote for the Week
The Strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure – Albert Einsten. 

 

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Politics IOU

A World on the Tipping Point

This political novel is a work of fiction, yet it gives insights into our political history, our future and our constitutional process. It focuses on what is precious in our heritage.

The book has a touch of sex, a touch of violence and is sometimes funny.

Right now as we advance into an Inauguration of a President loved by the people, slandered by the LEFT and feared by the Global Elites, the parallels are scary.

The government we get is a reflection of our collective reality.

Why is this pertinent at this time?

This is a story of a little rotund man called Corkscrew by the opposition.  He is the president of the largest and most powerful nation in the world, yet (from his view) he is being treated unfairly because he is not eligible to run for a third term. He wants to be Emperor or perhaps even a global oligarch. The majority are beginning to realize that in the eight years that he governed, he didn’t really make their lives that much better. Yet and here is the rub: he is supported by the mighty rich global elites who are loath to lose an unfair advantage.  

This book is relevant because one week away from the inauguration of Donald Trump there are some very disturbing parallels.  False flags abound. What is being hidden? What don’t we know that we should know.

Definition of black propaganda – with lies and innuendo seeking to falsify perception, or to create a false reality, to justify a criminal act.

“derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.”

In America what is surfacing on social media is that there is NO evidence to support Russia having successfully influenced the American 2016 elections.  The LEFT lost because they chose an arrogant, inept and crooked candidate, Wikileaks exposed the DNC corruption. Assange has said his source was NOT Russian.

We can figure out that if Trump and Putin become friends, as both are AGAINST THE N.W.O. that the global game of open borders and regime change from above is over. Jacob Rothchild has said that Donald Trump is a danger to the N.W.O.

This book (Politics IOU) was written to raise awareness of how a hidden influence can tear apart the fabric of a culture. We lose our heritage only when we let others set out to exploit and divide us.

How we are controlled

In 2017 what is of concern is that:

  • That this election was fought bitterly and after the fight the nation has failed to heal. This shows us that somebody is still subverting us.
  • That false narratives being spread to de-legitimize the Trump presidency get debunked and disproven but then they pop right up again. As each lie is debunked, it seems to go away, but within a day or two the same old stale discredited narrative is resurrected on some different channel.
  • As the CIA baits Russia and Obama amasses troops on the Russian border what stands out loud and clear is that somebody wants World War Three but that it is definitely not the American people.
  • ONE BIG COLOSSAL outpoint:
    Nowhere is there any evidence of bad intent by Putin. He hasn’t eaten babies, he hasn’t been rude or nasty, he hasn’t assassinated an American president, or any other president of a sovereign nation, and no, he hasn’t even made a lewd or dirty pass at Michelle Obama. In fact as hostilities wind down in Syria, it is Russian boots on the ground, feeding and protecting the children and fixing the minefields to make it safe there again. Is it time to rethink good guy/bad guy?

    We are a constitutional republic. If nobody interferes with us we can agree to disagree and sort out our differences in the voter booth every four years.  That is the sane way to handle differences. It is a good system making for a smooth transfer of power. It only breaks down when those who favor “Might is Right” muscle in and try to subvert the system and sow seeds of unrest.

    Problems arise when the population is uneducated. Reading Politics IOU is an easy and pleasant way to remedy this problem and to figure out what is really going on. The best thing is it is FREE. Here is your free download. Politics IOU.

    America stays free if we refused to let ourselves be divided.  We have much in common whichever side of the aisle fits best with our reality.  We don’t have to let the oligarchies divide us.  We are all Americans first and foremost. We are all special.

 Some stable data:
  • That Russia is and will always be an opponent. Fair enough.
  • Putin has led Russia away from communism; that being friends with Russia may well be to our advantage in dealing with the communist China and the N.W. O.
  • That Putin supports Christianity, says he likes the moral and spirituality of a church.
  • That Putin expelled Soros from Russia
  • That Soros was/is Obama’s puppet master
  • That Putin opposes the global NWO and has cut the Russian economy free from centralized banking.
  • That the only gain from the Iraq war that cost us so much was a new Central Bank one of the first in the Middle East.
  • That the Syrian war was ILLEGAL, was never declared by Congress.
  • That the rebels causing the atrocities in Syria are set up and funded by Saudi Arabia, supported and armed by Obama & Clinton.
  • That ISIS was created & armed on Obama’s watch.
  • That this has all culminated in a Lame-duck president going rogue and signing an executive order to expel 72 Russian diplomats; a clear act of aggression. The big danger here is an American President who for some time has been acting like a king.

Liberals are still hurting because they lost the election. The press is very adept at putting a spin on things.  Political consultants aim to “smear” the political opponent and the press (guardians of the truth) are letting them get away with it. The art of the attack ad was created by GOP Karl Rove in daddy-bush days, but perfected in 2008 & 2012 by the Democrats. The attack ad gives political  power to special interests.

Definition of black propaganda – with lies and innuendo seeking to destroy another’s reputation.  Dr Ben has faulty memory, Trump is Hitler, Trump is anti-women, Trump is too-much-for women, Trump is racialist, Trump is anti-Muslim, Lying Ted, Low Energy Jeb, Crooked Hillary. These labels are GENERALITIES and like all GENERALITIES the clever voter spots that they are partly or largely FALSE. Things are never quite the way they seem.

The CIA, CNN, WaPo, Times, have come out in support of Russo-phobia. Why is this? That we have this much turmoil as we go into the Inauguration, is disturbing.

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America is a constitutional Republic and Donald Trump is our president elect, so the popular vote is irrelevant. Where it becomes important is when half of the population don’t see this, and buy into “the injustice of it all”. They simply do not understand the electoral college. However know that it is questionable if Donald Trump even lost the Popular Vote.

 

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Quote for the Week

Interference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie

 

Greedy Banking

Corrupt  Banking destroys Capitalism and Prosperity

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Letting the market adjust in accordance with pricing determined by supply and demand is fair and it is far more efficient than leaving it to politicians.  You don’t believe Grandma? You are in good company for nobody on the far, far right or the far left would ever agree. Don’t be deceived by these extremes in both parties, (Republican and Democrats) for this is actually one group not two, and the divide is artificial. Liberty Lovers define these politicians as Statists. Statists can be defined as those who want to keep and protect the status-quo. AIG and cronies (assholes in greed) earning big bonuses in a casino designed by bankers, are the prime defenders of the status-quo. They want things to stay the same – investment business as usual.

The big question is – has business as usual given us a fair and workable distribution of American wealth and resources. Take a few minutes to examine the true facts and you may find the situation more dire than the propaganda line.

Watch this video: mind blowing facts

Now are you ready to listen up here, and help Grandma educate and spread the word?  If you care, your hat is to make what is really going on real to voters in 2014. This is a critical year. Grandma believes that the world is on a tipping point and the outcome of the next two elections, will decide our fate. Free and Prosperous again? Maybe, but maybe not?

This is the second in grandma’s series.of educational posts about free market economics.  In the first post she used an anecdotal example, introducing Tom and Sally who both work in the canteen in a VA hospital. In that first post it was Sally who was promoted and as she began to earn more money, she put her surplus in a bank owned by Dick. In the first post we also met small business owner Harry who has a furniture factory/shop and it is Dick the banker who financed his enterprise and helped him to take it up to the next level. Harry got his loan for ten thousand dollars from banker Dick and he paid ten percent for the privilege of using the bank’s money. He invested this money in machinery and raw materials and his enterprise prospered.

The fundamental problem is that the money was never Dicks. It was money deposited in his bank by hard worker Sally and many others like her.  The loan Harry got from Dick was for ten years and he was to pay it back in ten years or else Harry would be subject to a penalty. The penalty was that if not paid in ten years, compound interest would accrue.

Harry did well and in the beginning even Sally was rewarded with a good return on her deposited money.. Here we find Dick the banker engaged in a constructive activity.  This is how Capitalism works in the ideal.

Then Dick got greedy!

There is a problem with people who work only with numbers, for it is easy to have a disconnect. Decisions are made and policies put in place that are not for the greatest good. I think most Americans sense that there is something wrong, they just don’t understand how it works. So they cannot use elections to right the wrongs. The answer is to educate them. .

This is exactly what went wrong: When there is a corrupt marriage between government and banking,  it is possible that Harry’s loan can be corrupted. In our example Banker Dick got greedy and decided to charge compound interest from the get-go and to add insult to injury  to make these charges retroactive. Then to make matters even worse  he cut Sally’s interest rate to way lower than 5%.  How was he able to put his hand in the cookie jar an get away with this stealing?

 Politicians propitiating

This is the exact point where an honest government (justice department) should have stepped in to play umpire and to say, “Oh no, hold it right there Dick There was an agreement here between you and Harry and an agreement between you and Sally and you are unilaterally changing the rules.

When government (which is force) gives Dick the right to change the terms of his agreements, the system has been corrupted by the force of government and we no longer have Capitalism. Do you think it right that banks can change the terms of agreements without even asking you? Does that sound just a little bit familiar; just a little bit too close to home? When did banks last change the interest rates on you? It is always all hidden in the small print.

“But that is not what we agreed to,” wails Harry.  “I am perfectly happy to pay a penalty if I default, but . . . ”  Well if Dick is contributing to election coffers, and has the politicians in his pocket, poor Harry can protest as much as he wants and there will be nobody there listening. Government (especially DOJ) is no longer playing umpire and properly calling the fouls. In short they have quit doing their job. 

(Incidentally Grandma believes that DOJ has not played umpire since just after Lincoln was assassinated, and the Executive took over the Department of Justice.)

A fair transaction is one where both parties agree and both parties benefit and the transaction is transparent. If the bank persuades its buddy, big government to allow it to charge compound interest from the get go, the system has been corrupted and banks (who are in no way producers) are getting an unfair slice of the dice. If the banks persuade big government to also let them have floating rates of interest, fractional banking and variable penalties, this destroys Capitalism and our prosperity.

So let’s pretend a little longer: Another banker, Banker Dikhead, sees Harry doing well and casts his greedy eye on Harry’s loan.  So he goes to Banker Dick and says “I want to buy that loan from you”.Can he do this? Was there an honest transaction between Harry and Dikhead? Of course not. Both Dick and Dikhead’s confusion is that a loan is a product or a service when what it actually is, is a private agreement between Dick and Harry that ought to be honored. This is a point where justice should be stepping in, but this has not happened for a very long time.

If Justice allows Dick to sell the loan to Investor Dikhead, who in turn sells it to banker Moby Dick who passes it along to Savings and Loan, Dikneck, we get a “dick, thick” market that is filled with sludge, and everything slows down. In a slow, confused economy poverty enters in. We all get poorer and even the super rich will eventually get sucked into the dwindling spiral. Even if some good politician were to bring about a fair exchange for the electorate, it has now become almost impossible because we no longer have clear and clean transactions and government has a corrupted organizing board where even justice has become the tool of the super rich.

To add to all the silliness in the system, let us say that investor Dick Sorrowmaker looks it over and he says “Mmmm, I think we may have a bubble here. (sound familiar?) I shall bet my sorry fortune that this bubble is going to pop!” Of course it is going to pop because it has no intrinsic economic integrity.  Dick Sorrowmaker wins his bet and gets to be one of richest men in the world, profiting from a decline, a burst economic bubble; and it is downright scary that he can get away with it. I mean be objective here. Should any investor be able to profit from a decline?   This is crazy economics. This is our market place turned into a Casino Investors should profit only from a predicted  increase then they will use their money and influence in that direction.

And what of the unintended consequences? We now have an investor who was able to buy countries and politicians and radically change elections and not always for the better. Is Dick Sorrowmaker a producer? Investors, bankers and politicians, none of them are producers.

Oligarchy defines a society or a system that is ruled and dominated by a small minority of the top wealthiest (corrupt) citizens. Oligarchy is a way to enrich the few at the cost of the many. So the free market ceases to function and Capitalism becomes a system in name only. Those who are at least up to seeing the inequities tend to embrace socialism as the solution. Socialism has one major flaw.  The common denominator in the decline of honest banking has been a lack of banking integrity and the greed of bankers and an inept Justice Department.   Capitalism detractors see this as a flaw in the free market system. Yet what it truly is, is a flaw in government and a corruption of justice. Will more corrupt government fix it? Unfortunately power creates an appetite for more power.  We can now see evidence globally of international bankers embracing socialism as their new “great scam” to consolidate their hold over us and our wealth.

In a free economy Harry gets his loan, buys new machinery and starts to make fancy decks and sun porches. He employs new workers who are paid fairly. Employment goes up. This new market he has newly found is wide open and he can keep his furniture at an even keel and depend on the new products for his profit. He has already learned all the woodworking tricks that will take him successfully into his next venture.  The price for his furniture and for his decks will be determined not by government but by supply and demand. True Capitalism is governed by self interest, but it is the community’s cumulative transactions (the market) that has the power to transform self interest into the greatest good for the greatest number “as if by an invisible hand”

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 Quote for the Week

Anyone who robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.   George Bernard Shaw