Misanthropy On Full Display By Global Warming Lunatics!!!

I had to check to see if this wasn’t some sort of parody story. It isn’t. When one considers the implications of such a missive, it’s shocking and massively depressing. It’s one of the reasons why I essentially retired from blogging. It hurts too much.

There’s a never ending of material to write about if you know where to look. The Guardian being one of the better examples. Today, while reading another site, I was directed to a little article one of there more celebrated “journalists” wrote. It’s pretty short, so, I’ll replicate (my bold) ….

Why Genghis Khan was good for the planet

Genghis Khan

His empire lasted a century and a half and eventually covered nearly a quarter of the earth’s surface. His murderous Mongol armies were responsible for the massacre of as many as 40 million people. Even today, his name remains a byword for brutality and terror. But boy, was Genghis green.

Genghis Khan, in fact, may have been not just the greatest warrior but the greatest eco-warrior of all time, according to a study by the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Energy. It has concluded that the 13th-century Mongol leader’s bloody advance, laying waste to vast swaths of territory and wiping out entire civilisations en route, may have scrubbed 700m tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere – roughly the quantity of carbon dioxide generated in a year through global petrol consumption – by allowing previously populated and cultivated land to return to carbon-absorbing forest.

An intriguing notion, certainly. But possibly not a guaranteed vote-winner for the Green party’s next manifesto.

A few years back, I wrote a mini-series I called “How I Know”. If one was to search my site with those words, you’ll be able to read the series. This post would go well with the How I Know Enviro-Alarmists Are Misanthropists And Work Against Human Advancement post. It was about how I know what sort of people the eco-climate lunatic people are. I know because they told us what sort of people they are. It’s all out there in the open. I encourage any new reader to do as I suggested and search for the series and read the quotes of these people. They are horrid creatures. They despise humanity and desire humanity to be wiped from the face of the planet and to suffer horribly while it happens.

Today, we see, yet, another example of their horrid misanthropy. The author (Jon Henley) of this missive readily acknowledges the murderous history of Genghis Khan. Yet, he finds he had such a redeemable characteristic, in that he could have prevented some CO2 from getting to our atmosphere, that he could make a moral comparison between slaughtering entire civilizations and the imaginary ecological benefits from such a slaughter. Kinda goes with the ‘at least he kept the trains running on time’ notion, amirite?

I fully believe that once the larger populous realizes the type of people these lunatics are, they’ll out of hand reject all of their idiotic notions. I just pray it won’t be too late when they do.

Comments, questions, and concerns are always welcome here.

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GISS Alters Historical (recent) Data …. Again

As updated in the last post, it turns out NASA’s GISS simply went to an updated version of their supposed temperature record. From this to this. So, naturally, curious people would look to see what the difference is. Well …… let me tell you ….

Now, I’m not going to get into the why’s and why not’s this is legit. I’m simply going to show you what they’ve done, and I’ll let the reader come to their own conclusions. Mind you, GISS has always, always, altered the historical data. It was explained they use an algorithm which causes it. However, this new version of the data appears to have changed for different reasons than their typical historical alterations. (Else, we wouldn’t need a newer version.)

Today’s graphs will show you the differences between the older data set and the newer one. As noted, they stopped the older one in the middle of 2018. Also, because Excel is horrid about dates only in the year format and it hates things before 1900, the first graph ignores data prior to 1901. Let’s look at the differences between their annual data from version 3 to version 4.

Graph shows an increasing slope from 1901-present

Interesting. They actually warmed the distant past to about 1915, cooled the next period to about 1930 or so, and then warmed and then cooled then warmed …… But, do you see what they did to the more recent past? Let’s look at the same graph with a different time period ….

Data altering showing an increasing trend since 1980

Going backwards in time, starting nearly 40 years ago, our GISS friends time traveled and cooled a couple of decades and then dramatically warmed the last two!

Mind you, the graph isn’t representing temperature anomaly, it is representing what GISS changed from their vs 3 to their vs 4 (of their temp anomalies)! The average alteration for the years 1980 through 2000 was -.0057C. From 2001 through 2018, the average annual alteration was 0.0239C. In other words, simply by changing their version of data, they gave the globe a warming of nearly 0.03C from what they’ve previously stated!

Now, one must wonder what great epiphany GISS had, or what great new revelation they were given to cause them to believe they were entirely wrong about what the global temps were in 2018? Or, 1902, for that matter.

Of course, this is one of the many reasons as to why I remain very skeptical about the claims of the alarmists. That is to say, they are entirely inconsistent with their claims! Recall, ardent warmism started in the 1990s. Now, they say they were wrong about their claims in the 1990s as demonstrated by their altering of their own data! But, now, now, now we’re really super sure and, well, we’re all going to die unless you knuckle-dragging Neanderthals stop driving your SUVs and flying around the countryside! To which a rational person should respond with something like ‘don’t worry, we can just wait another 20 years or so and the data for the current present will start changing as we move to the past’. Who can believe their tripe any longer? It’s nonsense!

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What Global Warming Looks Like On An Alcohol Thermometer

UPDATE!! Well, it just goes to show how I haven’t kept up. Anthony informs me that GISS simply went to a new version of their data. The new version of data can be found here. So, I probably should graph with newer version, and will soon. Now, a normal person would ask, ‘what’s the difference?’ …… See next post!

I’d like to thank Anthony Watts for stopping by and reminding me of what I should have done ….. probably a couple of years too late. Many readers will know that while I was regularly blogging I posted a couple of posts of what our “global warming” looks like on a regular thermometer. When I first came up with the idea, it was just for a filler post, something to kind of dig at the alarmists. Out of the thousands of graphs I made on this blog, this has been the most enduring graph I’ve made. To this day, if one “Googles” the title above, you can find my graphs. The last one I wrote was 4 years ago. I always thought my crop production increase to population growth graphs were much more compelling. I know I put a lot more work into those than these …… you just never know.

Hopefully, this new WordPress blog writer will render properly, and hopefully, I can master the new Excel 2016 well enough to get some good visual. As I recollect, I used Office 2003 for the originals, and Open Office for the last one.

We will discuss the graphs after displaying them.

Absolute values show imperceptable slope
Data for graph can be found here, https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata_v3/GLB.Ts+dSST.txt

Absolute values show an imperceptable slope in temperature change.
Data for graph can be found here, https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata_v3/GLB.Ts+dSST.txt

Each red line on the graphs look like what it would if one could read the annual temperature on a typical alcohol thermometer. Each line, a new year.

Now, I haven’t engaged with a lot of alarmists as I had in the past, but, I imagine they’ll still hiss at the sight of these graphs. Why? Because when any rational person sees these graphs, they’ll understand the ado over global warming/climate change/climate emergency …. whatever, is much ado about nothing. All that hysteria over this …… 😐

As good skeptics may wish to reference these graphs, please allow me to arm you with some defense to those who may wish to attack the representation of our global temperature change in this manner.

First of all, and foremost, the data represented by these graphs are not mine. Neither did I manipulate the numbers in any fashion other than to change them from the anomaly form to absolute values, as prescribed by NASA’s GISS, themselves, the source of the data. Please go to the bottom of the linked page and see for yourself, and any of those who may doubt what I’ve stated here. For those wondering, I used the J-D (January through December) column for the annual data. Again, this isn’t my data, this is NASA’s GISS’ data. Also, because I used GISS’ data, the baseline period (1951-1980) and the average value (14C/57.2F) is also what is represented in the graphs. See here. Unfortunately, the data only runs through to July of 2019. It seems our former POTUS decided NASA should focus on real space missions rather than redundantly concern themselves with imaginary climate concerns. We’re paying enough people shriek about nonsense we don’t need NASA to do so. I’m sure with our current administration, though, there’s a good chance they’ll be back.

As to why I put it in such a format: I put it this way because this is the way most normal people relate to our temperatures. Now, they can see for themselves instead of the wild anomaly graphs the crazies put out which most people simply can’t relate. Now, they can look at them and decide for themselves if they wish to put hairshirts on and convince people they should live in mud huts or something.

Disclaimer:  I, in no way, manner, shape or form, endorse the values GISS has stated.   I don’t believe them to be any more real than the tooth fairy or unicorns.  They weren’t real to start with (by their own admission) and they’re not real today.  The notion of a global average temperature, even in the abstract, is very suspect.  In actual application, it simply isn’t possible to have one, not today, certainly not yesterday, and we won’t tomorrow. The supposed temperature of the globe isn’t real, it is impossible to determine.  The hyperbole and concern isn’t real.  It is simply misanthropy and self-loathing.  These graphs were made to help demonstrate these thoughts.

Again, I’d like to thank Anthony for a trip down memory lane, and giving me some new challenges with new software and aplications to work with! It was fun! Hopefully, these graphs will add to the endurance of the now family of graphs we’ve shown!

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China Vs The US! Annual GDP Growth Rate

For more than a few years, well before Donald Trump became president, I’ve told everyone that our (the US) competition with China isn’t something to be feared, nor is it inevitable that we’re to lose the competition. We could easily win if we so chose to do so. But, for now, I’m just checking out this new blog writer and my new MS Office!

I figured, though, if I’m going to do a test page, it may as well be useful. Let’s see how the US and China’s economies have done in recent times, shall we?

Okay, well, cool graphs, I guess, but a little awkward to look at. At any rate, above we can see a slight decline in the annual growth rate for the US. (It has noticably increased since the recession, but, Biden will correct that shortly.) However, when one looks at China’s …. you don’t really need the trend line to see. Let’s look at it in another manner …..

Sources for the data are linked below.

Now, mind you, China lies about its GDP and growth rate, so this is all acedemic, anyway. The next four years, though, will probably tell a different story for the US.

China GDP Growth Rate 1961-2021

U.S. GDP Growth Rate 1961-2021

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Are You Going To Vote Against Donald Trump?!?!

I wasn’t sure if I’d write this. But, today, I feel compelled. Tomorrow is election day. Personally, I am befuddled as to how this race for POTUS can be close. It simply defies logic and history.

Let’s examine some of the accomplishments of DJT during the last 3 1/2 years.

He initiated true criminal reform with the First Step Act.

He has drawn down troops in our foreign entanglements.

He defeated ISIS.

He has historic agreements between Israel and Muslim nations. Something John Kerry(of the Obama/Biden admin) said could not happen.

Most importantly, in my book anyway, his economic achievements are unparalleled. President Obama tried to mock Trump saying our manufacturing jobs are going forever, asking what what magic wand do you have? Well, abra cadabra!

But, that was just the starter! He had the unemployment rate for Blacks and Hispanics lower than it ever was in the history of the US!

I know of no one who liked the old NAFTA agreement, but, for decades we had it. No one fixed it. Until DJT fixed it!

Now, I know some naysayers will babble about the current state of the economy. Heh, while it isn’t as good as it was pre-COVID, we just set the record for the largest quarterly increase of our GDP IN THE HISTORY OF THE U.S.

He also continually works to keep his promises. Something I haven’t seen in the US since Reagan. Regardless of whether you like the notion or not, Trump is building the wall. Keeping his promises.

I can also imagine some ill-informed people will cry something about Trump being a racist. Here’s 38 separate times he’s denounced racism.

There are so many more things accomplished during his term which I could list, but, that would be beleaguering the point.

I look at the polls and some of the rhetoric against Trump and I have to wonder ….. who is against these accomplishments? Why? How can anyone even consider changing course and going back to the dismal years prior?

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Is There Any Evidence A Lockdown Slows The Spread Of The Wuhan Virus?

So, I thought I’d fire up the old blog just for a moment.  As we all know the hot topic for the last couple of months has been the Covid19 ….. whatever you wish to call it.  Lately, in the US, the big discussion is to whether or not, or when do we re-open our various states.  Now, I know I’m not the first to say this, but, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence there’s any particular benefit from locking down a state.  Before some pinhead responds with a “flattening the curve” idiocy, I’ll state that I’m open to the possibility but, I just haven’t seen any evidence it did.  It certainly didn’t save any lives.  Now, I hope this renders;  I’ve put together a little spread sheet which examines the death rate (per million people) of each state in the US (D.C. also included).  I’ve sorted it from the highest to the lowest death rate, and also included the total deaths of each state, along with it’s current “lockdown” status and with an additional bonus the political affiliation of the governor of each of the states.

state Gov pol affil Lockdown deaths deaths/mil
New York D Lockdown 28328 1456
New Jersey D Lockdown 10366 1167
Connecticut D Lockdown 3408 956
Massachusetts R Lockdown 5797 841
D.C. D Lockdown 392 555
Louisiana D Lockdown 2563 551
Michigan D Prtl Opn 4891 490
Rhode Island D Prtl Opn 506 478
Pennsylvania D Prtl Opn 4590 359
Maryland D Lockdown 2023 335
Illinois D Lockdown 4177 330
Delaware D Prtl Opn 297 305
Indiana R Mstly Opn 1765 262
Colorado D Mstly Opn 1215 211
Mississippi R Mstly Opn 528 177
Georgia R Mstly Opn 1642 155
Ohio R Prtl Opn 1628 139
Washington D Lockdown 1016 133
Minnesota D Prtl Opn 731 130
New Mexico D Prtl Opn 265 126
N.H. R Prtl Opn 172 126
Virginia D Lockdown 1014 119
Nevada D Lockdown 350 114
Iowa R Prtl Opn 355 113
Alabama R Mstly Opn 488 100
Missouri R Mstly Opn 604 98
Arizona R Mstly Opn 686 94
Florida R Prtl Opn 1997 93
Vermont R Prtl Opn 54 87
California D Prtl Opn 3289 83
Wisconsin D Prtl Opn 453 78
Kentucky D Prtl Opn 334 75
S.C. R Prtl Opn 385 75
Oklahoma R Mstly Opn 288 73
Kansas D Prtl Opn 196 67
N.C. D Prtl Opn 691 66
Nebraska R Nvr Lckdn 123 64
North Dakota R Mstly Opn 44 58
Maine D Prtl Opn 71 53
South Dakota R Nvr Lckdn 44 50
Texas R Mstly Opn 1360 47
Tennessee R Prtl Opn 298 44
Idaho R Prtl Opn 73 41
West Virginia R Mstly Opn 67 37
Oregon D Lockdown 137 32
Arkansas R Mstly Opn 98 32
Utah R Nvr Lckdn 80 25
Montana D Mstly Opn 16 15
Alaska R Prtl Opn 10 14
Wyoming R Prtl Opn 8 14
Hawaii D Prtl Opn 17 12

sources are here, here, and here.

Now, there’s so much to say about this little chart.  First and foremost, as always, correlation does not equal causation.  Also, when comparing state to state we must all remember each state in the union is unique.  They are unique in their population and distribution of said population and unique in their geography.

So, what factors dramatically increase your odds of dying from the Covid19?  Clearly, living in the NE of our great Union.  Also, having a governor who is a part of the Democrat party, and lastly, living under a wannabe totalitarian, power hungry nutjob for a governor, which, alas, is pretty much redundant with having a Democrat for a governor.  But, then, people deserve the government they have, so there’s that.

Here’s a fun fact.  The average state run by a Democratic governor has a death rate with the Covid at about 319 per million people, while the average state run by a Republican is about 114/1,000,000.  In other words, you are 3 times as likely to die by the Covid if you have a Dim for a governor vs a Repub.  This would have been much more interesting if there were an actual viable Libertarian party which could compete in various states, but, alas, it doesn’t exist.

Special note:  I’ve no idea if I’m going to post again any time soon.  But, if there are any of my former regulars which receive this update, I’d love to hear from you guys!

Also, if things don’t render well, my apologies.  I’m way out of practice and this is a new blog editor for me.

 

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Tariffs!!!!!! Yea!!!!!!!

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Well, I’m awful late for this, but, I thought I’d add my 2 cents towards this discussion.

As most of us are aware, president Trump has announced he is going to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.  He’s also hinted at additional tariffs ………  much of the world went insane at the announcements.  Sadly, many so-called conservatives (they’re actually globalist ‘free-traders’) have joined in the chorus as to what a great folly this would be.  What astounding ignorance displayed!!!!!

Those who have paid close attention to my writings in the past know I’ve advocated such tariffs and still do.  I will attempt to give a brief recap of all of the posts advocating or alluding to such advocacy and why ……..

First and foremost, and I want to be clear, tariffs or the presumed tradewars from such tariffs are not always good.  It greatly depends on the position the nation is in.  Indeed, there are very few nations in which a trade war could be beneficial.  However, tariffs are always beneficial if the opposite nation does not reciprocate in kind.

But, let us discuss the specifics of the position of the US ………  for those who may not know, we already impose tariffs on many products.  Also, tariffs on many of our exports are already in place.  So, given these conditions, I seriously doubt an ensuing trade-war because of said tariffs.  But, still, perhaps it will happen ……. and let it come, sir!  LET IT COME!!!!!  Here’s why ………

The US doesn’t need anything from any nation.  I can’t think of one resource or raw material which fills a need that the US doesn’t have.  I can’t think of one product, produced by another nation that the US needs.  The same, however, cannot be stated by much of the rest of the world.

Oh, btw, while it shouldn’t have to be stated, I feel it might for some readers.  The job of the US government is to work in the interests of the US people, and no one else.

So, what are the potential consequences of tariffs and counter tariffs and trade-wars for the US?

Yes, costs of products may increase, but, perhaps, only temporarily, and perhaps inconsequentially.  As many faithful readers know, I like my beer.  Well, that’s an understatement, but, I’ll leave it at that.  I’m told the suggested tariff imposed on aluminum may cause the price of a case of beer to increase by 5 cents.  …… no problem, I’ll just switch to bottles!!!!!!  jk!!!   Seriously, this then becomes a question where I’d rather have my money go.  Aluminum, steel, beer …….. doesn’t matter.  If I pay a dollar for a product and much of that dollar goes overseas, well, we as a nation have exported our wealth.  However, if I have to pay $1.05 for the same product, but, the money stays in the US and provides jobs for Americans, then, the payoff is exponentially preferable than the cheaper beer, I-phone, automobile …… doesn’t matter, it’s a huge win for me, America, and the American people.

You see, that’s more jobs for American people to fulfill a demand.  That’s more taxpayers, that’s less people reliant upon govt assistance, that’s higher wages because of the competition for workers!  That’s more general wealth for Americans which then creates more demand for goods and services!  Oh, did I mention “demand”?  Well, then, we should also mention the other side of the equation …… “supply”.  Recall, I said the cost increases may be temporary?  Yes, that’s because there likely will be an increase in the global supply of a product. 

Let’s say the steel tariffs causes the US steel industry to recover to past form…… suddenly the global supply of steel is dramatically increased.  What happens to prices when there is suddenly much more supply?  Well, what has happened to the price of oil?

The world is progressing.  It is modernizing.  Until this stops (I doubt it ever will), there will always be demand for energy and materials.  I think it best for the US to be the provider of such rather than nations such as China.  We should not acquiesce any industry to any nation until such a time that there is no significant demand for the product of said industry.

Again, I’d like to state, these notions are for the US only.  Other nations are not in such a position.  In economics, nations must play to their strengths, and mitigate their weaknesses, else, ruination is sure to come.  They must ensure the economic well-being of their populations.  If they have minerals, let them mine and compete, if they have crops, have them farm and let them compete, if they have fishing, let them fish and compete, if they have woods, then, ……. oil, gas, coal, ……… it is a matter of happenstance, or, as I like to believe, Providence, the US has it all.  We should not squander our wealth and assets. 

Thoughts are welcome.

James

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NEWS FLASH!!!!!! “ANGLO-AMERICAN” ISN’T A “DOG WHISTLE”!!!!!!!

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Oh, FFS!!!!!  The lunatics are so tiresome!

So, there’s a recent hubbub on a statement AG Jeff Sessions recently made ……

Sessions invokes ‘Anglo-American heritage’ of sheriff’s office

Vid at the CNN article …..  Or, alternatively, the Newsweek garbage headline …

JEFF SESSIONS FACES FRESH RACISM CHARGE AFTER PRAISING ‘ANGLO-AMERICAN HERITAGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT’

Of course, by now, these stories will be updated because someone decided to use “Google”.  Here’s what Sessions stated when talking to a group of sheriffs ……

Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” he said at the organization’s winter conference. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office.”

Immediately, this is understood as a racist statement by ……. well, morons.

I really can’t understand the blatant demonstration of one’s ignorance and stupidity.  “Anglo-American law” is a term used by lawyers and historians.  It aptly describes the origins and foundations of US law.  Indeed, from the already updated CNN article ….. “The word “sheriff” combines the Anglo-Saxon words “shire,” meaning “county,” and “reeve,” meaning “guardian,” ………  Sheriffs, which are employed all over this great nation, were the advent of, well, the English.

Oh, you know who else used the term on multiple occassians?

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BHO ……..

Good heavens, people!!!!  Get a grip!!!!

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Dossiers, Memos, And Referrals!!!! OH MY!!!!!!

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I really don’t have much to say about this stuff, at this point.  But, I do think reading other people’s perspectives may be beneficial.

The reason I don’t have much to say is because information is still flowing in.  For people following this issue, I won’t have many revelations, and for people who haven’t followed this issue, they will be incredulous.

Personally, I’ve followed this issue (issues) fairly intently.  So much so, before the memo was released I told my son-in-law and daughter just about exactly what was going to be in it.  The crimal referral by the Senate was a bit of a surprise for me, but, again, it didn’t contain much that any one following this issue didn’t already know.  Still, there are some thoughts to be shared …….

Let’s start with what we do know …..

We know the DNC paid for the Trump dossier.  We also know the FBI/DOJ used the dossier to gain a FISA warrent on Carter Page.  We also know some people working at the FBI and the DOJ were vehemently anti-Trump.  Given the texts of these people, we see that they acted, at times, in the interest of their chosen party rather than the interests of the people of the US.  Oh, yeh, we also know the people who applied for the FISA warrent knew the DNC paid for the dossier and knew that nearly all of the dossier was bogus.

Now, as far as criminality, I believe some laws were broken here ….. the potential punishment?  I don’t know that, yet.  I’ve not bothered to look them up.  There is much more to come ….. maybe.

Already, there are too many angles to look at, too many issues at hand. 

Here are some thoughts …….

So, the FBI and the DOJ were worried about some people in the Trump campaign were acting in coordination with Russia?  Okay.  Here’s something no one has bothered to ask …… what did our NSA and CIA have to say about it?  Why haven’t they been asked?  I believe we’ll find Carter Page was working with our intelligence agencies. ….. if anyone were to ever ask and get a real answer.  And, as is obvious to anyone looking, the warrent was simply a ruse to spy on the Trump campaign.  Given the FISA warrent, if there was any “collusion” we’d already have the evidence there was collusion.  This is real simple stuff. THEY WERE SURVEILLING MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN!!!!  If there was any collusion we would have already seen it.

But, that’s the rub.  Look, this issue goes way beyond any collusion idiocy, which, btw, isn’t against the law.  Now, if the Trump campaign asked the Russians to hack the systems they supposedly hacked, and the Russians did at the behest of the Trump campaign, then, yeh, that violates the law.  But, I don’t believe anyone seriously regards this as a possibility …… no one sane, at least.

The problem is, we’ve become exactly what we were not suppose to be.  You can call it “deep state” if you will, I suppose it is apt.  The fact is, the very nature of a government job lends itself to leftardism.  I can imagine, regardless of the government job, one would feel like they are doing a great service to America.  That, we somehow can’t do without them being our benefactor.  Couple that with the inability for us to fire said public “servants”, and what you will get is a group of people believing they are our rulers, rather than servants.  Let us also acknowledge that regarless of who we hire, they will be partisan in one form or another.  Clearly, there are partisan actors engaged in attempting to thwart the current president.  You and I are paying them, and there’s not a damned thing we can do about it ……. right now.

Let’s not kid ourselves.  Yes, the president can fire the people appointed to their jobs.  However, the president cannot fire the people beneath the appointed positions, because of idiotic agreements already made.  The appointees are entirely dependent upon the people they can’t fire.  This is terrifying!!!!!!!

Congress can give light to this issue, but, they can’t put people in jail.  That would require the very people who are in the spotlight, the very same who refused to charge/investigate the weaponized IRS.

In spite of the dimmest of light shone on this issue, I have little hope that congress has the ability or the will to fix this mess that has become our federal government.  We, as a people must do this.  Yet, we won’t/can’t because we are divided politically.  Our only hope is the judicial branch ……… which, as we recollect, got played by issuing the FISA warrent to begin with.

People, if nothing else comes of this, it should be apparent to any American citizen that we have a lot of work to do if we are to save the notion of this Great Expirement. 

How ironic is it that a comic strip would give us guidance ….. “We have met the enemy and he is us.” 

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A Review Of Suyts Regarding China!!!! A Victory Tour!!!

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Not so long ago, I was admonished by a loyal reader for regurgitating a former post.  The admonishment was spot on.  Still, from time to time, it is worthwhile to re-examine past thoughts and, perhaps, re-evaluate, or, confirm the past thoughts.

Many people throughout the world and even on this blog seemed to assume China would overtake the US, not only economically, but, also in total power.  I have consistently rejected that notion for several reasons, not the least of which being their population problem.

From a post I wrote a couple of years ago, quoting another article which I mocked ….

Government debts are “not very high” at 11 trillion yuan ($1.7 trillion) or the equivalent of 40 percent of GDP, Lou said. That compares with over 230 percent of GDP for Japan, which is struggling to restore balance as its population swiftly ages, driving costs for health and elder care higher.

Here was my response …..

Yeh, China’s population, (with their generation of a “one child policy”) will never age like Japan’s, amirite?

The dumbasses are like a Western nation on steroids!  ……. And, they’ve passed their peak.

As noted in the article, the local governments are the ones who carried the debts, but, now, their central government is taking on more debt at an increasing rate.  In spite of the deficit spending, the GDP growth rate is still declining.  At this rate, and probably will happen, in five years we’ll be discussion China’s 3% growth rate ….. and then, they’re done.  It will remain to be seen if they see an import of a foreign population as the answer to their dire economic future, or not.

Let’s fast forward to today ………

Mosher: China’s Two-Child Policy Fails to Produce Baby Boom

…. In 2016, the Chinese Communist Party abandoned its decades-long one-child policy and allowed all couples to have two children. China’s National Commission of Health and Family Planning confidently predicted that the new two-child policy would result in at least 20 million new births.

The state’s birth planners were wrong.

The National Bureau of Statistics reported on January 19th that there were only 17.2 million births in 2017, down from 17.9 million births the year before. The numbers not only fell millions short of the projected number, they suggest that the birth rate in China is set to dramatically decline in the future years.

Making matters worse, tens of millions of women have been eliminated from the population by sex-selection abortions and female infanticide. The result is fewer women of childbearing age in China and a further dip in the birthrate. Even the Chinese government, proven to be over-optimistic in its projections of future births, says that the number of newborns will drop to 16 million after 2020. …..

…Already, with 158 million people older than 65, China has the world’s largest population of elderly. And their ranks are growing by roughly 8 million each year. From underfunded — or non-existent — pension funds to the lack of elderly care facilities, China is obviously woefully underprepared for an aging society. ….

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Well, China has some choices, but, none of them are very good choices.  Indeed, their eminent decline has me much more worried than any fanciful surpassing of US supremacy.

It is true, even today, that their debt to GDP ratio is good compared to the rest of the developed world, but, then, they never really got altogether “developed”.

Being the totalitarian system that they are, I suppose the option of simply killing off the elderly is on the table.  Also, as I mentioned a couple of years ago, they could also attempt to import more labor.  They should ask Europe and the US about how that’s working out.  Another, and perhaps their last solution to their problem would be to respond how many other societies responded in the past …….. go get women from other societies ……. typically done through warfare.

The problem is that the Chinese, in their rush for economic maturity, never understood what it was that caused the economic success of the Western Civilization.  They tried to emulate, in many ways, our society, but failed to understand the dynamics which caused Western Civilization’s success.  In other words, they tried to force things to happen rather than allow the impetus to happen.  I suppose we could go on for quite some time as to what allowed for and caused the Industrial Revolution, but, that’s for a series of posts rather than just one.  (Would love a discussion on that!!!!)  However, suffice it to say, none of those conditions or changes actually ever occurred in China.  So, very soon, they will go along the path of all the many other nations who attempted to create an economy based on cheap labor.  <———–  Note the contrast to the Industrial Revolution where the base laborers continued to increase their wealth in spite of a reduction of necessary skills!!!

I’ll leave you with this …… being fruitful holds a couple of different connatations.  And, as any naturalist can tell you, you don’t need to attempt to control populations, they will control themselves.

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