Hour 2 – Politics – Trade Wars, Open Boarders and Draining the Swamp

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In the second hour of the weekend show we focus on political topics focused on recent appointment and comment made by Trump.

  • Segment 5: We kick off KER Politics with Glen Downs discussing the concept of Trump “draining the swamp”.
  • Segment 6: Chris Temple joins us to look at the possibilities of a trade war between the US and China.
  • Segment 7: We round out KER Politics with Jeff Deist first discussing the Librarian view on Open Borders.
  • Segment 8: We continue our discussion with Jeff Deist focusing on what we can be optimistic for in 2017.

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Glen DownsChris TempleJeff DeistAl KorelinCory Fleck

  1. On December 24, 2016 at 4:05 am,
    AJ says:

    Will ‘drain the swamp’ be Trump’s first broken promise?

    • On December 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm,
      Wayne says:

      Being thoroughly carnal, Trump is a swamp creature, and environmentally conscious too. Why would he destroy his home?

  2. On December 24, 2016 at 4:11 am,
    AJ says:

    On Navarro’s ideas on trade

    Donald Trump’s trade team has based their analysis on a remarkably silly mistake

  3. On December 24, 2016 at 8:29 am,
    Wayne says:

    Open boarders I am ok with, but not open borders.

  4. On December 24, 2016 at 9:06 am,
    CFS says:

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy New Year to you and your family.
    My apologies Big Al, for what you will perceive as crying wolf, yet again.
    It will not come as any surprise to you, but I believe you have a Westernized view of Islam.
    I believe you are mistaken in assigning extreme Islamic violence to a few extremist terrorists. I have had discussion in Turkey, Jordan, Dubai, and other Emirates in Islamic mosques and institutions and I firmly believe that Islam is simply not a religion of tolerance. Unlike the various Christian religions, it never underwent a reformation and remains today to hold to its belief in punishment for apostasy. For many of its followers, it remains THE solely acceptable religion.
    The main failure of Islam is its total lack of belief in the Golden Rule.
    Of course many of its Imams have moderated their teachings, especially in western countries, but at the base of their beliefs is intolerance.

  5. On December 24, 2016 at 11:12 am,
    b says:

    Jeff wonders if Europe becomes Islamic, I think it will.

    Al mentions Muslems burning people alive, there were times that Jews and Christians did the same thing.
    I think as the religion matures this burning of people will pass just as it did with the previous two.

    A Muslim in Arabic means”one who gives himself to God,”
    The word Allah means God

    All 3 of these religions are god of abraham religions.

    Dont know how many people would agree with this

    Christianity. The Aramaic word for “God” in the language of Assyrian Christians is ʼĔlāhā, or Alaha. Arabic-speakers of all Abrahamic faiths, including Christians and Jews, use the word “Allah” to mean “God”

    The 3 might have more in common than some people think.

    • On December 24, 2016 at 12:41 pm,
      Wayne says:

      What do you do with your guilt?

      • On December 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm,
        b says:


  6. On December 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm,
    russell s hamilton says:

    I look forward to Mr. Tillison being head of dep. of state. If Trump thinks he is going to snow or push Tillirson around he will have a rude awakening. let Trump have all these strong personalitys on his cabinet. Should make for some sharp and noisy cabinet meetings. merry Xmas to all S

  7. On December 24, 2016 at 5:20 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

    “Our enemies are using foreign propaganda and disinformation against us and our allies, and so far the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel. But today… with this bill now law, we are finally signaling that enough is enough; the United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. We are going to confront this threat head-on.” – Sen. Rob Portman.

    But while the passage of the NDAA – and the funding of the US military – was hardly a surprise, the biggest news is what was buried deep inside the provisions of the Defense Authortization Act.


  8. On December 24, 2016 at 5:33 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    I’m not to interested in what a lot of people think of Trump, simply put he is a business man and if you want to run a country that is fiscally responsible and put people back to work you must have somebody in charge who understands that. Forget all the BS, the bottom line is if you are going to be successful as a country or a person you can’t spend more than you take in. Fools like they have been voting in for the last 80 years have taken The US of A, a great country and turned it into a Banana Republic.

    The sad part is a lot of savvy investors on this site still don’t see how far down the road The US has travelled and how much they need to put their trust into something other then the status quo. I can’t help thinking how lucky America is to have gotten someone like Trump, it is a fluke that they will be glad that happened. DT

    • On December 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm,
      Dick Tracy says:

      Trump is again I repeat, not just someone who is marginally better than Hillary Clinton, and now that he has been elected at least I don’t have to listen to many of the people on this site who say nobody likes him. Somebody out there voted for this person, Got it! DT

  9. On December 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    DT, if there is truth to this article, TPTB’s intent is to do a financial restructuring on Trump’s watch. The timing and Trump’s expertise in previous restructurings is perfect. The generals and billionaires all coming together at this particular time in history, may mean there’s a strong chance Trump is able pull it off. We may see those perp walks down the road.

    Former CIA Spy Has A Christmas Message For Trump

    “Dear Mr. Trump, I am among the tens of millions who voted for you, and also among the twenty thousand or so that spent fifteen months obsessively devoted to getting you elected. I went to bed in tears on election night, only to be woken at midnight by my wife to watch the miracle unfold…”

    #7 You are being set up by Wall Street – a financial melt-down looms. More than one observer including David Stockman and Richard Fisher (former Dallas Federal Reserve President) and Brandon Smith of Alt-Market dot com, has documented the massive bubble that will pop – deliberately – during your first four years.


    • On December 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm,
      Dick Tracy says:

      MTF, he is as you are saying being set up, but his whole life has been in preparation for this moment and he understands what is happening in our world. He will be a success even with so many adversaries lined up to defeat him, just think about the incredible odds against him being President yet he pulled it off. Most of what lies ahead is not as difficult as was his recent past, IMHO.

      • On December 25, 2016 at 10:57 am,
        CFS says:

        DT, while Donald Trump may be a much better President than the egocentric criminal Clinton, many of us are not blind to the fact that as a businessman he declared bankruptcy of his companies no less than six times. While that may be appropriate for a business, many people were hurt financially. For the USA to declare cankruptcy, which seems possible, many more people will also be hurt.

        • On December 25, 2016 at 2:51 pm,
          Markedtofuture says:

          The US does not need the Federal reserve to issue it’s currency. Abolish it and use a simple consumption tax on most things consumed.

          The good bank – bad bank derivatives mess…Take 1 – stick the losses to the shareholders of the banks. No more selling of tax free shares prior to appointment to government. The EU is going to dissolve since it’s nothing more than unelected privileged bureaucrats.

          The IMF needs to be replaced with something that works. Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has been found guilty of criminal charges linked to the misuse of public funds? These financial country wreckers along with some of the known war criminals need prison time. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/business/lagarde-imf-verdict-france-questions.html

          Iceland didn’t stick it to their population. Thr0w them in prison where they belong. Iceland Sentences 29th Banker To Prison, US Bankers Still Collecting Bonuses

  10. On December 24, 2016 at 7:36 pm,
    russell s hamilton says:

    I bet 10 bucks , that in about 6 months or so, Repubs will be the first, to put in a bill, to Impeach the Trumpet . Why did you think Pence was so quick to grab that VP job ??? He was no Dummy. Read the constitution , the rules for Impeaching a president are not very well defined. Basically any thing congress finds a high crime or misdemeanor is sufficient for a conviction. I do think a strong change in Border policy and Immigration laws are in order, and will happen. Love and best of health to you all. S

    • On December 25, 2016 at 11:01 am,
      CFS says:

      Luckily for the US, it takes a majority of the house to indict and of the senate to convict, so I doubt there are sufficient corrupt politicians to get an impeachment.

      • On December 25, 2016 at 11:11 am,
        CFS says:

        2/3 of senate to convict.

  11. On December 25, 2016 at 9:58 am,
    Richard says:

    The mere fact that Trump was elected is proof the economy is struggling. The unemployment rate I believe IS higher than stated, and if you think Trump can bring back any measurable amount of overseas jobs or for that matter boost manufacturing jobs in the face of automation and advanced technology then may be you’re be interest in a bridge I have for sale.

  12. On December 25, 2016 at 10:00 am,
    Richard says:

    Oh by the way……Merry Christmas to all.

  13. On December 26, 2016 at 3:52 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Trump Brings Consumer Confidence to 13 Year High – Armstrong

    Posted Dec 26, 2016 by Martin Armstrong

    All that matters is what you believe. Despite all the leftist protests yelling Trump is not their president, Michigan University, which tracks consumer confidence, has reported that we have reach a new 13 year high. If we remove California, Trump won the popular vote in the Nation. The consumer sentiment index reached a record high since 2004 at 98.2. This is what has been behind the Trump Rally. If we cross the 20,000 level and reach sustainable levels above that psychological number, we stand a good chance of bringing in the average investor who abandoned the market after 2007.

    With a return of retail investors, then we stand a chance of pressing through the 23,000 level (our next major target) and then we can see a run that will try to reach 40,000. Keep in mind, we are talking about a Phase Transition here. That means it will be fast and furious.

    We will be issuing a special report on the stock markets for 2017. This may just be your best opportunity in a decade. I remember when Jimmy Carter won the election. I was too busy to vote and the polls showed he would lose. So why bother? When I woke up and he won, I was shocked. I did not approve of his policies back then. Nevertheless, I made a lot of money into 1980. So those who hate Trump – suck it up and focus on the profits. Such opportunities do not come in life that often.


    • On December 26, 2016 at 11:04 am,
      Chartster says:

      Armstrong thinks the Dow is going to 40,000, in the midst of a massive debt bubble. Now that’s worth a good chuckle.
      It’s more like the Dow at 6,000 in 2017.

  14. On December 26, 2016 at 10:24 am,
    james says:

    nice !

    • On December 26, 2016 at 10:53 am,
      james says:

      400 robberies in Belgium at Christmas ! Immigrants start feel HOME !!!!

      • On December 26, 2016 at 11:33 am,
        james says:

        Fairy tales don’t last AL Cory ! Good holly .

  15. On December 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Refugee Admissions Surge 86% YoY As Obama Rushes Arrivals Ahead Of Trump Inauguration

    n the first 84 days of the 2017 fiscal year (October 1, 2016 – December 23, 2016), the Obama administration has accepted 25,584 refugees into the United States, according to data provided by the State Department. Per Breitbart, compared to the same period in FY2016, that represents an 86% increase year-over-year. And while we were expecting a large increase in refugee admittances in 2017 (see “Hillbama Administration Plans To Admit At Least 110,000 Refugees In 2017”), the ~30% increase that Secretary John Kerry estimated back in September is looking like a fairly modest increase now compared to actual numbers.

    And while the new Trump administration will likely slow the rate of the new arrivals after taking office next month, the current Obama run-rate puts us on track to blow through the 20-year record high set back in 1999.


    • On December 27, 2016 at 6:32 am,
      GH says:

      why is it so urgent to get as many refugees in as possible? Clearly it’s not the goodness of Obama’s heart, as he and those he represent created all these refugees with all their war-mongering.

      He killed their neighbors, friends, and families and now feels an urgency to bring them here…

      • On December 27, 2016 at 8:45 am,
        Markedtofuture says:

        There’s an agenda somewhere.

        As we’ve noted before, per data from the U.S. State Department, the overwhelming majority of refugees admitted into the U.S. over the past couple of months are coming from Syria, Iraq and Somalia… …and being resettled in Texas, California, Arizona and New York.

  16. On December 27, 2016 at 5:21 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    I think Armstrong has lost his edge……..

    • On December 27, 2016 at 6:34 am,
      GH says:

      He revealed himself to be a blatant dis-info agent.

      Why pay any attention to someone who has shown themselves to speak with a forked tongue?

      • On December 27, 2016 at 8:04 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        I have knocked him off my daily read list……..

        • On December 27, 2016 at 8:05 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          My list is getting shorter by the day……