Weekend Show – Sat 27 May, 2017

Combining Economics and Finance Discussions with Politics

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This week we are going back to an hour of economic and finance discussion with politics. We are featuring KER Politics in the second hour! Please let us know what you think and how you would like to see it posted on our site. We really want to customize this show to all of our listeners so please comment or email with your thought.

We hope everyone has a great long weekend in the US and we appreciate all of you tuning in and sharing your thoughts!

  • Segment 1 & 2: For the first two segments of this weekend show I am joined by Peter Boockvar. In the first segment we discuss the current downtrend in the USD thanks to Euro strength. In the second segment we discuss the true tone we are hearing from central banks around the world.
  • Segment 3: An introduction to a new Company to the website Prize Mining. With a property in south eastern BC, CEO Feisal Somji outlines the plans throughout the rest of the year.
  • Segment 4: Rick Rule wraps up the first hour with a look at how credit has played a roll in the markets and overall economy.
  • Segment 5 & 6: KER Politics – Dr. Frieda Birnbaum discusses mental conditioning as it relates how people view political issues.
  • Segment 7: KER Politics – Florence Romano discusses the legislation surrounding The Parental Care Act.
  • Segment 8: KER Politics – Dr. John Huber discusses the mind set behind the suicide bombers.

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John Huber

  1. On May 27, 2017 at 6:31 am,
    Skeeta says:

    Thanks for the show as always fella’s.
    Much appreciated.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 9:23 am,
      Big Al says:

      Many thanks Skeeta.

  2. On May 27, 2017 at 6:35 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    DO THE MATH: Here’s the rational analysis why 99% of current Bitcoin owners will never be able to sell Bitcoins for anything close to its imagined current value


    • On May 27, 2017 at 9:25 am,
      Big Al says:

      Never made sense to me Markedtofuture.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 10:23 am,
      b says:

      I skimmed it Mark.
      The same thing happens with PM shares too doesnt it?(or anything)
      People sell more than liquidity and the price drops.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm,
        Markedtofuture says:

        b..the Cabal loads up on the favorites. They loan shares to help with running the stops. All markets are manipulated. Physical in hand has no counter parties.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm,
          b says:

          Yupper, thats the one thing about phyzz I think is under mentioned.
          There is no need for this “to the moon” blaabber.

          No counter party risk is huge, thats what people should understand imo.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm,
          Big Al says:

          And guess why we buy; take possession; and, hold?

  3. On May 27, 2017 at 6:57 am,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Rick Rules smile say’s simply ” I am the cat who got the cream and I’m not giving it up.” DT

    • On May 27, 2017 at 9:25 am,
      Big Al says:

      Rick is not stupid and he works very hard.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm,
        JohnM says:

        Rule may not be stupid but I believe he fits into Nasseem Taleb’s category of Intelligent Yet Idiot.
        His off hand comments that manufacturing line people will have to learn how to become computer programmers strike me the same way that I’m sure French peasants felt about Marie Antoinette’s comment that if the peasants had no bread, then they should eat cake.

        And again, Fred addressed this better than I could so here is something Rule should read and consider. I try not lapse into rude comments that spring to mind whenever I run across Rule’s condescending prattle. https://fredoneverything.org/capitalism-and-the-minimum-wage-i-got-mine-screw-you/

        • On May 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Afternoon on John M,

          I think that, in a sense, Rick is correct. I say this because, eventually additional education will save the day!

          • On May 27, 2017 at 4:15 pm,
            Big Al says:

            P.S. and, you know what happened to Marie A?

          • On May 27, 2017 at 7:46 pm,
            JohnM says:

            Al, I understand the point on additional education. I just have a bee in my bonnet about how “simple” it would be to fix if the “private sector” was “freed”. Some sarcasm here.

            However, two quotes come to mind. One, “I know where I want to go but I can’t there from here”. Two, “Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.” from Clausewitz. I cite the Clausewitz quote because to me it also applies to the economic/job retraining issue.

            Retraining 40 year old and older truck drivers (for example since driverless long haul trucks are coming) for whatever technical job Rule has in mind is laughable.

            And this is just a small example. We have a tsunami of automation that will put millions of this class of people into very dire straits. These people, as a rule (pun intended), are not high IQ motivated individuals ripe for retraining in technical fields every 10 years or so. Heck, I don’t think a good chunk of the people in universities are either. If these kids coming out of university can’t make it and have to move into their parent’s basement, how is a forty year old laid off truck driver, burger flipper or factory worker going to deal with this? The automated out of work individual also gets to compete with the basement dwellers. Further more, these two groups will also get to compete with the higher end out of work technicians and professionals that have AI pushing into their fields.

            So, when Rule throws out (Lord knows he’s not the only one) simplistic platitudes (as I see it), I get riled. We have bigger problems (some addressed by Reed in his article). We are building a very large “herd” of people who have a very shaky stake in the system. And another quote comes to mind, “Beware the thundering herd”. Something Marie Antoinette learned first hand (or head).

            The system as it is and as it is evolving “profits” an increasingly smaller segment of the population. The private sector “label” runs from crony capitalists, the military industrial complex all the way down to the local store owner or independent tradespersons. So, some of the private sector may show the way but an increasingly large part of the “private sector” is becoming wedded to the government sector. This is fascist, pure and simple. This group is happy the way the things are going. And the financial/credit system seems to funnel things in only one direction (small exaggeration). Perhaps the system’s profiteers need a little religion.

            Sorry about running on so long.

          • On May 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm,
            Mike says:

            Although there is no link to reply below his comment, I think JohnM gets to the heart of the issue in that there will be a great dislocation (actually, it is already happening) in the job market due to the lack of qualified workers for the automated economy.

            There is already a growing failure to increase the graduation of students in STEM fields and the gap is widening: https://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/2015/06/29/the-us-news-raytheon-stem-index-shows-gender-and-racial-gaps-widening-in-stem-fields

            The corporate response is simply to increase the number of H1b visas and import the workforce needed from overseas. How does this help the workers in this country whose jobs are being eliminated by automation and now find no one is interested in their skills or abilities?

            The whole question also ignores that there is likely a large segment of the population who have no aptitude for a STEM career. What about everyone else who fails utterly in math and engineering?

            Warren Buffett famously said that we’ll have to pack these people off to Afghanistan: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-08/some-people-just-dont-fit-economy-buffett-explains-we-send-them-afghanistan

            Others suggest that governments will simply have to provide a living wage to their citizens: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/18/elon-musk-says-robots-will-push-us-to-a-universal-basic-income-heres-how-it-would-work.html

            Of the two, I prefer the latter approach … as it’s at least more humane.

  4. On May 27, 2017 at 6:58 am,
    Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

    Thanks very much Markedforfuture. A sell-off of just 100,000 bitcoins equating to BTC price dropping to below zero says it all. Cryptos may well represent the future, but Bitcoin is neither for wealth preservation, nor due to its lack of fungibility is it even an investment. For the vast majority as makes no difference bitcoin is modern-day tulip mania.
    Thanks as always Cory and your team.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 8:06 am,
      silverbug dave says:

      Yeah but don’t you wish…? I recall Berwick or someone else on Kerry Lutz’s show pushing it at $5 to $7. Now it is what? $2000?

      • On May 27, 2017 at 10:31 am,
        b says:

        Keiser was pumping bitcoin at $2 so much I stopped going to the “bc pump site”.
        He mighta got silver/gold wrong but he sure got bitcoin.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 9:29 am,
      Big Al says:

      Do you ever feel that there are a group of folks out there who are truly taking advantage of unthinking gold bugs who want to believe those who say what they want to hear.

      I can give you example upon example upon example.

      Notice the people who are not on our site.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm,
        Matthew says:

        That’s true of any market, Al. There are always willing suckers.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Don’t I know that Matthew. I just have a problem with taking advantage of ignorance.

          • On May 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm,
            b says:

            odd Al.
            Who do you take cash from when you sell a stock?
            How do we win?
            We win because we know something the other person doesnt, ignorance no?

  5. On May 27, 2017 at 7:01 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    BITCOIN WARNING: When you want out, you won’t be able to sell

    Read more at http://healthrangerreport.com/bitcoin-warning-when-you-want-out-you-wont-be-able-to-sell#MKEzPASLcOTtXeJG.99

    • On May 27, 2017 at 7:22 am,
      Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

      So what if Bitcoin goes to £10k or higher? And beware Bix Weir who cannot get passed his delirium over it.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 7:41 am,
        Markedtofuture says:

        Andrew, a troubling point in that audio, was the probabilty of central banks with large BTC holdings. Nice way to crash & burn it, without being prone to cyber attacks.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 9:32 am,
          Big Al says:

          Markedtofuture, “central banks with large bit coin holdings”?

          • On May 27, 2017 at 10:36 am,
            b says:

            Ive read the same thing, why shouldnt CBs own bitcoin? it costs them nothing.
            No idea if its true,but its more believable than aliens.

          • On May 28, 2017 at 7:00 am,
            Markedtofuture says:

            Big Al, the CB’s are buying up the markets. The swiss own quite a bit of AAPL. Chris Martenson’s on USA watchdog starts as follows:

            Resource analyst and futurist Chris Martenson says, “I’d rather look stupid now than look stupid later.” Martenson thinks the stock market rise since the last crash is mostly manufactured by central banks. Martenson explains, “What in the heck is going on is real simple. We have central banks who have now taken over everything in the markets. Let’s be clear, markets go up when they are really well supplied with liquidity. We have $200 billion or more a month coming into these markets . . . these central banks are dumping $200 billion, sometimes as much as $250 billion a month into the markets.”


      • On May 27, 2017 at 9:31 am,
        Big Al says:

        Andrew, I believe that you are a very intelligent man and I do respect that. As I commented above beware those who are spooning out the pablum that you want to eat.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 10:23 am,
          Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

          Snake oil salesman Al

  6. On May 27, 2017 at 7:07 am,
    Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

    The knock-down price of precious metals is the criminal giveaway. See John Embry


    • On May 27, 2017 at 8:07 am,
      silverbug dave says:

      Pessimism porno?

  7. On May 27, 2017 at 7:23 am,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Rick Rule, if the young people don’t owe the old people a living then maybe we should just get rid of the old people. That would certainly solve the old age entitlement problems. Maybe we should redefine that to mean anyone with grey hair or bald spots, LOL! DT

    • On May 27, 2017 at 7:33 am,
      Dick Tracy says:

      As a further comment on that situation maybe humans are redundant because if you look down the road it is the machines that are solving our problems and they don’t need any of our solutions. Got a problem with cheap Chinese labor just build more robotic machinery, and when it is obsolete it will rebuild itself into a more efficient machine. But wait a minute the machines are bound to realize they don’t need creature comforts like humans so where does that leave us, and the machines will only need better power supplies. I don’t buy into the camp that believes we can program machines to be our slaves, we have already lost that ability. DT

      • On May 27, 2017 at 8:20 am,
        Excelsior says:

        I, Robot – Official Trailer


        • On May 27, 2017 at 9:44 am,
          Big Al says:

          Thanks Excelsior, I decided to watch I Robot tonight. I did read the book years ago and really enjoyed it.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 10:33 am,
            Excelsior says:

            I finds man relationship with technology a fascinating subject.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 8:37 am,
        GH says:

        Or try ‘Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ season 4.


        I know, comic books, kid stuff. But Joss Whedon is a master, and he does a good job on this theme.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 9:19 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          I love comics…………..just bought some Canadian maple leafs with SUPERMAN logo , at a discount this week…………. 🙂

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:46 am,
            Big Al says:

            How much of a discount, Jerry?

          • On May 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            $19 ….no freight, ……apmex was $20.40 plus fgt……and the dealers around here are $2.50-$3.00 over spot most of the time.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 1:59 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            These were purchased for the hobby side and not recommended for bulk purchases….jmo

      • On May 27, 2017 at 9:37 am,
        Big Al says:

        How do you feel about the concept of humans being redundant?

        • On May 27, 2017 at 10:42 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Big Al there are some humans that feels that way, and concerns that AI or intelligent robot/androids may come to that conclusion.

          Then there are folks that believe humans will evolve with machines/chemistry/advanced learning into some new form of neo-human. The Transhumanism movement is very controversial and polarizing but it is something we’ll need to face in our lifetimes, and we are already facing it.

          There are also humans that believe fellow humans should spread out and populate the solar system and then galaxy to seed multiple human civilizations.

          The planet is sure “peopling” quite a bit and population is exploding day after day. All these souls came down and bought tickets to this particular period of time in the human story, so at least we have a “full house” so to speak, for whatever is coming next.

          The future may deem humans as redundant (as you asked), but for now, despite their shortcomings, most humans seem like exactly what the Earth ordered. Sure, we all have room for improvement as caretakers of the planet we find ourselves on, but I haven’t given up on human ingenuity yet.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 11:10 am,
            Big Al says:

            Thanks Excelsior, many opinions and many sides to this story.

            Thanks, my friend.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 4:22 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Nor have I Excelsior. I seem to be the constant optimist as I believe that Trump will prove to be a great president. That is almost the epitome of optimism at this point.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            I appreciate your optimism Big Al. The world needs more of it.

            Wishing you and your family prosperity and a relaxing long weekend.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 9:36 am,
      Big Al says:

      To say that young people don’t owe the old people anything may be true in some cases, but thank God not in mine.

      Dick, from what I know about you, I believe that you don’t fall into the category of folks who were not responsible parents. Am I correct?

  8. On May 27, 2017 at 7:45 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI DEAD: President Carter’s national security adviser was 89

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Poland-born national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter who was best known for his rigid anti-Soviet views, has died at the age of 89. His daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, confirmed his death on Twitter Friday night.


    • On May 27, 2017 at 8:03 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Most average citizens of the US will never under that Brzezinski was VERY influential in the policies of this country, not just under Carter, but with the Clintons, and in particular with the Obama administration.

      It is from his influence behind the scenes that dredged up so much anti-soviet sentiment. I warned people of that back in 2008 and 2012, when Obama was elected, that Brzezinski was going to twist his cabinets mind against Russia again, and that before Obama left that Russia would once again be the “bad guys” in this global charade that they parade in front of the people.

      Not only was he plugged into the actual cabinets and presidents for council, but he was very close with David Rockefeller, and George Soros, and that whole crusty crew of globalist old creeps that have been trying to force their will on the world for decades. All of their freaky little clubs like The Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the Bohemian grove wackos, and even the UN are their grooming grounds to morph more globalist thinking.

      With Rockefeller dead, and Brzezinski now dead, and Soros on his last moments, we’ll need to see what their students and followers do with Globalism on a move forward basis. I’m glad that before they passed they got to see chinks in their armor and things starting to unravel with Brexit, Trump, a shakeup in France that gained strength, and the EU starting to wobble and come unhinged.

      Another one bites the dust……

      • On May 27, 2017 at 8:08 am,
        Excelsior says:

        NWO Globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski States it’s Easier to Kill than to Control Us
        Does someone consider us only as slaves? Are they keeping us under control?

        By Kuma – Oct 6, 2016


        • On May 27, 2017 at 8:09 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Zbigniew Brzezinski: Evil Spirit of 5 US Presidents – And Biggest Threat to World Peace
          Posted: February 11, 2010


          • On May 27, 2017 at 8:11 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Brzezinski: America, Russia & the New World Order


          • On May 27, 2017 at 8:15 am,
            Excelsior says:

            So now think about what we witnessed at the end of Obama’s presidency where all the tensions with Russia surfaces, and Crimea was revisited, and all the unfounded criticism of Russia surfaced during the campaigns.

            Pretty convenient eh?

            Now what is the big scandal with the Elections all about? (Russians).

            It’s so funny watching people get swept into the vary narrative that these globalist orchestrated, and one has to give them credit for being effective….. All half the country wants to do is talk about how the “bad guys” Russians hacked the elections. Pretty effective propaganda, 1/2 the country now distrusts Russia again.

            At least Brzezinski is off the planet now. Ding dong the witch is dead…..

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:23 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Or at least one witch is dead…….

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:30 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Yep there are a few more to go, but it is a moot point, as they’ve spawned whole covens of new globalist witches. Look at the EU, they can’t be removed from their bureaucratic entrenched positions once they get IN the melting pot….just like they wanted it.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:53 am,
            Big Al says:

            Thanks Excelsior, I will start reading NWO Observer.

            Do you have any comments regarding it?

          • On May 27, 2017 at 10:27 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Big Al. No comments on it, it was just one of the first 6 articles that popped up when I searched for “Brezinski Russia Globalist”.

            In the past I’ve read about 100 articles about him, but blew most of them off my computer when I purged out the riff-raff. It really didn’t matter to me which one’s I picked, as the story is the same. I did read them over quickly before posting them to make sure there was valuable content in them for someone new to the story.

            Big Al – Honestly, I spent about several decades of my life chasing the wormholes of the shadow government, ties to bankers, world religions, secret societies, etc… I’ve been tied in and associated with a number of folks in secret societies, and many years ago I felt the need to wake everyone up or expose them or thwart these organizations in some way. I have friends that orchestrate protests for all kinds of radical groups and conservative groups all marching on the world trying to get everyone to switch to their reality and rose-colored glasses view of how the world should be. All of that means very little to me these days…

            It is clear to me now that giving those people and topics so much thought, energy, and time in my life was all the wrong approach. It was actually draining my life rather than enriching it. People are drawn to Yin as much as the Yang.

            I wouldn’t recommend to anyone to start reading the NWO Observer or any such publication, because it means investing more time/energy/thought/vitality into the things about life that you can’t change and it makes them stronger in your life.

            Personally, I choose to invest my time/energy/thought into various areas that may enrich my life or the lives around me. I make mistakes and screw up every day, but my focus is on finding opportunity, love, adventure, inspiration, creativity, spirituality, health, and peace.

            Focusing too much on global or national politics or the nefarious things going on in the world, derails my best energy to invest into the present moment. Life’s too short.

            So if I read, I’d rather focus on something enriching.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 10:52 am,
            b says:

            As far as Im concerned Ex those are your best postings to date.
            Well said.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 11:05 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Thanks b.

          • On May 28, 2017 at 5:04 pm,
            Mike says:

            Excelsior, I fully understand how you feel and can relate to much of what you say about looking into rabbit holes of “conspiracy” and such (having devoted way too many hours on this as well).

            My only thought is that the pursuit of truth makes it worth the effort to understand the world around us… and, to the extent that we can, understand the truth. And, in doing so, we become more prudent with our decisions (or at least we better the odds for doing so).

            On this Memorial Day weekend, where we are encouraged to remember the sacrifice of the many who gave their all … do we also remember that the circumstances that led to many being sent were not as represented? (Does anyone remember George W. Bush making jokes about not finding the weapons of mass destruction that were used as a pretext for war?). There is great honor for those who make the sacrifice and they are eminently worthy of such … but, there is a balance that comes with the knowledge that they were also called to this by deception and falsehoods.

            The twice decorated Medal of Honor recipient, Smedley Butler wrote a book about this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket

            I think there is wisdom that comes from understanding … and a basis for this is to know the truth.

            In the words of Solomon in Proverbs 23:23 “Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding”.

            And, of course, the promise of Jesus in John 8:32 “The truth shall make you free”.

            Words to live by, I think.

          • On May 29, 2017 at 7:44 am,
            Excelsior says:

            +1 Mike. Very good thoughts indeed.

            Yes, there is something that happens in the process of seeking “Truth” that is very transformative and does help us “become more prudent with our decisions.” There are many people, however, that tend to dwell there to excess, and not move forward in their daily lives as a result. All excess leads to decay.

            As you mentioned, when recognizing the men & women that gave their lives serving their country, they did so at the call of duty. Unfortunately, some were sent on missions by the country and administrations that had less truth behind their motives, and I agree that “War is a Racket”. Regardless they paid the ultimate sacrifice, and should be honored for their service to others.

            A wise friend of mine, is very focused on keeping one’s consciousness centered in the Present Moment, (because when else is there?). He reminds me, from time to time, that it’s fine to plan for the future to set your sails to the wind, or look back though history or reflect on lessons learned, but it’s not OK to “stare” at the past.

            Some people spend so long “staring” into past events or dwelling on past emotions that they become transfixed there in their minds, and bring this reality in the present, robbing them of the authentic moment that was playing out in front of them.

            Ever Upward!

          • On May 29, 2017 at 8:50 am,
            Excelsior says:

            It’s synergistic that after tuning into this discussion, and switching to another investing blog that an article was posted discussing how Life is Short and we should live in the moment. 🙂


            Life is Short

            It’s ironical that it often takes us a lifetime to learn to live in the moment.

            We seem to think that we’ll live forever. We spend time and money as though we’ll always be here. We buy stuff as though it matters and is worth the debt and stress of attachment. We put off “living happily ever after” for another year, because we assume we have another year. We don’t tell the ones we love how much we love them often enough because we assume there’s always tomorrow.

            But as Paul Graham writes in his beautiful article, life is short, and thus…

            “The usual way to avoid being taken by surprise by something is to be consciously aware of it. Back when life was more precarious, people used to be aware of death to a degree that would now seem a bit morbid. I’m not sure why, but it doesn’t seem the right answer to be constantly reminding oneself of the grim reaper hovering at everyone’s shoulder. Perhaps a better solution is to look at the problem from the other end. Cultivate a habit of impatience about the things you most want to do. Don’t wait before climbing that mountain or writing that book or visiting your mother. You don’t need to be constantly reminding yourself why you shouldn’t wait. Just don’t wait.”


      • On May 27, 2017 at 8:25 am,
        Dick Tracy says:

        Ex, ever since The Russian Revolution in 1917, millions of reasonable American citizens have thought that a Red Revolution might begin in The United States the next month or next week and they were less concerned with making the world safe for democracy than with making America safe for themselves.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 8:31 am,
          Dick Tracy says:

          I doubt if your country will ever get rid of the notion that behind every unpopular movement there is a bearded rascal from Eastern Europe with a money bag in one hand and now a computer virus in the other.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 8:46 am,
            Dick Tracy says:

            The culprit behind the red scare is whoever needs a bogeyman to promote their position at any given moment, it could be the capitalist looking to discredit a union or a politician using the media to destroy their opposition. The American public must understand this fallacy that has undermined their country.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:10 am,
            GH says:

            I think the history is darker and more convoluted than you may realize, DT.

            It is said, and I believe it is true, that the Bolsheviks were aided by western finance. Why? This is speculation, but since Brzezinski is in the news, his Great Chessboard, and the need to keep a great power from arising in Eurasia. Also, the long game: thesis, antithesis, synthesis.

            Yuri Bezmenov’s comments on the process of ‘ideological subversion’ and ‘demoralization’ are enlightening whether one buys it all or not:


            Not that I disagree with you completely. I do think the ‘red scare’ was used to keep the herd bewildered and afraid, so it could be pushed in the desired direction. Just like the ‘terrorism scare’. And I don’t necessarily agree with Bezmenov completely either, if his message was that the Soviets were/are the ones driving the process. The USSR, in my opinion, was just another tool/tactic of those at the top of the pyramid.

            Tell me this great Bezmenov quote does not ring true:

            “As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter any more. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him, even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures, even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him concentration camps, he will refuse to believe it, until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom, when a military boot crushes his balls, then he will understand, but not before that. Thats the tragic of the situation of demoralization.”
            – Yuri Bezmenov, KGB-Überläufer 1984

            Looks to me like the process he spoke of is in full swing in the Western, so-called ‘Free’, World.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:17 am,
            GH says:

            Along the lines of thesis, antithesis, synthesis, Norman Dodd’s account of the findings of the Reece Committee’s investigation of tax exempt foundations is a must watch, imo:


          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:28 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Dick Tracy, many of the “Walls” between Russian and the USA (that continued on longer than they needed to from WWII all the way into the late 70’s) had these Globalists behind the Charade or Play that they presented to the public. When they own most of the major news outlets and media then they “program” into people’s minds the reality they want to tune into. It’s very effective because the sheeple believe what they are told.

            Brzezinski was one of the architects of the Russian/US conflict and he amped it up big time during Carter, but during the Regan years when he was saying “Tear down that wall” to the USSR, it was still part of the Global Play for the public, but it was the cue to make the Russians our “friends” and the new “Bad Guys” were the Middle East with the Iran/Contra affair, and all the CIA ops in the Middle East.

            If you remember in the 80’s all these moves came about like 2010 (the follow up to 2001 ) where the Russians were are friends in space, or Ruskies, or Hunt for Red October, etc… This continued on in the 1990’s & early 200’s Sci Fi genre in series like Star Gate where the US & Russian were working together, or in military films where the US and Russia shared intelligence and were reluctantly working together, but healing old wounds.

            When Obama came into the office and Brzezinski came back into the picture as one of his advisers, I got into some heated debates with friends and family where I mentioned, “give us a few years and the Russians will suddenly be bad guys” and btw “race relations will get far worse….not better.”

            Everyone laughed and scoffed at these ideas in 2008. “Come on’ , the Cold War is over, and the Russians are our friends now.” or “This will heal the race relations in our country.”

            Well……. As Obama’s first term turned into his second term….. Race relations are worse than I ever remember them in several decades, and once again the Russians are the bad guy.

            Sorry, but I don’t buy into any garbage in the main stream or supposedly “Alternative” media. If people can’t figure out that these world events are scripted from a higher vantage point, and that it is a large distraction, designed to illicit the response from the masses, then the world deserves the governments it gets.

            The world leaders like Carter, Reagan, both Bushes, the Clintons, the Obamas, Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, Theresa May, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, and on and on… are part of these globalist clubs, but they are merely the PR mouthpieces for the deep state. It is their cabinets and all the worker bees that are entrenched in the globalist mindset (sometimes knowingly and often out of sheer programming and conditioning).

            The vast majority of the narratives we’ve see in Global politics are nothing more than a farce, and yet people endlessly debate the figure head PR mouthpieces (as if they mattered) or actually think their “Vote” or “protest” or “lobbying” is going to make a damn bit of difference. Here’s a clue….. It won’t.

            Like the great George Carlin said….

            “It’s a Big F*ck!ng Club and You are NOT part of it….. and they don’t care about You.”

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:33 am,
            GH says:

            I’m gonna have to give you not only an ‘Amen’ but also a ‘Hallelujah!’ Excelsior 😉

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:40 am,
            Excelsior says:

            (lol) thanks GH. I’ll stop ranting now.

            I’m just so TIRED of the Russian narrative (from both sides of the isle), and if people knew their history, they’d realize it was puppet-masters like Rockefeller, Soros, and Brzezinski and their network of cronies (like the McCains and Grahms) that have orchestrated the public opinion for years through news & media & fake protests. Then the sheeple see it over and over and start believing it and become activists for false flag narrative.

            If people would just tune out the charade of politics on the TV and internet, and go outside and have a cookout with their neighbors, or volunteer to help people in their community, or do something positive that is the way to take the power away from these jackals. Just quit paying attention to them and quit giving them any thought, and focus on your immediate scope of influence to try to make a positive difference. Love you neighbor…..

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:51 am,
            GH says:

            Most frustrating is that expressing an intelligent view that is the product of much study and consideration, like yours above Excelsior, makes one ‘persona non grata’ with the large majority of Americans.

            “When the taste for physical gratifications among them has grown more rapidly than their education . . . the time will come when men are carried away and lose all self-restraint . . . . It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the rights they enjoy; they themselves willingly loosen their hold. . . . they neglect their chief business which is to remain their own masters.”
            ~Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Volume 2

            “Tyranny in democratic republics…ignores the body and goes straight for the soul. The master no longer says: You will think as I do or die. He says: You are free not to think as I do. You may keep your life, your property, and everything else. But from this day forth you shall be as a stranger among us. You will retain your civic privileges, but they will be of no use to you. For if you seek the votes of your fellow citizens, they will withhold them, and if you seek only their esteem, they will feign to refuse even that. You will remain among men, but you will forfeit your rights to humanity. When you approach your fellow creatures, they will shun you as one who is impure. And even those who believe in your innocence will abandon you, lest they, too, be shunned in turn. Go in peace, I will not take your life, but the life I leave you with is worse than death.”
            ~Alexis de Tocqueville

            “I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.”
            ~Alexis de Tocqueville

          • On May 27, 2017 at 9:56 am,
            Big Al says:

            That does seem to be the case, Dick.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 10:06 am,
            Excelsior says:

            GH – Great Tocqueville quotes. Much appreciated.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 11:39 am,
            Matthew says:

            Re: “Most frustrating is that expressing an intelligent view that is the product of much study and consideration, like yours above Excelsior, makes one ‘persona non grata’ with the large majority of Americans.” — GH

            The willful, blissful ignorance of the majority is why the herd is always wrong and, as Rick Rule would say, you’re either a contrarian or you’re a victim. That applies to just about everything, not just investing.

          • On May 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm,
            BDC says:

            Bezmenov was likely deployed to engender anti-Russian thinking. Nothing he mentioned was then or is now new, and some of it was misleading. It takes multiple generations for a great nation to be so destroyed!

        • On May 27, 2017 at 9:55 am,
          Big Al says:

          That is a very good point Dick.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm,
            Big Al says:

            If people would just tune out the charade of politics on the TV and internet, and go outside and have a cookout with their neighbors, or volunteer to help people in their community, or do something positive that is the way to take the power away from these jackals. Just quit paying attention to them and quit giving them any thought, and focus on your immediate scope of influence to try to make a positive difference. Love you neighbor….. is , as you know, right out of my playbook.

            The Alexis quotes are spot on! Thanks for bringing them back to our minds.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 11:15 am,
          Big Al says:

          Excelsior, I agree with you and applaud you for your decision to manage you time in that way. I too have done a bit of that just recently as was witnessed in today’s KER Politics. Now, my passion is to concentrate on making the world a better place for all of us as much as I can.

          God bless you for your approach.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 11:34 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Thanks Big Al. I love ya man, and appreciate your “passion is to concentrate on making the world a better place for all of us as much as I can.”

            There is no more noble quest. Peace be with you sir.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 8:46 am,
        Markedtofuture says:

        With Rockefeller dead, and Brzezinski now dead, and Soros on his last moments, we’ll need to see what their students and followers do with Globalism on a move forward basis. I’m glad that before they passed they got to see chinks in their armor and things starting to unravel with Brexit, Trump, a shakeup in France that gained strength, and the EU starting to wobble and come unhinged.

        Another one bites the dust……

        Ex…MSNBC’s morning Joe crew lost a chink in their guest armor… his daughter stays busy bashing Trump and flying around southern France. The CFR is well reprensented on the show. Mika Brzezinski Quietly Divorced Jim Hoffer, Husband of 22 Years last year and is now engaged to Joe.

        Fox News host Sean Hannity responded to a Friday morning attack from “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, mocking the MSNBC rival’s ratings and relationship with his co-anchor and fiancee Mika Brzezinski.

        “LOL, Joe and Mika are so cute together. Do they hold hands under the desk?” Hannity told Mediaite via email. “That would be the only reason to watch the low rated daily emotional breakdowns they have.”

        Earlier on Friday, Scarborough bashed the Fox News host for continuing to trumpet conspiracy theories about former Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich, who was murdered in Washington, D.C., last summer and has been the centerpiece of unsubstantiated reports tying him to WikiLeaks — which Rich’s family has repeatedly repudiated.


        • On May 27, 2017 at 9:34 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Agreed Markedtofuture. Mika is just continuing her daddy’s work. Hannity is a mixed bag as well, but when he calls people out, they come out of the woodwork to squash and discredit him. Same with Rush, Glen Beck, or Mark Levine. They are tools, but are all intelligent guys and occasionally point out glaring hypocrisies, but are immediately tossed into the “loonie bin” by the lame stream media, and the sheeple form their opinions as such.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Thanks Excelsior, ‘And with your Spirit”!

      • On May 27, 2017 at 8:49 am,
        GH says:

        Good riddance! And good history lesson, Ex.

        Unfortunately, younger, equally vile replacements for he and his boss are a given. Or we could dream, and hope the contenders will do each other in.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 9:50 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Yes, agreed GH. They have their younger replacements in toe, but none have the legendary mithos of their “Founding Fathers” like Rockefeller, Brzezinski, and Soros.

          One can only hope they fracture into splinter groups and stay busy tearing each other apart.

          Personally, I’ll give the charade of National or Global politics precious little of my time for consideration, except for how it may impact my investments. Individual liberties are going bye bye and the masses are eager to usher in their new world vision.

          I’ve decided to put my focus into my family, friends, peers, and local community to make as positive of an impact as we can and touch the lives of the people in our immediate circles. We can live our lives as the Candle or the Mirror.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 10:39 am,
            GH says:

            Absolutely Ex. I believe one needs to understand the dark side for self-defense (as it touches everything, including food, health, education, and entertainment). But it’s much better to focus on the light.

            Best to all on your long weekend. And since it’s Memorial Day, I hope we all remember the sacrifices of all those who, rightly or wrongly, believed they were fighting for our Constitutional freedoms. I also hope many will ponder how we got to the point that in spite of the sacrifices of loved ones, the Constitution is now treated like a quaint relic by our ‘leaders’ and many supposed patriots.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 11:19 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Agreed GH. One must know and understand both the dark and light are part of the whole, but choose to focus on the light. That is subjective for each person though.

            GH – Great thoughts going into Memorial Day weekend. Cheers!

          • On May 29, 2017 at 8:44 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Ray Dalio’s Decision Making Process

            Ray Dalio is an American investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist, and is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. He runs Bridgewater according to 210 principles that he’s collected in a manual for his employees, which you can download from here.

            In his recent post, Tren Griffin of 25iq captures the essence of Dalio’s decision making process, and also draws similarity with the process used by Charlie Munger…

            Dalio starts with a rational analysis of the information he has and from that he forms a hypothesis. He then exposes that hypothesis to thoughtful people with alternative points of view and methods of analysis who may disagree with him and then he wants a radically transparent “back and forth” discussion. As part of that process he wants to deeply understand the reasoning of any thoughtful opposing views.

            Only after he has understood these alternative points of view does Dalio believe he is in a position to reject or accept the alternative ideas and make a decision. Dalio’s approach is quite similar to Charlie Munger’s approach: “I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.”


      • On May 27, 2017 at 9:12 am,
        Chartster says:

        Exactly, Excelsior! I agree completely.

        And Trump is about to blow the dam of the swamp!
        Great article!


        • On May 27, 2017 at 9:55 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Chartster – I truly hope so, but you know where hope gets us… 🙂

          So far, I haven’t been overly impressed with Trump draining the swamp, and if anything he just brought in a few different kind of inhabitants for the swamp.

          Corruption and scheming has been part of humanity since we lived in small tribes that attacked their chiefs or took advantage of other tribes or had a coup. It was no different in Greece, or Rome, or Sumeria, or China, or with the Incas, or Aztecs, or Feudal Society.

          The SWAMP will always be a part of the picture.

          All we can do is learn to love one another with the hand we are dealt, and find the passion and innovation in life to try to make the lives of those around us a better place.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 4:36 pm,
          Big Al says:

          It is critical that one understands and acknowledges all sides!

        • On May 27, 2017 at 6:22 pm,
          CFS says:

          Draining the swamp…..old-fashioned way:

      • On May 27, 2017 at 9:49 am,
        Big Al says:

        Excelsior, I personally believe that the future of globalism is in the hands of the current administration. If it fails, the globalists win.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 9:52 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Big Al – You are more optimistic about our odds of stopping the machine that has been built over the last century or two than I am then. For all of our sakes, I hope you are right.

          • On May 27, 2017 at 11:30 am,
            Excelsior says:

            I believe the answer lies in an awakening amongst the masses, and that will be spread from person to person, as they experience the light within (to become en-light-ened), and this spreads through networks of individual neurons that eventually change the thought forms. Thoughts shape beliefs, that shape attitudes, that shape actions that shape results that become our lifestyle. “Life is what you live and style is how you life it.”

            Expecting a person or an administration or any other group to save our rear-ends puts us in a position of weakness as victims waiting for some force to rescue us. We have to save ourselves and take personal accountability. As Gandhi advised we should strive to “be the change we want to see in the world.”

          • On May 27, 2017 at 3:31 pm,
            DC says:


          • On May 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm,
            CFS says:

            “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.”

            Mark Twain

          • On May 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm,
            Big Al says:

            As do I, Excelsior!

    • On May 27, 2017 at 9:47 am,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Mardedtofuture.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 4:41 pm,
        Big Al says:

        CFS, Mark Twain was much wiser than he indicated in some of his novel. Although he did certainly show wisdom in the way Tom coerced Huck to paint the fence.

        • On May 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm,
          Wayne says:

          Twain was a monster.

          “Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth was so virulently atheistic that it couldn’t be published until fifty years after his death. And in Huckleberry Finn, Twain blames Christianity and Christians for American slavery, when in fact the Bible, although it recognizes slavery as a universal institution of the ancient world, hedges it with restrictions and, in the end, provides no justification for it at all. Those who, like me, laughed heartily while reading Huckleberry Finn, might have done well to read with some awareness of its sub-text.”

          • On May 28, 2017 at 12:28 pm,
            Wayne says:

            Above quote from Chalcedon.edu

          • On May 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm,
            b says:

            In Solomon Northups memoir,1853, he had christians using the bible to justify their slavery.

          • On May 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm,
            b says:

            Just looked,slavery ended 1865, Mark Twain was born in 1835 died in 1910 he lived in Florida and Missouri, slave states, maybe a persons opinion that actually saw what he was talking about should not be discarded so quickly.

            Just sayin.

          • On May 29, 2017 at 8:38 am,
            Big Al says:

            I think that he was a pretty good example of the Philosophy of the South at that time.

  9. On May 27, 2017 at 7:48 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Hillary Clinton uses commencement address to attack Trump

    She forgot a few facts in her speech.


    • On May 27, 2017 at 9:27 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Witch no. 1…………

    • On May 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm,
      CFS says:

      It is worth noting that HRC was President of the Young Republicans when at Wellesley College. It was only after marriage to Bill, and she found out how much graft and corruption could be achieved as a Democrat that she changed party allegiance.
      (Please note. I am not saying Republicans are not corrupt; many are.)

      • On May 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm,
        Big Al says:

        CFS, boy do I feel stupid as I did not know that!

      • On May 28, 2017 at 12:05 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        It amazes me that people do not connect the dots and see all the corruption surrounding the CLINTONs ……Somebody pays for every bit of corruption they have done., every tax payer in the USof A pays for their corruption.

        • On May 29, 2017 at 8:51 am,
          Big Al says:

          Jerry, She was the exact reason that I was such an ardent supporter of Trump.

          • On May 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            ditto………PUT HER IN JAIL>>>>>>>>>

          • On May 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            On second thought….Jail would be to good for her.. she would just continue her Foundation in prison……….

    • On May 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm,
      Big Al says:

      She is similar to a character in “East of Eden” by Steinbeck whose name was either Cathy or Kate depending on where the reader was in the book.

      • On May 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm,
        Wayne says:

        “John Steinbeck’s prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath is a long, drawn-out cry of despair and hopelessness-just what we might expect from a man who hated Christianity and got in trouble, as a college student, for disrupting chapel services with loud outbursts of blasphemy and cursing.” – from Chalcedon.edu

  10. On May 27, 2017 at 9:17 am,
    CFS says:

    Re: Segment 5:
    The problem with the European vacations is that while they may be better psychologically for a break, they also desire a higher financial income, which has led to excessive debt, and excessive governments benefits, which will eventually destroy both their personal lives and the economy of their countries.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Which, in the end, is the lesser of two evils CFS?

  11. On May 27, 2017 at 9:40 am,
    CFS says:

    Re: Segment 8:
    Does Dr. Huber understand the concept of asymmetrical warfare?
    Has he actually read the Koran? How often does it advocate forgiveness or love? I simply do not understand the use of Christian moral values or Judeo-Christian ethics to explain the behavior of Islamists.
    There is a big difference between an assimilated Muslim living in “Western” society and one steeped in Islamic culture, where the accepted punishment for apostasy is death; where the punishment for theft is the severance of a hand.
    Can Dr. Huber explain the war between Sunnis and Shiias by “conventional” logic?

    Finally, it is my understanding that the Manchester terrorist, Abedi, called his parents, not to apologize for doing “something wrong”, but for the problems he knew his actions would inflict on his parents.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 10:37 am,
        CFS says:

        The real error of a Government is to be more concerned about being “politically correct” than the safety of its citizens.
        The real error is to think “Why can’t we just all get along”, when you “know” there is a clash of moral values and ethics; an asymmetry of acceptable beliefs. If Europe does not wake up, it will cease to exist as we know it, and will the U.S. suffer than same fate more than a couple of generations behind it?
        I invite you to live for a few weeks in any of the English cities under Sharia law and see if you still believe Islam is a harmless religion.
        The real error is to believe all religions should be treated as equally acceptable, just because you were raised in a religion/society that believes in tolerance.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Thanks CFS, I did not realize that the number was that high.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm,
      Big Al says:

      By the way, Dr. Huber will be back on the radio with us next week discussing the work he is doing in aiding veterans.

      I will make it a point to ask him your questions.

  12. On May 27, 2017 at 9:42 am,
    Ebolan says:

    She had twins at 60????

    • On May 27, 2017 at 4:54 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Kind of amazing huh, Eddie!

      • On May 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        More like kinda insane.

        Sorry, not trying to be rude, but if I’m totally honest that is what I’d have to say.

  13. On May 27, 2017 at 10:24 am,
    Silverdollar says:

    Please relate to Dr. Birnbaum that Clinton was impeached! The Senate didn’t convict him. By being so deeply involved in the Trump saga, she gives her profession a bod name. I disagree with most of what she says.
    For me, I’m ashamed for trump’s actions in his recent European trip. He certainly isn’t representing me as he powers his way through and over civilized people. His level of narcissism and ego gratification sickens me. Understand it’s his mannerisms I can’t handle; his positions are another thing entirely. I simply can’t get past his crude social skills. Enough said. jmo
    Dr. Huber provided an interesting discussion. Have him again if you can.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 4:57 pm,
      Big Al says:

      His social skills are rather amazing aren’t they.

  14. On May 27, 2017 at 10:58 am,
    David says:

    Segment 8 – Big Al – you ask, “what gets them in the mindset that they think thats OK?” Well actually, it is very easy to understand, just ask yourself: If the tables were turned, and a middle east military power wipes out your family; and they shrug their shoulders and say, “gosh, were sorry, collateral damage”. What would YOU do if you were in your twenties or thirties? Would you be inclined to just say – “yea, you know I’m happy to turn the other cheek and I agree – collateral damage happens!” Or would you be inclined to take action?

    Al – perhaps it is time more enlightened people ask if we (westerners) are exacerbating the situation and creating a more volitle climate for hatred to flourish. After 20 years of killing mid east families, are you really surprised that blowback is a real outcome of failed policies?

    I do appreciate your courage to bring a knowledgeable person on your show and to deal with this subject.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 11:05 am,
      Ebolan says:

      Our rulers know exactly what they are doing.

      They are creating chaos and committing mass murder there on purpose to destabilize the entire region.

      Then of course they important those from the region in to the western countries to destroy the middle class and culture of the West.

      It’s all in our rulers evil plan.

      Oh, and your tax dollars fund it all. You get to pay for the destruction of others and of course your own destruction.

      What more do you need to know before you realize your rulers are pure evil?

      • On May 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm,
        Big Al says:


        Have I ever said that there is nothing wrong with our government?

      • On May 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm,
        CFS says:

        The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness…

        The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.

        The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

        Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

      • On May 27, 2017 at 5:32 pm,
        CFS says:

        “The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickled down. Put it uphill and let it go and it will reach the driest little spot.

        But he didn’t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night anyhow. But it will at least have passed through some poor fellow’s hands.

        They saved the big banks, but the little ones went up the flue.”

        Will Rogers, 5 December 1932

        Our leaders studied no history, alas.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 11:13 am,
      CFS says:

      David. Under what moral value is it reasonable to kill INNOCENT people for revenge killing of other INNOCENT people? This is not reasonable under any Judeo-Christian moral value or ethical standard that I know. To me it is simply not acceptable OR excusable.

      Going after a politician or military person that was involved in the deaths of innocent victims might be considered to have some logic, but killing young girls, for example, in Manchester, some of whom were not even of the same nationality of those involved with Libyan bombing is not even illogical revenge; it is pure hatred, religiously-inspired hatred.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm,
        David says:

        You are very correct, It is not moral or reasonable – but is a typical human response; especially if ones anger cannot reasonably be directed at the responsible party. I am not condoning the actions on either side – I’m just an observer.

        I would also ask you to consider the young Syrian, Iraqi, Libyan, girls, who are killed in the name of eliminating “terrorism”. How can that be justified – it cannot. And so the circle of violence shall continue till one day intellect overrides hatred, until both sides cultivate leaders who can see beyond blood letting as a way to solve problems and make fortunes. So long as the west listens and abides by the rational espoused by the likes of Cheney, Bush, Blair, etc., we will remain in a circle of violence. I am suggesting that people look beyond vested interests, step out of the current paradyne, and see the world from the other persons perspective; if you do, you may broaden your horizons. Remember – One mans terrorist, is another mans freedom fighter. That has been true for as long as we have been human; even if Ronald Reagan disagrees. If we (humans) fail to move beyond that mindset we will remain on the precipis.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm,
          CFS says:

          I believe our leaders have been wrong to engage in war in Syria. We have no business to be there. To invade Afghanistan was utter stupidity. Lessons were not learnt from history; look how the Russians fared; or for that matter, the British long before them.

          • On May 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm,
            BDC says:

            CFS: The British were also impinging on Russia’s border areas, as part of Mackinder’s geopolitical strategy. Russia’s Afghan war was against radical Islamists who were (and are now) funded and coordinated by the CIA/MI6/Mossad complex of evil.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm,
          Big Al says:

          I really wonder if intellect will every supersede emotion!

          • On May 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm,
            David says:

            As a species – no!

      • On May 29, 2017 at 1:39 am,
        Robert Moriarty says:


        You are looking at war as if it has some moral consideration and of course it does not. All war is evil in nature.

        What the UK attack showed was asymmetric warfare and it makes all the sense in the world. The Libyans lacked the power to fight on even terms the French, British and Americans on the battlefield but they could fight back using terror.

        Who bothers getting upset when a general is murdered? We reserve our crocodile tears for the eight-year-olds as long as they are white.

        • On May 29, 2017 at 8:57 am,
          Big Al says:

          I think that your last paragraph is not totally correct. At least in my case it certainly is not.

        • On May 29, 2017 at 10:11 am,
          b says:

          Ya hit the nail on the head Mr Bob.
          Im going to suggest the people using terror consider it “guerrilla” warfare.
          A little sun tzu maybe.

          I listened to a Dominic Frisby interview, a comedian that had the hit song “Debt Bomb”
          Turns out he has a decent understanding of economics, advises people to control risk and remember………..Knowbody Knows Anything.

          He nailed Bitcoin saying it would outperform gold in 2017.
          Im beginning to think there is more to it than I understand.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Gotta deal with it David. More to come.

  15. On May 27, 2017 at 11:00 am,
    CFS says:

    I would caution you, silverdollar, that there is a considerable difference between Trump’s behavior and the depiction of that behavior in the media.
    For example, I was listening to Bloomberg radio describing the interaction between the newly-elected Macron and Trump, after having watched and listened to it.
    The Bloomberg perception of what they saw was substantially different from what I actually observed. (I accept what my eyes saw and my ears heard; to me the Bloomberg reporters were simply distorting the truth to the point of outright lying.)

    • On May 27, 2017 at 11:11 am,
      Silverdollar says:

      Good point. I’ll try and be more cognoscente of that issue. However, I’ve formed my opinions from what I’ve seen with my own eyes; not what I’ve read.

  16. On May 27, 2017 at 11:20 am,
    Paul L says:

    Slow or no growth is a good thing. The planet cannot handle any more growth as it is already over polluted and we are having air and water quality problems as well as radiation leaks and polluted soil and oceans that affects the food supply. There is no more land left to support more growth.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 11:50 am,
      b says:

      I like your thinking Paul, but there is more land, lots of it.
      The next step of development will be Siberia.

      That going to begin with high speed rail from Beijing to Moscow, everywhere in between and on to europe.

      The place is going to boom louder than anything we have seen before.

      That is if the Americans dont kill us all first of course.

    • On May 28, 2017 at 6:19 am,
      AJ says:

      Related, this can’t go on indefinitely

      The World Is Running Out of Sand

      Anyway, the Trump administration will squeeze out a few extra years, drill baby drill

      Trump wants to make it easier to drill in national parks. We mapped the 42 parks at risk.

    • On May 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm,
      Wayne says:

      You need to take a trip in an airplane and look out the window. Common sense says there is plenty of land and water for growth. If you’re going to reject that, how about some data or scientific facts to back up your claim, or are you an environmentalist preacher like Al Gore?

  17. On May 27, 2017 at 11:21 am,
    CFS says:

    I will agree with you, however, that Trump is lacking in some social skills and tends to be a bit “bull in a china shop” in his approach to “diplomacy”. However, I believe he thus makes his intentions easily understood.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 11:28 am,
      CFS says:

      Paul L, No one wants more pollution, but is it not possible to have growth of an economy by increased efficiency, less waste, less pollution?
      Is it not better to have more mining, for example, on a brown field site, which uses modern practices and actually results in a cleaning up of the environment?

      • On May 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm,
        Wayne says:

        In a free market, nothing or very little would go to waste. Remember, gasoline used to be a waste product.

  18. On May 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm,
    DC says:

    Dang, Excelsior, you’re on a roll today! Excellent commentaries, upon which I agree on all points. Very well said, indeed! (I wasn’t able to put this reply under the specific commentaries because the Reply link was missing throughout half the commentaries. ???)

    Great discussions and links from all, thank you. A great group here on KER!

    • On May 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm,
      CFS says:

      Dc, I agree with your comments.

      I was a little surprised, though, by a comment the other day, that said we should not trust Russians, because they are communists. So many people think Russia is still a communist country; China is still a communist country!

      • On May 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm,
        DC says:

        We are in agreement, CFS!

      • On May 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Agreed CFS – Russia has not been a communist country in some time, and that old mentality is still out there in some folks.

      • On May 28, 2017 at 12:19 pm,
        Wayne says:

        Please read the 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto by the supreme commie himself, Karl Marx. WE are a communist nation!

        • On May 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm,
          BDC says:

          Increasingly Trotsky-communist beginning no later than the FDR administration.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Thanks DC. Yes, agreed a KER has a great group of contributors and hooligans. 🙂

      • On May 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm,
        irishtony says:

        EX….But i like been a hooligan………………

        • On May 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Absolutely. You were exactly the hooligan I was referencing IrishT.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Yep, at this point Silverdollar, if at all possible, you have to verify everything with your own eyes.

        • On May 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm,
          CFS says:
          • On May 28, 2017 at 3:14 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Good one.

  19. On May 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    On this Sunday night on PBS at 9:00pm. EST they are beginning to show Ken Burns latest documentary which is on The Vietnam War. It took years to compile from hundreds of hours of film footage, tonight’s program is an introductory to the making of this series, whether you like Ken Burns or not this will be a very informative program on a terrible part of American history. It will be I’m sure very informative and riveting. EX, great comments from you today! DT

    • On May 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm,
      Dick Tracy says:

      Sorry GH, I enjoyed reading your posts, they were very informative.

    • On May 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Cheers DT!

    • On May 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm,
      DC says:

      Thanks for the heads-up, DT. I have always enjoyed Ken Burns documentaries.

      And PBS also did a fantastic documentary on World War I recently. Well worth watching, albeit horrifying to see in graphic detail what the incessant psychological quest for power inflicts on humanity.

      For me, the extraordinary, and equally depressing, part is to see that nothing has actually changed except the names, the faces, the decade, the century. Same issues, same complaints, same end result, all courtesy of the same PTB.

      You can view all three parts at http://www.pbs.org/video/3000013823
      I don’t know if this link will work in everybody’s area, but if not, you can search it under the Great War: Part 1, with Parts 2 & 3. They are each 1:53 in length.

      • On May 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm,
        Dick Tracy says:

        DC, I just checked, the first program starts this Sunday at 9:30 not 9:00 like I originally reported and only runs for half an hour, I’m sure the music of the sixties will take us back as well. DT

        • On May 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm,
          DC says:

          Thanks DT, looking fwd to it!

    • On May 28, 2017 at 8:31 am,
      Dan, calgary says:

      Agreed on the great comments. Not light Sunday morning reading… had to put my thinking cap on. (;-) Glad it still fits!

  20. On May 27, 2017 at 2:44 pm,
    CFS says:

    100 years ago. Lest we forget this weekend:


  21. On May 27, 2017 at 2:54 pm,
    DC says:

    Very moving… painfully so.

  22. On May 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm,
    Matthew says:

    It looks like the euro is finally turning up for a cyclical bull market. If so, that’s good news for gold. But for now, it loos like it needs to consolidate the recent gains for a little while.


  23. On May 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm,
    CFS says:
  24. On May 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    The Beatles playing “Don’t Let Me Down”, on the roof of Apple Records circa 1970.

    • On May 28, 2017 at 8:39 am,
      Dan, calgary says:

      Very prescient as they were booted off the roof top by the establishment for causing traffic jams and for ‘out of the box’ thinking.

  25. On May 27, 2017 at 5:20 pm,
    CFS says:

    Thinking of Trump….

    “Now in vessels which are in a state of mutiny and by sailors who are mutineers, how will the true pilot be regarded? Will he not be called by them a star-gazer, someone who speaks foolishness, and a good-for-nothing?”

    Plato, Republic


  26. On May 27, 2017 at 5:35 pm,
    CFS says:

    Even Jimmy Carter got it….. eventually.


  27. On May 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm,
    CFS says:
  28. On May 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm,
    Chartster says:
    • On May 28, 2017 at 12:12 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Hard to believe , that Merkel and the German people liked Obamy..as much as they say…

    • On May 28, 2017 at 1:13 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Chris points out….. USA is at…1100% debt to GDP……public and private debt. Impossible to repay.

  29. On May 27, 2017 at 9:36 pm,
    Dennis M. O'Neil says:

    In regards to Segment 8

    It is wrong to equate evil with its rightful nemesis.

    Atheism, political correctness and moral relativism encourage us to believe there is no good and evil.

    But the reality of it is, is that there are two significant cultures existing in our world.

    The first is a culture of darkness, deceit and death.

    The second is a culture of light, truth and life.

    Choose one.

    And never be fooled you have not chosen.

    • On May 29, 2017 at 9:05 am,
      Big Al says:

      I miss your astute comments, Dennis, like this one.

  30. On May 28, 2017 at 7:14 am,
    CFS says:

    The Seth Rich plot thickens:

    • On May 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Surely after 80 plus deaths surrounding the Clintons, some of the crap has to stick…

  31. On May 28, 2017 at 7:17 am,
    CFS says:
  32. On May 28, 2017 at 9:01 am,
    AJ says:

    Well folks, the international world order since WO2 is officially gone. Jubilation in Russia. So now what?

    Angela Merkel says Germany can no longer rely on Donald Trump’s America: ‘We Europeans must take our destiny into our own hands’

    • On May 28, 2017 at 10:12 am,
      Matthew says:

      If true, that’s very good news.

    • On May 28, 2017 at 1:15 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      German’s can defend themselves…….we have played baby setter long enough……

      • On May 29, 2017 at 9:06 am,
        Big Al says:

        Yup! We certainly have OOTB

        • On May 29, 2017 at 9:51 am,
          b says:

          I thought it was an occupation.

          • On May 29, 2017 at 3:59 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            That was what everyone was told…….the truth would be that the OSS was full of Nazis and came to America……..MIca’s dad was a good example…….Everyone has been hood winked

          • On May 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Nothing is as it appears…………

  33. On May 28, 2017 at 11:26 am,
    AJ says:

    Surely the US needs allies? Japan and South Korea will see the writing on the wall and follow shortly. The world will be a much more dangerous place alas.

  34. On May 28, 2017 at 11:29 am,
    AJ says:
  35. On May 28, 2017 at 12:36 pm,
    Wayne says:

    Parental Care Act? From D.C.? More laws (backed by guns) taking us closer to paradise on earth? Federal government regulations as an expression of love from the most wise elder Ivanka Trump? Obviously another idea so good it should be forced on everybody. The interview said nothing about the law, which, considering the source, should be highly suspect.

    • On May 29, 2017 at 9:07 am,
      Big Al says:

      We purposely discussed the concept and not the law. The concept, in my opinion, is good.

  36. On May 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm,
    AJ says:

    more on America Alone

    Trump’s Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations

    • On May 28, 2017 at 4:54 pm,
      Markedtofuture says:

      Merkel caused major catastrophe to Germany not vetting those refugees. It’s amazing we hear & see the “losers” of this past election, on a daily basis. The “Club” is being shuffled.

  37. On May 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    “You Tricked Me” – Trump Reportedly Rages At Palestine’s Abbas For ‘Lying To Him’

    “You tricked me in Washington… You talked to me about peace, but the Israelis showed me that you are personally supporting incitement…”


  38. On May 28, 2017 at 5:36 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Big Al, outwardly things are going well for Trump when he is away from The US. He is also personally popular with middle America. Middle America understands business and the conservative temperament of your country. The government bureaucracy doesn’t like Trump because he understands graft, waste, and mismanagement. Trump has the kind of mind that has a definite program about the complicated issues at stake. He is viewed as a bumpkin because they his adversaries can’t stand anything that isn’t the status quo. DT

    • On May 29, 2017 at 9:01 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Good one DT…….

    • On May 29, 2017 at 9:08 am,
      Big Al says:

      So true, Mr. Tracy

    • On May 29, 2017 at 8:57 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Of course they are…….been bankrupt a long time……..people are getting out of the state, before they are taxed to death…….

      • On May 29, 2017 at 8:58 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Indiana received about 140,000 fleeing Illinois………hope they are not Demos……..

  39. On May 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm,
    CFS says:
  40. On May 29, 2017 at 9:49 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Seth Conrad Rich

    January 3, 1989 – July 10, 2016
    Seth was a 27-year-old Democratic National Committee (DNC) employee who was fatally shot in Bloomingdale, Washington, D.C. The killer(s) of Seth have not been found.


  41. On May 29, 2017 at 9:54 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Tiger Woods arrested for DUI in Florida, police say

    Legendary golfer Tiger Woods was arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Florida on Memorial Day, police said.

    Woods, a Jupiter resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. Monday, according to WPTV. The golfer was booked into a county jail under his birth name Eldrick Woods, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s website.


    • On May 29, 2017 at 4:02 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Posted that earlier……….Obama’s golf buddy is now a jail bird……….

      • On May 29, 2017 at 4:06 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Maybe they can get together and smoke a hookie pipe after he is released,
        Oh, I guess his endorsements are going bye , bye…….jail birdy…….

  42. On May 29, 2017 at 12:04 pm,
    russell s hamilton says:

    Sorry to see Jared K was involved in a bizzare attempt to put a phone line inside the russian embassy in DC . Strong rumors that Trump company or himself personally borrowed 100 million or more from some russian billionaire. All are friends of Putin . If he got a preferential rate of interest it could be a scandal . pray for sanity S

  43. On May 29, 2017 at 7:25 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Three Leakers Of Classified White House Information Said To Be Identified, Expected To Be Fired

    According to CBS, “officials within the Trump White House believe leaks of Mr. Trump’s conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are a “deliberate attempt” by officials who are holdovers from President Obama’s administration and are trying to damage the Trump presidency.”