Saturday, April 21, 2012


Greetings good citizen,

Um, you may be interested to hear that the Dow is up 174 points for the week while, as we noted yesterday, the global financial network is being held together with duct tape and paper clips.

A stiff breeze would obliterate it.

Which is to say that I hope you all appreciate what I mean when I tell you about ‘all money being funny.’ If money were an actual corporeal substance, they wouldn’t be able to get away with all of this ‘fudging’…

Yet here we are.

Let’s see what Mr. Williams has to say about all of this?

No. 430: March Industrial Production and Housing Starts
Subscription required April 17th, 2012

• Industrial Production Unchanged for Second Month
• Housing Starts in 40th Month of Historically-Low-Level Stagnation, Following 2006-to-2008 Collapse in Activity More ...

SPECIAL COMMENTARY No. 429: Consumer Liquidity Update, March Retail Sales Subscription required April 16th, 2012
• Gain in Inflation-Adjusted March Retail Sales Was Not Statistically Significant
• First-Quarter 2012 Consumer Income Increasingly Constrained
• Sustainable Economic Growth Is Not Possible Without Underlying Growth in Income and Credit More ...

No. 428: March CPI and PPI, February Trade Balance
Subscription required April 13th, 2012

• CPI Headline Inflation of 0.3% Was 0.8% Not Seasonally Adjusted
• March Year-to-Year Inflation: 2.7% (CPI-U), 2.9% (CPI-W), 10.3% (SGS)
• Broad-Based Inflation Reflected in Stronger “Core” Inflation
• February Trade Improvement Should Boost GDP Expectations More ...

I think the most damning item in Mr. Williams commentary is the fact we are all well aware of, it is the last remark/truth he points to in his ‘special commentary’ about there being no economic growth without corresponding growth in income and credit.

Which will make the push for sustainability appear a bit weird, considering the goal becomes the opposite of what the capitalist wants to see.

Which is to belabor the obvious (once again.) Under A Simple Plan the ‘metrics’ of society will be completely different.

Instead of measuring ‘productivity’ we will monitor consumption and strive to level it off rather than push it ever upwards.

When we have more than just this planet to work with, then we can turn our gaze back towards expansion but until then we need to conserve what we have for the long haul.

Although, I suspect we will make rapid progress toward conquering space once we remove the ‘economic roadblocks’ standing in our path forward, placed there by the guardians of the status quo!

Which brings us to today’s tidbit where we are asked, "Would knowing ‘who’, specifically, was ‘buying’ our elections change anything?"
The stations already have the data and are required by law to make it public to anyone who asks. But you can get only it by going to the station and asking for the actual paper documents – what’s known as “the public file.” Stations don’t want to put it online because — you guessed it — that would make it too easy for you to find out who’s putting up the cash for all those ads polluting your hometown airwaves

If approved, the new rule would require the ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates in the top 50 markets to make their files on political advertising available on line immediately. Other stations would have a two-year grace period.

In the meantime, the mighty giants of broadcasting have been fighting back. A number of senators serving the industry have spoken up against the proposal and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) — led by their top lobbyist and president, the frozen food millionaire and former Oregon Republican Senator Gordon Smith – have been meeting with commissioners urging them to scuttle its proposal or at least water it down until it means nothing.

Naturally, the, er, ‘miscreants’ who are using their wealth to, er, influence the electoral process don’t WANT YOU to know they are behind the attack ads.

YOU might encourage others to BOYCOTT their products! (Not that this has ever happened, but it’s possible.)

But then we have our ‘politicians’ jumping through hoops to keep this information hidden…it’s just not right!

[Not that this has EVER stopped them in the past…]

More importantly, since we already KNOW who is behind the bulk of this ‘electoral hijacking’, why not just boycott ‘em anyway?

Are we ‘afraid’ of jeopardizing the jobs of innocent workers? We ALL have to live with the consequences of ‘corrupt politics’.

Let us bow our heads in a moment of collective mourning for all the electrons that died needlessly just to poke a stick into the Republican’s cage.

Since, as I have repeatedly pointed out, there ARE no Democrats, just Libertarians POSING as Democrats, all of this finger pointing is nothing more than eyewash. Worse, it is stupid stunts like this that prove my accusation.

But whatever you do, don’t just sit there and nod, he’s right and go back to sleep.

When the fuckers come to take you away, you’ll want to be ready for them.

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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