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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Before he agreed to produce Roger Waters' first album in 25 years, Nigel Godrich had some hard words to say to the ex-Pink Floyd frontman. "I told him what I thought of some of his earlier (solo) stuff," said the studio wizard behind Radiohead, who has been dubbed the "sixth member" of the British band. Godrich didn't mince his words with his boyhood hero. "He made some records that were impenetrable. I can't listen to them -- I turned them off," he told AFP. ... But rather than punch him in the mouth, the famously combative Waters, now 72, hired him. "He got it," said Godrich, who claimed that Waters' powerful new album, "Is This The Life We Really Want?" is a "reaffirmation of him as a truly great songwriter". read more

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In a very un-Trumpian way, everyone else surrounding this thing is being mysteriously quiet. But there are rumours.

1) Orrin Hatch has already been groomed to take the office of president. Actually, I support Hatch. He has a conscious and he is very capable. Do i follow his every idea like a star-crossed teabag? No.

2) Sources on the inside (I can't collaborate) say that Trump's presidency ended on May 9th.

I need to look and see what happened on that day.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors Thursday to charge defendants with the most serious, provable crimes carrying the most severe penalties. ... The Sessions memo marks the first significant criminal justice effort by the Trump administration to bring back the toughest practices of the drug war, which had fallen out of favor in recent years with a bipartisan movement to undo the damaging effects of mass incarceration. ... Civil liberties advocates condemned the measure as a return to ineffective policies. "Jeff Sessions is pushing federal prosecutors to reverse progress and repeat a failed experiment -- the War on Drugs -- that has devastated the lives and rights of millions of Americans, ripping apart families and communities and setting millions, particularly black people and other people of color, on a vicious cycle of incarceration," Udi Ofer, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Campaign for Smart Justice, said in a statement. read more

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Finally, someone has addressed this topic of great importance.

It all comes down to what the standard tuning for musical instruments should be. In the days of Back, and Beethoven and Mozart, they used 432 hz as the standard tuning for A above middle C. But the nazis (and others) decided 440 was the correct tuning.

The number 432 actually works mathematically. It is in tune with the golden mean, Fibonacci, the sacred chakra, etc... basically, 432 works with all the proven math standards. 440 does not.

And it sounds better. Judge for yourself. read more

Come for the doughnuts, stay for a hostile public becoming enraged at their lying right-wing extremist senator.

What goes around comes around.

The only way to stop these nazi infiltrators is to stand up to them. Wake up people. If SC can do it, you can to. read more


We Can't call him club member #279.

Dad, is it really hot there or is there milk and honey?

My dad had many bad qualities, when viewed from the current perspective, but he was a person of his time. He also had some good qualities.

He was a racist and a tough 'in-your-face' and 'kick-your-ass' kind of person. He didn't even finish elementary school, it being seen as a waste of time, when there as work to be done. He was at the end of the old south and had a hard time with the new ideas. Other than that, he was a real pistol. He worked harder than anyone i ever saw, he never stopped, never yielded and never gave up.

Of all of his 7 children, I was his favorite son. I would have been wearing my sphincter for a hat if i had even considered dropping out of school or not conducting myself with class and aplomb in public.

He was almost killed in an accident and was disabled for the rest of his life. Up till then, his work (in the army as a tank driver and later as a heavy equipment operator) gave his life meaning, and made a fair living too, but he nearly lost all that meaning for the rest of his life after the accident. He was poisoned by his own idea that a man who couldn't work, or go to school, or move forward, wasn't worth anything to anyone. He never got over his inability to read and comprehend the written word.

Finally, he snapped out of it and became a small time entrepreneur. We owned several restaurants and one truck stop and even a truck. I drove that truck the first time when i was 15. I scared the crap out of my dad and he decided maybe i should do something else. (I almost ran us in a canyon about 1000 ft deep.)

Just as he served as a good example in some things, he served also as an example of what not to be in other ways.

He told me once, 'son, we come from nowhere and we are nobodies, but that doesn't mean we have to prove it everyday by dressing like dirty bums, smelling like crap, having nasty hair and speaking like fools (which described many of the people in our circles). You have a chance, more than any other of my children to make it out of shitville. Please, do so.'

'Hey dad, I did do something, and i am successful. I couldn't have done it without your brutality and your unstoppable drive and your sense of humor.'

The debt is always paid off by printing money. That's the way the system iss set up.

Let's say i borrow $100 when it is worth 100 cabbages and there is only 100 dollars in circulation and 100 cabbages.

If I print 100 more but still only have 100 cabbages, then 200 dollars is worth 100 cabbages, of 50 cents per dollar compared to what it was when i borrowed it.

Of course wages rise too. This is called inflation. But the original debt can be paid off by 50 cabbages, not the 100 it was worth when i borrowed it.

Apparently this is too complicated for people to grasp, but it's the way it works.

But, here's the fun part. This is where interest comes in. The interest is the fee payment to the bank for loaning the money. If you buy a house for 100k with a 30 yr mortgage, you will end up paying back 300k. This is why no one WANTS to balance the national debt. If they did that, our entire financial system would collapse. There would be no reason for banks to exist and they would have to take over the old fashioned way, with a military coup.

Did you happen to notice that for the past 9 years, when inflation was held artificially low, to keep the economy from deflating, the credit market has been tight? There was no profit in lending, so banks didn't do it, except to sure bets.

If you don't believe me, i'll put my money where my mouth is. The fed has raised the prime rate twice since nov 2016 and will do it again in a few months (my opinion). That is injecting inflation slowly into the system, which devalues the debt. The credit market will loosen up and banks will start lending again.

Another side effect of all this is even more economic/social stratification. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, but at least they can find a min wage job, because upswings encourage entrepreneurship, for the rich and the credit worthy.

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