Friday, March 7, 2014

This Demonstrates The Irrelevancy Of Obama And Biden

The crisis in Crimea won’t keep President Barack Obama from forging ahead with a weekend getaway with his wife and daughters in the Florida Keys...The vacation is Obama’s third of the year - The Washington Post - LINK
The U.S. and Russia are inching toward a serious confrontation over the U.S.-led coup of the Ukrainian Government and Russia's move to protect its interests in Crimea, millions of people in this country struggle to make ends meet and Barack and Joe decide to take their families on a warm-water vacation.

It doesn't really matter because Obama and Biden are nothing but figureheads who represent the extremely wealthy corporate and individual interests which paid for their election.  Those are the real players behind the scenes.  They use Obama to sign the Executive Orders which enact the policies designed to make the real players even richer - at the taxpayer's expense, of course.

Notice how Biden has been mysteriously silent on the Ukraine situation?  The White House can't afford the risk that Biden says something completely stupid, or "off-teleprompter," so I'm sure he was instructed to disappear.   Obama has volunteered to stay away from Democratic incumbent campaigns because of his poor approval ratings, so he's pretty much dead weight until his term expires. 

I guess the only problem I have with letting Obama and Biden go on perma-vacation is that the wealthy elitists should be funding their vacations and not the taxpayers.


  1. both out of dc at the same time for extended time...seems strange....imho

  2. Is this going to continue that Presidents can take unlimited vacations at the expense of taxpayers? I never knew that their pay package included so many high price vacations.

  3. True to form as to where these guys heads are really at. Clearly neither of them took the job of President & Vice President for the good of serving the citizens of the United States. No , instead they are mere figures for all to focus on while the hands on the controls guiding this country into the ground are made up of central bankers , and the elite . After all it's their money by God and they'll do what they want with it , and destroy it & this country they will !!
    Remember - that cash that you carry around , transact with and put in your account isn't really yours. No you don't own it . The stock holders of the Federal Reserve do . If you want to hold onto REAL money which has no debt attached to it start transferring those debt note paper dollars for real money ; physical gold and silver . All of Washington DC needs a wake up call. What better way then for the good citizens of this great country to get it together and start accumulating physical gold and silver. The achilles heel to the Federal Reserve. Knowledge is power ~use it !

    1. The achilles heel of the Federal Reserve. I like it. Has a nice ring to it.

  4. The Truth About RT Host Liz Wahl's Resignation

  5. Michael JacksonSunday, 09 March, 2014

    Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month.

    Their mission: train Tunisian troops in counter-terrorism tactics.

    The operation was one of dozens of U.S. military deployments in Africa over the last year, often to tiny and temporary outposts. The goal is to leverage American military expertise against an arc of growing instability in North Africa and many sub-Saharan countries, from Mali in the west to Somalia in the east.

    The small-scale operations by the Pentagon's six-year-old Africa Command reflect an effort to avoid provoking anti-U.S. militants in the region — and wariness of getting drawn into new conflicts after 13 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. commanders for Africa face tight limits on the forces and equipment they can put on the ground or in the air, despite responsibility for a vast geographic area.

    Classified guidance approved by the White House last fall called for the Pentagon to "deter" terrorist attacks from Africa on U.S. territory, facilities or allies without creating a large military footprint, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified material.,0,4469091.story#axzz2vUVqWUDn

    It won't be long before more are added.

  6. Russia, China, Iran...........

    Saudis Bankrolling Israel’s Mossad: More confirmation?

    Now comes further confirmation of that strange alliance, from Richard Silverstein’s excellent blog Tikun Olam. Silverstein gets many of his scoops from Israeli reporters, often confiding information they’re not allowed to report in Israel. Silverstein also closely monitors the Israeli media.

    He has been following the close cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia in targeting Syria and Iran. In his latest log he reports,

    Shalom Yerushalmi, writing in Maariv, dropped an even more amazing bombshell.

    Saudi Arabia isn’t just coordinating its own intelligence efforts with Israel. It’s actually financing a good deal of Israel’s very expensive campaign against Iran. As you know, this has involved massive sabotage against IRG missile bases, the assassination of five nuclear scientists, the creation of a series of computer cyber weapons like Stuxnet and Flame. It may also conceivably involve an entire class of electronic and conventional weapons that could be used in a full-scale attack on Iran. Who knows, this might even include the sorts of bunker buster bombs only the U.S. currently has access to, which could penetrate the Fordo facility. It might include scores more super-tankers which could provide the fuel necessary for Israeli planes to make it to Iran and return. All of this is expensive. Very expensive.

    As background to his story, Yerushalmi, cited a recent speech by Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Nethanyahu, referring to the possibility that Arab states, which privately maintain better relations with Israel today than does the European Union, would do so publicly if peace were to break out.

    “Nethanyahu,” wrote the Israeli reporter, “referred almost certainly to Saudi Arabia which finances the expenses of the enormous campaign which we are conducting against Iran.”

    “The question” Silverstein writes in his blog, “is how far is Saudi Arabia willing to go. If Bibi ever decided to launch an attack, would the Sunni nation fund that as well? The answer seems clearly to be yes.

    1. If the following report is true, Saudi Arabia is getting a good political deal in supporting Israel,

      1. Saudi Arabia gets someone else to do the dirty work against Iran (Israel) while Saudi Arabia keeps the appearance of a neutral party.
      2. If anything goes wrong, Saudi Arabia can claim Israel acted alone and blame the Jewish State for its actions while maintaining good relations with the Arab and Moslem world.
      3. If Iran falls or becomes less of a threat, Saudi Arabia still can use Israel as a scapegoat and deflect Saudi subjects anger at them and not at the Saudi Government.

      These are just guesses of mine, of course, but Stranger things have happened.
      There are many sneaky games, behind the scene deals and dirty tricks that governments play when it comes to world politics.

  7. Wall Street buyers turning local homes into rentals

    Big companies financed by Wall Street have acquired thousands of single-family homes to offer as rentals, outmaneuvering ordinary homebuyers at a time of tight inventory.

    As homeowners from coast to coast wake up to learn they have a Wall Street fund as their neighbor, some are happy to see the houses spruced up and occupied. Others complain it’s hard to get the landlord to address problems that surface.

    When Invitation Homes’ for-rent sign was posted in front of a house two doors down from hers in Seattle’s Broadview neighborhood, homeowner Alex Alexander groaned.

    “That rental, I fear, is going to be another group of kids who will change the character of the neighborhood,” she said.

    Over the past two years, institutional investors such as Invitation Homes, Pretium Partners and American Homes 4 Rent have spent more than $20 billion to acquire 130,000 U.S. homes destined to become rentals, according to investment banking firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

    Locally, about half of the homes bought by Invitation Homes and Pretium Partners last year were in King and Snohomish counties, according to data from RealtyTrac. Pierce County, where home values fell the most in the metro area, has also been a focus for all three firms.

    And they haven’t let up: In January, Invitation Homes bought at least 55 homes, RealtyTrac said. Private-equity fund Pretium, formerly called Fundamental REO, was next with 52 homes.

    The buying spree has potentially far-reaching consequences.

    In a market already low on inventory, big investor purchases could artificially pump up home prices, said Yale economist Robert Shiller, whose book “Irrational Exuberance” warned in 2005 of a national housing bubble.

    “I don’t quite understand why the housing market shot up so much in the last year when expectations didn’t go up, at least not among homebuyers,” he said.

    The big investors also take out of circulation houses priced for the lower rungs on the economic ladder.
    “For the long-term health of the market we want to see the pendulum swing back to more potential first-time homebuyers being able to buy these homes, rather than just rent them,” he said.

    “This could just represent a shift away from a homeownership-dominated society to more of a renter-dominated society, and that in itself is maybe not a bad thing. But it does take away from one of the primary means that many Americans have to build wealth.”

  8. be happy they are gone..... odds are less damage will be done

  9. For this ego trip by the commander in thief to be a safe trip, it must not be such a power trip that the world becomes a bad acid trip.
    Naturally, those he leaves in charge must cancel their ego trips. Restrain those flights of fancy. Not get tripped up by the old mansion's mythical but malignant spirits. Respect the resident alien.
    With the Fed itself between the devil and the deep blue sea, the IRS vampire starved for new victims and the IMF, BIS and clones scavenging on unfunded liabilities, may they rest in peace.

  10. President Obama appears on Between Two Ferns chat show

    stupidity USA

  11. Alasdair Macleod - The Latest Trends on Gold - Business Conference (Part 1)

    Published on Mar 10, 2014
    Alasdair Macleod is head of research for GoldMoney. He also runs FinanceAndEconomics, a website dedicated to sound money and demystifying finance and economics.
    MR. Macleod first became a stockbroker in 1970 and a Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1974. His experience encompasses equity and bond markets, fund management, corporate finance and investment strategy.

    In this talk Mr. Macleod shares his view on the latest trends on gold.

  12. President Obama appears on Between Two Ferns chat show
    Current US leadership at its best

    The European Commission has offered Ukraine trade incentives worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise the country's crisis-hit economy.

    but the EU can't stablilise itself but it can the ukraine. For example:
    Italy's biggest bank, UniCredit, has reported a record annual loss of 14bn euros (£11.7bn; $19bn) and said it plans to cut 8,500 jobs.

    What was the quote from "The Lion King"? oh, yes.....
    "I'm surrounded by idiots".

  13. Caesars Entertainment Corp. today reported its fourth-quarter earnings, announcing a stunning loss of $1.756 billion.

    Revenue: $2.078 billion (up 3.2 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012). Casino revenues declined $75.3 million, or 5.1%, compared to the previous year.

    Earnings: The company lost $1.75 billion, a major hit compared to the $435 million loss Caesars suffered in the same quarter a year earlier.

    What it means: The company attributed the bulk of its losses to deteriorating Atlantic City market, where Caesars had to deal with impairments of about $2 billion.

    (This is a very large casino corporation with financial analysts who are either clueless or stupid. funny how they don't mention that most people are working part-time jobs and have no extra income so let's blame it on Atlantic City. maybe they will start making slot machines that take food stamp cards.)

  14. Dave you are a rock star in a world with little roll. I have so much love for your work and devotion to true. You are not alone.

  15. Farewell to a superpower

    When Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, she had not the slightest fear that Mr. Obama would intervene militarily to defend the sovereign territory of Ukraine against its former tyrannical rulers. She knew he would do nothing.

  16. What could have given Obama such a strange perspective on how the American political system was meant to work? Let us not ignore one obvious and pertinent fact. He came to the race for president in 2007 with less practice in governing than any previous candidate. At Harvard Law School, Obama had been admired by his professors and liked by his fellow students with one reservation: in an institution notorious for displays of youthful pomposity, Obama stood out for the self-importance of his "interventions" in class. His singularity showed in a different light when he was elected editor of the Harvard Law Review - the first law student ever to hold that position without having published an article in a law journal. He kept his editorial colleagues happy by insisting that the stance of the Review need not be marked by bias or partisanship. It did not have to be liberal or conservative, libertarian or statist. It could be "all of the above."

    This pattern - the ascent to become presider-in-chief over large projects without any encumbering record of commitments - followed Obama into a short and uneventful legal career, from which no remarkable brief has ever been cited. In an adjacent career as a professor of constitutional law, he was well liked again, though his views on the most important constitutional questions were never clear to his students. The same was true of his service as a four-term Illinois state senator, during which he cast a remarkable number of votes in the noncommittal category of "present" rather than "yea" or "nay". Finally, the same pattern held during his service in the US Senate, where, from his first days on the floor, he was observed to be restless for a kind of distinction and power normally denied to a junior senator.

  17. Serious Plotting at the White House This Afternoon
    At the White House, this afternoon, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will attend the President’s bilateral meeting with U.S. hand-picked puppet Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine.

    Remember, it was Assistant US Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, just a few weeks, ago who were caught on a secretly recorded phone conversation plotting the installation of Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister of Ukraine (SEE: An Important Second Listen to the "F--k the EU" Ukraine Recording). And at about the same time Secretary Lew was in San Francisco discussing the financial payments from the IMF and World Bank that would have to be made to Ukraine (SEE: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Ukraine, Bitcoin, the IMF and a New Nudge-Type IRA)

  18. Paul Craig Roberts: US is Completely Busted, Non-Delivery of Gold-Crash the System, War in Ukraine

    Dr. Roberts says, “They definitely want war, of course. They’ve wanted it ever since Reagan was President. The Neocons were always saying we have to attack the Soviet Union, and Reagan said we are not going to win anything, we are going to end it. The Neocons got to where they really disliked Reagan because he wouldn’t take advantage of Soviet weakness to attack them. So, they are war minded. They produce documents that say nuclear war is winnable. So, they are basically crazy people; and, yet, they have determined the course of foreign policy since the Clinton Administration. Under George Bush, they controlled the show; and today, under Obama, the Neoconservatives control it.”

    Some say the U.S. wants war so they have something to blame the fall of the U.S. economy. Not so, says Dr. Roberts, “They (Neocons) have been very clear about their ideology of American hegemony over the world.

  19. Bank of England Drops a Bombshell on Parliament: It Shredded Its Crisis Era Records

    By Pam Martens: March 12, 2014

    The bombshell of the day, however, did not occur during the session on the Foreign Exchange scandal, which is stacking up to be a more serious matter than the rigging of the Libor interest rate benchmark which occurred under the nose of the Bank of England and the British Bankers Association. (London now seems to be in competition with itself for the prize of the century for overseeing the rigging of the greatest number of markets.)

    The bombshell came in the following exchange between the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, Andrew Tyrie, and a very frightened appearing Paul Fisher, the Executive Director of Markets at the BOE, who has served in that position since 2009. Apparently neither Parliament nor the public knew prior to this exchange that the records of the pre-crisis year of 2007, the financial collapse in 2008, and the monetary policy maneuvers in subsequent years to prevent another Great Depression had been destroyed in one of the world’s most important financial centers; not to mention the fact that critical recordings potentially relevant to the Foreign Exchange probe are also gone.

    didn't bank records in Argentina also catch fire recently, too?