Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MANUFACTURING

In the infinite wisdom of our government, our so-called job creator 1% and our moronic concept of a global economy, over recent years, 65,000 businesses moved their manufacturing outside the country especially to communist China.  That is not 65,000 jobs. It is 65,000  businesses.  

Not to be outdone by manufacturing job losses, the 1% job creators now outsource service jobs, computer programming jobs, engineering and more.  The rape of Americans does not stop there.  I'll have to sharpen my pencil for future blogs.  The only one that benefits is the 1%.  Cheap products are an illusion. It is good to pay more but be paid much more.

You would think that countries like China, India and Mexico would be grateful that we gave them billions in business. He'll no, they trade unfairly, buy up American businesses and homes so our young people can't afford rents or homes.  

My partial solution.  1) Foreigners cannot buy businesses or land or homes unless we can do the same in their country.   2) If you want to sell things in this country, you have to make it in this country. This is done by specific industries and lists of product groups.

In no time, the U.S. Economy will enjoy full time jobs instead of the part time hand outs by the 1%.,  there will be millions receiving  good pay, we'll enjoy full employment, and affordable living.

Tell the government that the present version of the global economy sucks.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I TARGETED TARGET STORES

I'm one of those guys who pays all of my bills on time and in full.  I don't like charging interest and don't like paying interest. I really hate finance charges.  So, I just don't buy more than I can pay in full

I do ask credit card companies to both Email me as well as mail a statement.  That way I always have the current statement.  I pay using my bank's "Bill Pay" facility.  I love bill pay. It is a total win-win for me and my bank.  Bill Pay is the best thing since Email.

In November, I did not get an Email or a snail mail statement from Target.  In December I also received  neither.  Then, I received a delinquent Email, researched and immediately paid in full.  In January, I received the Nov. and Dec. statements.

Target reported my delinquency to the Credit Agency and my FICA score, after about 50 good years, took a nose dive.  Target was delighted to refund all the charges, but refused to make it good with the Credit Bureau.  I, then, refused to make my customer relationship good with them. I know a balance is due even if you get no statement. But that is not real life. A statement or Email advice triggers payment.

I cancelled my red card, cancelled their prescription card, stopped buying groceries, stopped buying clothing, stopped buying housewares, but I do get cat food, but only the dry.

My FICA is roaring back, but Target lost me for life.  Their excuse, If we did this for you, we would not be treating others equally.  Brilliant!  Just screw everyone, right or wrong so you're equal.


Monday, August 11, 2014

THE PO-LICE

I was brought up thinking that the police were there to keep the peace, were our friends, caught bad people, who would be of assistance if you had an auto or other accident, mishap.

Over the years, I have encountered police downright obnoxious, saw one taking a bribe, noticed an officer in uniform give leniency to a hooker if she went down. Sh told me the alternative was jail. I asked an officer to sign off on a fix-it ticket and he didn't want to because it was written by another agency. I had to remind him of his duty.. I made a complaint about one officer totally off base, and his Lieutenant went to great lengths to talk me out of it.   He was not up front with his intentions.

Recently I saw images of a Cop beating up a black woman.  One chocked a black man to death. Now one shot a black kid to death. That is this month's trifecta.

The CA hi way patrol will not write up an accident, the police can claim they are too busy because of funding.

I no longer think it is an excuse to say that most police are good hard workers.  This seems to excuse the black sheep.  It suggests that no real fix is needed.

I seriously disagree.  Ask random people of their experiences.  I sense they will also disagree.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I CALLED FOR A LAW SUIT

In a recent blog, I asked Planned Parenthood to sue The Supreme Court, for allowing states to pass and enforce draconian legislation curtailing abortion in many states.  Perhaps P.P. Does not have standing but certainly women in various of these states can start a class action suit against both the Supremes and Congress and the legislatures in those bible hugging states  Certainly P.P. Can coordinate this.

More significant, I now think that the POTUS does have standing being the representative of all the people to sue the Republican members of the house for dereliction of duty, for abuse of power, for incompetence, misuse of public funds, for selling their votes, for ignoring the will of their people, and the courts should offer redress.  Certainly one form of redress would be to require that The House vote on every bill passed by the Senate, or created by the President. This would assure that they are earning their keep.  I think a good portion of their pay should be fined, to pay back for their waste of public money.

This, in part, is being discussed by Chris Mathews.   I love the thought.  I feel like I was on the leading edge of this concept of kicking back.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hamas and Israel

Hamas attacks Israel.  Be it by tunneling-in to do a hit, or sending a few thousand rockets, it is an act of war.  The game plan is to show pictures of wounded and dead children when Israel attacks back.  The U.N. Muslim countries, and most likely, places like France, Belgium, and a bunch of others want it to end so more children and adults will not die.  Eventually the fighting stops, Hamas uses its funds, not to help Palestinians out if squalor, but to build tunnels and to re-arm.  There are a good number of Jewish Temples damaged all over Europe as part of the sheer joy of being bigots and helping in the PR for Hamas.

This scenario continues by Hamas attacking again after some time, Israel retaliating, and Hamas showing dead children.

The American press is filled with the pictures of Ambulances, woman crying and screaming, people in stretchers, and a common war cry that the fight is unfair because less Israelis are dying. A few newscasters claim that now more Arabs will hate Israelis because of the casualties as though Israel may have overlooked this potentiality.

Some people of good will try to negotiate a cease fire and a peace plan but cease fires are short lived and a peace plan will not happen.

We lost about 4,500 of our wonderful young men because we ousted Sadam and they can't defend their country. We demolished the Taliban and they are coming back.  Many of our children died there too.  Our seriously wounded is in the many thousands.  The lesson learned is to win the war, finish the job,  and/or occupy with the U.N. Being the only ones with guns.

If the U.N. Will not go into Gaza and occupy and disarm Hamas, I say Israel, finish the job.





Monday, July 28, 2014

RUSSIA and the UKRAINE

Since the early 1900's, aside from Germany, the most violent acts of brutality owing to moronic antisemitism, is attributed to Russia and Ukraine in what is known as a series of Pogroms causing untold hundreds of thousands of deaths and displacements of innocent Jews.

The blatant lies, control of media, misinformation, and empty promises, I believe, are part of the DNA make-up of these two countries. Of course as far as European countries go, antisemitism has been prevalent, but the poster boys are the ones now engaged combat.  Ukraine and Russia lied constantly about the Pogroms then, and now Putin is biologically incapable of telling the truth. He so much wants the good old USSR days.

I have a solution.  We should increase the sanctions placed on Russia as much as possible, and sell arms to the Ukraine.  This will somewhat level the playing field, with Russia drunk with expansionism and Ukraine fighting for their lives.

We make profit on the arms sales and watch them thin out their populations and have lots of news stories.  A real Trifecta.






Saturday, July 26, 2014

Effect the Koch Brother's bottom line

Want to make a difference in the world?  I do, but I know that I'd have to be satisfied with doing one small step for mankind.  I'm going to stay away from the following Koch retail products:

Angel Soft.                 Brawny Towels.         Dixie Cups
Quilted Northern.       Sparkle Towels.          Stainmaster
Vanity Fair.                 Mardi Gras.                 Zee
Georgia Pacific.          American Greetings.   Advantage
Image Plus.                 Spectrum. Papers

There is more, but here's a start.