Badthinkhatespeech, more damnable for its concise clarity.
Death to the Nixonian fascist saboteur-wrecker!
If it’s not one thing, it’ll be another of many…
We appear to be fooked, as explained by Karl Denninger:
I Told You So: Health Care, ACA
The Democrat and Republican party — both sides of the aisle — are liars.
So are their “spokespersons” when it comes to the issues related to health care.
The most-recent component, that of Aetna deciding to exit nearly all of the ACA exchanges, is just one example.
This is what I said in 2009:
It is my opinion that we should be treating those in the health-insurance lobby, including hospitals, physicians and health-insurance providers, as co-conspirators in a racketeering scheme that effectively trades on the fear of disease and imminent bankruptcy to bamboozle and screw the population, while waving around their “hippocratic oath” – something better described as the “hypocritic oath.”
The talking heads have been out claiming that Medicare and Medicaid spending has “gone down” — some of them have claimed this on a “per-capita” basis, others just generally.
That’s a lie, it’s a documented lie, and yet no member of the media has challenged these bald-faced lies despite the numerical facts being available to literally anyone with no more than 30 seconds of effort.
In the most-recent Treasury Statement (which is canonically correct when it comes to government spending) this fiscal year to date Medicare and Medicaid have spent $1,034,867 (millions); that is, $1.035 trillion.
Last year it was $950,861, or an increase of 8.83% on a comparable period basis.
Last full fiscal year (September 2014-2015) said spending rose 9.25%.
The prior fiscal (September 2013-2014) said spending rose 6.63% and the year prior to that it rose 5.74%.
There has been no “decrease”; in point of fact it has accelerated by approximately one third in the last two years over the previous two!
This could have been determined in literally 30 seconds by any “journalist” that cared to look.
Nobody cared from either side of the political and media aisle.
This rate of acceleration will, as I have repeatedly pointed out, bankrupt the Federal Government within the next administration’s term. It will in fact exceed all current federal spending within the next 10 years. Neither of these events will actually come to pass because you cannot have a government when you can’t pay the light bill in Washington DC.
There is exactly one way to stop this from happening and that is to start prosecuting and imprisoning, right now, each and every instance of price-fixing (Sherman/Clayton), attempts to monopolize markets (Sherman/Clayton again), pricing discrimination of like kind and quantity for goods (forbidden under Robinson-Patman) and failure or even refusal to provide a price before services and goods are rendered (various consumer protection laws within the states, as well as unfair business practice regulations within the FTC), including such facially-outrageous practices as setting price based on the GDP or “ability to pay” (extort) within a given nation while enforcing same through the passage of laws that are facially unlawful as said practices violate 15 USC.
Until and unless that action is taken the outcome is certain.
This is the issue that will first “get us” and yet it is just one of literally thousands of examples where the Rule of Law is ignored with impunity by not only politically-connected people but also those in the corporate world who have economic power.
There is simply no point to either entrepreneurship or for that matter making any sort of effort at all beyond enjoying what little time we have left in this nation under what we consider “reasonable and ordinary” economic and social conditions until and unless the people of this nation rise and demand that this crap stop, for if we do not, as a body politic, our government and social order will collapse.
This is a matter of arithmetic, not politics.
link to article:
“The Democrat and Republican party — both sides of the aisle — are liars.”
That’s easy. The tougher question is why you would expect their club to fix any of it.
smitty, the Hippoctatic oath is over 700 years old.
Notice the semblance of it today? History repeats itself as
democracies/socialism fail/fall :
The Oath of Hippocrates
“I SWEAR by Apollo the physician and AEsculapius, and Hygiea, and Panacea, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation– to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others. I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further, from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves. Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times. But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.”
Honor ones word – “But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:”
We are flesh in the cauldron, and as the pot boils, the scum rises.
“Every man to his family and his belongings”
“the Rule of Law is ignored with impunity”
It’s not ignored. You’re not ignoring it, zillions of “patriots” don’t ignore it and for that matter, even tyrants don’t ignore it. They’ll be the first to declare they live by it. Quite true—every mass genocide of the 20th Century was exactly that…legal.
The problem is that it’s a bunch of words and doesn’t rule anything. It doesn’t exist and can’t ever exist, at least not on Earth. The closest you can come is mutual consent. Otherwise it amounts to nothing but thuggery. It’s the difference between power and authority…absent consent there can be no authority; it’s just brute power. As we see.
There is nothing available on Earth except people to rule or not rule, and that’s that. This seems to be a fact that has not escaped the notice of ISIS, for example, even as Westerners stubbornly refuse to admit it. No wonder they’re losing their heads over it.
“It is hard to see how this crisis resolves itself peacefully.”
Good morning PB. Welcome to the party.
Pat Buchanan has more awareness on issues than you can ever hope to have. Hell, he was fighting the good fight, exposing .gov corruption when the best part of you was running down the crack of your momma’s ass !
Read some history.
‘It is hard to see how this crisis resolves itself peacefully.’
Anyone who thinks this crisis will be resolved by any means other than violence is a fool. ‘Peaceful’ left town by about the mid 70’s.
Liberals and their enablers are the enemy. Conduct yourselves accordingly.
“A question logically follows: If one belongs to that third of the nation that pays no income taxes but receives copious benefits, why would you vote for a party that will cut taxes you don’t pay, but take away benefits you do receive?”
Interesting question. The correct answer is, “because being a mooch is ego-destructive,” but not even tough warriors, let alone collectivists like Buchanan, can bring themselves to admit it.
Carry on, girls; grab your spot on the merry-go-round.
In some very fundamental ways, key word some, electoral participation, litigation, counter agitprop, peaceful protesting in all it’s form is redress, it is insurgency in it’s own right, it is redress, and regardless of the seeming insurmountable obstacles the Potemkin media portrays resistance is futile, all of it is effective, it is effective because it only requires a constant application of resistance bit by bit, heart by heart, mind by mind, one little bit at a time, like rust on a steel bridge, to undermine the inherently rotten politically and most importantly culturally unstable foundations of cultural marxism. These are critical appropriate moral forms of redress than violent redress, suitable to the moral imperatives of the moment, till shooting the bastards becomes the moral imperative.
Remember, there’s more than one way to crusade for traditional, read bitter clingers, Western Christian values and first principles.
The cumulative acts and thinking of redress are very effective. Sure there are no immediate grossly obvious tangible gratifying results. That is the nature of such things here in America, before the shooting starts. That is in many ways a blessing in disguise for obvious reasons. The proof is in the pudding that the myriad of peaceful efforts and acts of redress, resistance, defiance are very effective, that they are existential effects on the political class. Look at Donald Trump. The fuckers are scared shitless, they can not in no uncertain terms permit that man, allow the dirt people of this country elect him president. So much so, I think they are willing to pull the plug on everything rather than permit not one of their kind be president and uncover the truth of of corrupt and evil they are. And whether one thinks Trump could be or not president, the reality that matters is Trump represents the great fuckyou and it is tantamount to existential survival he must be stopped. Desperate tyrants and their minions commit desperate acts when they are faced with such absolute consequences. They would be tyrants and minions if it wasn’t true.
If you notice, the powers that be do not have the cake walk of power and influence among the dirt people they used to own a monopoly on. Things have turned 180 degrees, they are having to now defend everything they do, what they are, their lies, their power, they are behind the eight ball so to speak, having to react to the underlying fundamental resistance and defiance growing by the hour.
Never mind the inevitable unstoppable consequences of the unintended consequences beginning to spiral out of control because of what they have done and are trying to do to us.
In the end, the “dirt people” will be cleansed from the earth with little more than some soap powder and a hose. For all the dust that’s blown about them here, they truly lack any will or ambition to succeed, or they would have by now. Trump doesn’t give even 1 fuck about “dirt people”. On the contrary, I fully expect he’s disgusted by them. He’s a businessman, and businessmen understand profits and dirt people rarely offer any value… Whoever wins, be prepared to be bathed in the purifying goodness of progressiveness, gubmint mandated health care, militarized poLICE, and higher taxes, or you can hide in the muck n mire of filth and disease until you succumb to it..🙂
Damn man ! I often find your remarks @WRSA to be that of a man blessed with the sense of a dozen Pat Buchanans and another dozen Albert Einsteins.
For me, your commentary is remarkable. Always sensible. Always pertinent
“….collectivists like Buchanan….”
You’re kidding ? You’re being sarcastic, correct ? Because if you are serious you are:
1. A troll.
2. A Soros instigator.
3. A Bloomberg instigator.
4. A globalist.
5. A fool.
6. All of the above.
Michigan Jim is Jim Klein DanIII so he’s whatever you thought about him in the first place;)
Anyone who has their head out their ass knows that Pat Buchanan has been an anti-globalist for DECADES. Well, except for people from Detroit and MichiganJim and other brainwashed useful idiots. Actually they ALL fall into “6. All of the Above”.
You guys are a tough audience. You don’t like anybody.
There are a lot of flaming assholes here. Hope you aren’t one of the many copsuckers or big government statists or free trade fools who support Hillary Klinton.
Try not to write anything insanely stupid.
Larry, your right a tough group, everyone a patriot. Respect to each here. While a lot said here pisses me off, I still find this site to be the one I continue to come back to.
The men and women who are regulars here, see our world for what it is. Don’t think their are many sheep here, a shit load of Alpha’s.
This site has an outstanding group, who’s opinions I value. I read here daily, and ponder both sides of the coin for application to my world.
A great mix of professionals from across this nation, with diverse backgrounds. I seem to think we’re all here for basically the same reasons.
Destiny is a serial killer so why not simply die well…
“And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?” -Thomas Babington Macaulay
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