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After Dramatic Obamacare Failure, Trump Now Faces A Looming Government Shutdown He May Not Be Able To Prevent

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If you thought that the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next.  The continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires on April 28th, and if a new funding agreement is not reached prior to that time, there will be a government shutdown like we witnessed in 2013 starting on April 29th.  Unfortunately, as I will explain below, if a government shutdown happens it may go for a lot longer than just a couple of weeks this time around.

April 28th may sound like it is quite some time away, but because the congressional calendar has so many “holes” in it, there is actually not very much time for Congress to act.

If you can believe it, there are only 12 “legislative days” between now and April 28th, and if something is not done on one of those 12 days the government will shut down on April 29th.

Needless to say, a government shutdown would greatly rattle the financial markets.  Thanks to the Obamacare disaster, the Dow has now experienced its longest losing streak in six years, and another down day for the Dow on Tuesday would make it the longest losing streak since 1978.

With the Republicans in control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, you would think that a government shutdown would be unlikely.

Sadly, that is not the case.  In fact, political reporter Mike Allen says that a “top Republican” told him that a government shutdown on April 29th is “more likely than not”…

A top Republican with close ties to the White House tells me that after the GOP failure on healthcare, a government shutdown — looming when a continuing resolution runs out April 28 — is “more likely than not… Wall Street is not expecting a shutdown and the markets are unprepared.”

And Chris Krueger of Cowen Washington Research Group today will warn financial clients: “Hello April 29 government shutdown.”

That’s Day 100 of the Trump presidency, by the way.

During a government shutdown, essential government services continue to operate, but everything else ceases.  Huge numbers of government employees are temporarily furloughed, government parks are closed, and some government agencies pretty much quit functioning at all.  The last time this actually happened was in 2013

The issue confronting Trump is similar to the one that President Obama and then-House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio faced in 2013: a block of conservative Republicans who are willing to vote ‘No’ instead of bowing to pressure from the White House, Wall Street, and even powerful establishment interest groups.

But unlike then, a single party holds all three major levers of power in government.

The government shut down for more than two weeks in 2013 after Tea Party members refused to backdown and tried to use the leverage of a shutdown to defund Obamcare.

So why would conservative members of Congress want to force a government shutdown in 2017?

Well, for one thing we continue to add more than a trillion dollars a year to the national debt.  During the Obama era, the U.S. national debt rose from 10.6 trillion dollars to just under 20 trillion dollars.

In a just society, the politicians that have been stealing trillions of dollars from future generations of Americans would be put in prison, but instead we have just come to accept that selling our children and our grandchildren into debt slavery is normal.

We have got to quit going into so much debt, and so someone needs to take a stand, and it is becoming clear that it won’t be President Trump.

Just a few weeks ago, Trump made his intentions crystal clear during a conversation with New York Times Magazine contributor Robert Draper

When I spoke with Trump, I ventured that, based on available evidence, it seemed as though conservatives probably shouldn’t hold their breath for the next four years expecting entitlement reform. Trump’s reply was immediate. “I think you’re right,” he said. In fact, Trump seemed much less animated by the subject of budget cuts than the subject of spending increases. “We’re also going to prime the pump,” he said. “You know what I mean by ‘prime the pump’? In order to get this” — the economy — “going, and going big league, and having the jobs coming in and the taxes that will be cut very substantially and the regulations that’ll be going, we’re going to have to prime the pump to some extent. In other words: Spend money to make a lot more money in the future. And that’ll happen.” A clearer elucidation of Keynesian liberalism could not have been delivered by Obama.

In other words, Trump wants to take government spending to an even higher level than Obama did.

And Trump is certainly correct that this would help the economy in the short-term, but it would also be extremely destructive to the bright future that our children and our grandchildren were supposed to have.

In addition to addressing our exploding national debt, conservatives in Congress are going to want to tie defunding Planned Parenthood to any agree to continue funding the government…

  • The current continuing resolution to fund the government expires on April 28.
  • The conservative House Freedom Caucus — the group Trump blamed on Twitter this morning for killing his Obamacare replacement bill — will almost certainly make defunding the women’s health group and country’s biggest abortion provider a non-negotiable condition for it to support the government funding bill.
  • That’s a big problem. There’s no way a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood gets 60 votes in the Senate.

This is the issue that could force a government shutdown to last for an extended period of time.

Today the Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.  If Planned Parenthood is not going to be defunded now, it never will be.

If I was a member of the Freedom Caucus, I would make defunding Planned Parenthood my line in the sand.  These butchers systematically kill millions of American babies, they auction off the body parts to the highest bidders, and the federal government gives them approximately 500 million dollars a year to keep operating.

If President Trump and Paul Ryan choose to fight the Freedom Caucus over defunding Planned Parenthood, any agreement to fund the government will not have enough Republican votes in the House.  But any bill which defunds Planned Parenthood will get filibustered by Democrats in the Senate.

There is always the possibility that President Trump could turn his back on the conservatives in Congress and try to make a deal with the Democrats, but then he would have to get that deal passed by a Republican-controlled House and a Republican-controlled Senate.

To me, it is worth forcing a government shutdown in order to defund Planned Parenthood.

If Donald Trump decides that he wants to do a deal that includes continued funding for Planned Parenthood that is not okay.

Let me repeat – that is not okay.

If Donald Trump or any other Republican member of Congress agrees to a deal that includes continued funding for Planned Parenthood, that will mean that the blood of all the children that are murdered by Planned Parenthood from that day forward will be on their hands too.

Most people don’t realize this, but this is actually one of the most critical moments in American history.

If President Trump and the Republicans defund Planned Parenthood, that will be an exceptionally good thing for our country.

But if President Trump and the Republicans choose not to do this, there will be no more excuses left to offer, and I believe that the consequences for our nation will be far more severe than most people would dare to imagine.

  • JC Teecher

    Let’s give Trump a couple months to work, and see what happens.
    Just maybe he will start the arduous task of cleaning up some of the waste that has been created over the past 30 years.

    If he has enough support, and quits following along with the status quo like he did with Paul Ryan and his cohorts, then maybe, just maybe, the tides will shift.

    To do all the things he says he will do, it seems impossible to do a house cleaning at the same time, but….I will support him if……

    • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

      when he stops flying down to FL every F%^$#!ng weekend and playing golf with the bozos he just doubled his miralago’s fees on, and when he stops watching TV (even if it is just Fox) all day and when he stops tweeting morning noon & nite … maybe then he”ll start acting like a president?
      What if he doesn’t? I wish the tea party would revive and start taking that clueless excuse for a prez down.

      • socalbeachdude

        What utterly ignorant and stupid assertions.

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

          That’s all you ever print, it must give you the tingles down there or something.
          I otoh stated exactly what trump ADMITS TO DOING. u wanna call ME a liar then you have to tell trump to quit lying first bc I am sharing what HE TWEETS ABOUT DOING!

          • socalbeachdude

            Absolutely false, and very bogus and utterly stupid assertions, CARRIE.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            You even started calling me by a girls name so it’s kinda hard to keep pretending you care about telling the truth.

  • Cinderella Man

    Well it’s a good thing you’re not in charge. President Trump is doing the best he can with what he has. Its a broken record coming from the economic doomsayers. If we keep spending like this it’s gonna hurt future generations. I don’t think so. Who do we owe this debt to? Its never been paid off and it never will be. We have had debt since the founding of the country it’s going on 250 years and we’re still here. And the librats complain about their funding being cut off so they better rally around Trump and pass the debt ceiling. My prediction it will pass move along nothing to see. I’ve been reading this crap for 8 years and nothing happens. Yawn…

    • buffalo lips

      I’m a Trump supporter. That said, if President Trump is doing the best he can with what he has, he doesn’t have much. That breaks my heart. Only a person born deaf, dumb, blind and brain dead at birth would have taken and pursued the advice given to Donald Trump by people whose greatest wish in life is that Trump fail spectacularly It’s sad really. If Trump were to listen to a common man with common sense, and there are many – the people who voted for him – he would never fail in his quest to MAGA.

      • Cinderella Man

        Me too man and I don’t blame him for Obamacare lite I blame the Soros rat traitor Ryan for its failure

      • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

        Trump is clueless and he surrounded himself with clueless advisors who just exist to kiss his u-no-wut.

        • socalbeachdude

          Absolutely false.

  • Cinderella Man

    And Paul Ryan is a Soros rat traitor

    • Cinderella Man

      Sorry didn’t catch that socalbeachtard

      • Cinderella Man

        Why is it waiting to be approved? I called Carl a sex offender and you didn’t block that

  • Bill

    The controlled media kept us focused on Obama Care repeal while the debt extension deadline was kept quiet. Now we have a huge crisis on short notice. Will this be the debt explosion heard around the world or will the professional crooked politicians sweep it under the rug and raise the people’s poker ante one more time?

    • K2

      There will be no debt explosion. There is no factor existing that can cause debt explosion atleast until debt reaches 30 trillion.

      • socalbeachdude

        No, and the correct term is IMPLOSION which will indeed happen as interest rats soar upwards. The $20 trillion in federal government debt is less than one third of the $67 trillion debt outstanding in the US.

        • K2

          Implosion will not happen.Rates go up and down all the time. Rates rising could alsmo mean govt has to pay more in interest, and if they can pay no debt bubble will implode.

    • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

      more like trump keeps trying to direct or attention at his trumpcare debacle and keep us from pursuing his many relationships with Russia and Putin.

      • socalbeachdude

        Donald Trump calls for the Clintons to be investigated by House intelligence committee for THEIR Russian connections and hits out at Republicans for killing healthcare bill in late night tweet storm

        Donald Trump has launched another attack on Hillary Clinton – questioning why she and Bill Clinton are not being investigated by the House Intelligence Committee over alleged Russian ties.

        ‘Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech…,’ the president tweeted on Monday night, before finishing his thought with a second post. ‘…money to Bill, the Hillary Russian “reset,” praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax.’

        The tweets were sent after it emerged house intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in ‘incidental’ surveillance just one day before he announced it.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4355300/Donald-Trump-calls-Bill-Hillary-investigated.html

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

          Why are you so insecure about yourself that you keep voting up on your sad, sorry posts? WHY? That is a question that demands an appropriate answer, not more snark and insults. WHY are you so insecure with yourself tat you actually vote your own posts up KNOWING that we can see you do it>?

          • socalbeachdude

            Why wouldn’t I upvote excellent posts? What on earth business is that of yours?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            HA HA, no answer, just like anyone with a brain thought from you!

      • Gay Veteran

        PEACEFUL relationship with Russia

  • JC Teecher

    Dow down only 45 points today, as predicted by yours truly. Nasdaq & SP still up a tad.
    No crash over the lack of Freedom Caucus’s 16 members voting no to Odramacare Lite.

    Now, having said that; a gov shutdown, even a short one, would most likely send the markets into correction territory. However; since the markets have climbed about 12% since Trump’s (American Patriot’s and Christians) victory over the liberal establishment, in November; there is still wiggle room for a needed correction to the overvalue of the markets.

    I see a volatile summer coming from every direction, but not a total collapse just yet folks.

    • Spatial Memory

      SP500 down 2.39 today

    • socalbeachdude

      The Dow index futures were down as much as 168 points during the night.

      • Spatial Memory

        Rotflmao

        • socalbeachdude

          Dow futures slide more than 168 points as doubts over Trump’s agenda build

          U.S. stock futures pointed to sharp losses at the open on Monday, as investors reassessed President Donald Trump’s ambitious pro-growth agenda after his failure to push through a health-care bill last week.

          Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMM7, -0.80% slid 168 points, or 0.8%, to 20,407, while S&P 500 futures ESM7, -0.98% dropped 23.30 points, or 0.9%, to 2,321.75. Nasdaq-100 futures NQM7, -0.98% fell 53 points, or 0.7%, to 5,325.25.

          “Indeed, financial markets seem increasingly skeptical that Trump will be able to deliver on the many promises that fueled the S&P [to] a peak of close to 2,400 in early March. This will place the emphasis on the economic data, at least until the next debate in Washington is more advanced,” said Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, in a note to clients.

          http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-futures-slide-more-than-150-points-as-doubts-over-trumps-agenda-build-2017-03-27

    • Cinderella Man

      Michael is almost always wrong been reading the same things since 2010

      • socalbeachdude

        Michael is NOT WRONG in the least bit. He is not here to provide investment advice and market timing for your speculative adventures but rather the BIG PICTURE as to what is going on and clearly states on every page:

        “May all of you be blessed with good work, health and peace – If you came here looking for hope, you just found it. The materials on this site are for educational purposes only. Please consult a licensed financial professional before making investment decisions.”

        • GSOB

          …..Michael is NOT WRONG in the least bit. …… (kissing up again to quiet your guilty conscience, usurping his site) But the Petrodollar doesn’t exist….?

          • socalbeachdude

            I am simply STATING A FACT. This site is NOT about “investment advice” but about the big picture on the economy.

            It is also a fact that the nutty notion as to the so-called “petro dollar” is TOTALLY IRRELEVANT and never was relevant and that has been explained to you in detail many POil accounts for less than 5% of the use of the US dollar and it doesn’t matter a hoot what currency that oil is priced in and it can be purchased in Euros, US Dollars, and other currencies all around the world. All commodities are nominally priced in US dollars by the way because the US dollar is the most important and most used currency in the world where it isu ed for 83% of all global transactions.

            Once again, and I would suggest you read and comprehend it this time around, is the review of the origin of the “petro-dollar” notion and why that sort of nutty and bogus notion is IRRELEVANT.

            The so-called “petrodollar” is irrelevant – Steve Saville

            A recent article posted at Casey Research trumpets the view that the petrodollar system is on its last legs and that when it dies — quite possibly in 2017 — it will be a massively disruptive event for the US economy and the financial world, leading to an explosion in the gold price. The reality is that the so-called “petrodollar” is probably not about to expire, but even if it were the economic consequences for the US and the world would not be dramatic.

            According to the “petrodollar system” theory, an agreement was reached in 1974 between the governments of the US and Saudi Arabia for the Saudis to do all of their oil transactions in US dollars and influence other OPEC members to do the same. In return, the US government vowed to support and protect the Saudi regime. Also according to this theory, the US economy benefits because the pricing of oil in US dollars creates additional global demand for US dollars and US assets.

            The agreement might have happened, but there is no good reason that it would still be in effect. Considering the popularity of the US dollar in global trade and the size of the US economy, an agreement between the Saudi and US governments would no longer be required to entice the Saudis to price their oil exports in dollars. It would be inconvenient for them to do otherwise.

            In any case, even if the “petrodollar” agreement happened and remains in effect to this day it would not be of great importance. The reason is that the international trading of oil accounts for only a minuscule fraction of international money flows.

            http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-gold-silver-the-petrodollar-is-irrelevant.aspx?article=10558437950H11690&redirect=false&contributor=Steve+Saville&mk=1

          • GSOB

            lol

          • socalbeachdude

            If you can’t comprehend those very clear and straightforward matters, then I really don’t know what else to tell you.

          • GSOB

            US dollar is the global reserve currency. You simply deny history of how it got there.

            Myopic: meaning, shortsighted in every sense

          • socalbeachdude

            Yes, we all know that the US dollar is the global reserve currency and comprises 63% of all global currency reserves, but so what? That has nothing whatsoever to do with oil or gold or silver of any other fungible commodity.

          • GSOB

            Seizing Middle Eastern oil has always been one of Trump’s favorite foreign-policy refrains

          • socalbeachdude

            False. Trump has rarely ever said a thing about oil in the Middle East. That was OILMAN BUSH’S THING (both Bushes) and the crimes that took place on September 11, 2001 in the USA were then nearly immediately used to launch Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL) [which was nearly immediately renamed OIF] but that had to do with greed for oil resources and certainly was not “blowback” at all but rather “PUSH FORWARD” until “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” from the Neocons during the 2nd Bush Regime.

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

          do you have Oppositional Defiance Disorder? I just read an article about little kids like you who hear “the sky is blue” and you have some psychiatric demon forcing you to scream NO IT ISNT BLUE AND IT NEVER WAS BLUE AND ITS NOT MADE OUT OF AIR EITHER AND NO AIRPLANES EVER FLY THROUGH THE SKY AND NOT BIRDS EITHER.
          BC that’s what you keep doing to everyone here.

          • socalbeachdude

            Your extreme ignorance and stupidity are just absolutely mind boggling.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT!
            I notice you didn’t answer “no” though, so we can all take that for a clear and obvious “yes”, Michael.

        • Mark

          Whatever you say Michael.

      • JC Teecher

        Sometimes he does miss the mark a tad on the Stock Market collapse thing, but he makes good points and someday it will happen.

  • Cinderella Man

    My apologies I’m suffering from economic collapse fatigue. I’ve been prepped and ready since 2011 and nothing major has happened unlike 2008. I’m mainly concerned about foreign invaders and communist party USA ahem democrats attacking our citizens and way of life. At least with Trump in office I don’t worry about being awakened at 3 am by masked men putting a black bag over my head and being taken to the nearest FEMA camp.on the subject of President Trump I’m proud of the guy. I’ve never seen a man work so hard to try to keep his promises. He tried to get a healthcare bill (although flawed) through congress in less than 90 days. I think it’s hard for him to make the adjustment from business to politics. He’s used to giving an order in his company it’s followed through and implemented. The swamp is deep and full of treachery and traitors. But if there is a man who can get us through the tough times ahead it’s him.

    • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

      Lady, you are deluded if you believe any of that. I hope for the sake of intelligent people everywhere that you are just paid to lie like that because the alternative would be to believe there are really people as gullible and clueless as you allowed to vote.

  • socalbeachdude

    Government could shut down on Trump’s 100th day in office: President’s milestone may be marred if the House Republicans don’t get behind the health bill and Congress can’t agree on a budget

    President Trump’s failure to persuade a group of conservative House Republicans to fall behind Trumpcare has brought back the prospect of another government shutdown next month.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4353264/Government-shutdown-looming-weeks.html

  • retired22

    There will be no inherited debt to pay way down the line in the future.
    This is a myth,when this madness ends years from now it will be in default.
    The old rules no longer apply,…we gave up those ideas years ago when we passed the financial frontier into the unknown financial wilderness,new rules apply but nobody knows yet what these new rules are.

    When Lincoln needed funds to finance the war in 1861 the banks demanded loan shark rates of interest on the loans.

    Lincoln refused & instead had the Treasury Department print paper money called ‘Greenbacks’,I.O.U.’s backed by nothing beyond the good faith of the government hopefully to be redeemed in the future by silver & gold. What could the public do?

    The public went along with situation because of patriotism & also because they had no alternative,…If they did work worth $20 dollars what would they get paid with if not Green backs,Banana peels? cabbage heads?

    No,all they could do was work for these Greenbacks,everyone else was in the same fix so commerce went on as before,only with no specie.
    Hoping to redeem this paper with silver & cold in the future.

    Over 100 years later,president Nixon shut down the International Gold Window,America would no longer pay international debts with gold

    The outside world would need to accept fiat paper or take their business elsewhere.So they gritted their teeth & accepted fiat paper & business went on,again because our trading partners had no choice!

    For those who haven’t noticed,the whole world today is working for little scraps of fiat currency because they have no choice unless they can trade for Euros which are also fiat I.O.U.’s.

    The Euro,because of the nature of the EU & it’s member states,is falling apart & sometime in the near future the only internationally recognized trade currency will be the dollar & people will work for dollars because they have no alternative!
    In the near future,it is hoped,this way of doing business will continue to be successful.
    We have no other alternative, there is no other way to finance the rebuilding of the nation.

    Our business partners around the world will put up with it,they have no choice,they have no other markets to sell their products in!

    • socalbeachdude

      Absolutely false. The US has NEVER once defaulted on any of its government debt and the rules on that are the same as they have always been. US Treasuries MUST be paid on a first dollar basis and the US pays off more than $6 trillion a year in US Treasuries in full at maturity and issues abut $7 trillion of new US Treasuries to cover that plus the borrowing of a new net amount of around $1 trillion a year.

      By the way, the flip side of the US government debt in US Treasuries is that it is HELD AS AN ASSET by its owners.

      • retired22

        Why don’t you go out & buy yourself an imagination,your charts,graphs & opinions from the experts are things of the past.
        Your problem is you read everything you can find to put into the data bank in your head.
        But you don’t have the imagination to understand & correlate the raw data you have,you just repeat what you have read.
        It is not that out of the way to say that we defaulted 46 years ago when we stopped paying in gold & started paying with fiat paper!

        • socalbeachdude

          What utter nonsense. Why don’t you learn about the US Treasuries markets? All of the information on those is at:

          http://www.TreasuryDirect.gov

          Those market are a $13 trillion a year market and more than $7 trillion in new US Treasuries are issued each and every year. Gold has absolutely zero financial relevance today and the so-called “gold standard” was just a brief abysmally failed 60 year experiment from 1873 until 1933 at which time it was totally ended for all domestic use in the USA.

          • retired22

            The markets will blow up but the real economy will survive!
            The financial markets have been uncoupled from the real economy for decades,they are gambling casinos that have very little connection to the real economy.
            There will be big pain when this massive correction occurs,I won’t deny that, but the Gordon Gekko’s in the markets will take the main hit!

          • socalbeachdude

            Many of those “Gordon Gekkos” in the markets are MOMS AND POPS all around America with their 401Ks.

          • retired22

            You are crazy they are pension funds & annuities they are there because here is no where else for them to go.
            What’s coming up will be a killer for these funds & the people who are invested in them but that is another story.

          • socalbeachdude

            Who do you think owns annuities and pensions but for MOMS and POPS?

          • retired22

            Yeah,Don’t I just know it!
            This one of the ways that the financial sector is making billions by cleaning out the ordinary people trying to get by.

          • socalbeachdude

            No financially prudent person would put retirement funds in investments that have up to a 100% RISK OF LOSS. If they do that and then lose it all or most of it then it is THEIR OWN FAULT and nobody elses fault at all.

          • Spatial Memory

            Just when you thought he could not get any more idiotic!

            Rotflmao

          • Spatial Memory

            STOCK prospectus / risk disclosure documents containing such cautionary / dead language are available for the initial 90 days of IPO or secondary / subsequent offerings. Your LUDICROUS hunches and GUESSWORK are obviously IRRATIONAL and INCORRECT as many annuity products and pension bylaws and charters CLEARLY state otherwise.

          • socalbeachdude

            Your ignorance once again is just beyond absolutely mind boggling!

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Derp don’t you derp have anything important derp to say derp instead of derp insulting people?

          • socalbeachdude

            Everything I say is quite important and highly relevant unlike your nasty snarks.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT!

          • retired22

            You sound like a robot spitting out prerecorded messages.
            There are psychological,political & socio/economic factors embedded in these issues that have little to do with the literal mechanics of finance.
            The only way anyone can guess at what is in the future is to try & analyse how these different forces interact with each other.

        • Cinderella Man

          Just block the idiot. Its nice you will scroll through miles of blank white that says this user is blocked

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            I bet this whole site looks deserted to you then, cuz that guy is shidding all over this place!

        • Cinderella Man

          He repeats the same drivel. I’m starting to think socalbeachtard is Michael

          • socalbeachdude

            Nope and I put up highly relevant and intelligent information and comments.

          • Spatial Memory

            Not

          • socalbeachdude

            You’ve already proven QED that you neither know how to read nor comprehend.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            I think everyone here could join together and respond to each and every one of So Cals posts like that: NOT. BC that sums up the perfect response to anything he types.

          • socalbeachdude

            What totally false nonsense. What is your nationality? Chinese? Why all of your anti-Trump hatred and bogus lies?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT!
            (And right back @ u!)

          • Spatial Memory

            Capital Markets which are HIGHLY RELEVANT clearly REJECTED both UNHINGED IRRATIONAL IRRELEVANT INCORRECT GUESSWORK…. yet both CONTINUOUSLY OBSESSIVELY maintain ignorance of CAPITAL MARKETS PRICE ACTION and RECORD ECONOMIC EXPANSION REALITY.

            Uneducated viewers may be decimated while some market and sell Doomsday Nonsense and extraneous pay for clicks links.

          • socalbeachdude

            Stock markets globally are now plunging, but rest assured they can never fall more than 100%.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            The consensus is the complete opposite of that.
            I swear I’ve never seen someone so very unwanted and universally hated, and yet you keep coming to here where we all make it clear you are NOT welcome. If I could place a restraining order on you I would.

          • JC Teecher

            I disagree CM. Michael is not the pitiful person that some try to make him out to be. he works hard at many things and would never dip to the lows of trolling his own site to gain brownie points with advertisers. He and Meranda are Good Christian people at heart, I do believe.

            Does he allow the likes of Sbd to make large numbers of posts to keep the readership numbers up?
            You would have to ask him, but I highly doubt it.
            If the readers/posters, bitch enough, and the readership drops off enough due to sbd’s wack-a-doodle comments all the time, I would guess that Michael would eventually put a ban on him.

            But bans are short term, unless the site owner pays out the ying yang to have the ability to block the posters IP address from coming through.

            That has been done on previous sites I have visited, and I was even blocked by the rants of anti-Christian folks, on a couple sites. One terminated my block after many left the site over my being banned. The other, which is an international Christian site, was put in place when I would not cave into the false narrative of their site moderator.
            I was called a liar by the preacher’s wife, even after I gave scripture supporting my interpretation and God’s own truths.
            The great falling away/apostasy, begins at the pulpit, and so does the judgments.

          • ALWAYSTOMORROW

            It’s of no cost to block IP addresses and I can assure you 100%, Michael blocks IP’s.

          • JC Teecher

            So how is it done then.

          • JC Teecher

            Still waiting. so what is it? You don’t know and were just blowing more smoke, or you do and playing it down.

            Can’t find the info on how to do it, or were you just acting as if you know something that most of us don’t know?

            Seriously, if it is free to do it, then the information to it must be available as well.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            people here have been surmising that for a while now. Think about it everytime he responds to someone we have to come back to this page to respond and each new “hit” on this page = more revenue dollars to Michael’s pockets.
            So Cal makes an obscenely stupid and false claim, and it is too tempting to ignore it or let it pass, so we come here to tell him how ba+shi+ insane he is, and he responds again… it all ends up making Michael more dough.

          • socalbeachdude

            What utterly false and delusionally stupid nonsense.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Then change your act if you don’t like what everyone believes about you being Michael.

          • ALWAYSTOMORROW

            He isn’t Michael but he is Michael’s chosen one.

    • retired22

      The big problem for us will not be some hypothetical debt limit.
      The problem will be huge amounts of price inflation that will hammer everyone trying to make a living!

      • socalbeachdude

        Once again, absolutely false. What we have been seeing and will continue to see is DEFLATION as the global deflationary spiral intensifies. We are seeing that now with oil and other commodities.

        • retired22

          I said price inflation not dollar inflation!
          And we probably will end up with a combination of both….stagflation!

          • socalbeachdude

            There is no “price inflation” of any sort now on a broad general basis but there is a lot of PRICE DEFLATION particularly in the value of commodities.

            Iron ore takes a battering as bear market engulfs China futures

            Iron ore is getting battered. After rounds of warnings that this year’s rally may be overdone, the raw material is in retreat as doubts gather about the strength of demand in China as steel sells off and record port stockpiles put a spotlight on rising supplies.

            In China, futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange sank into a bear market as steel in Shanghai posted the longest run of declines this year, while the SGX AsiaClear contract in Singapore fell for a fourth day. Benchmark spot prices from Metal Bulletin Ltd. extended a loss below $90 a dry metric ton to the lowest since Feb. 9.

            https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-22/iron-ore-battered-as-risk-off-mood-follows-forecasts-for-slump

          • retired22

            I am talking about real price inflation among ordinary people trying to make a living.
            I don’t give a damn about the day traders & speculators who are just upjumped card sharps,the financial markets are just gambling casinos & the players are glorified horse players.
            The markets are toxic & if the F.I.R.E Industries get clobbered it will be first step in getting our country back from the White Collar embezzlers.

          • socalbeachdude

            Real estate prices will soon be plunging in the US just like they did in 2007-2009 and are in yet another major unsustainable bubble. By the way, house prices going up and rents going up are not part of inflation at all.

          • Spatial Memory

            ROFL

          • retired22

            Commercial Real Estate is part of the FIRE Industries I mentioned
            The whole country is going in for financial surgery & it will be painful.
            But we need to get the cancerous financial sector off of us before they wipe us all out!
            It’s them or the rest of us!

          • Spatial Memory

            As we know, inflation refers to the rise in price levels in an economy, and deflation is the opposite, a fall in price levels. Disinflation, on the other hand, refers to a slower rate of inflation. The biggest difference between disinflation and deflation is that in case of the former, prices don’t fall

          • socalbeachdude

            Many prices are falling throughout the economy and particularly in commodities which is DEFLATION.

        • Spatial Memory

          Obviously your homeschooling curriculum did not include the difference between deflation, a markdown of all asset classes versus disinflation, a slowing in the rate of inflation.

          Your lack of education and misconceptions are hilariously funny. Thanks again for the continued laughs.

          • socalbeachdude

            Obviously you are as clueless and ignorant as ever based on that comment!

          • Spatial Memory

            Educate yourself and you will instantly realize what a fool you make of yourself. Roflmao

          • socalbeachdude

            Thank you for describing YOURSELF so very perfectly.

          • Spatial Memory

            In economics, deflation is a decrease in the general price level of goods and services

            Disinflation is a slowing in the rate of price inflation. It is used to describe instances when the inflation rate has reduced marginally over the short term. Although it is used to describe periods of slowing inflation, disinflation should not be confused with deflation, which can be harmful to the economy

          • socalbeachdude

            And that DEFLATION is exactly what we are seeing across commodities prices and in the prices of a number of retail goods. Your “disinflation” nonsense is nothing other than partial DEFLATION and totally meaningless.

          • Spatial Memory

            Keep trying to spin your foolish nonsense. Your homespun guesswork and delusions have demonstrated HORRENDOUS RESULTS. ROFL

          • socalbeachdude

            Thank you once again for so perfectly describing your utter ignorance and totally bogus notions! Always quite a laugh.

          • Cinderella Man

            Block the idiot he only gets off and validated if you respond

      • Cinderella Man

        Socalbeachdude is so stupid he thinks his internet facts are a reflection of reality. He tried to tell me cattle commodity prices are what it’s costs to raise the animal. He knows nothing Jon Snow

        • socalbeachdude

          Hardly, but that certainly describes YOU!

        • Spatial Memory

          His ludicrous market predictions are proven HORRENDOUSLY INACCURATE daily yet his repertoire continues regardless of reality- INCREDIBLE COMEDY.

          I Pity any that try trading his predictions. Rotflmao

          • socalbeachdude

            The only thing ludicrous is your total failure to be able to comprehend very straightforward facts and accurate information.

          • Cinderella Man

            I think it’s funny he responds to me. He can rebut all he wants same thing socalbeachtard this user is blocked

          • socalbeachdude

            Again confirming your UTTER IGNORANCE.

          • GSOB

            Got Petrodollar?

          • socalbeachdude

            That nutty notion is totally IRRELEVANT.

          • GSOB

            Remember the 9/11 blowback?
            Where were you?

          • socalbeachdude

            The what?

          • GSOB

            ?? (worse than I thought) You don’t just deny petrodollar history, you don’t know history.

          • socalbeachdude

            Huh? Oil has nothing whatsoever to do with the crimes that occurred in the USA on September 11, 2001. What “blowback” are you even talking about?

            I’d suggest you learn about those crimes and exactly who was responsible for them. Keep in mind that there is no statute of limitations on criminal homicide.

            911Truth.org & WTC7.net

          • CASTIEL

            He is a total m#ron……but a lot of idiots defends this j#ckass…..He think just because he can google he is a Eisntein…….But i guess he never leaved the basement of his mother. house…

          • Spatial Memory

            Yes you are. ROFL

        • socalbeachdude

          Absolutely false as to what I stated. Cattle futures are set by what the CBOT bidding on those futures sets and that may be WELL ABOVE or WELL BELOW your costs of production and those commodity futures prices for cattle are largely based on supply and demand for cattle along with the amount of speculation going on in those commodities futures markets.

  • socalbeachdude

    HISTORY OF THE FEDERAL DEBT LIMIT (CEILING)

    The United States debt ceiling or debt limit is a legislative limit on the amount of national debt that can be issued by the US Treasury, thus limiting how much money the federal government may borrow. The debt ceiling is an aggregate figure which applies to the gross debt, which includes debt in the hands of the public and in intra-government accounts.

    Under Article I Section 8 of the United States Constitution, only Congress can authorize the borrowing of money on the credit of the United States. From the founding of the United States until 1917, Congress directly authorized each individual debt issued. To provide more flexibility to finance the United States’ involvement in World War I, Congress modified the method by which it authorized debt in the Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917. Under this Act, Congress established an aggregate limit, or “ceiling,” on the total amount of new bonds that could be issued.

    The present debt ceiling is an aggregate limit applied to nearly all federal debt, which was substantially established by the Public Debt Acts of 1939 and 1941 which have subsequently been amended to change the ceiling amount.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_debt_ceiling

  • socalbeachdude

    Trump’s ‘America First’ budget: President promises ‘a new chapter of greatness’ as he wields the ax across government to pay for the wall and the military

    President Donald Trump’s first budget blueprint, out this morning, lived up to the administration’s promise that it would be a ‘hard power’ document, slashing spending in every federal department except Defense, Homeland Security and the VA.

    Trump’s proposal makes significant cuts to the Health and Human Services’ and the State Department’s budgets to fund his border wall and the military build-up he’s been promising.

    State is being slapped with a nearly 29 percent reduction that’s intended for its foreign aid division, a 10.9 billion dollar decrease from the current fiscal year. HHS will lose out on $15.1 billion in funds, a 17.9 percent overall decrease, if Trump’s budget is approved in its current form by Congress. Trump is proposing the dramatic cuts to some agencies so he can put $2.8 billion more toward immigration enforcement in 2018, $2.6 billion of which is being set aside for his border wall, and appropriate an additional $54 billion to defense spending without adding to the federal deficit.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4319866/Trump-calls-cuts-pay-wall-defense.html

  • socalbeachdude

    MUCH HIGHER INTEREST RATES ON US FEDERAL DEBT

    Get Ready for a “Credit Implosion” – Justin Spittler

    The world’s biggest financial bubble just popped. We’re talking about the bond market. This is where companies and the government borrow money. It’s about twice as big as the stock market. In other words, it’s a key pillar of the global financial system. And it’s starting to give way.

    Last summer, bond yields started skyrocketing. The yield on U.S. 10-year Treasurys is now twice as high as it was last July. But you have to realize something… Bond yields rise when bond prices fall.

    In January, Gross wrote that the bond bull market would end when the yield on the 10-year Treasury topped a key level, and stated “If 2.60% is broken on the upside—if yields move higher than 2.60%—a secular bear bond market has begun. Watch the 2.6% level. Much more important than Dow 20,000. Much more important than $60-a-barrel oil. Much more important than the Dollar/Euro parity at 1.00.” According to Gross, the bond bull market is now officially over. A “secular” bear market has begun. This means bond prices could fall for years, even decades.

    http://www.caseyresearch.com/articles/get-ready-for-a-credit-implosion

  • socalbeachdude

    All the federal debt ceiling being reached means is that the US Treasury cannot issue more US TREASURIES (bonds, bills, notes, and TIPS). The government can continue operating for many months just as it did in 2015 when the debt ceiling was reached in March 2015 up until the debt ceiling was temporarily suspended in early November 2015. The US Treasury can and will use “extraordinary measures” for funding which basically involves plundering the US Postal Workers pension funds just as they did in 2015.

    The US Treasury will simply use “extraordinary” measures to plunder the US Postal Workers pension funds to fund the US government just as they did in 2015.

    • David

      I am sure the US Postal pension funds were not the only funds the us treasury was plundering.

      • socalbeachdude

        Actually, the last time around the plundering all came from the US Postal pension funds. This time around the “extraordinary measures” could involve that plus other funds.

  • Carl

    The debt ceiling will be raised as it always has been done and will be done in the future.

    • socalbeachdude

      Yes, and there is no other choice at all.

    • Cinderella Man

      You’re right about that too bad your still a predator

      • Carl

        Sounds like you will need to add some strong anti-psychotic meds to your bug-out bag because you are one seriously mentally deranged individual.

        • Cinderella Man

          No you’re the sick one Carl. Anyone who goes out of their way to discredit a family after their child was savagely raped and defends Muslim rapists is either a liar or a sex offender themselves. Its on now Carl. Congrats you have made an enemy of me.

          • rmc9

            “Can’t we all just get along?”

          • Cinderella Man

            No way. I’m giving Carl no quarter. Anyone who attempts to discredit a grieving family whose daughter was a victim of Islamic rapists will get no rest.

          • socalbeachdude

            That incident has nothing whatsoever to do with this article on the failure of Trumps replacement for ObamaScare and the looming government shutdown due to the federal debt ceiling at all, does it?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            neither does half the weirdo shizz YOU keep dumping here.

          • socalbeachdude

            Obviously laughable false. Can’t you read? What is your first language? Chinese?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT!

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Do you feel the same about the grieving parents of girls who got raped by Brock Turner or by Paul Nungesser or do you only think getting hurt by foreigners counts?

          • socalbeachdude

            Brock Turner did not rape anyone nor was he ever accused of rape. Get your facts straight.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Answer the question then. Or deflect if you can’t answer.
            Also, prosecutors DROPPED his rape charge so he’d be willing to plead to lower crimes. You really are remarkably and uniquely moronic. I mean like a true rarity of stupidity that nobody but nurses at a mental hospital ever encounter.

          • socalbeachdude

            Why do you insist on being so vindictive and combative with so many others?

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

          No reputable Dr will prescribe him the much needed anti psychotics until he weans himself off of the meth and flakka.

    • K2

      exactly. Also, US will reach 30 trillion debt without any bubble bursting.

      • socalbeachdude

        Yes, but there are a lot bigger problems in the US and global economy than the federal debt bubble that are imminent danger of bursting.

        • K2

          No they are not.

  • socalbeachdude

    Fading Trump rally threatened by rare contraction of US credit – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph

    Credit strategists are increasingly disturbed by a sudden and rare contraction of US bank lending, fearing a synchronised slowdown in the US and China this year that could catch euphoric markets badly off guard.

    One key measure of US corporate borrowing is falling at the fastest rate since the onset of the Lehman Brothers crisis. Money supply growth in the US has also slowed markedly. These monetary and credit signals tend to be leading indicators for the real economy.

    Data from the US Federal Reserve shows that the $2 trillion market for commercial and industrial loans peaked in December. The sector has weakened abruptly as lenders tighten credit, especially for non-residential property. Over the last three months it has dropped at a rate of 5.4pc on annual basis, a pace of decline not seen since December 2008.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/26/sharpest-plunge-credit-since-financial-crisis-could-spell-disaster/

  • socalbeachdude

    Dow posts 8-day slide, longest since 2011, as Street weighs tax reform prospects

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/27/us-markets.html

  • socalbeachdude

    The cause of the so-called Great Depression was the COLLAPSE OF AN IMMENSE CREDIT AND SPECULATIVE BUBBLE from the 1920s on Wall Street. The massive slowdown in the US economy began in 1928 as the huge credit bubble blown during the 1920s began to burst. The crash in the real estate markets began in 1926 in Florida and was epic and rolled through most of the country up in to the 1930s. The stock market crash of 1929 was just one of the many events during that time period from 1926 through 1938 caused by the bursting of the 1920s massive credit bubble.

    Interest rates rising globally is what will knock down the asset bubbles and this is already happening in most places around the world including the US where interest rates (yields) are soaring on US Treasuries.

    Transitory major increases in the price of oil will wreak havoc in the US and global economies just as was the case in 2008 before they plunge precipitously just as they did in the late Summer of 2008 when oil plunged 77% from $147 per barrel to $34 per barrel by December 2008.

    Expect a very ROCKY FALL AHEAD as HUGE UNCERTAINTY returns and volatility increases sharply as the GRAND GLOBAL DEPRESSION which started in August 2007 substantially and strongly intensifies.

    • Spatial Memory

      Stocks and assets near HISTORIC highs, Bonds near HISTORIC highs, rates at 2.3% = soaring= rotflmao. Implied volatility HISTORIC lows…depression since 2007= ROFLMAO. ABSOLUTE LARGEST ECONOMIC EXPANSION and ASSET APPRECIATION in the history of ECONOMIC RECORD KEEPING juxtaposed to YOUR LUDICROUS Predictions of CRASHES and COLLAPSES.

      GREATEST COMEDY EVER!!!

      • socalbeachdude

        Bond yields have nearly doubled since last July.

  • socalbeachdude

    2016 marked the end of the biggest bull market of our lifetime

    In 2016, the nearly 40-year bond bull market ended. Date of death: July 11.

    And this was the biggest economic event of the year.

    “The biggest of 2016, in a weird way, was not Trump, was not Brexit, was not the end of the OPEC war back in February, it was July 11,” Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said at a panel on Wednesday.

    “On July 11, 2016, a couple weeks after Brexit, the 30-year Treasury yield fell to 2.088%. On that day, the Swiss government could borrow money for 50 years — out to 2076, a year most of us won’t be around to see — at a negative interest rate.

    “And that day was the day that the greatest bull market ever, in the bond market, ended. Since then, yields have been rising. And that without a doubt is the biggest event of 2016.”

    For many investment professionals, a secular decline in interest rates is the only reality they’ve ever known. Since the Paul Volcker-led Federal Reserve cranked interest rates up sharply in the early 1980s to end US inflation once and for all, bond yields have been on a steady decline. Bond prices rise when yields fall.

    Through the decades, however, there have been episodes of yields rising. And this is not the first time strategists have called for the end of the bond bull market. But since the early 1980s — nearly 40 years ago — interest rates in the US, and most major developed markets, have been in decline.

    A move towards interest rates rising, not falling, has implications not just for financial markets but the real economy, too. Rising interest rates will pressure mortgages. Rising interest rates also make it more expensive for governments, and businesses, to borrow money.

    And while interest rates still remain historically low despite recent moves higher — the US 10-year Treasury yield was sitting near 2.4% on Thursday, up from around 1.8% just before the election and its record-low of 1.366% hit back in July; the 30-year Treasury yield was around 3.08% on Thursday — the increase in rates has, in part, been in anticipation of more government spending.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/2016-marked-the-end-of-the-biggest-bull-market-of-our-lifetimes-154353053.html

  • socalbeachdude

    Across the board tax cuts to 2007 levels would be most desirable, but if I were targeting specific areas of spending, I would cut:

    1) military spending by 50% including closing and selling most all of the 2300 US military bases around the world.

    2) eliminate many federal agencies including the departments of education, energy, EPA, transportation, and the rest of them not officially specified as part of the cabinet

    3) wages and pensions of federal employees by 50%, and would fire about 50% of all federal employees

    4) Medicare reimbursements by at least 50% and typically around 80% as hospitals are vastly overcharging and should have the rate reimbursement scheduled adjusted back to rates that are reasonable and within the rate of inflation over the past 30 years. Medicaid scales would also be cut accordingly.

    5) SNAP (food stamps) entirely along with all other such federal social welfare programs

    6) DHS would be disbanded and turned back into a few much smaller agencies such as the FBI and CIA as was the case prior to 2002.

    7) complete elimination of the student loan program and any and all subsidy programs for housing including Section 8 and mortgage programs.

    Those cuts would more than eliminate the current federal deficit and then I’d start looking for a lot more cuts to start actually repaying the current $20 trillion in national debt.

    • Spatial Memory

      Your ignorance of the FISCAL MULTIPLIER and ramifications on broader economy is obvious. An education on the term OUTPUT GAP and you’ll INSTANTLY recognize how ABSURD your homespun delusions are.
      ROFL

      • socalbeachdude

        Your ignorance of accounting and financial responsibility and balancing budgets properly are what are beyond mind boggling.

        • Spatial Memory

          Your pathetic attempts at ‘constructive deception and misuse of industry definitions and terminology is excellent COMEDY. Rotflmao

          • socalbeachdude

            Thank you yet once again for so very perfectly describing your own completely utter nonsense!

    • K2

      If EPA is eliminated, say goodbye to clean air and water. You cant expect corporations to self-monitor. They primary objective is to make profits for its shareholders, not to ensure whether the water will stay clean or not.

      • socalbeachdude

        Perhaps, but most corporations these days realize how open they are to public scrutiny and publicity in the internet age and I really wouldn’t take such a pessimistic view as to what they will do without the EPA.

        • Spatial Memory

          ROFL

          • sister soldier

            Laughing with you. Nothing (absolutely) nothing can get rid of ethics and morals quicker than the all mighty dollar.

          • BS1986

            Unless the dollar dies.

          • sister soldier

            True. It would be the X factor.

          • GSOB

            The bloody truth

          • Evan Elliott

            +1

        • K2

          Profits trump everything. If they can pollute air,water and legally get away with it they will do it. They wont give a damn about what public think if all other corporations are doing it. Because theyt know people cant stop buying the products of all of them.

        • Michael Davidson

          The epa was probably good when it started. But it has now Regulated businesses into the Ground. It also thinks water vapor is pollutant. Give me a Break

          • Arrow

            Yep. Now go get some coffee.

      • alan

        Right now all the manufacturing is in Red China. All the pollution is there. You bring the jobs back here and the pollution follows. Just say’n

        • K2

          There will alwaye be some pollution yes. But with orgs like EPA, companies will try their best to keep it as low as possible. it can be done.

      • afchief

        Wrong! Make Congress do their job. They CANNOT delegate to another agency their responsibility.

        Close ALL of these agencies!!

    • FirstGarden

      Some cuts on all of these will certainly be possible. That is when the draconian measures will be forces upon us. Until then, when the big one comes, we’re not likely to see very much by way of cuts. Very few have the political will to do so. For many, it would spell political suicide.

      Defense is the one that really caught my eye. Defense, as you know, is so absolutely huge, it is a whole industry unto itself. Also, many are highly dependent on the industry, including a whole interdependent support system of manufacturers, a long chain of suppliers; other supportive infrastructure, some unique for defense. Even childcare facilities.

      All that to say, cuts will happen. But we have way too many milking the Great American Moo Cow in entitlements.

      • FirstGarden

        Many, many problems are now culminating, and fiscal peril is increasing with them.

        It makes little sense to me to bring in the hatchet on expenditures, without first going after the opportunists and obstructionists embedded within the system.
        The moratorium on lobbyists is a good start. But can we honestly believe that that will stop them? There seems as many creative workarounds as their are devious people to implement them.

        And draining the swamp, as good as it sounds, is like a patient attempting to do surgery on himself. It’s far too painful, and given enough anesthesia, couldn’t likely do it anyway.

        • FirstGarden

          If given enough power, a leader could accomplish much, but would have to live with the name “H i t l e r” all his days in office. He would be most hated. Why, they are *already* hated, and without the accomplishments.

          Historically, it always seems to move more and more toward statism, and the minimizing of the individual. For instance, when Rome fell from its ideals, she had to vest more and more into the topmost leadership to maintain order, and retain some semblance of credibility. In that pagan day of mythical g o d s & g o d d e s s e s, borrowed from the Greeks, the emperor himself was to be finally deified.

          • FirstGarden

            Although we won’t see that in American gov’t, we will see a greater concentration of power into the hands of a few. I believe this because the more a society moves ideologically left, the more controlling and punishing it is toward its dissenters.

            It’s easy for communist governments to pass bills. They just shut down media and control all info sources, Dissenters are jailed and killed. Churches and orthodox synagogues are driven underground.

            Marxism is necessarily atheistic in doctrine — extreme from the opposite end of the spectrum, wherein individualized self-government takes place. One is internal, the other external. One derives its inner strength / moral impetus from spiritual faith. As this gradually slips away, society’s best grasp for a common good is reduced to external regulation, restrain and control. Spiritual faith wanes while atheism grows.

            I love listening to Hannity, Levin and others. But, unless the root issues are adequately addressed, then we are just spinning our wheels.

            Desperate times lead to desperate measures. And they will. Only, who will be at the wheel?

      • socalbeachdude

        Excellent points, with which I fully concur.

      • alan

        No one will dare cut the MIC!

        • Arrow

          I did. They’ll never get any money from me.

    • BS1986

      I love it when you libtards want to cut military spending FIRST rather than anything else then you will cry when you get attacked.
      There are consequences to that action that will bring us down.

      • socalbeachdude

        The US military spending is more than the next 25 countries combined and definitely needs to be cut very substantially.

        • BS1986

          No it doesn’t. Russia is expanding and China is too. Cutting the US Military now would be suicide.
          Lets cut welfare……lets cut congresses pay……..lets cut Medicare/medicade(that’s where the money actually goes dummy)

          • Stuey

            Don’t cut medicare as long as i am FORCED to pay into it out of every paycheck i receive then continue to pay for it even once receiving my social security payments because they deduct medicare from each of those checks as well. Medicare is NOT like medicaid in that it is not a free to the user.

          • BS1986

            I know but its a failing GOVT program where more money is put into it with the result being crappy care.
            Social Security wont see the year 2025 don’t know why we are still paying it.

          • Stuey

            I believe Social Security is one of the biggest scams ever pulled on the american people. I would gladly accept all the money i put into it so far plus interest and be done with it and the same for medicare. But the reason it is in trouble now is the govt. has pulled money out of it for years when it was surplus and put it into the general budget fund, actually they continue to do that to this day. If Social Security collapses and people don’t get their money you will see a revolt in this country. So for that reason, i don’t think Social Security will ever be allowed to totally fail, they will get the money from some where until the day a TOTAL collapse of the entire economy comes, then all bets are off.

          • BS1986

            VERY TRUE. When those checks stop NOW the real fun begins.
            I don’t see it lasting to 2025.

          • Stuey

            My main concern with your original statement is you lumped Medicaid in with Medicare which is what the media constantly does as well. Medicare is totally different than Medicaid. Medicaid is a free service offered to poor people which pay nothing into the program. Medicare we all pay into while working and even once receiving medicare as well. The two programs are set up totally different and shouldn’t be lumped together as if they are the same.

          • BS1986

            When they are both going broke they get lumped into the same category.

          • Gay Veteran

            BS, Russia spends a very small amount compared to us.
            Why? The bloated U.S. military-industrial complex and our endless wars.

          • BS1986

            HAHA Russia has been in endless wars as well. Would you like a list? SEE the difference is with Russia they do NOT try the “hearts and minds” BS we tried in the islamic world, they simply go in and kill everything-shocking how well their strategy works.
            You call it a complex I call it preparation for the future.
            Leftwing vets always disgust me-so sissified.

          • Gay Veteran

            you’re right, Russia invaded Iraq…….no, that was the U.S.
            but Russia invaded Libya……no, that was the U.S.
            well Russia attacked Syria…..no, that was the U.S.
            you cowardly piece of sh *t.

          • BS1986

            NO Russia has destroyed Chechnya.
            We didn’t invade Lybia-we turned their people against each other. Muslim on muslim violence is a good thing.
            NO Russia is support Assad because the US Is trying to keep Assad/Russians from creating a currency to undermine the US Dollar.
            No cowards here homo just a free thinker who is smarter than you. NOW go to your safe space.

          • Gay Veteran

            you’re a sick piece of crap, Libya threatened no one.
            you need to get out of mommy’s basement more, little snowflake

          • BS1986

            HAHA I am Sick true, but not a piece of crap. Libya threatened the dominance of the US Dollar-Gadhafi was trying to create a gold based african currency.
            HAHA homo you are calling me a snowflake? You take pecker up the butt-you cant call anyone a snowflake.

          • Gay Veteran

            pecker? you sound like a 10 year boy in mommy’s basement.
            now run along, little snowflake

          • BS1986

            THey would edit me if I said what I wanted to say.
            no snowflakes here army B f I a T g C H……..

    • BS1986

      At this point cutting military spending would be suicide.

      • Gay Veteran

        BS, we could cut the bloated Pentagon budget by over 50%.
        but then we would no longer be an empire

        • Cut it by 90%.

        • BS1986

          Well I like being an empire. I like easy access to food, I like my current lifestyle—-SO lets keep it the same and cover our assets.
          You disgust me.

          • Gay Veteran

            coward, march down to your local army recruiting center and SIGN UP

          • BS1986

            Been there done that homo. AND it was the Marines, the army is a waste of time.
            UNLIKE you though when I got out, I didn’t join the skinny jean wearing safe space millennial sheep who scream about how muslims are our friends while shooting up gay bars and throwing your ilk off of roof tops OR calling your fellow veterans all kinds of names.
            In closing I think you are a joke.

          • Gay Veteran

            making a lot of ASSumptions there, junior.
            I have no illusions about muslims.

            as Gerald Celente says:
            1. bring the troops home
            2. seal the borders (NO immigration)
            3. rebuild America

            NO foreign entanglements

          • BS1986

            You are pretty easy to figure out.
            1. I agree bring the troops home BUT there will be consequences.
            2. Sealing the borders is great.
            3. Rebuild how?
            YOUR MONEY is only powerful because the world accepts it. The second you cant control the world via your military-your currency will be removed and so will your quality of life.

          • Gay Veteran

            imports will be more expensive, we will have to live within our means

          • BS1986

            EVERYHING will be more expensive. We import everything smart one.
            Stuff is made up of parts even things assembled here are made of foreign parts.
            Lets not forget the chaos that will ensure when people cant afford those things they want.
            REMEMBER those black Friday sales? NOW imagine how they will act when its food and they haven’t eaten in a day or two HAHA

          • Gay Veteran

            moron, we’re capable of feeding ourselves

          • BS1986

            OH yeah? You mean from the farmers paid not to grow OR the fake food they feed us with GMOs?
            MORE THAN 75% of this country couldn’t pull a potato out of the ground if their life depended on it(IT WILL).
            HAHA starvation is a major secondary event.

    • We like you!

  • Cinderella Man

    71 comments..how many are socalbeachtard? Who else is sick of this guy?

    • socalbeachdude

      All of my comments are excellent and very much on topic for this important article here today.

      • CASTIEL

        Do it by your own words and a conclusion…because i can go to the dailymal too…..but i have other better sites….i dispense this crap!!!! Grow up dude….you and the other idiots…..

        • socalbeachdude

          The DailyMail.com is the largest and most important news source in the US as well as the most broadly read news publication in the US and world and has excellent new, information, and analysis.

      • GSOB

        Your comments are not comments – most of the time. Most of your entries are pasted copies from other sources.

        You flatter only yourself with this type of posting activity on this blog site..

        • socalbeachdude

          What exactly is YOUR issue in not comprehending relevant news, information, and analysis?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            That wasn’;t an answer, that was a deflection. You are 100% guilty of what everyone is telling you

          • socalbeachdude

            Laughably false. Obviously.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Not! Everyone can’t be wrong… it’s just YOU and YOU only who’s continually wrong. If you don’t like everyone reminding you of that long verified fact, find another site to spam up.

          • socalbeachdude

            What utter stupidity on your part.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Like the other posters here tell you: STEP AWAY FROM THE MIRROR YOU LOON!

          • socalbeachdude

            Carrie, please stop your hateful and vile and vindictive nonsense.

          • GSOB

            Please cut down the amount of posts.
            You are smart but…… unless your foundation is right, it will collapse.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            ? Poor delusional you. when you run out of nonsense to say, you just come up with a new slant.

          • GSOB

            And the parasite on the host answered the question with a question.

      • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

        “All of my comments are substantive and very much on topic”
        NO THEY ARRRRRRENT! You are not appreciated or welcome!!!!!!!!! You are as bad as border crossing illegals camping out in our yards!

        • socalbeachdude

          What utter hogwash from you. Your inane, false, and stupid assertions and anti-Trump bashing are what are not welcome nor appropriate anywhere.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT!

          • GSOB

            And.,,you think I’m old. What’s in the jar?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Abby something’s brain.

    • SnodtBlossom

      I sure more readers are sick of you

    • CASTIEL

      Its not only you…friend…..he could resume all of his coments in just one post or two…..now this is incredible….just to feed his ego, but i guess a lot of users suffers the same problem, poor sheeps…… We could exchange experiences of life and our view of the world, but looks like thats not happening….

      • socalbeachdude

        Just posting highly relevant news, information, and analysis. What is so difficult for you to comprehend about that simple fact?

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)


          Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source. Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’

          Go to Real/or/satire/dot/com and check if DailyMail is real, hint, it is SATIRE and fake. And you are too stupid to know how stupid you are.

          • socalbeachdude

            The making of a Wiki-Lie: Chilling story of one twisted oddball and a handful of anonymous activists who appointed themselves as censors to promote their own warped agenda on a website that’s a byword for inaccuracy

            Last month the Guardian reported that Wikipedia had banned the Mail as a source. Here we reveal how anonymous activists use the website to promote their own warped agenda.

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4280502/Anonymous-Wikipedia-activists-promote-warped-agenda.html

            WIKI-LIES (Cont…) It’s the self-policing web encyclopaedia that has banned the Mail as a source. But as these deeply disturbing accounts reveal, its pages are littered with inaccuracies – and God help the victims who dare complain

            Wikipedia banned the Daily Mail as a source when 53 out of its 30 million editors voted to do do. Two writers their Kafkaesque tales of when they found their entries littered with mistakes.

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4307480/Writers-reveal-Wikipedia-s-insidious-Kafkaesque-control.html

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Daily Mail is false news and they don’t verify or run checks prior to running articles. And YOU link to them. THIS SURPRISES NO ONE.

          • socalbeachdude

            Absolutely false. Daily Mail is one of the very best news sources in the world and provides EXCELLENT COVERAGE of all of the breaking issues facing the world today which is why it is the MOST WIDELY READ NEW SOURCE IN THE US AND THE WORLD and they have exposed the outright lies of WIKI-LIES just perfectly!!!

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT!

          • socalbeachdude

            Obviously what I stated is 100% correct.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT!

  • socalbeachdude

    This is the most overvalued stock market on record — even worse than 1929

    This is the most dangerous and overvalued stock market on record — worse than 2007, worse than 2000, even worse than 1929.

    Or so warns Wall Street soothsayer John Hussman in his scariest jeremiad yet.

    “Presently, we observe the broadest market valuation extreme in history,” writes the chairman of the cautious Hussman Funds investment group, “with the steepest median valuations on record, and the most reliable capitalization-weighted measures within a few percent of their 2000 peaks.”

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-the-most-overvalued-stock-market-on-record-even-worse-than-1929-2017-03-13?mod=MW_story_top_stories

  • socalbeachdude

    Trump’s Budget Versus the Debt Ceiling

    When President Donald Trump announced his skinny budget last week, Wall Street analysts and Washington insiders pronounced it “dead on arrival.”

    “The proposal should be seen as a starting point for congressional negotiations,” Goldman Sachs wrote in a note to clients. Appropriations bills need a minimum of 60 votes, eight of which will need to be Democratic, to pass the Senate.

    Since Democratic Senators have adopted a strategy of resisting Trump at every point, it would be even more remarkable if they endorsed his massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Labor.

    If tax cuts and infrastructure spending are executed wisely, they will lead to more robust growth and fiscal revenue down the line—but not in the short term.

    In the short term, these measures will boost deficits, which have to be financed by more debt. This will no longer be possible, however, since the 2015 temporary public debt extension expired on March 15.

    If Trump wants to issue more debt, he will have to broker a deal with Congress to raise the debt ceiling to well beyond the $20 trillion we carry now

    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2234488-trumps-budget-versus-the-debt-ceiling/

  • socalbeachdude
  • Orac4Prez

    So Trump might play hardball and not accept the debt ceiling to rise unless Obamacare is repealed?

    • socalbeachdude

      Nope. Those are two totally separate and distinct issues. The only intertwinement is that the Trump Admin thought it would get federal spending cuts from their medical expense revised plan to pay out an additional $54 billion for military spending so that their budget as proposed (and reviewed extensively below) was “revenue neutral.”

      Now that won’t be happening.

  • aldownunder

    Washington [is] a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was.’

    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

    • socalbeachdude

      Yep, 100% correct.

    • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

      That’s kinda why no one should have elected someone so , for a lack of better word, ignorant. He’s fully ignorant of how things in Washington work, and so are the peeps he’s been surrounding himself with. He only hired Yes Men and Yes Women, but nobody intelligent in the bunch. I think poor little Ivanka and her hubby are the only 2 smart people who have been in the white house in months.
      When trump gets ousted or arrested, whichever comes first I wish we could get Ivanka and her hubby instead of Mike Pence and Paul Ryan.

      • socalbeachdude

        Donald Trump is a fine and wonderful Americans and is proving to be an excellent President and your idiotic bogus comment has been reported.

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

          Reported to what? lol.
          Donald trump has done nothing but humiliate himself and our country nonstop since he threw his hat in the ring. The president with the lowest approval rates and the one who made us long for Nobama to come back! He’s a conman and only gullible fools are that connable!

          • socalbeachdude

            Laughably false. Donald has done a WONDERFUL JOB as President and is getting more accomplished in the first 2 months for the GOOD OF AMERICA than that prior jackass did in 8 years.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            You keep making these propagandic statements that have literally NOTHING in evidence to show them as truthful. He is failing and flailing and everyone is laughing and regretting their votes for him. Keep saying he’s doing a good job, but that won’t ever make it the truth (not that you can tell what that word means anymore).

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Tell is all what I have been “reported” to. The principal?

  • FirstGarden

    And so the mud fight migrates to yet another article.
    It would be nice to get a little enlightenment between flying mud pies.

  • Barry Goldwater

    The Dow needs to be pared back from it’s lofty heights. These issues are the valuation of the respective companies they represent.
    So why are companies that are only doing marginally better than they were 5 years suddenly worth so much more ?
    Answer , pure speculation bubble the result of there being no where else to park cash plain and simple.
    Now on to Planned Parenthood, this operation will never be eliminated despite the politicians song and dance because it is just song and dance.
    Surely you haven’t forgotten the GOP’s 7 year healthcare song and dance already ?
    The bottom line is this, the Congressional GOP are only Democrat-Lite and most of us out here on main street have known this for years.
    Don’t look for much change in the end, I wouldn’t even be surprised if some Republicans join in and filibuster Gorsuch before it’s all done, these guys are low , and I mean low. Out of the 535 total members of the entire US Congress there’s only about 30 from both houses I would personally keep and the rest should be jailed.

    • socalbeachdude

      Great assessment of the hideous and heinous mess in Washington DC and New York City these days!

      • Spatial Memory

        Looks homeward for such assessment and adjectives.

  • socalbeachdude

    Just further ensuring your utter ignorance!

  • DiegodePaloma

    Planned Parenthood is “the line in the sand”, give me a break. This will do nothing to stop abortion; the Gates Foundation can easily fund P.P. all buy itself. How about shutting down the Dept. of Education at 80 billion per year, now that is a real cut in the budget that can only produce positive results.

    • BS1986

      Shut down the IRS and ATF also

    • jim_robert

      Then let Bill Gates do his filth privately. But yeah, shutting down the Dept of Miseducation is great idea…

    • afchief

      Hear, hear!

    • Screaming Pomegranate

      Nickel and dime cuts might make the peasants cheer, but any budget that doesn’t include DRASTIC cuts to Social Security, Medicare and the military/surveillance/security complex is pointless. If they totally eliminated EVERYTHING except the three programs above, they would still run a deficit and the debt would continue to grow.

    • Mikel Ryanson

      It will decrease the amount of abortions. Gates can fund planned parenthood but even they will give a small amount since they love their money. Dept of education needs to be morally changed not closed! The main problem is the military which has spend and wasted trillions of dollars in the last decade. Cut military spending by Atleast half and your good. Also do better audits of the programs you do have. Closing organizations or schools is not the answer

      • SnodtBlossom

        I piss on Michael’s sand line

  • socalbeachdude

    WALL STREETER JUMPS OFF HOTEL AND CRASHES…

    Married hedge fund executive, 56, who lost billions with Bernie Madoff, leaps to his death from the 24th story of New York City’s luxury Sofitel hotel still wearing his business suit

    A hedge fund manager who lost billions of his clients’ money to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme leaped to his death from the luxury Sofitel hotel in midtown Manhattan, say police.

    Charles W. Murphy, 56, was wearing a dark business suit say witnesses when he plunged to his death from the 24th floor of the 45 W. 44th St. building around 4:42pm on Monday, according to the New York Daily News. He dropped 20 floors before hitting a fourth floor terrace, said police. He died at the scene. Murphy’s hedge fund had invested $7billion with Madoff, and had lost about $50billion worth of clients’ money.

    Originally, medics had a difficult time getting to his body but finally did. While a motive for suicide has not been determined, Murphy’s hedge fund, Fairfield Greenwich Group is involved with several lawsuits and settlements over the Madoff fiasco. The Sofitel became notorious in 2011 as the hotel where then-IMF chief Dominique Strauss Khan was staying when he was accused of raping a hotel maid.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4355186/Man-commits-suicide-jumping-Sofitel-hotel.html

  • socalbeachdude

    Sears’ stock surges 10% today after biggest investors buy the dip

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sears-stock-surges-after-biggest-investors-buy-the-dip-2017-03-27

    • Spatial Memory

      Whodathunk after your LUDICROUS predictions for Sears imminently heading towards zero. Roflmao

      • socalbeachdude

        I like Sears and never said their stock was headed to zero, but Sears came out last week with a warning that they may be unable to continue as an ongoing concern and that could have significant implications ahead.

  • socalbeachdude

    HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY IN TROUBLE AND COLLAPSING…

    Eton Park to Shut Down as $3 Trillion Hedge Fund Industry Faces Turmoil

    Eric Mindich said disappointing results in 2016 were a factor in his decision to return capital to investors.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/business/dealbook/eton-park-hedge-fund-closes.html?_r=0

    • Black

      Some Hedge Fund dude, burned by Maddoff, took a header off the 35th floor balcony yesterday in NY. Too bad he didn’t land on Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein etc etc etc

  • socalbeachdude

    WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG, DONALD?

    Donald Trump calls for the Clintons to be investigated by House intelligence committee for THEIR Russian connections and hits out at Republicans for killing healthcare bill in late night tweet storm

    Donald Trump has launched another attack on Hillary Clinton – questioning why she and Bill Clinton are not being investigated by the House Intelligence Committee over alleged Russian ties.

    ‘Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech…,’ the president tweeted on Monday night, before finishing his thought with a second post. ‘…money to Bill, the Hillary Russian “reset,” praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax.’

    The tweets were sent after it emerged house intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in ‘incidental’ surveillance just one day before he announced it.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4355300/Donald-Trump-calls-Bill-Hillary-investigated.html

  • socalbeachdude

    The White House did NOT leak to Nunes, insists Spicer: Press secretary says House Intel Committee chair was ‘cleared’ to get info on alleged Trump surveillance from secret White House source

    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes secretly went to the White House last Tuesday – a day before his pronouncements about ‘unmasking’ of Americans through surveillance.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4353928/Nunes-visited-White-House-source-week.html

    • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

      Spicer hasn’t told the truth yet about anything though. he can’t be trusted. After this is all over he’ll be lucky if he can get hired as a Melisa Mcarthy impersonator.

      And, why DO you click yourself an up vote? Don’t you feel like a loser doing that? BC that’s what you look like by doing that.

      • socalbeachdude

        Absolutely false and extremely stupid and utterly bogus assertions.

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

          WUT? Spicer stands there and tells bald faced lies and the reporters TELL him they KNOW he’s lying and his defense is “no I’m not”. But he is. Oh man I wonder if everyone has it wrong about you being Michael. I wonder if you’re Spicer? Either way, you’re a pure unabashed liar who lies and cannot stop lying.

          • socalbeachdude

            Spicer does no such thing at all.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            He sure does. And if you try to claim otherwise then you’re every bit as dishonest as he si (which everyone has already concluded here anyway despite you LYING that you’re not a liar)!

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            I don’t remember when I got on to disqus but I do know I only UNFORTUNATELY started encountering YOUR lies on disqus in the last few weeks.

            ok I just checked my homepage and LIKE EVERYONE EXPECTED, you are lying again. My startup dat on disqus is :

            “Joined Feb 28, 2016”
            and for someone as dumb as you keep proving yourself to be, THAT was before I ever noticed you, you paranoid liar.

      • Realist

        One more person obsessing on upvotes.
        Get a life.

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

          Nah, then I’d have TWO lives. Learn to dispense worthwhile information, or better yet just stop all together.

  • Rick

    Michael, very sorry to see a good blog like yours go down in flames due to being taken over by an unemployed idiot. He dominates your comment section and it really does harm to everyone else, and brings good to nobody. I’m done. Over & out!

    • socalbeachdude

      TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com is more popular than ever and getting linked from more sources than ever and is on top of more breaking news than even the Drudge Report along with highly details sources, facts, and analysis!

      • aldownunder

        ‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.’

        Benjamin Franklin

        • socalbeachdude

          Particularly during these very pivotal times.

          • Spatial Memory

            Anyone that’s seen your homeschooled homespun guesswork and delusions HORRENDOUSLY WHIPSAWED CERTAINLY KNOWS that by now.

            Thanks for the MANY LAUGHS!!!

            PS – sorry for your continued losses.

          • socalbeachdude

            Thank you again for describing your inane mindless snarks just perfectly!

      • Spatial Memory

        Rotflmao

      • GSOB

        Don’t flatter yourself.

      • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

        liar. or fool. I can’t tell which. Maybe you’re just Michael trying real real hard to make it look like your articles are smart when they more often then not are just dumb and sometimes paranoid.

        • socalbeachdude

          Laughably false.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT!

        • Realist

          Michael is a troll.
          Didn’t you know?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            This is getting too much like Inception.

    • anonymous

      I agree. I’ve withheld from posting for a long time because of the trash that has been allowed to linger. The smell is horrible.

      • Realist

        It’s in the eye of the beholder.

    • Realist

      Well.. bye.

  • alan

    A lot of hot air will be blown, fingers will be pointed and Mr. Yellen will lay a golden egg and all will be well.

    • anonymous

      eggsactly…..

    • socalbeachdude

      Nope. Don’t expect the Federal Reserve to do anything other than continue to tighten credit.

  • anonymous

    I just had a flashback of the movie “conspiracy theory” with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts, when I read the title of your newest blog. One day you’ll make the right prediction and then this site will disappear. How exciting!

  • anonymous

    Just read this headline, “Elon Musk Launches Neuralink to Connect Brains With Computer.” For someone who is afraid of a fully self aware artificial intelligence he sure is jumping into this thing head first. Pun intended.

    • James Staten

      And place thousands of 5G Satellites in low orbit, and everything can be tracked and controlled. (Revelation 13)

  • Spatial Memory

    The author very likely views them as 87 PROOFS that someone has less formal education and more unhinged ABSURD GUESSWORK than his.

    • Realist

      87 proofs? Now that’s strong vodka.

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    The Debt Limit will be raised. Congress is too terrified of the consequences not to do it. There will be Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth but to no avail. Where the Heck were the Budget Stalwarts as the Debt doubled in the last 8 years? Now that they have control of the government suddenly they have found religion?!! Onward to 30 Trillions!! (Buy Gold, Silver and Swiss Francs)

  • Black

    Could the operators of this site point me in the direction of any of your “correct” predictions?

  • flabbergasted

    God bless you for bringing this to people’s attention!

  • Taos61

    If people are so adamant against pp,why don’t they,on their tax returns pledge their money to take care of the unwanted newborns for at least 18 yrs.This would be the most honest statement that their beliefs are what they say.I.E. put your money where your mouth is.

    • JC Teecher

      That is ridiculous. Now the liberals could pool their $$ and pay for abortions and PP, so that gov would not be in the business of subsidizing the killing machine of PP, via Taxpayer $$.
      That would make more sense, so they could be putting their money where their mouths are.

      My Bible says that supporting, or standing with the shedding of innocent blood, be it child sacrifice into a pit of fire, or sucking it’s brains out through it’s skull, while it is screaming in the womb, requires the immediate death of the flesh, so their soul returns to the Creator, and He be Judge over their fate.

      There will be hell to pay for all that vote for a liberal agenda that supports killing of the innocent in the womb.
      The killers involved in the homicide, (planned murder), will stand before the victims and God, to find their fate.

      That is written and has and will happen for each and every person involved that has or ever will participate in such acts.

      • Taos61

        Yeah,yeah,how about the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi babies and children that died due to sanctions that the idiot from tx enacted.Are they any less than anyone else??You need to practice what you teech.

        • GSOB

          Teach

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            I thought ‘teech’ was a clever pun, since Teecher’s name is spelled like that. Also, JC Teecher’s post is rife with bad spelling. Are you going to correct his 3rd grade dropout posts too? or just the ones you don’t agree with.

          • GSOB

            you writing a book?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            No time for that. Maybe a few e-books tho, that’s where the money’s at these days. You must be old or something.

          • GSOB

            Got Christ?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            got non sequiturs?

          • GSOB

            If sinners are brought to repentance, to believe in the Saviour and to live sober, righteous and godly lives,
            would you agree that we all then see
            how the Lord works by the preacher?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            more non sequituring. To answer, YES, but God Himself is still not against abortions. We humans need to stop putting words and beliefs into God’;s mouth.

          • GSOB

            Since you brought me into the ongoing false assertion, …….

            The Bible teaches that human life is different from other types of life, because human beings are made in the very image of God.

            If you believe the Bible, you have to believe that human life is sacred, more sacred than we have ever imagined!

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            your last sentence drew a conclusion not from God. I will stick by Gods ACTUAL words, and you can fiddle around with interpreting stuff how you feel that day. I otoh believe Gods Word is more sacred than a mortal’s interpretations.

          • GSOB

            God knows the preborn child.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            And He sometimes kills it. God is not anti abortion.

          • GSOB

            And, back to square one…. where does that leave you or anyone else?
            We all die.
            Sin, evil and death to all mankind.
            Then judgment.
            You will have your day in court.
            We are not equal with God.
            He is the eternal One.
            Oh the wonder of it all
            He has given us His word.
            See
            Romans 5:10

          • Realist

            If you believe God’s Word, why don’t you represent Him to the world?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            I believe God’s Word, and God’s Word spells out the numerous times Hes killed unborn babies, fetuses, little kids, young children, and so on, also making barren women so they can’t even Get preg. And I would never choose to represent Him in any other way than He represented Himself thru the Bible.

          • Realist

            Well you better work on it. What we see represented here is an ugly, miserable person. Is that God?

            Sorry. That is a harsh thing to say. But you need to hear it.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            HA HA: “Sorry, BUT”. Nah, keep it. If you think I or anyone else is accountable to you then youre just too wrong. Gotta hop in the shower now and get to my shift reviving people with attitudes like yours. Sorry but that needed to be said to you!

          • Realist

            You have no fear of the Lord.

            The message of the unreformed reformer seldom inspires reformation.

          • JC Teecher

            You are an infantile, so you are now blocked, and I am done with you.
            Kiss this……

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            I’m not gay, so I wont be kissing you soon buddy. No matter how much you ask.

        • JC Teecher

          Sad for any child that loses their lives, but casualties of war have been going on since the dawn of flesh man began following Satan instead of their Creator.

          I can’t make apologies for the innocent lost due to war, no matter what the reason for the war. But killing innocents in the womb, when the only war is between good and evil, I will defend them as long as I have a breath left in me.

          If you follow the liberal agenda, that it is alright to take the lives of innocent, no matter what the skin color is, then; you are part of the problem that will kneel before God and give an account of your position, some day in the not too distant future.

          There! I am practicing what i teech!

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Abortion and baby killing has been going on since the start too. You know who killed more babies in the Bible than anyone else? God did. And God killed babies not because the babies were bad or sinned. And he killed babies in the womb too and made a big production out of making sure everyone knew it was him who did it.
            Quit being a hypocrite. I don’t think God likes hypocrites.

          • JC Teecher

            I am a sinner first and a born again Christian as well. I don’t play to anyone’s song and dance of what a Christian is supposed to be, so buck off…buckaroo.

            Hypocrites are forgiven in this world. Killers/ murderers are not given forgiveness in this world. The committers of homicide, even if it is of the unborn, must stand before God, in the spirit body, along with their victim, before the court is adjourned on that sin.

            When you start condemning what God does with His Creation, then you put yourself in the spiritual crosshairs of the Almighty.

            I would not want to be in your or Carl’s shoes when the hammer falls on your sorry azzes.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Oh no, now you’re pulling a Socalbeachfreak and avoiding the topic w/ a bunch of pious nonsense. God is not anti abortion, it’s FINE if you are though. God probably wouldn’t like smokers but I don’t care if you smoke. He did not say abortion was bad and he Himself aborted many babies and he even boasted about it in His Bible.
            Get over it.
            And if a miracle happens to kill planned parenthood, it wont be a miracle from God. Because God wouldn’t want the USA to turn into a 3rd world hole overrun with tons of babies no one would ever be able to pay for. You think $ going to abortion is bad (even tho NO $ goes to abortion) just wait til we’re all paying $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to feed & clothe & house the new babies.

      • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

        No US taxes go toward abortion. US taxes go toward contraception and toward cancer screenings. You’re talking about letting poor people get pregnant and letting poor people die of cancer if you want taxes to stop going to planned parenthood. No money goes toward abortions at all. None. Never did, never will, never can. None. Never.
        And if you think killing is bad, then instead of writing on your tax returns “I don’t want my taxes going to planned parenthood”, instead write “I don’t want my taxes funding war.” And make sure your taxes go to suicide prevention causes instead.
        Either live what you mean or quit trying to fool anyone into believing you ever meant it.

        • JC Teecher

          Chuck you farley. I am not trying to fool anyone.

          Cut off taxpayer funding of planned parenthood, and make it mandatory that all girls must look at the fetus/baby on a sonogram, and see how many abortions are then committed.

          The killing Mill called PP will dry up like the Sahara.
          The wholesale killing of innocents is murder that is legalized by a society in decay and ruin.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            well you say incoherent things so it’s hard to tell if you’re trying to fool anyone. I thought it is already mandatory to make girls (and even WOMEN) stare at a sonogram. That is funny, because the only reason I know pregnant females are required to look at sonograms is because each sonogram unit costs several thousand dollars and had to be purchased via taxpayers funding and each clinic needs at least one, so that just makes taxpayers spend TWICE as much, and we are already complaining about paying out too much to planned parenthood aren’t we?
            Planned parenthood gets NO govt $ for performing abortions, those are paid by the pregnant people themselves. If we stop letting pregnant people getting abortions we will be overrun in JUST OVER 9 MONTHS with more black, brown, and some white babies many addicted to drugs who wont survive. And if you think paying for abortions is expensive (even tho tax payers DONT pay for them) just wait til taxpayers DO pay for unwanted babies by the millions. Millions!

          • GSOB

            The Book of Revelation affirms that (unrepentant) murderers cannot enter the kingdom of heaven (Revelation 22:15).

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            And God doesn’t treat abortion like murder. He never did. that is something that the occasional religious person does. NOT God.

          • GSOB

            Not even for “religious freedom” can the killing of children be tolerated.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            disagree with God? not my problem. But that is what you’re doing, not me. God killed fetuses he killed babies outside the womb, he killed small kids, he even killed pre emptively when he made women barren.
            God is not against abortion and abortion is not murder but it is ok if YOU ar against such things, just don’t try to say you believe what you do bc God tells you to.

          • GSOB

            “Planned Parenthood clinics systematically refuse to comply with mandatory reporting of child rape. Abortionists then cover up the crime of incest. Often, they actually send the victim back home to her rapist. And even worse, they often send her home with her rapist, the same criminal who brought her to the clinic to dispose of the “evidence” and help him get away with his crime.”

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            I used to believe that to. I work as an EMS. I learned that I was wrong about mandated reporting, or rather I was mislead by people with agendas. Abortion clinics employees save lots of minors from having to go back home with their molesting fathers or brothers and in fact they even have safe houses for victims of insest to live in until they give birth OR after having an abortion. They have many intermediaries who help girls in need.
            Gonna hop in the showr and start tonights shift. Don’t just go believe the 1st rumors you hear about places. Thse 1st rumors turn out to be not true most the time.

          • Carl

            “Not even for “religious freedom” can the killing of children be tolerated.” Have you read the old testament and the parts where god ordered all men, women, children (except female virgins) and babies to be slaughtered?

          • GSOB

            Nothing is so sure a proof that a sinner has passed into a state of justification, as Christ being formed in him by the renewal of the Holy Spirit; but this cannot be hoped for, while men depend on the law for acceptance with God.

  • J.j. Cintia

    Gee did anyone notice the last shutdown? I seem to remember Obama had to send thugs to keep veterans away from outdoor monuments to get anyone to notice. Maybe they can close some government offices for a few years, maybe someone will notice it.

  • Undecider

    SHUT IT DOWN!

    • GSOB

      …..”To me, it is worth forcing a government shutdown in order to defund Planned Parenthood”…… M.S.

      Ditto

      • FirstGarden

        Planned Parenthood is the great darling of the liberals.

        • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

          I’ll be delicate here but just how many more millions of black and mex babies do you want clotting up this country without planned parenthood? BC there will be millions.

          • socalbeachdude

            Planned Parenthood can do whatever it wants within the bounds of the law, but that does not mean it should receive a single penny of federal government funding and all funds to it should be totally terminated without further delay.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            It DOES do everything within th bounds of the law. Abortion is legal, and no govt $ goes toward abortions. W/o taxes supporting birth control and cancer screenings and well baby classes, we’re going to turn into a 3rd would banana republic. I hate to say it so plainly but 1st world countries have abortion and 3rd world countries force women and little girls to give birth and overrun the streets. That is not making America great, tht is ruining us.

          • socalbeachdude

            What utterly bogus nonsense. There should be ZERO FEDERAL FUNDING for Planned Parenthood and hopefully all of its federal funding will soon be entirely eliminated.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            I said planned parenthood does everything within the bounds of the law and you claim that is utterly bogus nonsense. Which crimes do they commit? I will personally get them arrested for any crime you know they are committing. But you ACTUALLY know they are committing NO crimes. To say they shouldn’t get tax payer funds is one thing but to LIE YET MOFO-ING AGAIN and say they aren’t operating within the bounds of the law is another thing (another LIE, that is).
            Getting rid of planned parenthood = getting a great big newly expanding ghetto in every state of the nation.

          • socalbeachdude

            Carrie, why keep putting up such nonsense?

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            AHA now you change your name in public!

          • socalbeachdude

            Seriously, Carrie, you need to get urgent professional help to stop your vitriolic hate.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Seriously why did you start calling yourself that? Wouldn’t it be quicker to just start seeing that Dr?

          • Mark

            How do you know it’s Carrie? What about you a few days ago when your medication dosage was wrong and you had an account under the name “HOPE.” LMAO

          • JC Teecher

            Abortion isn’t legal in God’s eyes, nor by his laws.

            I had rather be right by God than PC burning in Hell.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            If you dn’t want to live in a nation of laws, we will wish you a fond farewell.
            And God has murdered more babies than anyone, unless you call the Bible a lie? Even in Genesis alone he murders babies galore and also murders babies in the wombs.
            God is not anti abortion. God is not a lot of the things man falsely attributes to God.

          • Carl

            But it was OK for him to order the slaughter of babies and male children in the old testament.

          • JC Teecher

            yep.

          • GSOB

            Exodus 21:22 is the first fetal homicide law and concerns the child harmed during a separate assault.

          • FirstGarden

            Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ , there have been many studies done on this. There are alternatives such as adoption and sterilization.

            I appreciate your being delicate because it is a rather delicate subject. Precious millions of women have been maligned and damaged by the abortion mills. I know of some personally. There has to be a better way than just ripping out babies out of bodies, especially during late-term abortions.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            late term abortions are exceedingly rare. yes they are gross and awful, but they are rarer than anything I can think of. And few people want to have the intrusive, UNSAFE sterilization surgeries. Ask your vet if you have a boy bunny and a girl bunny, and can only fix one, which is cheapest and which is safest and which is more guaranteed to be problem-free. He will tell you to fix the boy bunny. Girls (women) need invasive surgery during which sometimes women DIE. Men get a small snip. And vasectomy is safer, cleaner, cheaper (BY ALOT) and is more effective than female sterilizations. Not to mention this is a country of freedoms, and we cannot instruct, force, or demand that anyone undergoes invasive surgeries.
            Adoption and sterilization are not a good answer. Well not good ENOUGH answers. Right now there are over 100,000 adoptable kids in the USA available and no one is stepping up. Add a few million more and the kids who are already born just get shoved further back on the back burner. People who refuse to adopt a 1 or 2 year old because they “are waiting for a precious newborn ONLY” do not deserve to be permitted parental status. So, adoption is failing the hundred thousand kids NOW, adoption will not get better if we flood the system with millions more babies, let alone black & mex ones.
            You say precious millions of women have been maligned thru abortion, but more have been hurt thru having babies and dying, or having babies and being plunged into poverty, or having babies and being dumped by their “man” and their family. And so on. W/o planned parenthood the ghettoes will expand to being larger than the suburbs. America will become Chicago or Detroit.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    I am concerned about certain commenters talking and responding to themselves on this site as well as creating various names to up vote themselves , Schizophenia is treatable but please get some help

    • FirstGarden

      As far as I know, guests can no longer upvote.
      It would require having different Disqus accounts, attached to different email accounts. That’s a lot of logout-login and a lot of hassle, so I don’t know.

      • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

        Socalbeach dude snorts something that gives him the energy to handle at least 20 such accounts.

        • socalbeachdude

          Laughably false. I only have one account.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            sez the lunatic who never even tried to tell the truth.

          • socalbeachdude

            I always tell the truth. You should try it at least one time!

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            You DO have oppositional Defiance Disorder obviously! Everytime you are confronted with a fact, you claim the truthful person is the liar and you claim that you are somehow despite all reality, the one telling the truth. too funny

          • socalbeachdude

            What a pack of totally false lies. It is now apparently that your Carrie account was blocked and that you created this account just to come here and attack me and other people with substantive posts.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            But you’re a liar, so this is just one more lie from you. Your Oppositional Defiance Disorder diagnosis was 100% right! You just can’t control all your lying and story making!

        • Realist

          And you snort something that gives you 20 times the energy to handle one account.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            “Another example of coming here w/o anything substantive to say and only a lobbing of insults”, if I may quote your main account called Socalbeachdude.

          • socalbeachdude

            That is my only account on Disqus.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            It’s the only one with this name sure, very clever get-around!

          • socalbeachdude

            Another totally false assertion from you.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            NOT, you poor self upvoter!

          • socalbeachdude

            As I very clearly stated, I only have the one Disqus account.

          • Ǧʉᵊṧⱦ (“Guest” in English)

            Ya, with that name. But you have dozens with OTHER names. That’s what you made clear.

          • Realist

            “Socalbeach dude snorts something that gives him the energy to handle at least 20 such accounts.”

            I wasn’t aware that this wasn’t an insult.

            Good for the goose but not for the gander?

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    my point exactly!!! Socallednudebeachdude must have a I-Phone in his padded cell and can work it with his straight jacket

  • abc

    Trump can use this oppotunity to shutdown CIA, NSA, and FBI once for all.

  • Realist

    Are you always so easily offended?
    Could SBD’s “micro-aggressions be getting under your thin skin?
    Maybe it’s time to up that dosage and try to cope with life a little better.
    Maybe some dewussification classes,
    or W.A. (Wimps Anonymous.)
    Or maybe it’s all just too hard for you
    and you need to go find a nice softy sandbox to play in.

  • socalbeachdude
  • socalbeachdude

    Why do always put up posts with no substantive content at all attacking other members posting here?

    • Spatial Memory

      Put down the mirror. Rotflmao

  • socalbeachdude

    So you’re interested in picking up girls? And have nothing whatsoever in the way of a substantive comment abut the topic of this article? Really? Seriously?

  • billtheguy

    THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: WELFARE,SNAP,WIC, ETC. SOCIAL PROGRAMS (NOT SOCIAL SECURITY OR MEDICARE AS WE PAY FOR THAT) ARE WHAT’S BRINGING THIS COUNTRY TO IT KNEES. C’MON 50 MIL PEOPLE ON IT? THEY WEAR IT LIKE A BADGE OF HONOR!!!! SORRY…. GOTTA GO! FEND FOR YOURSELVES. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT ALL THE WORKING PEOPLE WOULD HOLD HANDS AND SING CUMBYA, BUT WHERE I WORK THEY GET FRUSTRATED WITH STANDING IN LINE AT WALMART AND THE WELFARE RECEIPIENTS EAT BETTER THAN THE WORKING MAN. FAT, LAZY AND DON’T WANT TO WORK. GIVE THEM A SHOVEL OR A SICKLE AND MAKE THEM WORK FOR THEIR HANDOUT!!!!

    • JC Teecher

      Don’t forget the 75 million on Medicaid.
      I would love to know the number of those that are “not” documented citizens.
      I have to imagine that the total includes children as well.
      Otherwise we are in deep shirt as far as a working nation goes. This means we are getting close to socialism.

    • Carl

      What about the people in jail?

  • socalbeachdude

    What utter nonsense. Another inane personal attack from you with absolutely ZERO SUBSTANTIVE COMMENT to contribute here at all.

    • Spatial Memory

      EVEN ZERO is an HUGE UPTICK from YOUR HORRENDOUSLY INACCURATE PREDICTIONS and the DEVASTATING EFFECTS on any portfolios or forums that permit your antics. Jmho

      • socalbeachdude

        You obviously would know nothing at all about substantive content since your posts are always 100% devoid of that!!!

    • Realist

      It was predicted that wuss puss Carrie would respond like a young teenager, instead of taking anything to heart for learning and self-betterment.
      But the prediction was correct. Carrie was predictable and chose the low road.

      By the way, what has Carrie contributed to the blog community besides immature tantrums?

  • JC Teecher

    Well the losses of last Friday’s, and yesterday’s, DOW index, was recovered today plus about 50 more points.

    The only thing that the mis-attempt at repeal and replace Odramacare did, was to drive down Trump’s approval rating about 20 points.

    I still approve of him, but was glad to see him make his first major mistake with following the likes of a weasel like paul Ryan, and not fudging up the tax modification attempt. Middle class workers need some tax breaks, and they need them now.
    If oil goes back up to 50 or 60 dollars a barrel, then Katy bar the doors, cause things are going south quickly. The well to do Boomers that have recently retired will keep the gas pumps busy no matter how high the price goes, because they worked all their lives to be able to travel and see the country. They see their time for travel as possibly becoming too risky in the future. The average family will still take a weeks vacation, but most likely would not do it twice, or as far away.

    The last go around of $4.00 a gallon gasoline, travel slowed down and spending for groceries almost doubled. When gas went back down, very little in the way of food price drops came as a result.

    • socalbeachdude

      The last thing in the world the federal government needs to do is to cut taxes. Rather, taxes MUST BE INCREASED VERY SUBSTANTIALLY in order to reduce the current $1+ trillion a year federal deficit unless major cuts of around $1 trillion a year are made in federal spending.

      • Spatial Memory

        Your lack of comprehension of the FISCAL MULTIPLIER in your mypoic GUESSWORK is EXCELLENT comedy. 🙂

        • socalbeachdude

          That nonsense has ZERO RELEVANCE at all to dealing with getting a balanced budget at the federal government level.

          • Spatial Memory

            Your homespun GUESSWORK has ZERO RELEVANCE. Rotflmao

          • socalbeachdude

            Since you are someone who knows nothing about proper accounting, no wonder you are so lost in a sea of delusions.

          • Spatial Memory

            ROFL

      • Carl

        Even taxing the population at 80% would not stop the interest from accumulating on such a large number. They would have to stop printing money and only tackle the debt. Same as if you were paying off a credit card.

  • Cal

    This will lead to a collapse globally in currencies and as stated in Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

    • socalbeachdude

      Nope. The US dollar will remain the world’s reserve and most used transactional currency for the foreseeable future and little niche fungible commodities like gold and silver have absolutely zero financial relevance today.

      • Spatial Memory

        Laughably false. ROFL

        • socalbeachdude

          There is no currency that could even come remotely close to replacing the role of the US dollar which remain the dominant global currency for the foreseeable future.

          • Spatial Memory

            Gold and silver have been a time tested store of wealth for centuries before the USD existence and will survive both the USD and your LUDICROUS predictions.

          • socalbeachdude

            Yes, at a value of about $20 per ounce for gold and a value of about $1 per ounce for silver which both applied from 1793 up until 1933. Any amount above its mean of $456 per ounce for gold and $8 per ounce for silver is purely MANIC SPECULATIVE BUBBLE TERRITORY and both will crash towards those levels and then likely head even lower to where they were in 2001 at about $250 per ounce for gold and about $4 per ounce for silver.

          • Spatial Memory

            Another of your LUDICROUS homespun delusions. Short some if you even have one cent. ROFL.

          • socalbeachdude

            I do not “short” anything and have no interest in speculating in such absurdly irrational markets.

          • Carl

            I have to agree with socal about this. As long as the dollar is perceived by the majority to be what money and wealth is gold and silver will never replace it.

            There is no competition between printing money out of thin air and only being able to use what is physically available.

            If our country had to rely only on gold and silver and the rest of the nations around the world we would either be mainly living in poverty. Unless people realized that all basic necessities could be met for free and people could spend time pursuing positive ways to help people, animals and preserve our land for future generations.

          • Spatial Memory

            Drunk on kool aid. ROFL

  • Realist

    Not so. Think Carrie. Indeed others have upvoted SBD’s posts. And these were not sock puppets, as your small-minded kneejerk reaction barfed out.

    Think Carrie. Think of someone besides your sorry self. Try Carrie. We know it’s hard for you, but think! Thinker harder!…….

    Oh look!! A minuscule amount of cerebral movement has been detected in Carrie’s brain by our scanners. Keep trying, Carrie! You’re almost there.

    Try taking your mind beyond the parameters of a pea, such as you are so used to. C’mon Carrie. C’mon, you can do it!

    You are travelling into a great beyond.. very uncharted territory for you. Don’t be afraid. Push on. Think! . . . . . . . . . . .
    Follow the gentle faint voice within..
    “Think Carrie think
    Think Carrie think”…………….

    Hey, I think something is actually starting to happen in there. It’s a Kodak moment! Carrie is actually beginning to think of something that is not totally mercenary.

    Wow, Carrie is at the threshold of a kind thought for someone else.
    Amazing! This must be a first!

    Our scanners detect new brain activity… grey matter being etched in unknown an brain region. Virgin territory has been attained…….

    Wow, you’re doing it Carrie. Don’t be scared. We know this is all new to you, to actually think a kind thought.
    Way to go, Carrie!! Keep it up.
    You are now only 5 light years from being a normal person.

    • CASTIEL

      Shut the f#ck up moron!!!!! Do a favor to the world and tie a rock to the neck and jump to a river!!!

      • Realist

        I see we struck a nerve.

        Ask your doctor for tranquilizers.
        It’s better than dying before your time.

      • Realist

        Hi Carrie.
        You have outed yourself.

  • socalbeachdude

    Who needs complicated Trumpcare? Republican congressman files bill to repeal Obamacare with a single sentence

    An Alabama congressman, who is part of the right-wing coalition who derailed President Trump’s healthcare bill last week, has offered a simple way to remedy the Obamacare problem.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4357018/Lawmaker-files-bill-repeal-Obamacare-one-sentence.html

  • socalbeachdude

    Trump wants to pay for border wall with $18 BILLION in cuts from domestic programs – including medical research grants

    National Institutes of Health medical research will be hit hard, along with infrastructure and community grants. The president still insists Mexico will end up paying the bill in the long run.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4356296/White-House-eyeing-18-billion-list-social-program-cuts.html

  • GSOB

    …..”If you thought that the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next.”….. M.S.
    Preparing for the US dollar to no longer be the global reserve currency
    =
    the collapse of the Petrodollar.
    That’s what the economic collapse entails, …….globally!

    • socalbeachdude

      Laughably false. The US dollar is more important than ever in the global commerce and the nutty notion of the “petro dollar” is totally irrelevant and utter nonsense.

      • Spatial Memory

        Put your head back in the sand. Your homespun guesswork is ABSURD and markets have proven your predictions HORRENDOUSLY INACCURATE.

        Sorry for your losses.

        • socalbeachdude

          Your ignorance once again is just amazingly beyond utterly mind boggling!

          • Spatial Memory

            NOTHING more mind boggling that watching Capital Markets CLEARLY PROVE your LUDICROUS NONSENSICAL notions HORRENDOUSLY INACCURATE…

            Yet each day you return to the comment section and insist MARKETS MUST BE WRONG !!!

            After THOUSANDS of points on DJIA and HUNDREDS of percentage points higher your ABSURD ANTICS continue !!!

            Mind boggling- yet PRICELESS capital markets related comedy. ROFL

          • socalbeachdude

            The $67 trillion total outstanding debt debacle in the US simply cannot continue as it is and it is already imploding with yields and interest rates rising and the credit and money supply shrinking.

          • Spatial Memory

            Your mypoic GUESSWORK and hunches of a $67 Trillion “total outstanding debt debacle” given the multi quadrillion dollar PRICE DISCOVERY MECHANISMS have discounted the quadrillion plus LIABILITIES overhang has already been proven LUDICROUSLYI NACCURATE.

          • socalbeachdude

            What utterly laughable nonsense. You obviously are utterly clueless about the bond markets which are double the size of the stock markets and far more important in every respect than the stock markets.

            Junk Bonds Plus Retail Plus Private Equity Equals Carnage

            https://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/2017/03/17/junk-bonds-plus-retail-plus-private-equity-equals-carnage

          • Spatial Memory

            More like you’re obviously CLUELESS regarding the derivatives markets which are substantially more than double the “size of the stock market” and credit markets combined. Educate yourself – even a simple glance at EXTERS PYRAMID will PROVE your CLUELESSNESS beyond any doubt.

          • socalbeachdude

            The derivatives market have nothing whatsoever to do with the federal government debt and deficit issues and are totally irrelevant in this debate.

          • Spatial Memory

            The derivatives markets, being the largest and most vast, WITHOUT DOUBT matter much more than the cash markets as all financial assets including cash remain derivatives – of GOLD – see EXTERS PYRAMID.

          • socalbeachdude

            The derivatives market involves actual cash value of less than 1% of its notional value and is totally IRRELEVANT to this discussion of moving towards and to a balanced federal budget.

          • Spatial Memory

            Continue to PROVE how much you DO NOT KNOW. Rotflmao

          • socalbeachdude

            Hardly, but that is precisely what you continue to do to great embarrassment!

          • Spatial Memory

            You obviously lack both education and experience regarding finance, economics and capital markets.

            Your manic deficiency motivation and efforts to embarrass nearly EVERY viewer that comments on this forum have CLEARLY BEEN REJECTED both on this forum and without doubt CAPITAL MARKETS PRICE ACTION.

            Scroll back through a few months of these COMMENT SECTIONS and read your ABSURD GUESSWORK compared to ACTUAL RESULTS.

            That’s EMBARRASSING yourself more than anyone else possibly could.

            Sorry for your losses.

          • socalbeachdude

            Laughably false. Your extreme and utter stupidity is what is totally mind boggling and beyond any common sense. What I have stated is 100% true, accurate, and correct as can easily be verified. I would suggest YOU GET A CLUE as you are obviously totally clueless in every respect regarding financial issues which is a said, pitiful, and pathetic matter.

          • Spatial Memory

            Meanwhile your HORRENDOUSLY INACCURATE GUESSWORK litters this and many other comment sections providing PROOF BEYOND ANY DOUBT of YOUR CLUELESSNESS and COSTLY INACCURACIES.

            Sorry for your losses.

          • socalbeachdude

            I have no losses at all. But you sure will. How can you possibly be so utterly stupid and totally ignorant?

          • Spatial Memory

            Put down that mirror. Rotflmao

    • socalbeachdude

      AEP: Dollar hegemony endures as share of global transactions keeps rising

      The US dollar is tightening its grip on the global financial system at the expense of the euro, entrenching American hegemony and rendering the US Federal Reserve more powerful than at any time in history.

      Newly-released data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) show that the dollar’s share of the $5.1 trillion in foreign exchange trades each day has continued rising to 87.6pc of all transactions.

      It is the latest evidence confirming the extraordinary resilience of the dollar-based international order, confounding expectations of US financial decline a decade ago.

      Roughly 60pc of the global economy is either in the dollar zone or closely tied to it through currency pegs or ‘dirty floats’, and the level of debt issued in dollars outside US jurisdiction has soared to $9 trillion.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/09/01/dollar-hegemony-endures-as-share-of-global-transactions-keeps-ri/

  • socalbeachdude

    TIME FOR FUNDS TO BE CUT OFF TO SANCTUARY CITIES

    ‘We will fight’: Mayors of sanctuary cities across the country fire back at Attorney General Sessions after he threatens to cut off their Justice Department grants worth billions

    After issuing a dire threat to ‘sanctuary cities’ on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being challenged by mayors who will continue to fight for diversity.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4357528/Sanctuary-city-mayors-fire-Sessions.html

  • socalbeachdude
  • socalbeachdude

    Across the board tax cuts to 2007 levels would be most desirable, but if I were targeting specific areas of spending, I would cut:

    1) military spending by 50% including closing and selling most all of the 2300 US military bases around the world.

    2) eliminate many federal agencies including the departments of education, energy, EPA, transportation, and the rest of them not officially specified as part of the cabinet

    3) wages and pensions of federal employees by 50%, and would fire about 50% of all federal employees

    4) Medicare reimbursements by at least 50% and typically around 80% as hospitals are vastly overcharging and should have the rate reimbursement scheduled adjusted back to rates that are reasonable and within the rate of inflation over the past 30 years. Medicaid scales would also be cut accordingly.

    5) SNAP (food stamps) entirely along with all other such federal social welfare programs

    6) DHS would be disbanded and turned back into a few much smaller agencies such as the FBI and CIA as was the case prior to 2002.

    7) complete elimination of the student loan program and any and all subsidy programs for housing including Section 8 and mortgage programs.

    Those cuts would more than eliminate the current federal deficit and then I’d start looking for a lot more cuts to start actually repaying the current $20 trillion in national debt.

    • Carl

      Sounds reasonable. And yes hospitals and drug companies are overcharging beyond belief. Also what about universities. They are also overcharging considering a bachelor’s degree is now equivalent to another 4 years of high school for many degrees.

  • socalbeachdude

    1% Wall Street sales tax solution to stabilize US federal budget

    In the midst of the current haggling over the US federal budget, the main fact is being ignored: the fiscal shortfall of the US government over decades is largely due to Wall Street’s rigging of the tax code so that the main money center banks pay little or nothing in the way of taxes.

    In short, the greatest single flow of untaxed money is the stocks, bonds, and derivatives which cross the exchanges in New York and Chicago, as well as the over-the-counter derivatives which are contracted behind the scenes. If sacrifices are required, this is obviously the place to start. The obvious way to stabilize the US federal budget is to levy a sales tax on these financial market transactions. A sales tax will be paid immediately on every trade, without regard for the yearly profits and losses reported by smart accountants, making it much harder to cheat.

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/04/276170/wall-street-tax-solution-to-us-budget/

    Let’s call it the Financial Industry Sales Tax (FIST) and give Wall Street the FIST.

  • socalbeachdude

    Isn’t it really very easy to cut federal spending by $1 trillion a year?

    1) Cut Social Security payments by 20% ($266 billion saved)

    2) Cut allowable Medicare charges by 50% ($425 billion saved)

    3) Eliminate food stamps entirely ($80 billion saved)

    4) Cut military expenditures by 30% ($240 billion saved)

    5) Increase Congressional salaries by 100% for mission accomplished!!!

    WASN’T THAT REALLY SIMPLE AND EASY TO CUT $1 TRILLION A YEAR?

    • Spatial Memory

      If your mission is to waste bandwidth and DECIMATE this forum with LUDICROUSLY INACCURACIES then you’re absolutely correct- you’ve accomplished your mission.

      • socalbeachdude

        Your ignorance and extreme stupidity are just beyond totally mind boggling. FEDERAL SPENDING MUST BE CUT SUBSTANTIALLY AND IF NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE FORCED TO DO THAT as interest rates rise substantially in the markets as they are doing. Tough luck. So what!

        • Spatial Memory

          Interest rates remain subdued at the lowest level ever recorded since record keeping commenced.

          • df NJ

            Just raise taxes. No problem.

          • Spatial Memory

            A tax on inaccurate comments and you know would have that 20T knocked down in no time flat!!

          • socalbeachdude

            Particularly on yours!!!

          • socalbeachdude

            Interest rates have move up very sharply since July 2016 and will continue to do so as they move towards normalization.

    • df NJ

      I guess you do not depend on these services.

      Just raise taxes. Problem solved.

  • socalbeachdude

    Neel Kashkari, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank president: “It’s a very fair question and people point to the stock market’s been booming. And my response to those folks is, we care about asset price movements if we think a correction could lead to financial instability or financial crisis. If you think about the tech Bubble – the tech Bubble burst. It was not good for the economy – obviously it hurt. But there was no risk of a financial collapse, not like the housing Bubble. So, the difference is the housing market has so much debt underneath it. It’s much more dangerous if there’s a correction. If equity markets drop, it’s going to be painful for investors. But there’s so little debt relative to housing, it doesn’t look like it has a risk of leading to any kind of financial crisis. So, our job is to let the markets adjust.”

    Less than an hour later Kashkari appeared on Bloomberg Television: “Some people have said we should be raising rates because markets are getting hot – and the stock market keeps climbing. I think we should only pay attention to markets if we believe it could lead to financial instability. So, go back to the tech Bubble, when tech burst it was painful for the economy; it was painful for investors. But it did not lead to any kind of economic collapse or financial instability. So, if stock markets fall it’ll hurt investors. But that’s not the Fed’s job. The Fed’s job is not to protect stock market investors. We have to pay attention to potential financial instability risks, and the fact is there’s a lot more debt underlying the housing market than underlying the stock market. That’s why the housing bust was painful for the economy. A stock market correction will probably be a lot less painful.”

  • socalbeachdude

    Fading Trump rally threatened by rare contraction of US credit – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph

    Credit strategists are increasingly disturbed by a sudden and rare contraction of US bank lending, fearing a synchronised slowdown in the US and China this year that could catch euphoric markets badly off guard.

    One key measure of US corporate borrowing is falling at the fastest rate since the onset of the Lehman Brothers crisis. Money supply growth in the US has also slowed markedly. These monetary and credit signals tend to be leading indicators for the real economy.

    Data from the US Federal Reserve shows that the $2 trillion market for commercial and industrial loans peaked in December. The sector has weakened abruptly as lenders tighten credit, especially for non-residential property. Over the last three months it has dropped at a rate of 5.4pc on annual basis, a pace of decline not seen since December 2008.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/26/sharpest-plunge-credit-since-financial-crisis-could-spell-disaster/

  • socalbeachdude

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) – which is the central bank of central banks – has repeated and strongly warned about extreme debt levels and elevated asset price bubbles from 2009 right up until present and is now strongly warning again about the excessive global debt levels which have grown astronomically over the past 8 years.

    BIS warns of looming debt bubble

    Guess who is going broke again? Greece!

    So you thought the world was deleveraging after the housing and derivatives bubble of 2008, hey?

    Well…fooled you!

    Global debt-to-GDP is now at a comfortable record high and the Bank for International Settlements, aka the central bank of central banks, noted on Friday that over the last 16 years, debts of governments, households and corporations has gone up…everywhere.

    In the U.S., debt is up 63%. The Eurozone, Japan, U.K., Canada and Australia average around 52%. And emerging markets, led by China, leverage is up 85%. In some important emerging economies like Brazil major cities are on the verge of bankruptcy. Rio is CCC credit thanks to mismanagement of a deep sea oil bonanza and over spending on the FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2017/02/10/bank-for-international-settlements-warns-of-looming-debt-bubble/#452c3b642d5a

  • socalbeachdude

    Junk Bonds may slam into $1 trillion wall as maturities hit record

    A record $1 trillion of junk debt will mature by 2021, leaving high-risk companies to hunt for new cash at a time when markets are likely to be less welcoming, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

    Speculative-grade companies have $1.06 trillion of debt maturing between 2017 and 2021, with the bulk of it, $933 billion, coming due after 2019, Moody’s said Wednesday in a report. New issuance is likely to rise in the second half of this year to start addressing those maturities, analysts led by Tiina Siilaberg wrote.

    Debt markets aren’t prepared to absorb the maturities, according to Moody’s. Demand for collateralized loan obligations, which bundle leveraged corporate loans into securities, has fallen from its 2014 peak, and credit ratings for both bank loans and high-yield bonds have deteriorated, according to the report.

    “If liquidity dries up, the default rate will be significantly higher than the last time around,” Siilaberg said in an interview. “Companies have more debt to deal with, and we’ve seen a lot of smaller companies take on substantial amounts of debt in a low-rate environment.”

    http://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/2017/02/08/junk-may-slam-into-1-trillion-wall-as-maturities-go-to-record

  • socalbeachdude
  • socalbeachdude

    Trump scraps Obama-era climate regulations…

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-energy-idUSKBN16Z1L6

  • autofixer

    Nothing changes unless the Fed is closed. The Fed is the enabler of the welfare state.

    • socalbeachdude

      Absolutely false. The Federal Reserve is not in any way part of the federal government debt problem and is not even part of the federal government. The entire profligate spending that has caused the $20 trillion of federal debt increasing at $1+ trillion a year is due to the SPENDTHRIFT CONGRESS and any president that at signs that spending authorized by Congress into law.

      The Federal Reserve does not cost taxpayers a single penny to operate and in fact rebates 94% of its annual profits to the federal government which makes the interest on the $2.5 trillion of US Treasuries owned by the Federal Reserve totally INTEREST FREE to the US Treasury.

      • df NJ

        SBD, I know you are a really smart person. But this topic is not simple. This 3.5 hour video explains why the Federal Reserve will never allow the American people or government to get out of debt by the way the money system is designed:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrJGlXEs8nI

        • Spatial Memory

          Really smart person= rotflmao. For an encore- an excellent market timer. ROFLMAO

          HORRENDOUSLY INACCURATE predictions of daily crashes and collapses in nearly every asset class and global economies coinciding with the ABSOLUTE LARGEST AND PROTRACTED ECONOMIC EXPANSION and ASSET APPRECIATION in history while CONTINUOUSLY OBSESSIVELY foisting LUDICROUS HOMESPUN GUESSWORK regardless of DECIMATING RESULTS are CLEARLY REJECTED by capital markets and to the enjoyment and benefits of comment forums surely are idiosyncratic of a really smart person. NOT!

          • df NJ

            Yeah, that stuff he’s not good at. But he’s really good at posting snippy remarks to other people posting. He’s a pain to argue with.

          • Spatial Memory

            You seem about as ‘good’.

          • socalbeachdude

            More utterly clueless nonsense from you!

        • socalbeachdude

          What utter nonsense. That video is a clueless as could possible ever be. The Federal Reserve has nothing whatsoever to do with people being in debt at all.

  • Realist

    And valium.

  • socalbeachdude

    All federal government funding for Planned Parenthood needs to be totally eliminated on a permanent basis.

  • socalbeachdude

    How can these 2 totally conflicting headlines be reconciled?

    Middle-class & even wealthy families sliding into the red

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-you-can-still-be-broke-with-500000-in-income-2017-03-27

    Consumer confidence soars in March to best reading in 16 years

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/consumer-confidence-soars-in-march-to-best-reading-in-16-years-2017-03-28?siteid=YAHOOB

    • df NJ

      Wages suck but people are playing more board and card games?

      It’s doesn’t matter what you pay in taxes. What does matter is the purchasing power of your take home pay. Families are now in the red because the corporate company store is raising prices. Corporations have no competition because they own Congress. The lobbyists force the politicians to pass laws creating cartels and monopolies in exchange for campaign financing.

      And workers have to compete with corporate prison labor which is practically free. And you thought slavery no longer existed in this country. Slavery is now called “prison labor.”.

      Corporations ARE the government.

      “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini

  • GSOB

    Titus 2:11-13
    For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men.
    It instructs us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions and to live sensible, upright and godly lives in the present age, as we await the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior,
    Jesus Christ.…

    • socalbeachdude

      And just what does any of that have to do with the topic at hand today which is “After Dramatic Obamacare Failure, Trump Now Faces A Looming Government Shutdown He May Not Be Able To Prevent?”

      • df NJ

        Jesus is the root cause of everything that is wrong in this country. Wait a minute, I meant root solution to everything that is wrong in this country.

      • Mark

        If I were president I would tax the rich into oblivion or default.

        • Mark

          Oh who am I kidding, I would steal all the wealth from the rich and throw them all into the prepared Fema camps. BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • K2

    All that is fake news. What will EPA get out of destroying the environment? If EPA should not exist, who do you propose should watch over corporations from polluting too much? You? Other people? The pope?

  • df NJ

    It’s about to be April 1st 2017. No Jesus. No financial collapse.

    • Spatial Memory

      How can you be so sure?
      🙂

      • df NJ

        You make a good point. If Jesus did show up, nobody would trust him.

        • JC Teecher

          speak for yourself numbnut.
          We true Christians are patiently (barely patient) waiting for the day of His return to set the world straight for the final time, and rid eternity of the liberal naysayers like…well you, and …..snotty, and Carl, and …..unless you idiots get a chance to make things right during the Millennium.

          God is Judge.

          • Carl

            Keep waiting teechy boy cause he isn’t coming back in your lifetime, nor your kids, nor your grandkids, nor their kids, nor their grandkids and so on. U get the point.

          • Mark

            Go suck baphomet goat d#ck, Carl!

          • Carl

            You first. Why so serious marky mark? Afraid it’s the truth?

          • Mark

            You’ll find out the truth soon enough atheist fool! Now, go fix your stupid garage door or go suck baphomet goat d#ck, Carl!

          • Carl

            I’m flattered you remembered about my garage door. The bottom is still messed up in case you were wondering. I have never met this baphomet fella you speak of but I don’t think he is my type 😉

          • Mark

            From seeing your previous comments with Cinderella Man your type are small children.

          • Carl

            Really mark you are going to start spreading lies too? Perhaps you need to go back and reread your 10 commandments about bearing false witness.

            One thing I have never done in my comments is spread lies and rumors about anyone.

            Too me that speaks of middle school juvenile behavior and reflects poorly on your own emotional growth as a human being.

            It is a shame that people do things like that. Very sad commentary on the human spirit in general.

            Just proves my point that your god is an impotent god and no true transformation of a persons character occurs when they become a christian other than the one they mindfully take on because they choose to.

            Perhaps your time would be best used enlightening and maturing your spirit with books other than the bible. Try alan watts or carl jung to start and see where that takes you.

          • Mark

            LOL. Who is spreading false witness? I read what I read in your previous argument with Cinderella. Plus you’re an invisible entity and so am I. Carl might not even be your real name just like Mark might not be my real name and are last names aren’t disclosed either so we don’t know now do we? I don’t see it as spreading false witness when I don’t know you as a person in the real world as a living person and not a computer entity.

          • Carl

            One thing I really can’t stand is people who will justify anything. You know for a fact that Cinderella was being a liar and an instigator when he/she wrote what they did and for you to keep the lie going was bearing false witness.

            It just goes to show you that christianity does not breed moral behavior.

            Mark has his blinders on when it comes to his own behavior regardless of it being online or offline. Attacking a persons character with lies is wrong.

            Ironically as with many morally repugnant people they do not see the error of their ways against other people but if said thing was done to them they would feel very differently.

          • Mark

            You don’t know me as a person in the “real” world so don’t assume anything. You seem to find it ok to constantly attack Christianity so I find it ok to attack you if I feel like.

          • JC Teecher

            When your god, the antichrist satan comes in the next decade or so, you will dance in the streets.
            Just a few months later, after the locust army has been stinging all the heathen, you will see my Saviour coming in the true Shekinah Glory of the heavens.

            then teechy will have the last laugh.
            The countdown is beginning to show the truth in God’s letter.
            Damascus is fast becoming a ruinous heap, and the Federation Army of Ezekiel 38/39 is building for the invasion of ussag.

            No other time in history has all the events aligned so greatly and swiftly. The liberals are planning their assault to regain control of the worldly gov, and then the people will be saying, “the shtf while we played to the worldly song and dance”.

            Maranatha!

          • Carl

            I think the stinging is called mosquitoes. Satan and god are the same being.

            Surely teech me is not delighting in the fantasy that is revelations for unbelievers.

            People also believed said events were aligning in the forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and now the 2000’s so feeling something is not the same as it actually happening.

            I really don’t want to be the bearer of bad news but this so called return christians are waiting for is never going to happen.

          • JC Teecher

            Well if it don’t happen, then I will admit I was fooled. But, for some reason, the blessings keep pouring in while i teech truth.

            Walking in the spirit amongst goats like you is tough going sometimes but I keep faithfully diligent, and the blessings keep coming from somewhere, that is not attributed to working, scheming, or scamming others.

            We got a $225.00 blessing just this week, out of the blue, as we are heading to the coast for a little fishing and fun in the sun.
            God is good, and takes care of His own.
            Too bad you and people like you never experience such wonderful love.

          • Carl

            Congratulations on your $225.00 windfall this week. However, one would need to know the exact details about said received blessing to know if it was from god or some other reason.

            People can say things came from god but I find it highly unlikely that it did. Especially since god cannot do anything for people on earth due to the whole free will debacle that believers adhere to.

            Not to mention why give money to a believe who clearly does not need it – after all you are going on a vacation so you must have some money. Why not give it to a believer who is wondering where they will get the money for their rent for the first of the month?

    • FirstGarden

      When it comes to Jesus,

      1) You tread on ground that you do not know,
      2) Antagonizing Christians on this site is is neither necessary nor profitable.
      Best regards.

  • jakartaman

    Cut the federal government by 80% and give back power to the states.
    part time unpaid federal legislators
    term limits
    MAGA

  • BS1986

    LET THE GOVT SHUT DOWN!
    Shut down the IRS, EPA, HUD and most importantly the ATF

  • jim_robert

    Question is, Michael, re. the butchers at PP, should we draw that line in the sand, or perhaps do what William Wilberforce did, and take incremental victories? For example, ultrasound has been one of the main forces exposing PP and its butchery. There is probably no perfect answer to eternal strategic dilemma of incrementalism vs. line in the sand, but still it needs to be asked. Clearly, the line in the sand IS that abortion is murder; I’m not contesting that – rather, just how to most effectively get from point A to point B. Truth is, there is a sea change towards pro-life among the young today. No, it’s not a majority, but a goodly percentage are now pro-life, perhaps more than my older generation.

    Thanks for you work, Michael!

  • Richard G Miron

    It may be early BUT I grow concerned. The Government (HLS, FBI, CIA) continues to spy on We The People more than any Foreign Government. The markets continue to be manipulated by and in favor of the wealthy Bankers. Our military is STILL being used by Global Corporate interests, ect, ect. I honestly believe President Trump is our last hope to regain, a People representative Government. It would appear, Like the song, we Got Fooled Again.

  • Arrow

    Shut ‘er down.

  • Scott

    “That’s a big problem. There’s no way a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood gets 60 votes in the Senate.”

    Who do people keep pushing the 60 vote myth?

  • f16hoser

    I see a Government Shutdown as a Positive. Send all the clowns home. Trump can just sign EO’s.

  • Bruce

    No Matter what, they will raise the debt ceiling. PERIOD!!!! Sure in some type of fake protest over the debt ceiling the Government might shut down for some period of time but, WITHOUT QUESTION the debt ceiling will get raised. Politicians are swirling hopelessly in the proverbial catch 22. They will cause the collapse of the economy in relative short order without raising the debt ceiling or eventually cause it by raising the debt ceiling. They are in a no win situation that they themselves have put us and them in.
    It is ridiculous the think that the debt ceiling will not get raised. People are too ignorant to understand the repercussions of raising it. They will hear of massive government layoffs and one horror story after another and the people will demand it be raised. Fearing losing another election and having that cushy, cushy job taken away, politicians will do whatever it takes to win the next election so here comes the debt ceiling increase.
    Politicians are the leeches that suck the life out of this planet.

  • Screaming Pomegranate

    “…there will be a government shutdown like we witnessed in 2013…”

    Oh… one of those government shutdowns where 90% of the government employees still go to work every day and everybody eventually gets paid? Meh. Let’s see a REAL government shutdown.

  • Mikel Ryanson

    As a Christian who is not with either party especially evil liberals. I don’t Why do so many republicans think it’s morally okay to shut down almost all social programs. They talk about how food stamps and Medicaid/Medicare is pure evil. However people need food and medical care. Some people can’t find jobs others don’t make enough. Not everyone will be rich enough in America to afford these things.

    Why not call for the cut down of over spending in things like military and war? Do we no bases in almost every country in the world. Do we need more pointless and corrupt invasions?

    Why not better monitor how money is being spent in all programs. Instead of cutting Medicaid and Medicare. How about lower rates for hospitals and doctors who overcharge are very greedy and do unnecessary procedures for money.

    Why not audit and close the federal reserve? Trillions stolen by them!

  • Mikel Ryanson

    Liberals are bad so I don’t expect anything from them. but if republicans and others could call out the crooked federal reserve. If they could call out military and war spending like they constantly complain against food stamps and Medicaid than Things would be a lot better.

  • SnodtBlossom

    I recommend getting on a treadmill and watching TV instead chunky girl

  • Screaming Pomegranate

    I’m well aware of that. Do you have a point?

  • BS1986

    NO they would take over the farm and use the hunger as a weapon to get us to give up our rights……..Stalin did the same thing once he disarmed his rivals.
    NEWSFLASH the GOVT doesn’t care about you-you gay boy are a means to an end. ALWAYS remember that.

    • Gay Veteran

      ROFLOL, our military can’t defeat goat herders in Afghanistan

      • BS1986

        They could if they were not restricted by rules of engagement written by bedwetting liberals. Hard to defeat anything when cant kill it for fear of going to prison.
        We should bring back napalm for the Taliban and mustard gas for when they are in their caves.

        • Gay Veteran

          you SOUND like a tough like a tough guy

          you should march down to your local army recruiting center and SIGN UP

          creatures like you always lust for more war (to be fought by others, of course, because you are too much of a COWARD to do the fighting yourself)

  • BS1986

    The GOVT would take over the farms like the executive orders state and they would use hunger as a weapon HO MO.
    HARD to fight “revolutions” when your starving.

    • Gay Veteran

      are they going to do that after they defeat goat herders in Afghanistan?

      • BS1986

        Goat herders aren’t the one shooting at us.

        • Gay Veteran

          tell that to our troops in Afghanistan.

          and AGAIN: are they going to do that after they defeat goat herders in Afghanistan?

  • BS1986

    You wrote me the same thing 3 times?

    • Gay Veteran

      surprised “BullSh *t1986” got through

      • BS1986

        I’m surprised you can tie your shoes.

        • Gay Veteran

          I’m surprised you don’t drown in the shower

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