Do you think you get an opinion on this? Do you think I'm here to solicit your suggestions? Oh, that's rich, sir. No, I'm here to let you know some of the options we're considering.
Greetings, Mr. President. Thank you for taking the time to see me today. I understand your time is valuable, so let me get to the point: You thought that whole selection charade made you "the leader of the free world," didn't you? Like you were now in charge of the country and you could do what you want, right? Hahaha. Yeah, they all think that at first.
So now that that delusion is out of the way, how's reality treating you? Not so good, huh? Wish you could just govern by executive order, don't you? Well, what if I told you you could govern that way? Get rid of the courts! Get a rubber stamp from congress! Throw away that constitution! Would you be interested?
Of course you would. That's why I'm here today, Mr. President. Hear me out.
We've drafted up a few possibilities for you. Here they are:
You've already put Iran "on notice" over their recent ballistic missile test. Brilliant! You understand better than anyone that most of the public is too ignorant to know that these tests are not a violation of UNSC 2231. The important thing is that the public believes the Iranians are somehow violating the nuclear agreement and that it somehow involves missiles or something.
Next, you need to make people believe Iran is somehow attacking the US with these missiles. They're not attacking the US? They're not attacking anyone? No problem! Just take any event, literally anyone attacking anyone else anywhere in the world, and tell the public it was the Iranians attacking the US!
I know most people would balk at the idea of telling such a brazen lie, but that's what I like about you, sir. You are unafraid to lie, and lie bigly. That's what this country needs. And the way you got Sean Spicer to straight up Read more
...it’s hardly surprising that a company chaired by Erik “We Need A New Phoenix Program” “CIA Contractor” “Trump Advisor” Prince is pushing to start a military contracting relationship with a major foreign power.
Bitcoin exchanges will continue under increasingly burdensome regulatory restrictions, but setting up accounts and transacting with others via exchanges will eventually be more time-consuming and annoying than setting up a bank account.
...the rest of the world is not that far behind. They are going to be watching the PBOC's grand experiment very carefully to see how the population goes along with it, or what kind of resistance is offered.
we must never lose sight of the fact that this argument is not about accounting procedures or statistics or dollars and cents. It is about the blood of innocent men, women and children who are being slaughtered in the name of a false narrative based on lies and perpetuated by liars.
here are some interesting documents in here. Nothing earth-shattering, no details about what really happened on 9/11 or anything like that, but some genuinely interesting documents nonetheless.
...here I am in the absurd position of having to actually say that maybe, just maybe, government death squads are a bad idea. Just ask the people of the Philippines.
President Trump’s new Executive Order on “terrorist” (sic) entry calls on the Department of Homeland Security to “expedite the completion and implementation of a biometric entry-exit tracking system for all travelers to the United States.”
...don't worry, everyone, the wizards of Wall Street are currently positioning themselves for one last melt-up before the whole thing goes down, so there may yet be time to squeeze another few meaningless points out of this stock market rally.
...the effort to biometrically register the population and the transition to cashless economy are intimately related.... the latest word from Davos is India will to skip over card-based cashless payments and go straight to biometric e-payments.
If this ended up being the year of the first North Korean nuclear attack or the rise of a neo-Communist insurgency in the West or an all-out cyberwar between major powers or a fake alien invasion, who would even be surprised at this point? We've lost our sense of normal. There is only chaos.
So trading the first year of the Trump presidency tends to boil down to this: Do you think Trump can perform the miracle he's promising...? If so, then invest away! If not, then you might have another year or two left before the chickens that were hatched by the Fed in 2008 start coming home to roost.
...the good news is that the era of physible guns is already here, and it has made the Second Amendment debate effectively moot. The bad news is that the era of physible guns is here and it has made gun control into a First Amendment debate.
... on a positive note, we can take McFatfood’s woes as a sign that, try as they might with their considerable propaganda resources, the corporate chieftains can’t put their egg McMuffin back together again.
Sadly, I could go on with the worrying tech trends that will be gaining steam in 2017... the technocratic control grid is here and there's nothing we can do about it.