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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quick Hits For April 30, 2009

Just a couple of quick thoughts:

It's my understanding that as of this week, every dollar the Federal Government spends for the rest of the year will be borrowed.

Congress passed a $3.5 trillion budget yesterday.

Total local, state and federal government spending nationwide is now in the neighborhood of $5.5 trillion out of our (supposedly) $14 trillion Gross Domestic Product. What this means is that government spending is now equal to about 65% of the private sector. Somehow it seems we'd better off with our number one industry being making things and selling them not maintaining government bureaucracies.

Joe Biden continues to be the mouth that doesn't know when to shut up.

Funny of the day courtesy of California resident Rick Moore's Facebook Status, "Arlen Specter leaves GOP (for Democrats), raises average IQ of both."

Have a great Thursday!


Anonymous said...

Regarding Biden and the swine flu - there are only 8 confirmed deaths that are the result of the swine flu. In the meantime, 100's have died from the normal seasonal influenza virus - with virtually no fanfare. If we could replace the standard flu with the swine flu, health costs in the US and resulting deaths could fall dramatically.

So why all of the drama over a strange combination of H5N1 (bird flu), H1N1 (swine flu), and normal human flu virus's? Wait and see. Something dramatic will result - possibly a paradigm shift in global oversight or standardization in healthcare - in paralle with the globalization of the world monetary supply with a new international currency announced during the last round of G-20 talks (and casually omitted by our loyal media).

But don't take my word for it. Wait and see what happens, and keep in mind the "problem-reaction-solution" formula detailed centuries ago by Hegel, the famous philosopher. When you want people to agree to something that would normally be anthema to them, the best approach is to quietly create a problem, creating a response among people who demand a solution. You had the solution prepared long before the problem became apparent. Similar to the Patriot Act - a complex document consisting of hundreds of pages of changes to US law that was introduced as a result of 9/11 - but was prepared long beforehand.

This media-created swine flu epidemic is no different. The minimal impact on people and lives in contrast to the global media hype and government response is Exhibit A in identifying the crisis as a contrived manipulation of public opinion in order to implement something that people would otherwise oppose. Mass innoculations might be one potential plan - generating billions of dollars for finance companies who profit when government needs to pay big pharma for their services.

Anonymous said...

With regard to my post this morning, it seems as though others are thinking something similar: