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EyetheSpy video by Blessed to Teach

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2018 by cavalier973

This is interesting:

 

According to Neonrevolt, EyetheSpy is fake; I had never heard of this person or persons, so I cannot make any assertion regarding EyetheSpy’s veracity. At one point, he (or she) claims that the Bible is incomplete, which is incorrect. I am cautious about anyone who does not trust God or His word.

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So, I was probably wrong about President Trump

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2018 by cavalier973

During the Election of 2016, I was appalled that Donald Trump became the Republican Party nominee. I had been a Ted Cruz supporter, and could not understand why people like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity were lukewarm on Cruz, but enthusiastic about Trump. In my opinion, Trump was a jingoistic populist, at best, and a lying New York liberal, little different from H. Clinton, at worst.

Well, I was wrong about the man. He has proven to be a better President, in my opinion, than even Ted Cruz might have been. He is obviously crafty and tenacious, and relishes the fight against his political opponents–which fight he is winning, despite what the anti-Trumpers believe and hope. There is no one so silly, given all the information that is available today, than someone who asserts that President Trump is “going to prison”. It is his political opponents, including, possibly, both H. Clinton and B. Obama, who will be serving time in prison–or worse.

If what the person or persons known as “Q” and “Qanon” are saying is true, then there are some really, really sick and twisted people running things today in the U.S. and around the world. They are sometimes referred to as the”Deep State”, sometimes as “The Cabal”, and they apparently have very evil beliefs and goals.

I recommend following neonrevolt.com, www.anonymousconservative.com, and voxday.blogspot.com

You could also check out theconservativetreehouse.com and bongino.com for more conventional treatment of current news.

Trump Tower and Trump’s lawyer

Posted in Uncategorized on April 10, 2018 by cavalier973

Saturday, April 7, there was a fire at Trump Tower.

From a New York Times article:

Dennis Shields, a resident who said he lived on the 42nd floor, described the scene.

“You could smell the smoke and you could hear things falling like through the vents,” he said. “It just smelled like sulfur.”

He said there were no orders to evacuate but he received a text message from Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Michael D. Cohen.

Mr. Shields, who said he grew up with Mr. Cohen, continued: “He said, ‘Are you in the building?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘You better get out ASAP.’ That’s how I knew to get out, otherwise I’d still be in there.”’

Monday, April 9, there was an FBI raid on the offices, home, and hotel room of Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer.

From a Washington Post article: ”

FBI agents on Monday raided Cohen’s Manhattan office, home and hotel room as part of the investigation, seizing records about Cohen’s clients and personal finances. Among the records taken were those related to a 2016 payment Cohen made to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump, according to a fourth person familiar with the investigation.

Investigators took Cohen’s computer, phone and personal financial records, including tax returns, as part of the search of his office at Rockefeller Center, that person said.

Huh

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9, 2018 by cavalier973

Trump announced a few days ago that he was planning on withdrawing troops from Syria.

Then, a few days later, there was an attack in Syria, supposedly involving chemical weapons.

Now Trump announces he plans on ordering some retaliationage against Syria.

 

Or, will he?

Capital mobility and Trade

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2018 by cavalier973

Article on Cafe Hayek.

An excerpt:

“There are only two ways for international factor mobility to deprive a country—call it ‘Ricardia’—of all comparative advantage and, hence, deny that country the opportunity to gain from specialization and trade with people in other countries. Both of these ways are extraordinarily unlikely; they are the equivalent of a single monkey banging on a typewriter and by chance typing Hamlet.

One way is when factor mobility causes an international reshuffling of factors of production that results in every country in the world having the same internal costs as Ricardia of producing each and every good and service. If such a outcome were to emerge, it would indeed be true that factor mobility eliminated all comparative ad- vantage (and comparative disadvantage) for Ricardia with respect to every other country in the world. Also, all potential gains to the people of Ricardian from international specialization and trade would be eliminated. (Comparative advantage will continue to drive specialization and trade within Ricardia.) There will be no international trade for Ricardia’s government to prevent or to regulate.”

Another excerpt:

For Advantia’s “absolute” advantage to render the principle of comparative advantage inapplicable to international trade, literally all factors of production—or, at least, all people—must move to Advantia. If even a single person remains in a country other than Advantia, then this person will almost certainly enjoy a comparative advantage at producing some quantity of some good or service over the people of Advantia, and mutually advantageous international trade will therefore be possible.

And another:

Whether or not international capital mobility impoverishes or enriches workers depends on why capital migrates. Higher taxes, more burdensome regulations, and a long list of other such investment-discouraging policies would reduce the size of America’s capital stock and make Americans poorer. If such policies are sufficiently harsh, the resulting exodus of capital (either through migration or depreciation or both) might well be massive. But capital can migrate to other countries for perfectly healthy reasons—for example, if other countries improve their own investment climates. Such healthy migrations are unlikely to diminish the size of America’s capital stock.

Another article

“‘Marxist’ Free Trade”

Posted in For Free Trade, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2018 by cavalier973

So, President Trump is indulging his neo-mercantilist demons, by proposing that a 25% tariff be imposed on foreign-produced steel, to “protect American steel companies”.

Were it simply a measure by the President to raise revenue for the government, it wouldn’t be quite so exasperating, but the claim that an increase in taxes somehow helps the American economy, and Americans in general, is maddening.

If one reads the sites of the Neo-Mercantilists/Protectionists, one may run across the phrase “Marxist Free Trade”. The idea behind the phrase is that an unfettered market leads to Marxism, based on something Karl Marx said, claiming some such nonsense.

In reality, it is the Neo-Mercantilist/Protectionists who let the communist camel poke its nose under the tent flap, by promoting a policy of government intervention in the economy to raise the income of a certain group of Americans by requiring all Americans to enjoy a lower standard of living.

If President Trump had been honest and proposed, for example, legislation that resulted in people earning $35,000 a year lowering their standards of living so that a small group of people can increase their incomes from $50,000 to $55,000, then people would likely give the legislation the stink eye. And yet, that’s exactly what he is proposing, but because it is couched in false patriotism, then people don’t automatically reject such a policy.

One of Trump’s advisors claimed that the 25% increase in steel prices would only result in a fraction of an increase in the cost of cans of soup, as an example. The problem is that the advisor specifically mentioned Campbell’s soup company. Such a large company may of course be able to absorb the increased cost, or pass the cost to its customers, but “players at the margin” may not be able to do so. Bob’s Soup Company may go out of business, because it is already operating a extremely low margins. With one less competitor in the soup market, we can expect the prices of soup to rise and/or the quality to be lowered. That’s how the market works. Protectionists seem to have a magical thinking about market forces, and expect that costs will be born by “someone else”, and not ourselves.

One last thing, about Free Trade generally: Free Trade is not only the economically advantageous policy, it is the moral policy, because with Free Trade a person can dispose of the product of his labor as he deems best. Protectionism requires that person to dispose of his income in ways that the Protectionists approve. This is a violation of property rights, and a form of theft.

I was happy with the Trump Tax plan that passed late last year, despite its flaws, and considered voting for him in 2020, if he ran for re-election. This tariff could negate the benefits of the tax plan, and my support.

French Fry recipe

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14, 2018 by cavalier973

From the Pioneer Woman.