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With Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's VP selection this election gets interesting and monumental.

11/13/12 Was Data Mining Key to the Election. Some say yes.
11/10/12 Final election results-see map
11/7/12 Final poll tallies. Who got it right?
11/6/12 Money wins tremendous victory in the American elections of 2012-Who got the money?
10/31/12 Obama pulling ahead in certain polls. Is hurricane Sandy the October surprize?
10-30-12 Who do most Americans think will win the Presidential Race?
10-26/12 Romney and Family tied to ownership and control of voting machines in Ohio? How is this possible.
10/23/12 The games media play. Is the Presidential Race really neck and neck?
10/19/12 So who is in the 47% anyway?
10/18/12 New interactive electoral college map
10/15//12 The Daily Roundup of the poll results
10/14/12 What electoral outcome is mostly likely on Nov 6th?
10/4/12 The post presidential debate. What does it all mean? A look at the aftermath and then I will give my views
10/2/12 The coming war and lawsuits over provisional ballots in the Presidential Elections
9/27/12 Michelle Obama speaks out on voting, and voter suppression laws
9/21/12 Florida to reinstate voter purges
9/20/12 Sarah Silverman video on voter suppression
9/20/12 Detailed Excerpts of How Rove and Company stole elections
9/7/12 Seven ways to beat ballot theft and protect your ballot.
9/7/12 How many votes can be stolen in the 2012 Presidential Election? This guy says he knows how and that Carl Rove and the Koch brothers have been doing this for years in elections.
9/2/12 What are the facts on the deficit? Who caused it and who got rich off of it?
8/30/12 What is the history of Romney and Bain capital?
8/30/12 The battle for the youth vote is taking place on YouTube-So how are the video wars on YouTube going?
8/29/12 What are the paths to victory for Romney and Obama-Nine different scenarios
8/24/12 Presidential, Senate and House Races-New Polls Every Day.
8/23/12 Medicare, the Wealth Gap, the Presidential Elections and Vote Suppression the Mortgage Interest Deduction--What Gives Here?
8/21/12 Most Americans Do Not Approve of The Ryan Plan for Medicare-New Poll
8/19/12 Why the Ryan Plan for Social Security will Look Like the Newt Gingrich Plan And Look Out for Your Wallet
8/15/12 Why does the Right Consider Government Evil?
8/14/12 The Fox News Summary of Who Wins with the Ryan Budget and Who Loses
8/13/12 In depth look at Paul Ryan, his background and details of his proposals-Hour Video on This.

8/13/12 The Details are Scary
8/13/12 Ayn Rand is Paul Ryan's Hero? Who is she?
8/12/12 So who is Paul Ryan? Six Videos

How Obama beat Romney with Data Mining Techniques resulting in superior turnout.

Final Election results:

Final tallies by the polls:
Nov 7, 2012

Nov 6, 2012

Who will win the Presidential Election today? My prediction? And who got the tremendous amounts of money involved?

Well there are just three candidates, Romney, Obama, and Wall Street.

Oh, you didn't know Wall Street was running?

Well they are, and they have put billions into races all over this country and we want to know how well money has done in the races for senate, houses and local seats.

In this, the most money-dominated election in American history, we want to know how much of a difference money made in terms of deciding who and what issues won.

Well here is a preview: Wall Street funded candidates won hands down with total spending at 6 billion and rising.

Now we want to know who got that money; who they are. Let's name names in the next few days.  We will explore the identies of the bought, the purchased, and the influenced--who and what issues won, and what issues lost due to Wall Street money.
Should be fun.

Meantime here are some preliminary figures- with organizations and names attached. More coming tomorrow.

Who funded your representative and how much money did they get?

12 ways to protect your ballot-

Wall Street's prediction on the election?

Obama pulling ahead in the polls? Is Sandy the October surprize?

So who is in the 47% anyway. A first look at:

The daily round up of election polls, updated daily. s/

And now the average of all the General Election polls for today

Who do most Americans think will win the presidential race?

Why Obama has the advantage in the electoral college. See below.

The best interactive electoral maps for the 2012 elections-The electoral
count is more important that the popular vote count.
Move states around based on what you think and instantly see how it changes the electoral college vote. Any Obama bump from the debate will not show up until Friday-Saturday of this week. Meantime 10 scenarios outlined below. With the 10th one you can move the states around to instantly see the impact on the electoral vote.

For interactive see "Make Your Own Scenario" and move states around to see how individual states would affect the race. Works best with Mac.

First let's have a look at Paul Ryan and his ideas. That begins with the "Ryan Budget"and what is in it. We want to know who wins and who loses and what will be the impacts.

But first some reading first to see what we can learn of the details.

Obama's View--With Videos


 Rommey's Plan?

 Who's gotten the money?

8/13/12 A Close Up Look at Paul Ryan's Background ideas and history-video

8/13/12  Ayn Rand is Paul Ryan's Hero. She is a pretty scary lady.

 Who Wins in the Ryan Budget and Who Loses?


 The Fox News Summary of Who Loses and Who Wins in the Ryan Budget

 So in the coming days I will analyse all this from the point of view of who wins and who loses econmically and with what impact. The short answer for those who are swift is that Wall Street wins again.

Here how, to jump ahead.

1-A massive shift of social security will mean billions to Wall Street directly. It will be given a portion of your reduced social security money--we will be told give it to  wall street or face a reduction in your payments. This will INCLUDE both the young people's social security wage taxes AND the elderly.

2-The Pell grants are the heart and soul of most middle class and the poor's abiltiy to go to college by getting government loans. This will be gutted and Wall Street is there to profit from so call "private schools, voucher programs like the Pheonix programs and on-line progarms which cost an average of 60k for two years. Wall street profits and the banks on the high cost loans while sticking the Federal government (you and I) will the bill if the loans go bad, and they will go bad because there are no jobs and the training is bad, so bad people don't get hired.

3-Medicare will be turned over to the "free market" which means billions to the insurance companies and seniors will have to pay more, not less, and vouchers have no cap on the insurance premiums seniors will have to pay-pushing seniors to the economic wall.

4-Tax breaks for the rich in the billions and tax increases for the poor and middle class would result. There is little publicity put on the fact that the Ryan budget has the option to cut the middle class homeowners interest deduction easily the largest tax break middle class families have (more foreclosures) and the Alternative Minimum Income Tax, saving the wealth milliions. 

It also would cut Medicaid for the poor by 30%, eliminate much of the food stamp program (10) million mostly children get these stamps, and the Meals on Wheels program for the elderly.  And in essence, seeks to repeal the Obama heatlh care plan piece-meal. This is not acceptable and in essence seeks to repeal the 21st century and leave most of us poor and dependent upon the big banks and the wealthy.

Government is under attack because it is the only insititution big enough to stand between us and this ugly possibility.

Depending upon the kindness of bankers and the wealthy is not a good idea.

All of this is ironic because while preaching self-sufficiency the fact is that big corporations get sixty billion in loan subsidies, tax breaks and loop holes from that same Federal government. Many spend more on lobbying that actually producing profitable products because, amazing, lobbying can yield more profits. Next time I will provide some citations on this.

I could go on. But more later.

But the summary in a word is this is back to a Neo-Feudalism on a global scale with a Dickension tint, millions in permanent poverty and a few global mega-rich and and the banks contolling everything. See my finance (8) blogs on this site for more detail on how all of this will work.

With Ryan in the race, win or lose, these ideas are now a heart beat away from the Presidency and at the very least will be pounded into the American consciousness everyday until election day, giving these wild ideas the appearance of legitimacy.

Tomorrow: Let's go to the detail of all of this.


 A  paragraph above is worth repeating here. But first we ask why is the government considered evil here such that right wing billionaries are willing to spend billions trying to "strangle it in its crib."  I thought you'd never ask.

First here is a hint:
"Government is under attack because it is the only insititution big enough to stand between us and this Neo-Feudialism gang- where if they succeed will have the majority of the population depending upon the kindness of bankers and the wealthy-world-wide-horrible thought.

All of this is ironic because while preaching self-sufficiency the fact is that big corporations get sixty billion in loan subsidies, tax breaks and loop holes from that same Federal government every year-more than anyone other group when you couple it with the billions the finance sector gets from lobbying for no regulations whatsoever on its activities. Was that a good idea? I don't think so.

The banks, the corporations and wall street spend more on lobbying than actually producing real profitable products because, amazingly, lobbying can yield more profits. Next time I will provide some citations on this.

These titans of profits have abandoned America for quick profits in China and Indian, hoard their profits in tax shelters rather than invest them in America and withhold profits in these off shore tax-havens, avoiding paying taxes on these profits (1.3 trillion) and commit what some have called "economic treason."

They use America as a profit mill, then utilizng cheap foreign labor and hold the American labor force hostage to, "if you don't want this job, I got millions who will do it a half the wage." Be clear: American employers love high unemployment because it increases their profits.

So this has allowed a race to the bottom which has resulted in frozen wages for the last twenty years for Americans, shrinking jobs, and high unemployment which benefits only the rich who can have their pick of desperate Americans looking for work.

Best of all they can blame it on the government.

They want the government for hand-outs to themselves, the military and to the so-called "security" industries, not to everyone else who is told to go austerity.

And astoundingly their sense of ownership of the American government, and  its assets, has become so great that the underlying complaint is that  "the American government owned by us Wall Streeters spends too much of OUR money on those old and poor people and the now aging middle class."

This is the underlying attitude.

And, harm to insult, we the American people, are the ones who is paying for all this because ALL of the money originates from us and is OUR money which they have taken over by buying off the politicians and seizing out assets in our homes and life-savings.

We should in fact be looking to a plan to get back the stolen wealth wall street takes from us every day and that wealth which they  already taken from us sitting in their coffers.

That should be the plan.

Why is this talked about?

Forgive my little rant here but this stuff really matters now and people have to stand up at this time in American history and understand what is at stake.

So what is at stake in this election, and what can be done about if you don't like what you see out  there has to be spelled out-and there are clearly things which can be done.

First see my blogs on Occupy and Wall Street, Obama and Finance on this site to see the concrete steps I have suggested and then were are back here to summarize those and add more to  that mix.

Ah, that rant felt good.

Tomorrow  we look at as well the insider trading Ryan and other congress people have done and what their profits have been. I have documented this in the Occupy blog as well and will update this with questions about Ryan's possible inside trade dealings.


The best letter I have seen on the relationship of Government to the wealthy is reprinted in its entirety below: See what you think. Citation afterward

"Let’s discus Income Taxes.

Patriotic Millionaires recently addressed the President and Congress: "Given the dire state of our economy, it is absurd that one-quarter of all millionaires pay a lower tax rate than millions of working, middle-class American families...Please do the right thing for our country. Raise our taxes." The Republicans and Tea-Party will not listen, and refuse to address the Root Cause Problem.

It's good to know somebody gets it right. Taxes, for the most part, are not unfair. They represent payment for society's many benefits, which get bigger and better as people get richer.

The traditional image of 'welfare' pales in comparison to corporate welfare and millionaire welfare. Whereas over 90% of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families goes to the elderly, the disabled, or working households, most of the annual $1.3 trillion in "tax expenditures" (tax subsidies from special deductions, exemptions, exclusions, credits, and loopholes) goes to the top quintile of taxpayers. One estimate is $250 billion a year just to the richest 1%.
Senator Tom Coburn's website reports that mortgage interest and rental expense deductions alone return almost $100 billion a year to millionaires.

The most profitable corporations get the biggest subsidies. The Federal Reserve provided more than $16 trillion in financial assistance to financial institutions and corporations. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, 280 profitable Fortune 500 companies, which together paid only half of the maximum 35 percent corporate tax rate, received $223 billion in tax subsidies.

Even the conservative Cato Institute admitted that the U.S. federal government spent $92 billion on corporate welfare during fiscal year 2006. Recipients included Boeing, Xerox, IBM, Motorola, Dow Chemical, and General Electric.

In agriculture, most of the funding for commodity programs goes to large agribusiness corporations such as Archer Daniels Midland. For the oil industry, estimates of subsidy payments range from $10 to $50 billion per year.

Chris Hayes writes: The moral and spiritual damage that extreme inequality has wrought on even those who presided over and dominated by the Capitalism system. But there are actual cognitive, organizational, and social costs to such systems as well. The slave economy of the antebellum South conferred massive material gains on a very small number of extremely wealthy white plantation owners. But it also severely stunted the development of the region. It is the same system that the 1.0% would like to return the United States of America to.
Extreme inequality of the particular kind that we have produces its own particular kind of elite pathology: it makes elites less accountable, more prone to corruption and self-dealing, more status-obsessed and less empathic, more blinkered and removed from informational feedback crucial to effective decision making. For this reason, extreme inequality produces elites that are less competent and more corrupt than a more egalitarian social order would. This is the fundamental paradoxical outcome that several decades of failed meritocratic production have revealed: As American society grows more elitist, it produces a lesser caliber of elites.

Will Rogers said: “The difference between Death and Taxes is Death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.”

Thomas Paine urged that everything "beyond what a man's own hands produce" was a gift that came to him simply by living in society, and hence, "he owes on every principle of justice, of gratitude, and of civilization, a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came."

Here are the facts. Data from Edward Wolff confirms that from 1983 to 2007 the percentages of net worth and financial wealth for the top 1% remained steady. But the percentages for the rest of the richest 5% increased by almost 20%, while the percentages for the lowest 80% of the population DECREASED by almost 20%.

These issues are difficult to address with Congress [Republicans, Tea-Party members and Blue-Dog Democrats] largely on the side of the wealthy. At the very least congress should:

(1) Eliminate the tax break on unearned income (capital gains). The richest Americans, who own most of the stocks, should not pay a smaller tax than everyone else. If an individual earns $10.00 per hour and works a 40 hour week for a year he or she shall have earned income of $20,800.00, all of which is taxable at the 35% rate. If I invest $260,000.00 in the stock market and earn 8% return, I get a check for $20,800.00 in Capital Gains and the tax rate is 15%.

(2) Implement a small Twenty-five cent financial transactions Fee. It would be easy to administer on computer trades, it would generate hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue, and it would help guard against the reckless speculation that devastated the financial markets and our country.

In case you haven't heard: Freedom isn't free. Just ask the rich Republicans who seem to think it's fair that millionaires and billionaires get big tax breaks not available to middle class working families. After all, "Earned Income" is for losers; winners have "Capital Gains" to keep them warm. And so what if losers pay a higher rate of tax than winners. Somebody has to pay for all that freedom they…uh, I mean we…enjoy.

Any Income Tax Reform that allows for Exceptions, Exemptions and Deduction will never be Fair and Equal to all. Too many loopholes exist through which the Top 1.0% of American Tax-Payers, the “Rich and Powerful” Individuals and Corporations, Companies, Institutions and Organizations squeeze through and pay NO TAXES. Even if we made the INCOME TAX RATE on every individual who made over one million dollars be 99%, with the use of the Exceptions, Exemptions and Deductions [that Congress has or would create] they would not pay any taxes.

The Entire Income Tax Code MUST be Repealed and Replaced. By the elimination of ALL the EXCEPTIONS, EXEMPTIONS, and DEDUCTIONS and by making every source of Income [Wages, Bonuses, Benefits, Interest Earnings, dividends and capital gains and any other Earnings or Gains] be subject to the same Tax Code and Rate no matter How it was earned, Where it was earned, or What it was earned from.

HERE is an Income Tax Code that is based upon Fairness and Equality, and the ability to pay, just like everything else in life. PLEASE note that the implementation of this Tax Code would significantly reduce the size of the IRS, reduce the amount of time to prepare your Taxes, and sorry to say it, but it gets rid of the need for Tax Preparation Companies.

The official numbers for people in Poverty or what is Poverty Income level don’t tell the full story and in fact is an outright lie. The situation of the poor is actually considerably worse than the Government reports. The official poverty line is calculated as simply three times the minimal food budget first introduced in 1959, and then adjusted for inflation in food costs. In other words, the American poverty threshold takes no account of the cost of housing or fuel or transportation or health-care costs, all of which are rising more rapidly than the cost of basic foods. So the poverty measure grossly understates the real cost of subsistence.

My proposed Poverty Income Taxes:
[1.0] Income earned from $.01 to $13,537.00 for a family of one would pay Zero Tax Rate.
[2.0] Income earned from $.01 to $23,689.00 for a family of two would be Zero Tax Rate.
[3.0] Income earned from $.01 to $30,478.00 for a family of three would be Zero Tax Rate.
[4.0] Income earned from $.01 to $37,267.00 for a family of four would be Zero Tax Rate.
[5.0] Income earned from $.01 to $44,056.00 for a family of five would be Zero Tax Rate.
[6.0] Income earned from $.01 to $50,845.00 for a family of six would be Zero Tax Rate.
[7.0] Income earned from $.01 to $57,634.00 for a family of seven would be Zero Tax Rate.
[8.0] Income earned from $.01 to $64,423.00 for a family of eight would be Zero Tax rate.

For those who are not in the Poverty Income Level the Tax Rates would be as follows:
[9.0] Income earned from $13,537.00 to $100,000.00 would pay a 15.0% Tax Rate. PLUS.
[10.0] Income earned from $100,000.01 to $250,000.00 would pay 17.5% Tax Rate. PLUS.
[11.0] Income earned from $250,000.01 to $500,000.00 would pay 20.0%Tax Rate. PLUS.
[12.0] Income earned from $500,000.01 to $1,000,000.00 would pay 22.5% Tax Rate. PLUS.
[13.0] Income earned from $1,000,000.01 to $100,000,000.00 would pay 25.0% Tax Rate. PLUS.
[14.0] Income earned from $100,000,000.01 to $1,000,000,000 would pay 30.0% Tax Rate. PLUS
[15.0] Income earned from $1,000,000,000.01 and up would pay 35.0% Tax Rate.

For every dollar earned by anyone the Tax Rate paid is the same. On the first $100,000.00 earned everyone pays 15%, for everyone who has earnings from $100,000.01 to $250,000.00 they pay 17.5%, etc. etc. all the way to the Richest person. The more you earn the more you pay.

U.S. Corporate Income Taxes that were actually paid (the effective rate) fell to a 40 year low of 12.1 percent in fiscal year 2011, despite corporate profits rebounding to their Pre-Great Recession heights. The United States of America both taxes its Corporations less and raises less in revenue from corporate taxes than any of its foreign competitors.

Therefore; under my Corporate Tax Rate Corporations would pay 15.0% Income Tax Rate with NO Exceptions, No Exemptions and the NO Deductions. Or they can pay the same Tax Rates as an Individual, seeing as the Supreme Court has ruled they have the same Right to Freedom of Speech, therefore they should have the same Right to pay the same Income Tax Rates.

Corporations should not make Business decisions based upon the Income Tax Loop-holes; they should be based on what is the best thing for the Corporation, Employees and the Investors. The top 500 Corporations, Companies, Institutions and Organizations within the Fortune 500, Pay No Taxes today. This Income Tax Plan would ensure that all Corporations, Companies, Institutions or for Profit Organizations that earned a Profit would PAY TAXES.

If Congress wants to provide an incentive to Corporations, Companies, Institutions or Organizations, Congress can do so by creating a Specific Tax Credit for A Specific Corporation or Company, with specified amounts and for specified time limits."

Theodore Ziolkowski

July 16, 2012 3:10pm

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Medicare aside what are the plans for Social Security?

 There could  be a variation on this plan with making opting in the plan "optional." Aside from  giving Wall Street free money and optees getting one percent return on their money, a ripoff, the option could carry the proviso that if you don't opt in you get reducted payments. Young people wouldn't care initially, many not realizing that seemingly small amounts could add up to hundreds in reductions in their payments at retirement.

They would be told that by then their social security investments in Wall Street would more that make up for any losses and besides the Federal Government would make up the difference, if any.

This is pure poppycock. It gives wall street the money and sticks taxpayers with the bill, a scam which has been going on for decades.


A new poll shows most Americans do not like the Ryan Medicare Plan and don't know he is the one who suggested it.


Do Republicans have a death wish--Don't mess with the mortgage interest deduction or there will be trouble-I think.

Which are the battle ground states and what are the weapons?

What will the American presidential election cost?

 What is the wealth gap and how much?- Who has the money?

 What will we have in 2012 voter fraud or vote suppression?


Over 20 new polls each day at:


What are the paths to victory for Romney or Obama?
Nine different scenarios

The best interactive electoral maps for the 2012 elections

Nasy little incident at the convention--not covered in the press


The Battle for the Presidency--on UTube

So what about Romney and Bain capital and what is private equity anyway?

First a video and then the article on this.

 Here is a vociferious critic of the Ryan Budget from another conservative David Stockman, a Reagan budget director. (From the Financial Times)

 Quote from the above article

"The priorities have been clear: first, tax cuts benefiting rich “wealth-creators”; second, cuts in spending, predominantly on the poor; and, last and least, reducing deficits.

Indeed, the “starve the beast” theory explicitly aims at cutting taxes, in order to increase deficits and so justify cuts in spending. From this point of view, the financial crisis has been a boon. The crisis, which occurred on George W. Bush’s watch, is far and away the most important explanation for today’s huge deficits."

 What about the  Ryan acceptance speech--was it accurate. No.

Who is the real Paul Ryan?

 What about the deficit? What are the facts?


 World Debt-Who Caused it-Who Got the Money-and Who has to pay it back.

The world we live in is a construction of the banks using phony debt as a means of control.

So let's have a look at the debt leader of the world-the United States. How did this happen? How did this debt happen?

First let's today settle the question of who or what caused the deficit in the United States in the first place such that the government had to borrow all that money; and who got rich of the debt we currently have.

First a little history of debt in this country and then we go to the specifics.

Turns out the greatest contributor to the greatest debt in in US history was George Bush.

See below:

Debt increased from 133 billion to 1trillion during his administration. This was the Republican "starve the beast" strategy--create a debt ridden goverment and then under the cover of austerity take back middle class assets, ignoring the fact that two wars made Republican defense contractors, the banks, , the pentagon, the so-called secuity industry and wall street--the rich. There is no justice  here.

On top of all this is the  claim that the middle class overspent and now has to tighen it's belt because the monied classes simultaneously reduced wages forcing the middle class to put their wives, children and grannies to work forcing them to use their high interest rate credit cards to survive.

Why can't the American public see this scam is beyond me.

But a chart is worth a thousand words.

It is clear that the Republicans ran up the debt with bailouts for banks, two wars, and tax breaks for the rich.

I am suggesting this was and is no accident.

And, they are poised to do it again because there are billions in profits in it for their constituents-the banks, the pentagon, the so-called security industry, the prison industrial industry, and the war profiteers.

Tomorrow lets go back for more detail and a prognosis on the above which is clearly not sustainable. It will be a re-run of 1929. See the PBS vido special on the 1929  debacle to get a look at how it all worked then.


 Will 6 million ballots be stolen in this 2012 Presidential Election? How will it be done and by whom?

Exerpt below and tomorrow a full interview about how it has been done and can be done again in 2012

Also available on tomorow at this radio station
See the show "The Visionary Activist" on the left to see the show

with the author of "The Billionaire Ballot Bandits" at the link below:

See also Plast's interview on "Solutions radio on the left margin

What to do to beat the threat of ballot theft?

 9/8/12 On the financial front what should we be doing?
Should we be buying gold, go on the gold standard as Ron Paul suggests, allow currency collaspe and start over again, or impeach congress, end fractional banking and wall street gambling on argin, end buying stock buyng on margin on margin-end the Federal Reserve.

Here are some ideas being tossed around and then come back and I will give my suggested solutions/


What will be the triggers for the rest of the year for a possible financial crisis and the consequences in global and US finance?

Well there are several. Lets list a few first and the go back after for the detail.

1. 70% of the trades on Wall Street are by computer. Computer glitches real or manipulated can set off a panic and that can make valuations and pricing difficult if not impossible, including gold, silver and stocks.

2. The Greek default could result in currency to debasement. This would have a domino effect in the west. If not Greece then if Spain asks for a postpone of its austerity programs. Both could trigger in a month or two.

3. The rising price of fuel and food is what actually set off the "Arab Spring" riots. Egypt is at that point again. The most dangerous point for a country as far as bloody revolution is concerned is when seeming gains are followed by severe setbacks.

It was fuel prices and food price increases which set off the Arab spring and it will be rising food and fuel prices that will do it again. How close are they to more increases?


Governments around the world subsidize fuel and food prices already to avoid revolution. These two plus arms purchases are what  they spend their money on.

4. April is the deadline when the US government receipts in taxation come in. If lower than anticipated then expect the US credit rating to drop and interest rates to drop below zero etc., and perhaps a run on US securities and perhaps bonds as well.

5. December 31st. This the "cliff" deadline which I have written about in other places on this site. Up for action are the tax breaks for the rich, taxes on the middle class, tax cuts for the military, and other bread and butter items.

No telling what will happen. Uncertainty can really trigger ancillary events, most unpleasant.

Five more triggers set to fizzle or ignite in the next six days on wall street, th
e banks and JP Morgan--one pundits view.

We will throw these into the mix and get back our analysis tomorrow.

But what should the average citizen do about the above situations? Stay tuned.

Should we be buying gold, go on the gold standard as Ron Paul suggests, allow currency collaspe and start over again, or impeach congress, end fractional banking and wall street gambling on argin, end buying stock buyng on margin on margin-end the Federal Reserve.

Here are some ideas being tossed around and then come back and I will give my suggested solutions/

Sarah Silverman video

 Ryan at AARP-Rough going


Michelle Obama speaks out on voting and voter suppression laws

Bush tax cuts caused the deficit?


Provisional ballots are now the battleground in the upcoming Presidential election.

Why, because if you accept a provisional ballot it might not ever get counted and you would never know it was not counted. Insist on an adjudication of your ballot on the spot. Do not accept a provisional ballot, who knows what really happened to it. This will be the single greatest issue in the upcoming election.

Secondly don't vote by mail. A similar thing can happen. If you vote by mail, there is no way to be sure your vote isn't counted on some technicality and you would never know it was not counted.Vote in person if you can.

Third. go on line at your local voter registrar and see if you and your friends or family are listed as registered voters.  I wasn't and I have been voting for years at the same address. Was told I was on "another list."


 The courts are starting to rule against the voter suppression laws which means that the provisional ballot is the way in which some will seek to suppress votes by way of the provisional ballot.


What is the analysis of the left of the debates, the day after? Six videos,0,573517.column

 Later today I will post the analysis of the center and the right.

The center analysis:

What do the 'fact-checkers" say and are they neutral as they claim to be, and who is checking on the facts of the fact checkers? I will.
But here is an example

A round up of various views

Do debates matter in terms of who wins elections? One view.
Then tomorrow I will come back with my views.

What is the likely practical outcome of the election?


The media are playing the game that the race is neck and neck. That is the way they keep the listeners and readers interested and buying the product each day. They seldom highlight the fact that the winner is not decided by the popular vote but the electoral college votes. What does this show?

If you play around with the electoral maps you find that:

"Even if Mr. Obama lost Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, he would still win."

In this scenario NH and Nevada are the key states for Obama to win. But he will likely win Ohio and that would be almost all he needs.

 Put still another way: If Obama wins Wisconsin, Ohio, and Nevada, he could afford to lose Colorado, Virginia, New Hampshire and Florida and still win.
The odds are clearly on his winning re-election yet no one is saying so, especially the media, TV and the press and all of the internet pundits because all benefit from the "neck and neck" myth.

The media. all of the media, tv, radio print media and the talk shows get most of the 2.5 billion being spent on this campaign, and that media is corporate media who will then donate to the candidates some of the money the spent on media-a lot of it in Republican small towns.

It is a gigantic money scam and exchange and much of the money comes from you and I donating to candidates campaigns and virtually getting nothing back for it. To boot there is absolutely no accountabilty for how any of that money is spent. Candidates can keep it for give it away to virtually anyone else they choose, hire relatives etc. It is shameful.

For details on how much money is involved see:

With the Citizen's United decision we have entered upon full scale corruption scenarios which will only get worse as the months go by. And then after the election no matter which side wins there will be billions in lawsuits protesting the results and the parties and their followers will be right back asking for money for the candidate defense funds.


Who owns and controls the voting machines in Ohio. Oh, boy


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