“The risk of catastrophe will be very high. The nation could erupt into insurrection or civil violence, crack up geographically, or succumb to authoritarian rule. If there is a war, it is likely to be one of maximum risk and effort – in other words, a total war. Every Fourth Turning has registered an upward ratchet in the technology of destruction, and in mankind’s willingness to use it.” – Strauss & Howe - The Fourth Turning
If one is interested, Jim Quinn has a 4 part article on theburningplatformdotcom which is very relevant to this topic. I recommend it to anyone that is interested. It is titled "Fourth Turning - The Shadow of the Crisis Has Not Passed.
“A Fourth Turning harnesses the seasons of life to bring about a renewal in the seasons of time. In so doing, it provides passage through the great discontinuities of history and closes the full circle of the saeculum. The Fourth Turning is when the Spirit of America reappears, rousing courage and fortitude from the people. History is seasonal, but its outcomes are not foreordained. Much will depend on how tall we stand in the trials to come.”
“Don’t think you can escape the Fourth Turning the way you might today distance yourself from news, national politics, or even taxes you don’t feel like paying. History warns that a Crisis will reshape the basic social and economic environment that you now take for granted. The Fourth Turning necessitates the death and rebirth of the social order. It is the ultimate rite of passage for an entire people, requiring a luminal state of sheer chaos whose nature and duration no one can predict in advance.” – Strauss & Howe - The Fourth Turning
and he believes that he is the 12th Imam...jmo..... "terrorism" in his mind cannot be preceded by the adjective "Islamic."...He simply can not tolerate those words being connected to the "prettiest sound in the world" followers....His words ring hollow, his actions paint his portrait..
"Everything inside the State, nothing outside of the State, nothing against the State." ~Benito Mussolini
In their fascist world, only the State creates jobs.
Check me if I'm wrong, buy these radical fools running the country are stuck in their 60s-70s communist crush that petered out before their limp noodles could find the hole...But, they're intellectuals...Yeah, I know....talk to the hand...
at Kabul airport. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the murders. The Taliban. You know, that wonderful group of people that hail from the religion of peace; the group that our current administration successfully negotiated with in an effort to return a known deserter to us for five high level jihadists that were secured in Gitmo. Yes, those guys. The same group that the White House says are not really terrorists. They are classified differently according to the White House...You can't call them terrorists. They're just workplace troublemakers. Nothing to see here. Move along...FORWARD!
FP, all is well. Just having fun with the color blind here that automatically assume that if you don't approve of the current dope in the White House, as you call him, then by their feeble logic it follows that you must love George Bush and/or Ronald Reagan. I mean, what other alternative can there be? Hope you are well and prosperous mein freund. JD
$2500.00 annual savings in healthcare premiums that Obama promised in 2009???
According to a recent CBO report: Government will spend $1.993 TRILLION over a decade and take in $643 BILLION in new taxes, penalties and fees related to Obamacare.
Obama pledged in 2009 during a speech before a joint session of Congress that his health insurance proposal would cost $900 billion over ten years – a far cry short of current numbers
The numbers are daunting: It will take $1.993 trillion, a number that looks like $1,993,000,000,000, to provide insurance subsidies to poor and middle-class Americans, and to pay for a massive expansion of Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) costs.
No Igetfreeshit, you are not right. You're not right at all. The post is not about me, nor is it about Ronald Regan [sic] or George Bush for that matter. The point of the post is to take a satirical jab at the administration for using a three day snowstorm as an excuse to manipulate government issued data - once again. It is about propaganda. There is a good book by that name written by Edward Bernays back in 1928. It is a relatively short book, 168 pages in my 2005 edition. It's a fairly quick read for most, but with your obvious lack of comprehensive skills it could take you a couple of months to get through it. None the less, I highly recommend it. Perhaps if you wouldn't get your panties in a wad when someone refers to your hero in less than gushing, flattering, butt-smooching terms you would better comprehend the point of the post, and you could keep your juvenile "Well George Bush did this, and George Bush did that" card in your pocket. And just to make myself clear, the current administration led by Chairman Obamao is hardly the first to use propaganda to polish and legitimize itself, nor will it likely be the last.
If deficits don't really matter, and we can wantonaly print money as we and Paul Krugman wish, then why not do away with the discriminatory progressive income tax...We can print what we need .Right? We don't need your taxes, and just imagine all that money that people can spend to juice your man-made aggregate demand...hoax...
Nooooooo!!! There goes the GDP again, and just when Glorious Dear Leader (pbuh) has cured the economic problems that have stymied the country since the devil George Bush (spit) destroyed the path to social justice, fairness, and true economic (distributive) justice. Oh well, hold that Obamacare spending out of GDP this quarter, (polar vortex is a most excellent excuse) and use them in the fourth quarter when we really need them. Hey, it worked last last year. What they don't know can't hurt them, and if it does, tell them to suck it up, better days await in the Glorious Next Tuesday.. Forward Bitchezzzzzz!!!!
During this morning's conference call Dimon took time to lash out at U.S. regulators for putting his bank "under assault."
"We have five or six regulators or people coming after us on every different issue,” Dimon, 58, said today on a call with reporters after New York-based JPMorgan reported fourth-quarter results. “It’s a hard thing to deal with."
"In the old days, you dealt with one regulator when you had an issue, maybe two. Now it’s five or six. It makes it very difficult and very complicated. You all should ask the question about how American that is. And how fair that is. And how complex that is for companies.”
Poor Jamie, one of the linchpins of the world's largest organized crime syndicate, says it's not fair. JPM and the other TBTF banks didn't like having to pay kickbacks to the other organized crime syndicate in Washington-to the tune of 178 Billion-to allow them to continue their criminal enterprise for the last five years. That "cost of doing business" as even the BCG aptly called it, however has allowed him and his criminal brethren to stay out of jail and/or avoid the gallows...at least for the time being. Go long pitchfork manufacturers and popcorn.