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2019-02-05 21:00 by Karl Denninger
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The State of the Union is that of kleptocracy.

I'm a chief architect of keeping it that way too.

From the scams run by employers who want illegal invaders in this nation (most of whom are Republicans) to those who believe taxpayers should pay for medical care, schooling and other services for those with no right to be here at all (most of whom are Democrats) the fact remains that when I held both houses of Congress and could have put a stop to this easily through the budget process I did not.  That was not an accident, it was intentionally undertaken in open and notorious collusion with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

Dismantling Obamacare's garbage was never really on the agenda either, for the same reason.  It's very important to steal $3 trillion dollars a year from Americans.  It makes a lot of people a lot of money.  It's illegal too, under 100+ year old law, but I don't give a crap about that.  I could have directed the Just-US department to prosecute these jackwads -- all of them -- and after the first few went to prison the rest of the industry would have folded their tents and you'd have great medical care at 20% of the price -- and no need for "health insurance" at all, other than for catastrophes which would cost you a few hundred bucks a year.  You'd be able to buy your drugs from anywhere in the world and prices would fall like a stone.  But I never intended to do that, and won't -- it's far too important to my real donors, the medical and pharmaceutical industry, to bend you over the table and give it to you long and hard.  Never mind that you're entitled to weigh 400+lbs and send everyone else the bill for being a fat, diseased slob as a result of your own personal choices -- right?

I really like people who are that sort of stupid and that would be most of you.  You either hate me because I'm not Hillary and won't promise to tax the hell out of everyone who actually makes money, I don't believe in the globull-warming scam (by the way, if you froze to death in the recent polar vortex, are you sure you wouldn't like a bit more warming?) and I'm neither black or female, both of which are essential qualities for an office-holder.  The blatant racism and sexism in that sort of standard is a religious sacrament among the Left and since I'm neither I don't qualify to preside in your view.  We'll see how that works out for you when an IQ80 person winds up in the White House and the nation gets nuked, robbed or (probably) both.  Maybe we can have a President with the honesty of Theranos' former CEO.  Oh wait.... we already did with Obama, and we do now.

Oops.

Then again you still go to work every day to "Make America Great Again" while you're being screwed in every hole you have by the medical and insurance industries, never mind The Fed.  I could talk about First and Second Amendments too, but what's the point?  Neither of those dead letters mean anything to you; witness the 50,000+ infringements when it comes to gun laws and viewpoint-based censorship by firms that our own spookville folks have funded and assisted both above and under the table.  If that's not the government and thus implicates free speech please tell me what is. I'm frankly shocked that the Washington Mall isn't full of angry torch and pitchfork-wielding citizens this evening demanding that all this crap stop right now or they're going to sack the Capitol.  MLK knew damn well that could happen and he wasn't a pussy about it either.  You, on the other hand....

Then again if you're all dumb enough to put up with this crap for decades then I guess you deserve it.  By that standard I bet you think the State of the Union is fabulous.

And so it is.

After all, the judgement passed on a politician is never objective; it is simply a matter of whether the people like what they're getting, and you clearly do, whether it was your fabulous Black President, myself, or whoever is next.

God Bless Idiocy; America, on the other hand, is beyond even the power of prayer.

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Ike warned us of the wrong 'complex'.

It wasn't the Military/Industrial, but the Finance/Insurance that took us over, using medical industry and the shibboleth "for our own good".

The American Eagle has evolved into a two headed one as in European heraldry.
One head is Goldman, the other Cigna.

And they're working on the rest of the world - see page 60 here : https://research-doc.credit-suisse.com/r....




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Seems like Trump used the lefts game plan and provided lot's of victims of the lefts open borders and used black folks that probably never should have been put in prison. He then used his whole speech to talk about the wonders of our economy and never really took a hit at the competition. Unless we are talking about his hit on socialism.
He talked briefly about the wall with no real specifics. It seems like he simply didn't want to give the media and the left more cattle fodder to attack with. I also believe he didn't want to rile the markets again. He seemed to be walking on thin ice in regards to being brash and pandering to the middle which is still far out in left field. No specifics, just a bunch of BS. The economy isn't growing like the talking heads tell us. Earnings aren't growing either. The Con is still on and it won't end well. He needed to attack all the BS that is going on right now, but refused to do it. He bent over and wasted an hour and a half of our time refusing to talk about real fixes and not what we really wanted to hear. I completely agree with Karl on the medical issue. When he spoke of preexisting conditions, all that I could see was that the drug addicts, drunks, smokers and candy addicts had the same medical rights or more then I do. That is true socialism and my insane premiums are paying for it. Another speech and another waste of my valuable time.
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Karl, Thanks for the synopsis of the SOTU speech. Knowing that it would be just another hour long governmental circle jerk, I didn't bother to watch, so reading your comments allowed me to spend my time more productively. Was Ruth Bader Ginsberger in attendance? That issue is probably more important than all the flatulence, oral and otherwise, coming from the assembly.
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@Analog link to you to
 

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This country has really slipped since the halcyon days of President Warren G. Harding. When the country slipped into a deep economic depression after Wilson's Wartime Socialism was eliminated, Harding did the right thing, which was to do nothing. The economy reset itself, and came roaring back. Now, most of the public policies are intended to try to prevent people from suffering the results of their own follies, both economic and from their poor health practices.

Harding also ran on a campaign plank, where he said that under his administration, no Assistant Secretary of the Navy, would ram a constitution down the throats of a sister republic on the points of our Marines' bayonets. This was a direct slap at the arch-villain Franklin D. Roosevelt, who also stole the Haitian gold reserves for his Wall Street bankster buddies. So, now Trump and his neocon friends are salivating at the prospect of destroying another of our sister republics, namely Venezuela.

I have long since ignored these sorts of political theater. At most, I will read a transcript of a State of the Union speech. Nothing worthwhile is said in any of these speeches. At most they provide gymnastic entertainment through the insane clapping and foolish standing ovations.
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new tariffs coming on meds being imported to USA


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@Wifi

wow i really apologize.

I got there via a Bing search
and double checked that was the same address as in the bar atop my screen.

BUt today i get the same screen you posted.

It WAS a pie chart showing Cigna's medical insurance business by country
almost 50% Korea
about 20% US

I'll try to find it again

I'm sorry about that

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It was worth having on in the background just to see the Mexicommie Moron child bartender looking (as I read elsewhere and stole) like she was sitting on a cactus dildo all night, mirrored by Berniezuela. And her horsemouth was closed for once.

Also cool that the Sergeant-At-Arms made them check their matching white hoods at the door. Haven't seen that many assembled in one place since the 1924 'Rat convention.

F'ing greedy socialists.

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@Wifi This one worked just now, i pasted into address bar

https://research-doc.credit-suisse.com/r....

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@Analog Many thanks

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oops noticed my previous two posts were made on the http not httpS connection..
hope the image and link worked okay

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Yep.

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//research-doc.credit-suisse.com/docView?language=ENG&format=PDF&sourceid=emgpm&document_id=1076673641&serialid=cXRrRQMMtbY23r4HK4so%2FFdpby%2FBS7mY18O2A38VcCU%3D

i never saw the like.

that darn link gives me the same "Denied" page that Wifi got , most but not all of the time.

If i remove the "https:" prefix and paste the above string into address bar,
srarting with // ,
something adds the missing "https:" and the link opens.
five times in a row now.

sorry for the trouble
i hope there's something there worth seeing.



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