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2021-01-14 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Politics , 367 references
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So once again we hear impeachment!

Oh, and removing Representatives who objected to the Electoral Votes from several states.

This doesn't ordinarily happen, right?  Indeed, NBC News (among others) has called those objections all manner of wild names.

But wait.... what happened in January of 2017?

Eleven objections were raised by....Democrats!

Joe Biden gaveled those objections down because no Senator had signed them.  Which means the Democrats who did so knew they were not entitled to raise said objections but did it anyway.

The charge?

“The electors were not lawfully certified, especially given the confirmed and illegal activities engaged by the government of Russia,” McGovern said."

Oh, you mean...... the election was stolen by the Russians?

Except... it wasn't.

How about Jamie Raskin and Florida?

"They violated Florida’s prohibition against dual office holders,” Raskin said.

Or Georgia and Pramila Jayapal?

Or Barbara Lee -- and Michigan?

Or Sheila Lee Jackson and Texas?

Raul Grijalva and North Carolina?

Jackson again after Raul was gaveled down?

And again with South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming?

And with one final attempt clearly out of order as it had no state-specific status at all, who else but the ridiculously stupid Maxine Waters.

So can we cut the bull**** folks?  Democrats attempting to remove Senators and Representatives or otherwise sanction them in any way for the very act they themselves took four years previous is an open act of sedition and a direct violation of the Constitution.

In other words SHUT THE **** UP.

Oh, and if you're a corporation who is buying into this bull****?

ANY SUCH FIRM DESERVES TO BE DESTROYED; BOYCOTTED AND EVERY ONE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES AND FAMILIES BLACKBALLED EVERYWHERE, BY EVERYONE, IN ALL RESPECTS.  THERE IS NO LEGITIMATE ARGUMENT THEY CAN RAISE ABOUT OBJECTING TO ELECTORS BY ONLY ONE POLITICAL PARTY WHEN THE OTHER DID THE EXACT SAME THING FOUR YEARS PRIOR.

Indeed it is incumbent upon all of the State Legislatures controlled by Republicans to bar as a matter of public policy all business with every one of these firms and financially endeavor to destroy each and every one of them.  Why?  Because the double-standard is clear, convincing and evident by the actual record; exactly none took any such action after the 2016 elections despite nearly four years of intentional false claims of Russian control of and interference with our election process, a damnable and intentional lie by the Democrat party raised repeatedly by Nancy "****youbitch" Pelosi HERSELF.

Can a corporation have a preference?  Sure.  Free speech and all.

But States should not spend a nickel of public funds with corporations that operate in such a blatantly partisan and dishonest manner, nor give any sort of state money to such firms.  Ever.  Period.  After all, that state money is equally extracted by force from the members of the opposing political party.  States should be very public about how they do this, ensconcing it in actual statute forbidding the expenditure of public funds with or to any organization that expresses such political preference ever, irrespective of for which side they do so.

Now let's talk about some other acts of political theater.

Impeachment, for one.

It's Constitutionally impossible to accomplish the alleged "goal" Pelosi has announced -- to prevent Trump from running again.

Why?

Because the Constitution is clear; the entire and only purpose of impeachment is to remove you from office.  To be removed from an office you must hold the office.  At 12:01 January 20th, Trump is no longer President; he no longer holds the office.  Therefore The Senate cannot try an impeachment beyond 12:01 January 20th -- the highest law of the land prohibits it.

To take the second vote to bar him from future office you must first sustain the primary vote which you can't take as soon as the clock strikes Noon on January 20th.

Yes, I know there's one alleged precedent for this which has no actual "all the way through" history.  You can bet it will be challenged in court if attempted and I bet The House's impeachment managers lose on that challenge too.  The Constitution is clear; this is not a political question, it is a question of the black letters found in the highest law of the land.

McConnell has, by unanimous consent, put the Senate into pro-forma status until the 19th.  To exit that status requires unanimous consent of all ONE HUNDRED Senators.  You will not get that; one objection is sufficient to block returning to ordinary session by other than both leaders invocation of that which doesn't exist (exigent circumstance.)  Without it the timelines for transmission, acceptance and the required posting period before the Senate can organize and take up said impeachment it is not possible for the Senate to consider and vote upon any bill of Impeachment sent over by the House prior to 12:01 January 20th.

Nancy Pelosi knows this.  She knew it before the measure was drafted, introduced and voted upon.  She didn't get what she wanted by asking Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment so like a screaming 2 year old denied a candy bar she did this.

The entire "impeachment" push is a political stunt aimed at appeasement of the radical, arsonist, rioting left that in fact HAS burned, looted and rioted hundreds of times over the last 12 months -- and nothing more.  It is not a serious political inquiry or action because it cannot be by the Constitution itself and Pelosi and the rest of her "leadership" know it.

What's even better is the optics the Democrats and Republicans have put forward on inauguration by putting more troops in DC, openly armed and in uniform, that we have in Afghanistan.  Our Government's "transfer of power" now looks like something out of North Korea, China or Russia.  If you think that is an image that will be forgotten by the majority of Americans you need to have your lithium dose substantially increased.  There's ordinary stupid and then there's suck-start a shotgun stupid.

The timeline already proves Trump couldn't have "incited" the action as it began before you could get there from his speech.  We'll get more information on that in the fullness of time and there is likely to be plenty of egg to go around for the media and Democrats' faces.

Can the Democrats attempt some or all of their insanity in terms of agenda?  Sure.  But were I Nancy I'd beware even an attempt beyond introducing this or that for theatric comedy aimed at their "base" in terms of actual legislative action, and ditto for Schumer.  For example Schumer could try to eliminate the filibuster for legislation.  However there are two Trump Supreme Court Justices on the bench because Reid eliminated the filibuster originally for nominees.

Once that sort of thing is done it cannot be un-done easily, if ever.  It certainly will not be un-done when the Democrats lose the Senate in the future; instead the Republicans will exploit their stupidity and ram through any Republican legislation they desire to pass.

You'd think people would learn from mistakes but that's the difference between ignorance and stupidity.  The latter is not fixable; it only goes away in any particular person when that individual expires.

Now contemplate this -- in the states that were contested they have majority Republican legislatures.  Re-districting for the House happens this year, before the midterms, as the Census was held in 2020.  The Republicans control redistricting in those states and there is nothing the Democrats can do about it.  They will of course sue and bitch like crazy (and might riot too; after all they have for the last four years) but in the end all of that is a waste of time; they will lose as they simply do not have the majority in those state legislatures.  In addition despite Biden winning the Presidency the Democrats lost several US House seats which is a very strong warning to the left side of the aisle that radical actions are likely to backfire in a big way even among those who voted for Biden.

In other words a huge percentage of the so-called "Democrat" vote wasn't Democrat at all; it was simply a vote against Trump.  The more lunatic the Democrats become the larger that shift will become; all the "Squad", "Green New Deal", "you're racist if you're white and must denounce your whiteness"  and similar crap in fact cost them seats.

It is a near-certainty that in two years the House will go Republican no matter what the Democrats do.  That's history whether the left likes it or not, just as it was when Trump came to town.  This is Nancy's last term with the gavel and, if she tries to go insane with a legislative agenda she will simply drive the numbers further against the Democrats in two years.  She has no winning position on actual legislation in that while she can pass things she cannot bar any subsequent Congress from reversing them and her party is nearly certain to lose in two years; we are only talking about how badly they lose and every radical agenda item they introduce and debate, say much less pass, the Democrat party pisses away more House seats.

The Senate is also a problem for the left because the two Georgia seats both must run in two years, having not had any time to accumulate a legislative record or money.  And unlike the special elections this time there are others on the ballot so they will not have all the oxygen in the room as they did this time around -- and it was quite close this time.

Biden and Harris have one year, approximately, to execute any sort of legislative agenda before the midterms and campaign ads start to impinge.  Any sort of insanity coming out of Congress -- like gun registration, "Green New Deals" and similar -- runs the very real risk of not only failing but turning the last two years of their administration into a toxic wasteland including the possibility of an impeachment of both of them.  (The latter, by the way, would in my view be quite ill-advised; a simple cockblock by the House and Senate of anything the White House wishes to do is more than sufficient and better from an electoral perspective.)

To those of you who believe that insanity is about to rule the land -- or the crazies on the left salivating at the opportunity -- I say "go ahead and try it; such actions are nothing more than sticking your own gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger to check if there's a round in the chamber."  Oh, the woke patrol is out in corporate America right now, but that's hardly new either.  They smelled blood with Trump and are trying to capitalize on it.  The danger presented by those actions to the firms involved is existential, especially if the Republican-led states revolt against government spending with said firms, and they damn well should and indeed have a duty to do so, given the clear record of electoral objections just four years ago, never mind the ginned-up and fraudulent impeachment and other abuses.  If these firms believe that they're in "The Party" (see my previous Ticker on Communism for that) they take grave risk as most of these firms have broken plenty of laws including criminal felony statutes within the Statute of Limitations as well.

You can go ask Trump in a few months how that sort of thing worked out for him and his family pulling political stunts instead of going "all in" on what he claimed he believed but they odds are good you will need to interview him from behind bars.  I give him to the end of February before he is indicted in State court from which he cannot be pardoned, prospectively or otherwise.

Go stock up on toilet paper and similar if you wish along with running craziness akin to the movie Zombieland.  I'll take the under on that bet; if the nation blows sky high my money is on Medicare being the cause of it or a widespread ADE or autoimmune problem with the Covid vaccines.  As I've pointed out now for more than 20 years the insanity of the government enabling monopolists in health care has a "use by" date and it is rapidly approaching.  What we stupidly did with "Warp Speed" has an unknown risk profile on the bad side with no way to handicap it but if those risks turn into reality the political consequences are very likely to be extraordinary, especially considering the deliberate suppression of believed-effective treatment and prophylaxis such as Ivermectin.

As for Pelosi and Schumer with their stunts?  If they wish to destroy themselves and the Democrat Party I have plenty of popcorn and more than a few choices when it comes to excellent adult beverages that I can and will raise in a toast to their party's demise.  America has always been a two-party system but nothing says one or both of them can't blow themselves up and be replaced; that has happened before and likely is in process right now.  Congressional approval stands at fifteen percent and is in freefall following the militarization of the Capitol and impeachment BS; it will not take much more for either or both current parties to find themselves gone.

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2020-10-30 10:14 by Karl Denninger
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I thought I'd seen insane in 2008, and then again in 2012 and 2016.

In 2008 we elected a Black Man as President who had exactly zero qualifications to be in that office and, by the black letter of the Constitution, was ineligible.  On the manifest weight of the evidence he bought, with other people's money, his Senate and Illinois Senate seat.  In other words he bribed his way into office with other people's money, which means that it was not his ideas being put forward, it was whoever funded him.  It matters not whether he presented a fraudulent birth certificate which, by the way, the evidence is that he did.  This is the same man who (like Senator Warren) claimed to be something he was not whenever it suited him, including to get preferential treatment in college.  Then he sealed the records that would prove all of this one way or another, a blatantly and outrageously illegal act available to no common person, and we let him get away with that too.  Leave the rest aside because it doesn't matter.  You are selecting who you would like to be the person who, if they're going to lie, will do so in the best interest of the United States population not their personal best interest.

In 2012, after he gave away several trillion of your dollars to the industry that has been violating US Anti-Trust law (15 USC Chapter 1) for decades, got sued over it twice, lost both cases at the Supreme Court and yet has not been prosecuted once nor has any of it been stopped, we re-elected that same ******* for another four years.

I don't recall anyone who got assaulted or their business burned over any of that, however -- and make no mistake as millions of Americans were in fact victimized and continue to be screwed by said medical monster on a daily basis.  Where was the burning of businesses and looting the local Nike store?  Today people do that when someone draws a knife. advances on police for several hundred yards refusing to drop it and then charges one of the cops with said knife and gets (justifiably!) shot.

In 2016 one of the chief architects of that theft by the medical industry ran for office against a bull****ting Commercial Real Estate developer who, like basically all of them, strong-arms people and structures things so that he can blow up anything that's not working without winding up penniless in the street.  I don't fault him for doing it, by the way, including the shenanigans with Deutsche Bank and the Chicago Trump Tower, on which there is plenty of documentation.  Why not?  Because this was not either party's first rodeo and they both entered into those transactions willingly; Deutsche Bank knew how Trump behaved (Atlantic City anyone?) and Trump knew how Deutsche Bank behaved too.  Never mind that Black Jesus could have had his DOJ take Deutsche Bank out back and shoot them in the corporate head for their role in the housing bubble blow-up and resulting mass-foreclosures with fraudulent chains of title which they "reconstructed" (that's not legal, by the way) after they (and many other financial institutions) literally destroyed the originals on purpose so as to make impossible real audits of what paperwork borrowers submitted and what the banks made up before securitizing the paper.  Do you really believe that an industry that has for several hundred years relied on hard, documentary records to enforce recourse suddenly got "sloppy" or did they do it on purpose to evade a criminal standard of proof after they knowingly sold trash to others as alleged "good investments" and by doing so ruined the global economy?  But no!  Black Jesus didn't blackball that foreign corporation for their part in screwing Americans blind; in point of fact he took one of the chief "see no evil, hear no evil, stop no evil" architects of that bull**** from the NY Fed (Geithner) and made him Treasury Secretary.

You want to bitch about Trump and his financial shenanigans?  Point your ire at Black Jesus who made possible every last bit of it not only continuing but ramping up on the day he took the Oath of Office when he had every legal right to stop all of it by destroying the bank responsible for not only that specific load of bull**** but a huge part of the 2008 blowup.  Again: Barack Obama intentionally refused to do so and let literally all of the crooks, which number in the thousands, walk away scot free and many of them not only kept plenty of stolen money but Obama and his administration bailed them out and gave them even more money -- your money.  While you're at it point your ire at Nancy Piglosi and ChuckyBoy Schumer too, both of whom are still in office and between them wrote and passed the tax law changes which GAVE Trump a perfectly-legal retroactive $70 million refund from the IRS.

If you demand that no bank may have an armed guard nor any cameras and the cops may not show up if the burglar alarm goes off there would be a line out the front door of every bank in the nation and virtually everyone in line would be both packing a pistol and brandishing a hold-up note.  Duh!

Now, running against said CRE huckster and self-promoter we have an obviously mentally-compromised old man who doesn't even know who the President is or what State he's "campaigning in", with his wife telling him it's not Bush while on camera.  He's had at least three strokes that have been admitted to.  His son was thrown out of the military for failing a drug test and rather than get his crap together he not only apparently continues to abuse hard drugs but has a thing for walking around naked in front of under-age girls in his extended family.  What has his family done about this?  Nothing, despite irrefutable evidence they know about it they've tried to cover it up and allow said young woman to be screwed, perhaps literally, rather than send the cops over to apply a little Graybar Motel reformation to his "lifestyle."  Never mind nearly-irrefutable evidence that he's been taking bribes from a Communist nation that was the source of Covid19 either through rank recklessness, filthy 3rd century "wet market" practices or perhaps even something worse while Joe, the candidate, appears to have at least known all about it and might have personally profited from it.

That's right -- we have a man running for President who, the evidence says, screwed his own ****ed-up kid by turning him into a money mule peddling influence in multiple foreign nations, all of which by the way is extraordinarily illegal.

Junkies will do all sorts of unlawful things because their mind is basically gone; the drugs are all they give a crap about.  Having seen it in my own family I know damn well what happens and exploiting it, which the evidence says Joe Biden did with the full knowledge and support of his immediate family including his wife is Dante's 9th Circle of Hell level evil.

Do I need to remind you that this particular foreign nation, beyond being Communists, also enjoys running literal concentration camps in their own country, never mind using near-literal slave labor and wild-eyed intellectual property theft as competitive weapons against us?

You don't think this is a singular instance, do you?  What, Ukraine and China is not enough?  How about right here in America?  Is the Biden family a corrupt, serial criminal enterprise?  If you'll exploit your own junkie son how about trying to scam other businesspeople across the country?  And when they sue you?  At random threatening mail with blood-soaked foreign currency shows up at their house?  Really?

Shall we talk about Covid19 a bit in respect to both of these clowns?  We knew in March that this virus was much more deadly to seniors than others, and that among young people it rarely killed anyone.  In fact, if you're young dying is so rare that among those under 19 only three in one hundred thousand who get it die.  This age cohort comprises 28.6% of the American population of roughly 330 million, or about 94 million people.

If we deliberately infected all of them a grand total of 2,831 kids would be dead but we would have population immunity and the threat of logarithmic spikes in cases would have been over months ago.

More to the point your Grandmother would still be alive.

Instead we closed schools, bars, raves, threaten kids who are in college and go to a kegger, break up parties and even arrest the people going to them while issuing "mask and distancing" orders, all of which are designed to and do decrease social interaction between the very group of people who the virus, statistically-speaking, cannot kill.  And our media grabs the handful -- literal handful -- of young people who have succumbed and plasters them all over social media and the news to stir up fear and further intentionally shift infections to older people -- which damn well ought to get them indicted.

But never forget that Donald J ****ing TRUMP made all of that possible and stuck his Presidential Seal on it by putting Fauci, Birx, Redfield and everyone else involved on his so-called "Task Force" and he directly empowered all of it by signing Executive Orders and paying the states to take actions that disproportionately shift infections from young people to old people.  I remind you that he has reversed exactly zero of these orders nor has he disbanded anything or fired anyone despite his very own CDC publishing the data above proving that what we did caused 200,000 people to be dead and millions to be unemployed.

Then Trump went even further, along with the states, and in several states sat back and let Governors deliberately force infected people into high-risk conjugal living situations (nursing homes) where the risk of dying was 1,800 times higher than for that school-age kid.

If you or I did something intentional that multiplied our risk of killing someone by 1,800 times, and tens of thousands of people did die as a consequence, we'd get the Federal Needle for it -- and deserve it too.  There would be a ticker tape parade for the cops who caught you and strapped your ass in on the gurney.

Well, Governors Cuomo, Witmer, Wolf and others?

Oh, and let's not leave off Governors DeSatan, Lee and myriad others.  In fact would you please identify one Governor who did not close schools and discourage young people to go out and do what young people do?  Governor Noem may not have instituted a mask mandate but she did shut down the schools and scared the kids, so throw her ass on the gurney and give her the federal needle too because she caused a large number of those who have died in her state to expire just like all of the rest.

We are talking about comparative manslaughter totals here folks because all of these *******s are guilty of the crime.

Every one of them.

Where is Mr. Law And Order and why aren't all of those *******s sitting on death row right now?

How about Biden and Covid19?  He has no more recognition of the mathematical facts than Trump does, or doesn't care.  He'd go even further through arm-twisting to issue more lockdowns and mandates.  He has said so publicly, and when a politician tells you that he intends to kill your Grandmother you damn well better believe him.  Given the level of cognition Biden has I'll go along with an insanity defense for him -- provided he gets a permanent Rubber Room assignment along with his Cum Dumpster running mate and Piglosi.  Otherwise they can all be strapped to a gurney and get the needle for mass-manslaughter as well.

Don't even get me started about people like Vanderbilt's John Graves who just put forward another lie about "masks."  He knows he's lying too, because the data he is using is what I'm using from the same source, the Tennessee Department of Health -- and he's deliberately ignoring anything that doesn't fit his thesis.  Like these four counties, all next door to each other and collaring Knoxville.  One has a mandate and has had since early July the other three do not.  Which one, from this data, has the mandate?  Did it do anything?

 

When do we start locking up those who run notorious, public frauds and generate more than 200,000 corpses as a direct and foreseeable consequence?  These mother****ers killed more people in nine months than four Vietnams!  When does someone with a pair of balls lease dozens of Cat D8s and turn them over to pissed-off Americans so they can level so-called "institutions of higher learning" and "policy organizations" like IHME that put out deliberate, rank lies and cause people to die by the tens of thousands as a consequence?

Said pissed-off Americans can practice their bulldozer-driving with the same sort of accuracy that our so-called "medical universities" practice when it comes to public health.

Knox County has UT and has made a lot of noise about breaking up keggers and stopping college kids from doing what college kids do.  Said college kids (and plenty of school-age kids too) have gotten Covid.  Guess how many went to the hospital, say much less died thus far?  As far as I'm able to determine the number is zero.  Is this surprising when the CDC's claimed fatality rate for that cohort is 0.00003 and 0.0002?  May I remind you that 0.0002 is an expected death rate of two in ten thousand and that Knox County has reported roughly 12,000 cases in total; they've yet to reach 5,000 college student cases yet, so that none have died is unremarkable.  You're much more-likely to be killed in a car wreck at that age, probably associated with drinking, or through violence (e.g. gunshot) than by Covid19.  In fact I'll bet at least one student there has this year by now.

Incidentally there is a massive scam going on with so-called "positive" Covid19 tests.  If you're allegedly positive and have no symptoms consistent with Covid19 wait 2 weeks and find a place to get a paper chromatography IgG antibody test; the actual cost of these tests is $2 (I have a few left), they require a finger-stick drop of blood like a blood glucose test diabetics take several times a day and return results within 10 minutes.  If you were actually infected (symptomatic or not) you'll have IgG antibodies and the test will be positive.  If you don't have IgG antibodies then the original PCR test results were false; if you were quarantined and inconvenienced or, even worse, lost income sue the hell out of everyone involved including your local County officials, your Mayor and the labs responsible -- and make sure you name them in their personal capacities.  The inserts in the PCR tests specifically state they cannot distinguish between live, infectious virus and not and have very high false-positive rates especially for CT values over 32, which all the states are currently using.  False imprisonment is both a felony crime and a serious civil tort. Make every one of the rat bastards involved pay for it.

You think this article is all bull**** and a fantasy-laden rant by some dude who just used to run an Internet company?  Look at Japan then come back here and grovel for forgiveness.  Japan did exactly what I have advocated since March and what we should have done -- no mandates but they told people to be adults, and people did what people do there.  Japan is a nation where they actually wash their hands, don't "welcome" tens of millions of turd-world invaders and then bless them by forgiving every lawless act, including but certainly not limited to raping and killing A Girl in Iowa.  (You do remember her and how fast that evaporated from the news, right?)  Yes, lots of people wear masks; it's a cultural thing if you think you might have a bug -- you mark yourself as biologically dangerous.  Such does not stop influenza deaths, by the way -- Japan has twice our flu fatality rate per 100,000 people.

Did all those masks stop Covid19?  Nope.  A fairly-recent serological survey strongly suggests 50% of those in Tokyo have had the bug!  That means that well over 100 people got Covid19 in Japan for every person who they count as a "case" -- and the virus harmed almost none of them.

If we had done here what they did there we would have about 5,000 dead Americans and the threat of overload of hospitals and similar would be long over.  We'd have never lost our normal way of life and nearly all of the 200,000+ who have died would still be alive.

But there would have been no industry created to sell tests and headstones, never mind the several trillion dollars given away to this constituency and that with only a tiny bit of it going to actual individuals.  Then there is the nascent industry forming right now under the government's protective wing which will use fear ginned up from lies to sell annual shots of a vaccine that will be unproved for years and will provide them a permanent revenue stream for a product of dubious value at best.

In point of fact some of my earlier estimates were that in China and other "initially infected" nations there were somewhere between 100 and 300 asymptomatic infections for each "case" reported.  These would have naturally skewed toward younger people by a huge percentage and if we had let it happen this would be over.

Do remember that I have been calling bull**** on all of this since the so-called "15 days to slow the spread", arguing, now proved correctly-so, that this was an intentional lie.  This entire nation should have risen in revolt immediately on the first day of April.  Had we done so most of those dead would be alive today.

Young people by definition are more-social and have more "exposures" than old people.  The average 10 year old kid in school takes dozens of exposures to other kids before he gets to school while riding the bus and then takes a couple hundred more between being in class, the lunch room, gym class and recess.  The average college student takes a hundred or more exposures between their Friday classes and the chow hall and then goes to a kegger Friday night and takes a couple hundred more in the hope of having a really, really intimate exposure risk by taking a cute girl home with him that night.

Your average dude like me in middle to early older ages takes a half-dozen exposures a day because I go to the pub and have a beer or two.  The average Granny takes 2 or 3 exposures because she might play bridge with three friends or needs to stop at the grocery store.

ALL constraints -- from lockdowns to mask orders to closed businesses to banning college keggers, raves and concerts along with any other sort of restriction on social interaction shifts cases from those who are naturally more interactive with other people in a "more dirty" and at closer range (the extreme is of course a passel of toddlers playing in a sandbox or at a daycare!) to older, more-morbid individuals.  60 year old people do not go into the mosh pit, say much less attend a rave in the first place.  22 year old young adults do.  Ditto for nightclubs and packed-to-the-walls bars.  Even more-stupid is any sort of "protective measure" in schools like closing them, mandating masks, closing lunch rooms, erecting plexiglass on the desks and banning recess.  This is closely-followed in stupidity by mandating masks in the general public because it inhibits the much-closer social interaction that young people engage in much more-frequently than older people and in addition for shift workers and school kids by mandating masks be worn for hours at a time you are increasing the risk of severe bacterial infections.

I remind you that bacterial pneumonia does kill young kids unlike Covid19, which rarely does.

With a virus that kills 3 in 100,000 kids but 5 in 100 grannies who do you want to take the cases that must occur to reach population suppression?  You do realize that the "flatten the curve" mantra does not change the number of cases, only the time during which they are taken, right?  All we can do is put forward policy measures that shift who takes those cases, not whether they are taken at all.   You're insane to do anything that inhibits, blocks or otherwise tampers with infections of those who are very, very unlikely to be harmed by getting this bug; every single person who gets it and survives becomes a firebreak that prevents others from having it transmitted to them.

All of those alleged "mitigations" do not mitigate anything -- they in fact kill grandmothers by the busload because every single case that a kid doesn't take inevitably gets taken by his grandmother and she dies at a rate of 5 in 100 while the kid dies at a rate of 3 in 100,000.

The "mitigations" do not just incrementally increase death -- they result in an exponential explosion of death.  We have suffered several dozen times as many dead people as should have died by direct and provable consequence of these policies.

NEVER MIND THE GOVERNORS WHO INTENTIONALLY RAMMED THE BUG INTO HIGHLY-BRITTLE PEOPLE AND EXACTLY ZERO OF THEM HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND HAULED BODILY OUT OF THEIR MANSIONS STRAIGHT INTO FEDERAL "PYITA" PRISON.

WE KNEW ALL OF THIS IN MARCH AFTER KIRKLAND HAPPENED.

THESE DEATHS WERE CAUSED, NOT NATURALLY OCCURRING DUE TO A VIRUS.

I can read. Why is that you can't?  Why is it that you allow the media, social media mavens and others to peddle flat-out bull**** to you on a daily basis for more than six months?  Did America suddenly become 99.9% illiterate along with being innumerate?  It certainly appears that way.

Your mother, if you were born before about 1990, knew all of this.  There was an endemic virus that was 25 times more dangerous in older people than in children.  In children it had a fatality rate not far off from Covid19; a low single-digit rate per 100,000 cases.  Your mother took you over to the neighbor kid's house that had said virus and infected you on purpose because by doing so she protected those adults in the community that had not had it, even though there was a very small but non-zero risk you might die.

The virus is called varicella and the disease Chicken Pox.  I was intentionally infected when I was young, as were most other kids -- by our mothers, every one of them capable of basic arithmetic and not interested in killing their mother, unlike Fauci, Birx, the entire faculty of Vanderbilt, Governor Bill Lee, Mayor Larry Waters and both Donald Trump and Joe Biden.  I remind you that every single one of those people is old enough to know ******ned well that I'm right and their mother did the right thing when she took them across the street to get the little red dots on their faces and a nasty little fever for a week.  Yes, today we have a vaccine -- a fully-tested and validated vaccine.  Then we did not, just as today with Covid we do not.

Nobody hid in their house, closed schools for months, closed bars and restaurants, cancelled concerts, banned funerals, weddings, church services and other gatherings -- or wore a mask.  It was part of life, we all knew it, and if we didn't get the bug "naturally" by the time we were approaching a double-digit age our mother waited until some other kid in the neighborhood had it and over there we went to play, and just like magic, gee, what do you think happened?

Covid19's risk among older people is not 25 times higher -- it's over 1,000 times higher.  If the risk to children was acceptable until we had a vaccine 20 years ago to protect older people from a 25 times higher risk why isn't it now when the risk is 1,000 times higher or greater?

"Wear a mask" you say?

**** YOU.

You killed your neighbor's grandmother with your mask, school closure and "scare everyone" bull**** while Jeff Bezos made another billion by exploiting that fear, *******.  Never mind the testing labs are making $100 a crack for worthless tests while you can't get the CT number they're using and they appear to have been tampering with that number over time too, which is almost-certainly producing a huge number of false positives.  This is in their best interest because it generates more fear, more tests and thus more business.  If it winds up forcing you to quarantine for 10 days when you're not really infected that's just tough crap for you along with $100 from all of your friends you're so "kind" to name when the nice government goon comes around.  Of course you cooperate with said jackass instead of telling him to go **** a goat -- right?  If the labs had to pay your salary and living expenses for two weeks every time they reported a false positive you could prove with a 2-week later negative antibody test they'd stop that **** instantly so why hasn't the government mandated that be done?

You know the answer as well as I do.

All you screaming fools are lucky my mother wasn't killed by this bull**** -- she died a couple of years ago of colon cancer -- or I'd shove your mask so far up your ass you'd taste it.

What "choice" am I supposed to make this coming Tuesday?  I never vote early unless I'm going to be out of town and know it.  Why?  Because through my life I've seen countless political candidates blow up in the last days of an election, either personally for me by taking a position I cannot vote for or through something so heinous that you might as well list Beelzebub on the ticket instead of their name.  Biden has had that happen here and yet Rah-Rah Orange Man BAD so he's still on the ticket and people still think he's going to win too and by the way, Pelosi, Schumer, Hillary and the rest of the Democrat machinery all knew about his and his family's bull**** four years ago.  How many of them are also on the take?

The last thing I'd like to point out is that going all the way back to the 1990s I have talked about how the government medical system is going to blow up and when it does it will hose the economy and everyone in the United States.  I've written countless articles over the last decade on why you must do everything in your power to never need a single medical service because if you do you will be either dispossessed of everything you have or be denied it and die.  I personally decided to quit being a fat-ass nearly 10 years ago because after Black Jesus was elected and rammed through yet another giveaway to the extortionate and felonious "medical system" in this nation it became quite clear that there was a zero probability that if I became reliant on it everything would be ok -- I would instead die slowly and horribly. Since there were things I could do that would materially change those odds, including getting rid of the extra 60lbs I was carting around, I did them. In addition to reducing the risk of needing said criminally-corrupt enterprises I'm enjoying things in my life on a daily basis that I was flatly incapable of 10 years ago.

Many people think I'm crazy.  I assure you I'm not.  Medicare and Medicaid have had even more damage done to them by this intentional circus of death caused by our politicians and academics who profit mightily from all of it.

In 2009 I pointed out that the reason Obamacare was rammed through was that the Medical Industry had reached the limit of being able to scam people; there simply wasn't enough money to keep paying for it and the entire edifice was teetering on the edge of collapse.  Obamacare was an attempt to prevent that collapse, which would not have stopped you from being treated, but it would have put an immediate and permanent end to ripping you off wholesale.

Covid19 is just another in a long line of examples.  At $100/crack you do the math on the number of tests from the Hopkins or Covid Tracking Project site to tell me how many dollars have been stolen.  Leave aside everything else, such as remdesivir (large study showed it worthless, but it just got approved at $3,000/crack by the FDA!) and more and just look at the test numbers.  A test that does not come back immediately, within an hour or so, is worthless to both you as a patient to interdict viral replication and from a standpoint of trying to stop transmission through tracing.  Forward tracing of contacts with a virus that is not universally transmitted in some sort of linear way, which we know is the case for Covid19, is worthless; you have to trace backward and find the person who infected you, not who you might have infected when 9 times out of 10 the answer to the latter question is NOBODY!

Why?  Because with a stochastic disease a backward trace is compact since it seeks only one person and whoever gave it to you is probably still giving it to other people too so finding them actually does something to slow down transmission almost 100% of the time. On the other hand forward tracing expends an enormous amount of resource since it is an exponentially-expanding problem and usually finds nothing.  All of the so-called experts know this; again, it's simple High School level math.

And Japan proved it works because that's exactly what they did -- but they did not stop transmission; in fact they built immunity and thus most of the Grannies are still alive.

They just stopped the death.

The entire reason we cannot test and trace our way to a reduction in infections among those who the virus can kill while leaving everyone else alone is that we have allowed the government and medical businesses to intentionally design a testing and tracing protocol that is mathematically guaranteed to fail to do anything useful but makes everyone involved tens of millions of dollars a day.  They've stolen every single penny of the money spent on it while governors, mayors and the general public cheered it on while intentionally skewing infections into people who the virus can and does kill.  That's the behavior of monsters and you've sat back and let them do it or even worse, cheered it on despite having overwhelming evidence stuck in your face on a daily basis that this is exactly what is going on.

So tell me why we're doing any of this again?  Why are you putting up with it?  Why hasn't the American public woken up and told every one of these evil rat bastards that they will stop it now or they will be forced to stop by whatever means are necessary?

What choice am I really being presented with this coming Tuesday?

Being violated by a Donkey or an Elephant?

Where's the option to not get it up the ass at all?

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2020-06-29 11:41 by Karl Denninger
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It's over folks.

Oh, I know, Tulsa didn't mean anything and the Trump campaign is "disputing" the Fire Marshal's attendance figures.

Oh, it was Covid fear.

Oh, it was protesters blocking access to metal detectors (and the "much-vaunted" right-side cops didn't clear said protesters?)

Oh, Sleepy Joe.

Oh, socialism.  Oh, Marxism.  Oh, AOC or Ilhan.

Oh, it was this or that.

Yeah, whatever.

It wasn't that roughly four years ago Trump promised to get rid of medical monopoliesthree separate bullet points on his campaign web site.  Three!  Unprecedented for a political campaign, and all three disappeared within 15 minutes of the election being called for him.  I know because I was watching the returns in a Pensacola Bar with my laptop tethered to my phone and saw them disappear.

It wasn't the promise to get rid of chain migration repeated throughout the campaign which also disappeared and nothing has been done.

It wasn't the promise to stop H1b abuse which every single tech company loves (and thus makes their stock price go up), and which of course he also did not do.

It wasn't his promise to get rid of birthright citizenship by whatever means necessary including executive order.

It wasn't his signing of every Democrat spending bill, without exception, including a government shutdown for which he got nothing in return.  It's not like this is the first time for such bull**** either; Reagan, if you recall, got a promise to cut spending out of Tip when he was President in exchange for his tax cuts.  The spending cuts were never even proposed yet Reagan never enforced that bargain.

It wasn't his repeated and outrageously false claim he was going to "build the wall" nor his repeatedly and outrageously false claim about miles built which are in fact nothing more than fence repairs on existing fences, nearly all of which can still be defeated with tools bought at Home Depot.

It wasn't his push for "ventilators" by the tens of thousands, including compulsory construction of them, which factually killed thousands of Americans and which we knew were worthless against Covid-19 in February as that very same device killed damn near everyone that was put on one in Wuhan.  After all, people attend campaign rallies for someone who killed their Grandfather all the time.  If you're stupid enough to believe that you'll believe they'll vote for said people too.

It wasn't Trump's willful and intentional destruction of tens of millions of American jobs over a false set of claims related to Covid-19, nor his willful and intentional refusal to call Fauci and Birx out on their bull**** on national TV.  Never mind Trump's own repeated claims that his actions "saved millions of lives."  Like hell they did.

It wasn't Trump sitting back and letting federal felonies by the score be committed, including willful destruction of federal property, arson and worse after the death of Floyd, including the commission of said federal felonies by self-admitted and avowed Marxists.

It wasn't Trump, after chanting "lock her up" for two years, refusing to demand an AG that will actually bring charges for trivially-proved federal crimes, including willful mishandling of classified information -- crimes that other, non-politically-protected persons have done hard prison time for.  How many of Hillary's crimes have resulted in people being locked up thus far, may I ask?

It wasn't Trump, after railing about how "unfair" tech companies are, also refusing to use the 100+ year old statutes carrying 10 year prison terms to indict said firms and their executives for their blatant, in-your-face rank violations of 15 USC Chapter 1, along with every single hospital and pharmaceutical company executive.

It wasn't Trump putting his socialist relatives Jared and Ivanka effectively in charge of both major parts of foreign and domestic policy.

It wasn't Trump taking a gigantic **** all over the 2nd Amendment with his "bump stock" nonsense.  For the man that claims to "honor" the 2nd Amendment where is the E/O mandating Constitutional Carry nationally, backed up with an order to the FBI to arrest any state or local official who tries to prevent same?  Shall not be infringed isn't clear enough?

It wasn't Trump knowingly, willingly and intentionally abusing The Federal Reserve system to screw every retiree out of the ability to earn a safe return on their nest eggs, destroying their purchasing power and now sowing the seeds of the nation's economic and fiscal destruction, acts that will make the late 1970s trashing look like a cake walk.  Oh, and Trump not only did it he gloated about it too.  At least when Nixon threatened the head of the Federal Reserve he did it behind closed doors.

It wasn't Trump sitting back and letting Florida and its Governor **** all over its residents who voted for a Constitutional change to restore the voting rights of felons who had completed all of their sentence, but then watched as that amendment was unconstitutionally modified after being enacted so that anyone who committed a crime and screwed someone financially now gets away with it and can vote anyway.  Election integrity doesn't matter to Trump, despite what he says.

It wasn't Trump who personally all but ordered states to shut down after hyping a very expensive medical device that in fact is at best worthless and likely kills people with severe Covid-19, ventilators, including I remind you literally commandeering an automobile plant to make the very devices that kill those who they are used on in the course of this disease.

It wasn't Trump who did not tell Florida to go suck eggs on the basis of the Commerce Clause when they put up barricades and mandated 14 day quarantines for people from certain other states, an act that is for all intents and purposes identical to an interstate barrier on commerce and is thus unconstitutional on its face, and by sitting back and cheering on DeSatan now has that blowing up in his face with the targets of same turning the tables on Floridians.  Trump cheered on DeSatan in his original act and by doing so he gave Cuomo and the others the means to destroy interstate commerce and thus further destroy the economy, which of course is exactly what they want given that there's an election coming up. This order effectively shuts down business travel between those states and specifically targets businesses in certain statesthe original order was constitutionally impermissible for the same reason but rather than stomp on DeSatan's micropenis and tell him to cut that **** out immediately or he would send the FBI down to the border and arrest everyone running said checkpoint on federal charges and throw them in prison Trump cheered it on -- and is now going to pay for that in spades.  Oh, by the way, Interstate Compacts are illegal too unless explicitly authorized by legislation passed by Congress (and signed by the President or passed over his veto) so that makes two separate constitutional violations in one announcement.  WHERE IS TRUMP ON SENDING THE FBI TO ENFORCE THE CONSTITUTION AND WHERE WAS HE ORIGINALLY?

It wasn't Trump's failure to cite the two decades of research on masks in the context of respiratory viruses with multiple random controlled trials, including those of health care workers who are trained in proper procedure, that have found they're worthless.  Instead his very own "task force" shows up with masked people on the podium.

Sure folks, it wasn't any of those reasons (and many more) that made people decide to say "aw, **** it and **** you" -- and not show up in Tulsa.

Oh I know, let's blame the "deep state" and "courts." The same courts that just ruled that even a blatantly unlawful E/O cannot be overturned or simply ignored by the next administration.  Given that standard why not just issue a bunch of "unlawful" E/Os and be done with it or tell the courts to screw off and start deporting people?  When challenged on that ask said courts "with what army are you going to attempt to enforce your blatantly unconstitutional order"?  Make them live by their own rules, in short. 

And none of this intentional, willful failure -- not accident, not "deep state", nothing but Trump's lies to his base and intentional destruction of the common man for the benefit of a bunch of rich real-estate, pharmaceutical and banking moguls will result in any of those voters deciding to say "aw, **** that" and sit at home, drinking a beer, on election day rather than going to the polls and voting -- right?

Mr. "Reality TV", where fantasy and scripted shows are claimed to be "the product of real decisions made by real people and not rigged" tried to bring that sort of deception into the realm of political policy where real people get ****ed in the ass on a daily basis and it doesn't end when their hour is up on TeeVee -- it's real and it goes on forever.  How's it feel to be a participant in four years of "Wrestlemania"?  Let me guess -- you believe that someone can get clocked with a table then immediately get up and continue to fight.

May I remind you that Florida came within a hair of voting in a meth-using, male-prostitute-hiring Governor just a couple of years ago and has been on the cusp of that sort of insanity since the year 2000?

May I further remind you that instead of telling all of the mask-wearing idiots at "press conferences" that there are decades of settled science on respiratory viral transmission and all of it concludes that masks do nothing he has instead "gone along" with those who have tried to ram that down your throat too?

May I remind you that the so-called "social distancing" 6' "rule" came out of a 15 year old's science fair project which has never been subjected to any form of scientific study, replication or peer review, Trump's "task force" has repeatedly touted same, and in many areas it has nearly the force of law across the United States?

And may I finally remind you that he just sat back and let DeSATAN shut down bars in Florida again on the back of a case surge in the state which was primarily found in two counties in the SE part of the state THAT HAD NEVER REOPENED THEIR BARS. 

While those counties are indeed heavily "blue" how many votes will go "Red" among the servers, owners and other employees who just got thrown out of work AGAIN across the state?  I remind you that a Presidential contest totals votes across the entire state; county results mean nothing.

What are Trump's odds of winning when, not if, he loses Florida in November?

Zero.

There will be no cheating or ballot games required.  The Democrats could run a chimpanzee slinging its own scat at voters waiting in line and win.  Donald J Trump has delivered nothing of what he said he would -- not on health care, immigration, illegal invaders, demanding the return of American manufacturing or anything else.  He has refused to stand up and tell the truth when it comes to Covid-19 as well; that the science says this is mostly a manually transmitted virus and not primarily aerosol which is why we're not having a material impact on transmission rates.  In addition what Trump has done is commandeer an American company to make machines for the purpose of killing your grandmother along with signing every Democrat dream-and-spend bill; at that he had actual success.

Put a fork in Trump folks, like it or not.

smiley

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2019-09-22 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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You have to give Andrew Yang credit for being willing to put forward "UBI" -- a $1,000 a month "stipend" that he foolishly calls a "Freedom Dividend" -- with of course a boat-load of fraudulent claims of how he's going to pay for it.

Chief among these is a 10% VAT -- which sounds good, but it's problematic for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is that it won't raise enough money.

Remember that a VAT exempts government spending, since that's just taxing yourself.  Yang recognizes this and pegs the revenue from a VAT at $800 billion as he also removes groceries, clothing and apparently some other things from it.

He also says he's going to "consolidate" (get rid of) many other welfare programs.  The problem is that the only ones that matter from a budget perspective are health care related.

At the same time Yang wants to expand Medicare to everyone.  The problem is that these two programs are in direct opposition to each other.  He says he'll be able to bring costs under control but Medicare and Medicaid have utterly failed to do so.

In other words Yang is a pie-in-the-sky Democrat protecting and in fact expanding the medical monopolists.

Look folks -- CMS -- Medicare and Medicaid Services, have spent $1.465 trillion through August which is 35% of the federal spending all-in.  The federal budget deficit during that time was $1.067 trillion.

In other words that spending was 137% of the deficit.

If you killed all the medical monopolists and took the "low hanging fruit" as I described in that post you would erase the entire federal deficit, plus some and not one person would be denied medical care.

Further, you'd take roughly another trillion and a half off private forced spending on this alleged "service" since the "service" is 500% overpriced.

This would instantly resolve both the federal debt and all the state and local pension problems -- at once.  It would also eliminate the destruction of personal purchasing power and that of saved funds.

20% of the people in the country -- those who are involved in and require this scheme to make a living -- would hate you.

EVERYONE ELSE WOULD VOTE FOR YOU.

In short this is one of those nearly-impossible to find 80% issues among the electorate.  That's exactly what Trump exploited (a claimed 80% issue that he never actually addressed) to get elected himself -- illegal immigration and displacement of American workers.

He was lying, as we now all know in that instead of resolving any of these problems he has dripped out half-measures where, as the head of the Executive he could have resolved several of them immediately but that sales job is why he's President today.

Yang seems to think that socialism will somehow "work" in health care.  It never has -- in health care or anywhere else.  NHS in Britain is falling apart.  So are the other socialist health care systems.  They're falling apart even though they exist almost-entirely on the back of the 500% overcharge Americans pay in that we effectively fund the R&D and in many cases the reproduction cost of everything they use.  Even with that sort of outrageous transfer and theft they're still fiscally underwater.

Yang could have -- and perhaps, for a very short period of time forward still can -- become a credible candidate.  He needs an 80% issue -- indeed, anyone who intends to try to take on Warren, Bernie or Biden does, just as I've argued for decades that if you want to try to run as a third-party candidate you need to as well.

Remember Ross Perot?  He took up an 80% issue -- the giant sucking sound of "tariff free" trade with Mexico.  Had he not folded his tent he would have likely won too.

There are so many other crackpot ideas on Yang's plate that frankly, I can't take him seriously.  The "vote at 16" idea is one of them.  Representation comes with responsibility, or at least it's supposed to.  Yang is nothing more than pandering with this bull**** -- if my kid can vote at 16 I can eject him or her at 16 and they can go fend for themselves.

There are acts that should define you as an adult in all respects.  Reproduction and Felonious conduct are two of them.  Voting is a third.  Today we refuse to recognize that exercising the most-profound power a human can have -- to reproduce or not -- does not come with the responsibility commensurate with that power.  This must change and since slavery is immoral (never mind illegal) there's only one direction it can that is consistent: Pregnancy, for both sexes, is an automatic and irrevocably emancipating event.  So is a felony conviction.

Further, Andrew is a pie-in-the-sky economic bull****ter.  "Saving for retirement", which is one of his planks, is impossible in a nation where the federal government runs a 25%+ fiscal deficit and thus destroys the value of all saved capital.  This has to be stopped -- or those who both promote policies that allow and expand that practice must be removed from the public square by any means necessary.

Fortunately for Andrew there is a way to stop the deficit spending and get the 80% issue and greatly improve health care delivery while slashing cost by 80% or more.

But he hasn't taken it -- just like the rest haven't either.

That's because he doesn't really believe in any of it, just as neither do the others -- including our current President.

Sadly they're all bull****ters and con artists.

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2019-08-30 13:12 by Karl Denninger
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Here's what you get if you basically draft me, since I don't fit either the RINO or Communist party profile:

  • Wage, environmental, IP theft, government oppression/subsidy and currency manipulation tariffs.  There will be zero incentive for any entity selling to anyone in America to place manufacturing or anything else (assembly, sourcing, etc) in a foreign nation to try to arbitrage poor people, dump poison in their water, into the air or on their land instead of here, etc.  Each class of goods will have the appropriate tariff calculated on a per-nation basis with no exceptions.  Any nation or firm attempting to circumvent this by cross-shipping or falsifying records will lead to an immediate, 100% embargo of all involved goods with them seized and destroyed on entry.  Again -- no exceptions.  Yes, this includes (but certainly isn't limited to) China, Vietnam, India and Mexico.

  • 100% E-Verify now.  All employers have six months to comply for existing employees, all new hires must have it run.  Liability is personal and cannot be thrown off on a staffing company or other scheme.  All 941s (quarterly withholding filings) must include E-Verify control numbers on them.  Congress will receive a bill on my first day in office to upgrade failure to include same on 941s, hiring or paying people without reporting accurately on same, or any other form of evasion by any means to a criminal felony with 5 years in the slam-slam for each person so not-reported or evaded, served consecutively, with no pleas or reductions allowed along with a $50,000 fine per person, per year who is not reported accurately.  That ends the BS.

  • It shall be the policy of this nation that no free trading relationship nor normal customs and immigration relationship shall exist with any nation that permits either their nationals or foreign nationals to travel through or use their border with our nation for the purpose of unlawful entry into the United States, nor shall such a relationship exist with any nation that suborns or permits its nationals to violate our laws whether in regard to people, goods or services.  Mexico in particular shall cut this crap out or the border will be closed -- period.  The National Emergency required to do this has already been issued by Trump and I will execute on that on my first day in office.  This shall also be applied to China as a consequence of its export of fentanyl and precursors intended for unlawful distribution in the United States.

  • H1b visa sponsors shall be required to pay 200% of the prevailing wage in America.  If there is truly a shortage or is being used to import those who are truly exceptional minds, to the point that we simply can't meet the challenge here, so be it -- the cost of doing so compared to the benefit will be tiny.  If this visa is being abused by corporations a wage suppression artifice, and today it is, that's ending.  Right now.

  • As President my first and foremost duty is to protect the integrity of the United States.  This includes physical security at the US border.  If necessary the military will be deployed to defend same against any and all invaders.  Our military exists for the primary purpose of preventing and repelling any attempted invasion of United States territory.  This is not only Constitutionally permitted it is Constitutionally required of the Commander in Chief.  This does not violate The Posse Comitatus Act; the military will not be there to execute a civilian police action, they will be deployed to prevent and turn back invasion.  If you want to come and apply as an immigrant, whether claiming asylum or otherwise, do it lawfully at a port of entry or US Embassy.

  • 100% enforcement of 15 USC Chapter 1.  Amazon is the poster child in the retail space but hardly the only offender.  The entire medical space will also have this enforced against them.  See my model bill for how to fix it entirely.  Until passed I'll be content to throw lots of hospital executives and virtually every pharma company head in the slam-slam and destroy every one of their firms with ruinous fines.  Yes, as the head of the Executive (law enforcement) I can do that without ANY new laws, and will.

  • 100% legalization and regulation of marijuana immediately by de-scheduling.  The DEA is under the DOJ, and as the head of the Executive I'm their boss.  THC will be de-scheduled immediately.  Period.  In addition a full review of the medical and scientific evidence will be undertaken for every drug currently on said schedule and they shall be adjusted accordingly.  No ifs, ands or buts.  States can do what they wish but on a federal level it's done on Day #1 and I will fire as many people as necessary and replace on an interim basis until it happens.

  • BEA and BLS will be directed to remove all "hedonic" and similar adjustments immediately and permanently.  As they are under the Department of Commerce and Labor, respectively, they too are under the Executive.  Therefore said order will be issued on Day #1.  Inflation numbers shall have all hedonic adjustments removed immediately and on a forward basis, and in addition productivity shall be removed from inflation numbers as well.  That is, inflation is inflation and we're going to stop lying about it.

  • The Fed will either adjust policy to meet its mandate of stable prices over the medium term or I will do whatever I must to destroy and replace it.  Period.  They do not have the privilege of re-writing legislation and "stable" means unchanging, not 2% "doctored and fraudulent" inflation.  Specifically they will control money and credit aggregates to reverse the scam of the false inflation numbers via hedonics and productivity that were unlawfully applied over the last 30+ years.  I understand doing this in a week can't happen, but it will happen and they will run policy commensurate with their Congressional mandate or I will find a way to remove them by whatever means it takes.  Cue President Jackson on this one, if it comes to it; Treasury can be directed to butt**** The Fed under Executive power, that's already obvious and actually not even slightly difficult given the will and I will do so.

  • A National Emergency will be declared on the first day of my Administration relating to the Internet and threat to our Republic that the current abuse of same both foreign and domestic has incurred.  The specific demands for reform will include separation of utility and application functionality with the former being absolutely barred from discrimination in sales of like kind and quantity for any firm with more than $100 million a year in revenue worldwide.  Any firm that refuses will have all foreign transactions blocked in accordance with the 1970s NEA powers and all dollar-denominated transactions and assets frozen.  Further any coordinated action to ban particular political perspectives, points of view or publishers shall bring instant prosecution under 15 USC carrying felony criminal penalties.  I will perp-walk every single major social media, transport, cloud and DNS company executive straight into federal prison if I must. The bullcrap we're dealing with now will stop or the firms doing it will be destroyed with their executives asset-stripped to their underwear.

  • The 2nd Amendment shall be restored.  I shall seek declaratory judgment from the Supreme Court on the fraud in Miller's instance and, once having secured same shall move to have the entire body of existing "gun control", other than actual commerce between states which does remain a federal power, declared void.  In addition the 14th Amendment guarantees incorporation against State Laws on matters of civil rights.  Any state or local government official who disagrees will find themselves in the federal slam-slam facing 18 USC 242 charges.  Until that is accomplished the DOJ shall be directed to ignore that blatantly unconstitutional set of laws and if they or any other federal agency refuses I shall issue pardons to anyone they arrest on any non-violent firearms offense.  If you want to make, own and carry a firearm, suppressor or whatever -- have at it.  If some federal agency cop shows up and tries to bust you the next morning you'll be pardoned.  I don't care if I wear out 1,000 pens signing pardons.  This bull**** will stop -- right now.

  • The 4th Amendment shall be restored.  The entire "policing for profit" revenue share model on civil forfeiture is rankly unconstitutional and the entirety of that program will be scrapped by Executive Order on my first day in office.  Any state, county or local official who continues it beyond that day shall be subject to arrest and indictment by the federal government under 18 USC 242 which explicitly prohibits the violation of Constitutional Rights under color of law or authority.  That is a criminal statute and I will be more than happy to put 50,000 local cops and county sheriffs in the federal slam-slam if I must.  We'll have plenty of room with all the weed violations that will be released.  This crap will stop; if some copshop claims that money or property is the fruit of an illegal act before they can seize and attempt to forfeit it they must obtain a felony criminal conviction on the underlying offense and prove the connection beyond a reasonable doubt.  Period.

  • The Glo-bull warming scam will be stopped dead.  All federally funded research and data, past, present and future shall be declared as public domain.  Mann and his cohorts will be forced to disgorge same or be charged with theft (or destruction, if they try to evade it via tampering) of government property.  Enough.

  • I shall demand of Congress that the current law permitting International Cartels to operate in facial violation of 15 USC Chapter 1 be repealed.  This is an outrage passed in the 1970s in response to the Arab Oil Embargo.  Congress shall be called upon to repeal it on their first day in session.  Period.  Until they do I shall tariff all cartel-controlled products, including oil, sufficiently to make them non-economic for import and sale in the United States.  We can be oil-independent today and until Congress puts a stop to the OPEC rape-job one way or another we shall be.

  • I shall demand of Congress an immediate rescission of (1) all federal funding of student loans and (2) immediate removal of the "privileged" status of such debt on a forward basis from bankruptcy discharge.  All such lending on a forward basis shall be private and shall be subject to the risk of bankruptcy discharge.  This will instantly collapse the cost of college to something you can afford to attend and engage in by working at Starbucks.

  • It shall be the national energy policy of the United States to explore and, if justified, develop LFTR-based nuclear energy, including using coal as the Thorium feedstock, so as to become entirely energy independent through its use and CTL technology within 20 years.  The math and basis for this is found in this post from 2011, or if you prefer in my book Leverage.  This is achievable given the technology of today and we shall do it as a nation so as to never again be able to be held hostage for electricity, transportation or war-fighting fuels.

  • It shall be the foreign policy of the United States that unless (1) an American or (2) a piece of American property, including a flagged vessel, aircraft, embassy or other item is damaged or destroyed it is not a matter for our military.  The United States shall respect the sovereign power of all nations.  However, no nation shall enjoy a free and open trading relationship nor shall the ownership and control of any US property whether physical, intellectual or otherwise be recognized on an equal and unimpaired basis by any of their firms or nationals if said nation does not afford all of its citizens on a substantially equal basis the freedoms guaranteed by the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments to the US Constitution along with substantially equal rights without regard to sex, race, color and creed.

  • It shall be the goal of my administration to fire half of all Federal Employees within my first term and shrink both the Federal Statute Books and CFRs by 50%.  I think I can do better, but that's the goal for the first 4 years.  We'll see.

  • I shall neither submit or sign any budget that runs a deficit except in a time of declared war and in fact shall sign no budget that does not run a surplus as a percentage of GDP equal to the previous 12 months productivity gain or more if same is positive.  End of discussion, full stop.  Whatever the government wishes to do it will pay for, and all such shall include the room for whatever supplemental appropriations may arise including disasters.  No exceptions.  Disasters are not known in advance but that they happen every year is.  Further the government shall not steal the natural improvement in purchasing power that belongs to the citizens as a consequence of their improvement in productivity either.

  • No, I will not stop using "colorful language" when it is appropriate.  Running a nation is an adult job.  Children do not have a seat at the table -- not because they aren't respected but because they lack the experience, wisdom, impulse control and judgment to be considered an appropriate resource in such matters.  If you're incapable of dealing with adult matters then feel free to go hide in your "safe space" and let the adults do what has to be done -- including, occasionally, erecting a well-earned middle finger.

  • No, I will not publish my tax returns.  The requirements to run for President are in the Constitution.  Tax returns are confidential, period, end of discussion.  Incidentally, so are medical records (HIPPA) so no, I won't be taking any public medical exams either.  However, you're welcome to peruse my running time records in races where I publicly appear and there is a publicly-visible clock, and draw from that whatever conclusions you wish.

To the extent any of this requires Congressional approval I will veto at my discretion every single bill that comes across my desk until the necessary statutes are enacted or repealed.  This specifically includes but is not limited to all spending bills.  In addition to the extent spending is constrained by said vetos I will direct that the first cuts are to all security, maintenance, utility and other facilities and programs that benefit any member of Congress or their staff.  They will either do their damn job or they'll take the brunt of their refusal, unlike Barry Soetero who punished ordinary Americans when Congress didn't do what he wanted.

There's plenty more but this will be a good start for my platform.

I'm available for public debate on any or all of this platform against anyone else who believes they have better ideas and wishes to take the left seat.  As noted, since I'm aware of no party interested in these positions one of them will have to draft me....

As for electors and the state filings for same we'll cross that bridge if there's enough to be worth doing what has to be done to make that happen.

This page is subject to update but no commitment above shall be materially weakened or changed to the detriment of the people of this nation, and if challenged on same I will produce the entire audit log of this page back to the original posting of this message. -- Karl

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