I just wanted to let you know an interesting (coincidental?) thing that happened to me recently as I made a major transfer from one particular bank to deposit into a new (different) bank.
I don’t much believe in coincidences (there’s often a reason) and in this case I have little doubt it was coincidental…
Overall, the liberal tilt of big cities is unmistakable. Even cities with conservative reputations (such as Dallas, Santa Ana, Calif. and Cincinnati) are politically left-of-center, if only slightly.
The most liberal cities include (as expected) San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle, Oakland and Boston while the most conservative cities include Mesa, Ariz., Oklahoma City, Virginia Beach and Colorado Springs.
(for a more detailed list, see below)
Big cities in the U.S. tend toward the liberal side of the political spectrum. With cities of 250,000 or more, nearly every one of them ‘leans left’. The question is, “Why?”
Only the truth will set us free.
The United States is not a constitutional republic. It is an oligarchy controlled by wealthy financiers who hire politicians to pass legislation beneficial to them and employ journalists to keep the citizens ignorant and compliant.
Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans believe in democracy. It is simply an ideological contest between two different forms of totalitarianism based on big government, where they represent only themselves in their pursuit of personal power and profit.
The following article is written by Lawrence Sellin who writes for WesternJournalism.com.
In case you haven’t noticed, the world is slowing down. More specifically, the worlds consumption and production. What amazes me is how you wouldn’t have any idea whatsoever if all you did was watch the mainstream news at 6-oclock.
China’s stock market is in a major crash. The reason? Industrial output is weak and China’s economy is slowing. Why? Because they’re not shipping as much ‘stuff’ elsewhere like they used to. Why? Because people aren’t buying as much ‘stuff’. Why? Because most people are tapped out. Why? Because we have reached or are rapidly reaching ‘peak debt’.
If you had to vote for president right now, who would you pick?
Although politics may be considered the ‘third rail’ of blogging, lets see if we can be civil and answer the following anonymous poll question while keeping the comments on the ‘up and up’, despite differences of opinion… 😉
UPDATE: After nearly 750 participants, the July 2015 results are in:
This is a simple lesson in how the current administration and its willing accomplices in the mainstream press ‘spin’ the unemployment facts into so called ‘good news’.
What all Americans will hear on their alphabet channels tonight is that the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.3%, such as this AP headline today “US Employers Add 223K Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls To 5.3 pct”. Great News! WhooHoo!!
As unusual, nearly all economic news is slanted to the ‘good’. Thus, many or most Americans have no clue (because they don’t dig below the surface of today’s propaganda) that REAL unemployment is much worse.
Here’s another fact about this so called good news, something that you will not hear on tonight’s news, and it’s not so rosy a picture…
Greek crisis: ‘We rely on imports. Soon even the most basic goods won’t be available’ as all banks in Greece remain shut apparently until at least Thursday as ATM’s run dry and store shelves around the country have emptied. Social unrest is looming…
The Greek finance minister has just confirmed it will default TODAY.
Greece will NOT pay its IMF payment.
The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the central bank of central banks, has just warned that the world is defenseless against the next financial crisis…
(Please read that again.)
The NYT has just reported that the default wave has jumped the Atlantic and has hit Puerto Rico whose governor has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, “The debt is not payable.” “There is no other option.” – an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions…
In US “capital markets” virtually all the same hedge funds who are ‘long’ Greece (on hopes of some central bank bailout), are also long Puerto Rico. Quote: “…some of the most “respected” US hedge funds will suffer a gruesome bloodbath.” (NYT)
The Chinese market is in an all out crash – The Shanghai Composite was down nearly 20% in just four days as the Chinese Plunge Protection Team finally arrived and ‘threw the kitchen sink’ at the stock market, deciding to go ‘all in’ stocks. This led to an unprecedented 11% swing from the lows – this was the single biggest intraday swing since 1997 and the largest point swing since 1992! China’s markets are imploding…
It seems the collapse is picking up steam…