Senate postpones voting on $1.1trillion spending bill needed to avoid government shutdown until Monday as the Democrats rapidly lose a grip on political power in DC. The liberal had their last hurrah with the pushing for more race riots and now we go into a slight change in our government. Under the Democrats, it was all about wars against Muslims and Russia, arming Japan and forgetting about WWII crimes, torture, Gitmo, persecution of whistleblowers like Snowden, ZIRP loans to rich bankers, more free trade and lots of illegal aliens getting work permits. Where was anything good for US workers, black or white? The Republicans have many odious polices due to us in the future but the Democrats were barely distinguishable. Both are run by Bilderberg gangsters.
Naturally, the rulers have to figure out how to explain themselves and why workers have no pensions, no wage hikes, no future, blacks or whites, both: Why America’s middle class is lost, by Jim Tankersley, Washington Post
By 1990, there were nearly 200,000 aerospace workers in Los Angeles County alone, and the local median income had risen almost 20 percent since 1970, after adjusting for inflation. Then things cratered.
Rockwell was in California. It was part of the NASA complex of businesses. My dad had a number of things to do with the Rockwell people way back when NASA was launched…after the Russians sent up Sputnik.
I remember Sputnik extremely well. It was cold that first night it flew over the US, my father pointed it out to us kids standing next to his private observatory which housed my grandfather’s telescope which was the largest privately owned refracting telescope in America (and is now in the Smithsonian collection).
My father said, ‘Now we will have lots of funds for space exploration! At last. I am going to DC tomorrow to talk to Congress about this.’
The battle for space dominance roared onwards until the Soviet Union collapsed thanks to Chernobyl and Afghanistan. The US now has lost half a trillion there and now the Afghan Govt Seeks Donors ‘Bailout’ because it is going bankrupt. And we are going bankrupt. And this was bin Laden’s dying with: to bankrupt the US. Thank you, dear leaders, for fulfilling his dreams.
The Cold War ended, and defense cuts starved the industry. More than half the county’s aerospace workers lost their jobs over the next decade, and when they found new ones, they weren’t nearly as good. The county’s median income fell more than 10 percent — and stayed there.
There were people who understood that the space race to the moon was fatally flawed in that no one had any idea what to do there except play a round of golf! Brief History of the L5 Society: way back in 1974, my family decided to colonize space:
O’Neill’s first published paper on the subject, “The Colonization of Space,” appeared in the journal Physics Today in September, 1974. A number of people who later became leaders of the L5 Society got their first exposure to the idea from this article. Among these were a couple from Tucson, Arizona, named Keith and Carolyn Henson. The Hensons corresponded with O’Neill and were invited to present a paper on “Closed Ecosystems of High Agricultural Yield” at the 1975 Princeton Conference on Space Manufacturing Facilities, which was organized by O’Neill. A sign-up sheet at the conference eventually made its way to the Hensons, who also obtained O’Neill’s mailing list. The Hensons incorporated the L5 Society in August of 1975, and sent its first newsletter to those two lists. The L5 Society started out as a shoestring operation in the back of the Henson’s small electronics company in Tucson.
I worked for the L-5 Society and attended various meetings at the top of the government/space industry pyramid. I was totally against my relative’s plans for using the facilities to farm. I said, ‘for producing oxygen, pond scum is by far the best and most efficient and uses the least surface area.’ But the romantics shot this down.
Then, at the Princeton meeting about all this, when Reagan was running for President, William Safire and I had a HUGE fight over the new issue: building the stupid ‘anti-missile Star Wars shield’. I was aghast. I told everyone, ‘This is suicidal. The minute Moscow hears of this, they will go into first strike mode!’ Europe erupted into protests when Reagan announced his platform a day later. The Russians became more belligerent.
The L-5 Society died with the Cold War. Now, the L-orbits host spy satellites as we dive bomb towards WWIII. I wanted space colonies to be used for manufacturing things that did better in low gravity situations as well as using materials mined from the moon and the asteroids. This is still a possible future if we don’t have WWIII. Isaac Asimov agreed with me. But now this is dead in the water, so to speak.
Back to the WP Rockwell article:
The Rockwell plant shed workers steadily, was bought by Boeing and eventually closed in 1999. …city leaders tried and failed, again and again, to lure good-paying jobs to the cavernous old Rockwell plant. They were going to make electric golf carts and they were going to build houses and shops, but both fell through. They briefly filmed some blockbuster movies, but the studio went bust and never employed many locals anyway. By 2010, the only people working in the former plant were a pair of historians, cataloguing its aerospace past.
The most amazing thing here is the comments to this article and these show why a recent WP editorial whining about comments being ‘stupid’ is a warning to readers, they are about to be silenced forever for daring to tell the truth:
8:15 AM EST
It seems that Ross Perot told us the truth when he stated “If NAFTA is passed (Clinton’s Admin.), you will hear a giant sucking sound as the jobs leave the U.S. It was true and our politicians were lobbied (read bribed) to make it happen. Without protective tariffs this country will never have heavy industry again.
8:07 AM EST
This economic dynamic has been going on in accelerated fashion since the early 1990s, (perhaps earlier). It has been going in almost every Western nation. It is time to stop the partisan crap and look at the deeper causes.
These are just two samples of comments about free trade and illegal aliens being the root cause. No one dares say ‘Bilderberg’ or they get banned for life.
Back to DC games: Obama Rejects Senate War Bill as ‘Too Limiting’ while Gorbachev Blames US for Provoking ‘New Cold War’. One rule of thumb for future idiots wanting to rule the earth: NEVER fight two wars at once. Also, NEVER fight religious wars, they are bottomless pits from hell. Also, NEVER ever accumulate enemies, try to pare them down to as few as possible.
WWII was an oddball for the US. We fought a two front war with opposite enemies on opposite sides of the planet. This was made possible by the simple fact, 90% of the actual ground battles (not air raids!) were fought by the USSR nearly alone. And to win fast against Japan, the US dropped 2 nuclear bombs on civilians.
The rich have celebrated the end of the Cold War by launching a global war against Muslims and now another war against Russia. No one is paying for any of this instead, it is all 100% government debt and Congress is unable to pass a trillion dollar budget due to tax cuts and wars. Now, Banks urge big customers to take cash elsewhere or face fees – MarketWatch because ZIRP loans from the Fed are tons cheaper. Remember: all savings are NEGATIVE for banks! They hate savings accounts!
Banks are urging some of their largest customers in the U.S. to take their cash elsewhere or be slapped with fees, citing new regulations that make it onerous for them to hold certain deposits.
The banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. JPM, -1.80% , Citigroup Inc. C, -2.04% , HSBC Holdings PLC HSBC, -1.86% , Deutsche Bank AG DB, -1.79% and Bank of America Corp. BAC, -1.95% , have spoken privately with clients in recent months to tell them that the new regulations are making some deposits less profitable, according to people familiar with the conversations.
This week, she fought to keep a major Wall Street giveaway out of a must-pass spending bill and by Friday night it was clear the fight was lost. So Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, took the Senate floor and unleashed a haymaker on Wall Street giant Citigroup that will leave a mark for an awfully long time.
After listing the top Citi executives who have gone on to work in the Obama administration, she addressed Citi directly, noting that she agreed that Wall Street reform wasn’t perfect.
Like previous out of the box Democrats, she is right. And ignored. And has zero power, can only embarrass her fellow Democrats into pretending to care about what she is yelling. Meanwhile, the Democrats including the entire leadership of that dying party, voted with their bulging pockets: the more lobby money they accepted from bankers the more they voted for the banking interests.
Note how many bankers are working for Obama!
And there is cheating at the bottom with people exploiting welfare money for the poor: Dead people, lottery winners are getting N.J. welfare, food stamp benefits, audit says | NJ.com
County welfare agencies conduct fraud investigations but are not successful in recouping funds, the report said. From July 2012 to June 2013, counties identified 5,381 instances of fraud that should have resulted in a net gain of $12.7 million. But they only collected $1.4 million.
The auditor advised the state and county agencies to routinely match the names of SNAP and welfare beneficiaries with the list of dead people reported to the Social Security Administration and lottery winner database.
The auditor also suggested the state set asset limits on people who apply for SNAP. In a written response to the audit, Velez said the department had intentionally stopped doing evaluation of a recipient’s total assets to speed up the application process.
This is the fault of the Democrats who demand near zero investigations when people apply for welfare. And now Obama added a couple million more to this army of people who have no jobs. You see, the illegals who are now legal are now no longer desired workers and will be soon unemployable. Illegal=cheap.
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