Enjoy the Decline

The dems put back their old coalition of blacks, hispanics, jews, and white women to win the Alabama Senate seat.  One step closer to winning the Senate, which means zero chance of a social reform in this country as well as one step closer to removing Trump.

There still a good chance of the Repubs holding the Senate due to the party breakdown.  Far more Dems are up for reelection than Repubs.

However this is a harbinger for 2020.  The hispanic population will only increase.  The Dems will start with 40% of the vote before even considering the white vote.

Enjoy the decline.

Fed is Behind?

From ZeroHedge, the PPI rose at a 3.1% annual rate and is trending upward.  Fed should bump up the Fund’s rate due to this.  Yield curve is flattening.  ZeroHedge also reported price inflation is also starting to show up in England.

As a reminder, check out treasurydirect.gov if you need a place to park your safe money.  1-year T-bills over 1.6% and 6-mo. closing in on 1.5%.  Safer than a bank.

The Fed won’t get any traction until they start accelerating their long bond unwind.  About 6 mos. out.

After Fed and CoE bank tightening gets going, expect poor performance in the stock market.

James Was Right

Awhile back I wrote a blog post stating that I was observing someone using the Soviet Union “Active Measures” program.  I said it wasn’t Russia, and thought it was Soros.  I just found this from an October Hannity show:

 

HANNITY: I’ve been predicting this, Dr. Gorka this massive boomerang for a long time. I’ve known a lot of this evidence was out there and it was all coming. I’ve been telling my audience, its coming, and its coming. Now the floodgates are open, if you will.

SEBASTIAN GORKA, DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s the last scene from that great Tom Clancy movie, “The hunt for red October.” When the bad submarine commander launch a torpedo it comes back and sinks his own vessel. That is what the Russian collusion story has done for the DNC and for Hillary. Let’s stop using the word collusion, because the evidence we now have is about subversion, it’s about sabotaging the political process and it’s about propaganda. In the cold war, the Soviet Union used what was called active measures to undermine our democracy. This is the Democrat Party, the Hillary campaign using active measures to undermine Donald Trump and the Democratic process in America. It’s a shocking story.

Logic Problems

If “B” requires premise “A”, then “B” can not explain “A”.  Also known as the circular argument, though I like this explanation by Feser better.  This is a common fallacy that the heathens use, but you’ll find it on the Left also.

Another big one is the false dichotomy or the false binary, which permeates Leftist arguments.  For example, you can either have the bloated, fascist American “free market” medical system, or the communist single payer system.  No, I’ll take the real free market system with minimal government interference.  You know, the system of over 50 years ago where the doctor CAME TO YOUR HOUSE with his black doctor’s bag, and you paid him with cash from your pocket.

What Word

I have talked about the immaterial world, and given some examples.  I’ve come up with another one that you have experienced and will hit home.

Consider when you can’t think of the word.  The immaterial “you” knows it exists.  How is that possible?  The material brain doesn’t have it, and yet “you” know it exists.  Here more than ever you are aware of the marriage between the material world and the immaterial, matter and form.  If the brain doesn’t know the word, then how do you know the word?  Atheism is disproven.

On the material side all of the material aspects of the word: acoustic encoding, letter encoding, relationship networks, etc… are mapped in bit code via neural connections.  When you can’t think of a word, for some reason those neural connections are cut off.

On the immaterial side, “you” have the immaterial meaning.  You often times can define the word, however the material aspects are cut off.  Put it this way, both you and a Japanese man may be grasping for the proper word, your’s in English, his in Japanese.  You both participate in the SAME immaterial meaning, though that meaning you map to different material encodings.

For it is the immaterial information and “meaning” that turn a material encoding into a word.  So eventually you reestablish a connection to the material mapping and your brain is again aligned with your immaterial soul.  It is interesting that the moment this happens, i.e. you remember the word, you feel relief and even joy.  This is because Truth has been reestablished.

Jackpot

I remember a high point in my life.  I got a warning for speeding.  It was the one and only time it happened.

Now my wife NEVER got a speeding ticket.  She would turn on the tears and it always worked.  She would then snoot about it to me.  I was even with her one time when she used chemo to get out of a ticket for running a stop sign.  I felt like shaming the cop: “Don’t fall for it.”, but I was a loyal husband.

So one time driving through Texas late at night I get pulled over for 5 over.  The cop looks in the mini-van packed with sleeping kids and took pity on me.  He gave me a warning.  It was an incredible moment for me.

Something like this just happened.  I’m in Walmart the night before Thanksgiving.  For a man, it is sheer terror.  Large fat women rolling down the center of the isle, tussling to get at the bag of marshmallows.  Most men would prefer the root canal.  And the dread at the end of the ordeal, checking out.

So I get strategic and realize that the obese would not have the strength to wallow over to the far side cash registers, and that is where I head.  I run through my check list.  Check out girl is young, which is a 50/50.  Sometimes they are chatty.  No old ladies in line.  No welfare queens.  Just two old guys, the one up front is already paying.  He is chatting with the girl, so not perfect, but pretty darn good.

As I roll up, the middle old dude is putting his last groceries back in his cart and heading back to the store.  He forgot something.

I roll up, and start unloading.  The girl doesn’t chat with me and is actually quite good.  Very fast.  In fact, she is done before I can enter my PIN.

So there you have it.  The fastest check out I’ve ever had happened on the night before Thanksgiving in Walmart.  I will remember this night for the rest of my days.

It’s Not my Fault

If you want to distill modern man, it reduces to an incesant desire to be placed in a position where you may convincingly bleat:

It’s Not My Fault.

We saw it in Detroit.  Everyone saw the problem a decade prior to the collapse.  But government let it grow so that when it finally collapsed, turned over to a bankruptcy board, the government could bleat, “What were we supposed to do?  It was such a big problem.”  Your boss ever stab you in the back and blame you?  Another example, it is a common though strange phenomenon that as a contractor if you don’t charge enough, you won’t win a contract.  That is because management wants to be able to go to the Board if things go south and say, “It wasn’t our fault.  We hired the best of the best.”.  Another example?  Russiagate.  At this level, how do you fight it in your personal life?

It’s my fault.  Things are screwed up, it’s your fault.  We have a modern way of saying this, “Own It.”

We can abstract this 2 levels.  The first level is this, Non Servium.  The highest angel will be beneath Created Flesh in Jesus Christ?  Beneath the Virgin Mary?  He will not serve under these conditions,  It’s not his fault.  Our response?  Servium.  I WILL serve the Lord.

And the ultimate level, God is Evil.  The spiritual beings, pure spirit, are higher than man.  Therefore God is disordered and evil by proclaiming the Incarnation (a kernel that shows up in my most detested heretics, the neo-Jansenists).  Our response?  Life is Great, the Truth is always Beautiful, and God is the Form of the Good.  We live to love the Lord Who is Love itself.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Stick with the interview.

 

At 30:50.  What is the definition of a demon?  An abyss of infinite hate.  The anger of the Left is tapping into this.

T Bill Rates

11/01/17     1.06   1.16      1.28   1.31    1.45

1 month, 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month.  1 month T bills currently paying a lot more than a 1 year CD.  To start investing, go to www.treasurydirect.gov.  No commissions, and safer than the bank.

Sustainable Farming

First some background. In the past I have done the following:

  • Bought a grass fed cow and had it butchered.
  • Belonged to a food coop.
  • Belonged to a CSA.
  • Bought organic foods.
  • Shopped at a local farmers market (will continue to do so).
  • Bought farm eggs (will continue to do so).

So I could be mistaken for a “sustainable farming” aficionado.  However this would be wrong.  I did these things for taste and quality.  I don’t make any claims besides my personal taste preference (and scrambled farm eggs are nice and meaty tasting) about these types/styles of food, nor would I ever require the government to force people to do these things.  You pay a lot more (except butchering a cow).

With that in mind I’d like to write about the “sustainable farming” fraud.  Check out this picture:

Note the dark green patch. That is wheat that has been fertilized with ammonia during planting.  The tan on the hills and the yellow road side grass should be considered “sustainable”.  These grasses are clearly nitrogen limited.  Can you imagine the loss in yield if the wheat looked like that?

Now some say you can add nitrogen with legumes.  You can, assuming you plow the crop back into the field.  So you would have to plant clover, then plow it in at the end of the season.  This will add nitrogen, but you cut productivity in half.

One way you could do it would be to graze cattle on a clover and alfalfa pasture.  This would allow you to “harvest” nitrogen annually.  On the downside you’d have to be very careful about bloat, so you could probably use a grass/legume mix.

Unfortunately besides meat production, you are screwed with grains and vegetables.  And then we get into potassium, phosphorous, and trace minerals.  You simple have to add those chemical some way to your field or you will deplete the soil.

Another trick I’ve seen is to run chickens on the pasture.  I’ve noticed that those chickens are given feed, and that is how you are adding minerals to your field (via chicken droppings).

Another trick I see is the “sustainable” farmer capturing a niche market.  Usually they will slaughter free range chickens (with cheap Mexican labor), and possibly pigs.  For a small niche market it is definitely a business idea that works, but it won’t feed a country.

Bottom line if you harvest you will deplete the soil.  The only exception would be nitrogen harvesting using a legume/grass mix and cattle, however you still lose the other constituents and have to add it back some way.

Again I like the products and buy them from time-to-time, but there is no way you can feed 350 million people doing these things.