US Emigration Exodus

Charlize Theron wants to leave the US because racism is so pronounced now that Trump is President. Of course, few would notice her exodus, but it is curious exactly where she would go.   While she retains her South African citizenship, I doubt that South Africa would be her chosen place of exodus.  South Africa is mired in crime, rape, child rape, and white genocide.  Not exactly a prime location to bring up – children.

But according to the New York Times, numerous people are making the exodus from the US because of Trump, some going to the wonderful world of Indonesia where Sharia Law is the rule.  Others are apparently going to Mexico where gangland killings have become commonplace and government officials are slaughtered.   And still others are going to the quaint local of Columbia where drug trafficking and human trafficking are its mainstay.

The New York Times is peddling a strange utopia.

In the 6 ½ years between 1999 and June 2016, 2 million people are estimated to have made the exodus from the US.   That would equate to roughly 367,000 per year.   Errr, Trump wasn’t President.

Gosh darn, the New York Times seems to have forgotten that convenient statistic.  In fact they portray a family hiking with backpacks, children skipping through forests, and oh, it is too expensive to live in San Diego clauses, all the while forgetting that California real estate prices are not – Trump’s fault!

Theron’s claim that racism is Trump’s fault, is so bizarre as to be nonsensical.   Racism was stoked during the Obama administration, it is spiking in the UK, in Germany, and in France, countries where Trump is not President…   Paris is in virtual lockdown as armed Gendarmes are deployed to the streets to deter possible terrorism or ‘hate crimes’.   Perhaps Theron wants to live there?   Of course, given that pot is not legal there, she may want to ‘reconsider’.

People leave the US for a multitude of reasons.   Sometimes it is to retire where it is less expensive and beaches are amazing.  Sometimes it is to experience an adventure.  Sometimes to escape.  And sometimes just because.   Rarely, do people leave the US because of ‘racism’, or a President.   That is simply hogwash perpetuated by the New York Times for one purpose only – to denigrate Trump.

Certainly there have been innumerable Hollywooders who have made the threat, albeit none have seemingly actually followed through on the threat.  Why?   Because everyone wants to come to the US for a reason.   It is good.  It is free. And now, it is a tax haven.

But to make the exodus a political statement is purely inanely – boringly NYTimes.   How would they explain the 307,000 that left annually during the Obama administration?   Deplorables?

As I have said before, statistics have value, as long as they are relayed from perspective.   They can be manipulated.   But that would have to be the intent.   And in this case, the intent was to play Trump as the causal factor for exactly two families they interviewed and used to support their article and agenda.  Not good journalism.  Not good reporting.   But they – tried nonetheless.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time the media has launched a query about the exodus of US citizens.   In 2013, Bloomberg reported, “the number of Americans that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of 2013 was six times larger than the number that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of last year…”  But wait! That was when Obama was President.

Oops.  Charlize?   Do you remember?

So what did Bloomberg cite as the reasons for the Obama era mass exodus?

-The U.S. economy has been steadily declining for many years and that decline now seems to be accelerating.

-We are being taxed into oblivion.

-The quality of the jobs in our economy is rapidly declining.

-The middle class is continually shrinking.

-Poverty is exploding.

-Escalating social decay in our major cities.

-Our culture is rapidly going down the toilet.

-Our health care system has become a complete mess and a giant money making scam.  Obamacare is only going to make things even worse.

-Our politicians are tremendously corrupt, but the same clowns just keep getting sent back to D.C. over and over again.

-Our nation seems to be on a relentless march toward collectivism.

-America is rapidly turning into a “Big Brother” police state that is run by control freaks that seem obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and controlling virtually everything that we do.

 HUH.   Short term memory loss.   Bloomberg is considered a Liberal outlet of the MSM.

Amen.

Africa Land Grabs and Agenda 2030 – A UN Ponzi Scheme

The UN is attempting to fund the African Land Grabs through the implementation of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 utilizing public, government and private money that they call ‘wealth redistribution’ or simply ‘sharing’.  

While Nero watched – The Roman Empire Burned…  And while we have been diverted by media silliness, Africa has been bought and sold to the highest bidders and is now the target of multi-national corporations as they seek to reap her rewards through a series of UN Agendas.

And the new micro-lending platform is – crypto currency!  Which explains why suddenly Soros has done a complete about face and started investing in this voodoo money.  But he isn’t alone by any means.  FinComEco, a British firm employing former Ministers and Bankers has been accumulating crypto loans.  American International Agriculture Group is busily setting up shop in Algeria.  GMEX Group, Blockchain Commodities, Chinese companies, all see the potential ravaging to be gained.

Within their chain of companies they provide genetically engineered seeds, and genetically enhanced animals which they sell to the impoverished farmers that have been displaced by the Land Grabs with money generated by the UN in its programs to end poverty and ‘share the wealth’ while creating lending bubbles and high interest rates of return – temporarily – until the swap bubble bursts.  WHEW!

The first Africa Agenda was introduced in 1992 under the surname, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.  It generated a lot of attention, but failed to do anything despite its grandioso plugging. The UN simultaneously created the Kyoto Protocol after the Montreal Protocol was a valueless failure in 1987.

The Montreal Protocol was supposed to protect the ozone layer.  After a bunch of countries signed on, it was considered a huge success!  The Kyoto Protocol was created in 2005 to fight Global Warming through the reduction of greenhouse emissions.  The US never ratified this agreement and Canada, Russia, Japan and New Zealand withdrew in 2012.  The UN is busily making Agendas and Protocols, but the agenda would seem to be to further their agenda…more than anything else.

What these nice squeaky Protocols did create was a market derivative scheme called “Emissions Trading”.  Permit credits to pollute are sold and traded like a commodity.   The largest program is the European Union Emission Trading Scheme.  They even have a spot market where they can buy futures and options internationally.   California has it own such trading market, as does the US, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.

Follow the Money.

Therefore, we can assume that these UN Agendas will create pockets of trading wealth as well for masses of large corporations.  With the land grabs effectively concluded in Africa, the next agenda was to get government money to fund the infrastructure for the corporate agriculture tracts. Climate Change, the Paris Agreement was supposed to fill that void of funding need, but seemed to fall on its face.  Hence the UN needed to create Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 for the purpose of creating heartfelt needs to end ‘poverty’ in Africa through wealth ‘sharing’.

Who has signed on to these Agendas?  The UN and African Union leaders.   The African Union Leaders just recently unveiled their brand new headquarters in Ethiopia that cost $200 million and was built by and gifted by – China.  Although record keeping of land leases in Africa are scarce, it is estimated that China now holds as much as 100 million hectares of agriculture land.

Of course the African Leaders don’t mind China taking over their country at all because a good portion, if not all the money is pocketed and transferred to offshore accounts like the Panama Paper Caper.

Land Grabs have also been concluded in South America where Soros and Gates purchased large swathes for production purposes.

Owning the world’s food and water supply is a heady agenda.  Using the UN to grab money from governments, aka taxpayers, to fund their products that they will later sell at a premium to the taxpayers that funded them – is even headier.  I’m sure they are laughing all the way to the bank…

CHINA Trade War – Unraveled

Communist China – is telling the EU to come together and work against the US in the trade war that is rapidly escalating…   Germany now wants to be acting mediator to resolve the conflict on behalf of China and the US.   And while Germany appears to agree that China has had an unfair advantage for years – and everyone was afraid to do anything – they still negotiate from a position of fear, instead of rationale.  Which is why we are in this situation to begin with.

It’s like playing Chess without a Queen or King…  what’s the point?

The deficit trade with China has been ignored for decades and now we have a President willing to narrow that gap, but the EU is still curled up in a ball of fear and ‘what ifs’.

It is a bizarre mentality that is willing to continually erode trade out of fear of retaliation when the continued spiral will only grow steadily until China is the wealthiest country – and global control has been attained.  It is the race between the ‘tortoise and the hare’.   In the end, if the EU was a bit more observant they might see that a positive result could occur wherein trade between the US and the EU could heighten leaving China on the outside…   In other words, trade would simply ‘shift’.

The US is not alone in its trade deficit with China.  The EU deficit is also a significant number hitting over $175 billion in 2016 comprised mostly of ‘industrial products including machinery, transport and appliances.  Exports have tripled since 2006 rising from roughly 60 billion to 160 billion, while imports have risen from about 195 billion to 350 billion.   Trade with the US is considerably more with the US exporting valued at $501 billion and imports at $592 billion.  The EU thus has a surplus with the US of roughly $92 billion.

Seems a rather logical conclusion that trade with the US is much more valuable than China.  Trade with the US could grow to cover any deficiencies with China, and everyone would be happy… except China.

While the US and China trade with the EU are overall relatively neck-and-neck, the US provides a surplus.  The question remains, do you, the EU, support a Communist state or a Democratic state?

China is the largest export economy in the world generating a $736 billion surplus.   Its main exports include:  computers, broadcasting equipment, telephones, circuits and light fixtures.   Top imports are:  circuits, oil, gold and iron ore.   The US is its largest export partner and Hong Kong is its largest import partner.

From a purely business standpoint, the numbers put China on the defensive.

The argument is the fact that China holds the key in their ownership of US Treasuries which currently stands at roughly 7% of total US debt.   What is not so widely discussed is the fact that during the Obama administration, China quietly divested 97% of its US holdings.  Of the $14,34 trillion of US government debt, $4,64 trillion was intragovernmental, meaning that the government borrows from one pocket to give to another pocket. Sort of the classic Ponzi Scheme we put people in jail for.

A shell game of ‘guess where the money  is’ is how the government has routinely claimed that Social Security is funded – albeit by ‘debt’.  Debt for which there is no return because we continue to operate at a deficit in trade and spending!

Because that’s the game of how to destroy the US and gain global power.

So what Trump is doing is trying to unravel that absolute destructive mess decades of corrupt Presidents have created at the behest of the global elite.   And it won’t be fun, and it won’t be pretty, and sometimes it will hurt, but from an economic standpoint it is the ONLY solution.  

FACEBOOK’s Whistleblower; Wylie Coyote BLOWS

A Canadian, Christopher Wylie, has come forth as the ‘whistleblower’ behind the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica dispute. His profile is sketchy, interesting, and doesn’t quite make sense…fit:

 

1) He left school at 16 without graduating. 2) He claims to have worked on the campaign of Liberal would be politician, Michael Ignatieff at 17.   3) Between 18 and 20 he claims to have learned everything he knows under the tutelage of President Obama’s, “National Director of Targeting’ (there is no such agency). 4) Despite having no high school degree, he claims to have gone to the London School of Economics to study law at the age of 20.   5)   He has a Twitter account that states it was opened in 2016, however, it has a handful of ‘tweets’, all of which were produced March 2018.   6)   While in the UK he began working for the Liberal Party in ‘voter targeting’. 7)   With no degrees, he became Director of Research at Cambridge Analytica.   8)   He gave The Guardian information about the alleged data mining in March 2017 – but nothing was said until March 2018.

He is most definitely ‘enjoying’ his recent fame.

So how is it that an obvious pro-Libeal, Obama studded young guy with no education came to be the Director of Research at a very conservative organization?

He claims that his Liberal Democrat friends helped him get the Analytica job in 2013… He claims a personal relationship with Bannon and the Mercers, and yet, he is no one…

The primary funders of Analytica were the Mercers who were also part owners in Breitbart and Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund.   They are decidedly Conservative.

SCL Group, the parent company of Analytica, apparently also had contracts with the British government which expired and were not renewed by Theresa May.   In addition, they had contracts with the US Defense Department, prior to Trump.   They have been used as a propaganda tool by numerous corporations and governments in Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Latin America.

His most recent claim is the notion that BREXIT was corrupted by his company’s meddling.   What he fails to mention is the fact that George Soros was instrumental in funding the anti-BEXIT campaign. So why isn’t Soros being ‘regulated’? 

Soros NGO’s have been a dominant meddler in media spin, propaganda spin, and corruption for decades, and yet an allowance was given within the Liberal Parties across the globe… because he used his data to their benefit. When Trump used the same analytics, suddenly the Wolves cried ‘UNFAIR’.

Why aren’t the UK and US governments being brought under scrutiny for their role in election meddling across the globe?

And why is the word of this one person, a die hard liberal with an agenda to pick, taken as the gospel truth without further evidence gathering? 

And why is it not discussed that all this took lace under the Obama and Cameron administrations?

And given that Facebook was a party to the Liberal agenda of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, in conjunction with Google, why isn’t she held accountable?

What makes this different is the alleged use of Facebook. But Merkel uses Facebook to censor information in Germany?   How is this different?   Facebook censors itself…   and typically conservative news is the victim. So how is this different?

As has been reported by The Guardian, who led the Analytica story, there are many more companies doing the exact same thing for different campaigns across the globe.   Using computer modeling they simply tap into the frustrations of a class of people and use their frustrations to create slogans and content for the politicians to enhance in speeches. Actually, its not that much different than dressing for the part – remember Nixon vs Kennedy?

Obama utilized these tactics to win his election in 2012…   but no one considered it a crime, in fact, he was lauded for his savvy!

Obviously, Wylie Coyote is a hyped front for the more sinister desire to shut down the conservative voice from Facebook, and other social media platforms given that the MSM has already been devoured by the Big Bad Wolf!

Generally something smells because it stinks.

TRADE WAR: TTIP and The Global Agenda

Isolating the UK from trade with Russia and the US means they become a groveling dependent of the EU.

Obama openly declared in 2016 that there was absolutely no way that the US would open trade with the UK because the EU took precedence.

EU Council President, Donald Tusk, believes this is the perfect time to reintroduce TTIP claiming that it will solve all the tariff issues within the EU, UK and US…

TTIP is the largest ever trade initiative ever negotiated or proposed – and its contents are completely ‘classified’ we the public have no right to know what it involves, we are told how great it will be and how economically productive. What we do know comes from leaked documents which establish as a goal, universalism. This would mean that the US would effectively become an EU state subject to EU laws, regulations, banking and insurance restrictions at the discretion of a universal EU appointed Tribunal.

One of the more threatening aspects of TTIP is that it gives corporations power over nations. A corporation could sue a nation for failing to perform according to the corporate standards. As such, nations and their governments would be squeezed out and corporate CEO’s would become absolute powers.

In 1933, Musolini declared that he envisioned a corporatism world in which the state governments ‘serve the corporations’.   Renamed Globalization, the concept was later re-introduced by Democrat, George Ball, who claimed that nation states and sovereignty were obsolete. A founding member of the Bilderberg Group, Ball and Rockefeller have been active proponents of creating this new corporate sovereign rule.

TTIP fills this Communist agenda.

Most of the staid countries within the EU are aligned with the Socialist Party.   A shift by the Eastern Bloc toward a more nationalistic view has been infesting the landscape and disrupting the rule of order.   Alienating the UK from trade partners including Russia and the US would have the effect of hitting them where it most hurts in BREXIT and bringing them to their proverbial knees – once again.

Macron’s “En Marche” party was supposedly inspired by Obama, but that would mean that Obama was more than a puppet. In fact, the corporate elites have been behind Italy’s Five Star Movement as well as En Marche as they devised a methodology of moving from Socialism to Communism through Media propaganda.   Thus the New Centrist, is really Communism in disguise.

Before Macron was a “Centrist” he was a Socialist.   Before Merkel was a Democrat, she was a Socialist.   Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Norway, and Switzerland are entirely Socialist.   Giving way to the Rand philosophy of Corporatism is a natural evolution.

In the meantime, Soros has made a fervent call to the EU to regulate social media content, and censor dissenting views… although in his terms it is to “fight populism”.   But wait! The Definition of Populism is: A political philosophy to support the rights and power of the people in their struggle against privilege elite.  

And no one noticed. Censorship on a multinational level is in line with Communism.

BREXIT gave rise to multi-level problems with trade, communism, and the fight against sovereignty.   Trump aggravated the agenda.   Putin was already considered an enemy of the globalization movement when he issued an arrest warrant for Soros and banned all his NGO’s from Russia.

Reeling in each country meant isolating them from trade. Trade was the tool.

So, has Trump inadvertently leaped on the trade band wagon – or is he establishing his own negotiating tactics.

In the end, the script is rather well written.   And the players perfectly cloned. But there are a few good men… and I think I’ll place my trust in them.

Obamacare Healthcare: Breakeven for Insurers!

The Federalist has released a statement that Obamacare insurers are ‘finally’ going to make a profit… because they can ‘finally’ charge premiums that sustain their expenditures. WOW!   Poor babies…

So who are these ‘poor babies’?

Anthem President Gail Boudreaux made $2.2 million, including stock awards, after working 2 months in 2017 (November and December).   The previous CEO stayed on through May and only made $26.4 million in ‘realized pay’.

Molina Healthcare’s new CEO, Zubretsky, who also started in November faired quite a bit better making $19.7 million which included a ‘sign-on bonus’.

Cigna CEO took home $43.9 million including stock gains. Humana CEO had realized pay of $34.2 million.   United has yet to release the data, but figures have fluctuated to as high as $124.8 million.   Kaiser and Blue cross are up for grabs…

As a nonprofit, Kaiser reported Net Income of $3.1 billion in 2016.   United Healthcare reported Net Income $10.82 billion in 2017. And Anthem Blue Cross came in at $2.47 billion Net Income for 2016.

So what the hey?   How is it that these companies are supposedly ‘just now’ making a profit, because that’s a lot of non-profit profit and compensation flying around!

In a world where all healthcare premiums are equal, these CEO’s should be paying monthly premiums of roughly $212,500 to $1,768,000 – conservatively.   Maybe then, they would feel the ‘Burn’…   Because, I don’t think they have a freakin’ clue.

Apparently, this Federalist author didn’t do the math because when I research the Net Income of United Healthcare, it has increased 137% since 2008.   And the CEO’s are living large on 25% increases, 46% increases, and 60% increases in total payout.   So tell me again how the ‘insurers’ are just now breaking even under Obamacare?

Poor babies.

As a comparison, physician salaries and compensation ranges between about $200,000 and $500,000 depending on the specialty – and can obviously be far greater if the physician has spiffs, patents, etc…   But it is still a very far cry from the CEO compensation of ‘Health Insurers’.   Poor babies.

In fact, the equalized monthly healthcare premiums of the CEO’s outstrips the total wage base of physicians! So how is it that these corporations are just now making a profit when in fact they have always made exceptional profits while boasting exceptional wages for the CEO’s and Executives?

It’s a magic act, something like the Wizard of Oz wherein the smoke and blubbering of the media exalts a story that has absolutely no basis in fact.   Unless, we are exalting the “New Math” wherein 2+2 = 1… or 6… or 3, because there is no ‘correct’ answer, because then someone might cry because they were wrong – and opinion over-rules fact, and…

So if Warren Buffet has reported adjusted gross income of $63 million, and we adjust for his offshore accounts let’s bump that to $200 million, then his health insurance liability should be $2,833,333 per Month!   His Income Tax liability should then be 37% or $6,166,666 – per month!   Sounds fair – right? 

Do you think the ‘health insurer’ would lower its monthly premium if it was income based?   I think there would be a LOT of pressure, and a massive change.   Imagine!   

Macron Trade Deal Bust?

Macron is trying to eek out a new trade relationship with India claiming that the exodus of the UK means France will be the winner of the EU. But apparently he forgot to ask Merkel, because behind the UK at $8.6 billion, Germany ranks second at $7.2 billion in 2016 for the EU.   In addition, the UK provides a huge surplus of trade to India which I imagine they will not want to put at risk.   By contrast, China represents their biggest deficit at $51.6 billion.   The largest export items from China to India include: electronic equipment, machinery, furniture, and apparel.  

Problem? Is France even competitive?

India has been ramping up its nuclear program recently, including a push to build 10 new reactors with its inked partner – Russia. Macron is beeming after a handshake to expedite the construction of one nuclear facility in Jaitpur, which is situated on a seismic zone… Oops!  Villagers are not too happy about being forced to hand over their land to the Indian government for this project especially after the catastrophic meltdown at the Japanese facility in 2011.

France has also asked India to support them militarily given India currently has the largest military manpower in the world, and France is more than happy to continue to provide more fighter jets to counter the threat from China in the Indian Ocean. At the center of the India/China dispute is an area that borders Bhouton, India and China, Doklam. China and Bhouton each claim the area belongs to them and historically, like everything else, it is complicated and unclear/muddy. India claims they are acting on behalf of Bhouton in fighting China. And Bhouton recently declared they no longer were giving India the right to negotiate on their behalf.

But India isn’t quite willing to let it go.

Doklam is a notable trade route that was exploited by the British when they occupied parts of India in the 19th century.

France is gearing itself up for a trade war, but can it compete with China? Easy answer – No.   Instead, what they are doing is ramping up tensions between the two with a military antagonist.

January, Macron was in China wooing president Jinping with promises of ramping up trade between the two and putting on the table French wine, cheese, meats, and the Airbus for which sales have been less than robust.

Economists have conjectured that Macron’s China visit was about deriding Trump and the US as benign and lost trading partners for which he, Macron, was ready, willing and able to fill. But Macron was always a big fan of Xi Jinping, in fact last August, he was adamantly anti-China trade due to the significant deficit France incurred.

The EU trade deficit with China was $200 billion last year. The power that China wields in trade is the weapon of choice.   In 2016, China’s military spending was roughly $146 billion.   Despite increases in spending since 1980, the budget as a percentage of GNP has declined sharply to a mere 1% or about 1/3 of the US although China’s has significantly larger active personnel.

While the US has plundered its funds for the purpose of warring other countries, China has behaved liked a tortoise slowly enriching itself via trade.

If Macron was serious before, or serious now, it is unknown.   Given the derision between the EU and the US, the EU and Russia, and the EU and China, they are left to pick.   And for now, the pickings seem to be slim.

As for the US: The fastest growing import is pharmaceuticals. The main suppliers include: Ireland, India, Germany and France.   But the top $$$ import is electronic equipment from: China, Mexico, Japan, and South Korea leading the market. If our trading ‘allies’ really wanted to inch out China, they would be offering discounts to curb those deficits.   If the US really wanted to hit China, they would put tariffs on Electronic Equipment and Machinery.

FYI:   The value of Mexico’s imports of electronic equipment and machinery to the US is roughly half of that of China – yet Mexico remains rife in poverty…

US Trade Deficits: A Tariff Equalizer

While the EU is blistering as they attempt to retaliate against Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, they are now attempting to target peanut butter and orange juice.   But the trade war isn’t simply the US vs the EU, it is also the EU against the UK!   However, the commodities their economic experts target is rather odd; Brazil accounts for 50% of all global orange juice. US production is in a downward spiral, has been for years, exasperated recently by Florida crops destroyed by Hurricane Irma and – exports are “flat”.   Which means the tariff on orange juice is worth $0.00.  

US peanut butter export partners include Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan. The European consumers are concentrated in The Netherlands, the UK, Germany and Spain.   Unlike other European countries, The Netherlands top export partners include the UK and the US with Germany being the number one destination.   In 2016, Spain’s highest trade surplus partner was the UK at $8.2 billion, an increase of 3,014%.

The EU has already initiated a trade war with the UK using BREXIT as blackmail.   However, in their tit-for-tat plundering, it would appear they haven’t considered the consequences to countries in the EU other than Germany and France. Given they are the fundamental leaders of the EU decision making schematic, they don’t appear to be making wise choices.

Currently, the UK’s largest trading partner is the EU, with the US coming in a close second. If the EU cuts off the UK and imposes tariffs, the US is calmly waiting in the shadows ready to pick up any slack.   While the EU already slaps a 10% tariff on the import of US automobiles, by contrast, German automobiles are charged an import duty of just 2.5%. The hypocrisy of the German government and by default the EU Commission is beyond comprehension.

It would seem that the EU and Germany are playing a game of chicken without realizing their engine is out of gas.

In 2016, 54% of UK imports came from within EU countries.   If the EU hardlines trade, the UK will slowly shift partners. Currently the largest trade partners include: Germany, Spain and The Netherlands (the same countries that like all the US peanut butter…weird).

While the EU has been considered an ‘emerging superpower’ over the last decade, its share of the global economy has been steadily declining. Add to the fray the growing welfare as a result of refugee and immigration policies, the demand that the EU fund their own military, and Economic policy decisions now seem to be playing a game of chicken without a car…

And the media is at the wheel.

The EU Commission has grown into a Fat Walrus with a budget closing in on $160 billion Euro’s and most assuredly rising. Taxing, penalizing, overseeing, demanding, and fining seem to be their role.   Air pollution is a problem in the EU and despite targets being established in 2005 and 2010, 23 of 28 countries don’t meet the goals.   It’s a joke.

Sanctions on member states not meeting ‘refugee quotas’ was another EU brainchild that has backfired.

And yet, we continue to forget the sage fairy tale that recounts the race between the tortoise and the hare.   While the EU Commission has stated that a) this has been in the air for some time, and b) they will retaliate, and c) they will take this to the WTO, retaliation is not a defense recognized by most courts…  

The US trade deficit in goods is $811 billion, with the largest categories being commercial aircraft, automobiles, and food. The largest deficits were earned with China, Japan, Mexico and Germany.  Germany imports autos, aircraft and pharmaceuticals, while it exports autos, industrial machinery and medicine.   China charges a 25% tariff on US imports of automobiles.

For the Democrats and the GOP to gasp at the horror of equalizing tariffs, they would seem to have ulterior motives that don’t include the prosperity of the US.   Most recently, Trump announced that his goal was to create just that – a direct constant equalizing of all tariffs – thereby eliminating ‘inequality’ – the same catch-all phrase employed by Democrats about – everything Democrat…

But after all the hrumphing and blubbering and demanding, it looks as though the EU, Japan and Australia are begging for their own exemptions.   Bottom line? Trump is looking to close the trade deficits – China, Japan and Germany – it is now your call.

Germany’s Military – A US Welfare Program

Germany is drawing more and more Communist lines as it vilifies Trump over his refusal to pay for and/or support: the Liberal Order, Climate Change, BREXIT and a common stance on Russia.   DW.com cites, US “eminent” political scientist, G John Ikenberry, as stating that this is not just neglect, but sabotage, and a hostile revisionist power play. WOW!   No mincing words…

First, Ikenberry is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a known voice of activism and hate speech. Working on ‘several projects for the Council on Foreign Relations, Ikenberry is a well known proponent of World Order, global domination, and the squeezing out of any country who is not on board with this regime, aka Russia. To consider him ‘eminent’ is rather arrogant and pompous to say the least.

The true angst within the EU and Germany is the fact that the US under Trump will henceforth no longer prop up their economies with US taxpayer funds. Including, defense.

Germany’s defense budget accounts for about 2.5% of the total world budget, 1.2% of it’s GDP, and 6.7% of what the US spends NOT including NATO.   As a percent of GDP, Germany would need to triple it’s spending to equal that of the US – topping roughly $120 billion.   The EU is squeezing Germany for more money as a result of BREXIT, and if the US let’s NATO go by the wayside, Germany and France will be left holding an empty bag of trick-or-treats.

Climate Change? 

The Paris Agreement is about two things 1) money, and 2) pinky swear goals.   Trump pulling out of the money part will have absolutely no effect on the climate change outcome given the money is slated for countries whose economies have no impact on climate change whatsoever. It’s a Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.   As Trump refuses to fund the scheme, US businesses vow to reduce emissions… Isn’t that the goal?   Or is the true goal to create another waste committee to spend billions on infrastructure so as to take over small country’s resources in ‘land grabs’?  Because that’s what the Climate Change money is slated for!

According to National Geographic, 1400 businesses, 20 states and 110 US cities have pledged to reduce emissions. Given that the Paris Agreement is all about ‘pledges’, it would appear that the US is doing it’s part without giving billions to a ‘committee’.

Basically, Germany and other co-dependent countries are whining because they have been given a free ride for so long and haven’t the wherewithal to actually provide for themselves as independent. They have been ‘welfare’ countries for so long that being weaned is making them angry as they cry for entitlement.

Sound familiar? It should, because that is ‘Socialist Communism’.

In addition to NATO, 25 member states of the EU formed PESCO in 2017.   PESCO is a joint effort to create a European military outside of the US welfare budget. Countries have already begun complaining that these funds will stress their other welfare programs and tax government spending.   While a formal budget has yet to even be declared, a goal of 2% has been defined.   But it isn’t just spending – it is about the size of the military itself.

Germany has a land force of just over 60,000 personnel.   Conscription may become a compulsory future for German males, or they may require conscription in order for immigrants to obtain citizenship…   France’s military is considerably larger with a manpower of over 365,000. Sweden has an active personnel log of 22,500, The Netherlands is roughly 59,000 and Norway boasts about 23,000 active.

As a comparison, the US has an active duty personnel of roughly 1.3 million.

Germany’s equipment is in worse disrepair. The Ninth Tank Brigade, which is scheduled to take over NATO’s Very High Readiness Task Force in 2019, has exactly 9 tanks and 3 armoured personal carriers.   It is an embarrassment for Germany and a complete failure of Merkel to compose a ready military.

Germany’s notion that the US is “ambivalent” because Trump is refusing to support the EU while they continue to vilify, demean, and reap the benefits of US taxpayer dollars, is incredibly morally, ethically, insanely hypocritical at best. The real problem is the fact that despite decades of US demands that the EU ramp up their military, they shrugged. There were no consequences, and now they are facing a Trump who is refusing to bow to their grumbling querulous snipes.

Macron – A Hero in France?

The German media is hailing Macron’s term as President of France as a grand success! He’s a hero! He’s a saint! He has accomplished what no man has done before and as a result his approval rating is at an all time high! Yeah!! Or not.

What has Macron accomplished that makes him worthy of such accolade? He has made a few tax reforms and a labour reform or two.   The tax reform is to reduce the corporate rate from 33.3% to 25%, to introduce a ‘progressive tax rate’, and abolish property tax rates. Some of these overhauls will phase in as of 2018, others will phase in over 5 years, including the corporate tax rate reduction.   Many of his tax reforms were simultaneously imposed by Trump, however the reception of the German media was quite hypocritical.  In fact, they were downright irate!  How dare Trump!

Labour reforms include making it easier to fire people, and lifting some regulations although the 35 hour work week and the retirement age of 62 remain in force. Yawn.

As a result of Macron’s massive reforms, France’s GDP rose to about 1.6%! WOW! The only problem, the GDP was estimated to rise to this level in 2014, three years before Macron was elected.   So how could he possibly be anointed with this accomplishment?

France holds an unemployment rate of 9.7%, and a youth unemployment rate of 24%.   It’s debt stands at about a third of the US, yet it’s GDP is only 11% of that of the US, and public debt is 20% higher.   Yet, somehow Macron is a genius and Trump an idiot? How does that work?

Macron’s proposal claims that the ‘source’ of revenue to cover these dramatic reforms will come from freezing government wages, a reduction of 120,000 public sector jobs, and a reduction in subsidies to French regions.   All of which will increase – unemployment.  Hmmm.

Merkel, Macron, Spain, Italy and Belgium all voiced major protests regarding Trump’s tax reform because they felt it would reflect in their own economic rosy development picture.   Which is true.   In addition, if Trump follows through with cuts to the UN and NATO, Europe will have to provide for their own military, increasing budgetary costs while already operating at a deficit.  The US has been subsidizing their militaries for decades, by the same taxpayers that the French consider unworthy and American racist, white, elite, Deplorables.

Macron’s approval rating is also subject to interpretation fluctuating Yugely depending on who is conducting the poll. Strange…  Some claim he sat at 60% when elected. Others report he tanked to 50% as of September only to rebound to 52% today…   That is according to the pollster, Ifop, a market research firm that sells polls to political parties.   But other pollsters claimed that Macron’s approval rating was 30% as of September, a far cry from the Ifop polls. How could that be?

Ifop is headed by Laurence Parisot, a woman, who also happens to be on the board of PNP Paribas. Paribas is infamously linked to the Rothschilds, the same Rothschilds who bought Macron and groomed him before planting him into the fray for election fodder.

Swaying public thought, the altered approval rating is simply another means of creating fake news.

France’s largest source of revenue is it’s chemical industry accounting for $73 billion in annual exports and which includes a cluster of US companies including; DOW Chemical, Exxon, DuPont, and LyondellBasell.   If those companies would decide to repatriate their stream back to the US per the revised tax reform instituted by Trump, the dent would be felt by France’s economy.  Hence the massive fear invoked in the EU for Trump and his reforms.

While the tax rates of both France (phased in over 5 years) and the US have been lowered, there does remain a giant thorn, the cost of labour, the work week, and unions. According to one company that was being asked to open shop in France, this was his impression:

Maurice Taylor Jr., head of the tyre company Titan International did not mince his words:

‘”I’ve visited this factory several times. The French workers are paid high wages but only work three hours. They have one hour for their lunch, they talk for three hours and they work for three hours. I said this directly to their union leaders; they replied that’s the way it is in France.”

Anyone…Anyone?