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The Rise of the Machines

By LtCol Forrest R. Lindsey USMC (ret), staff writer

Hardly a day goes by without some new article describing the very rapid advance of automation in our lives. As it is right now, more and more manufacturing is done using computer-controlled machining and robots doing the assembling and even testing. We can’t call for customer assistance anymore without going through a battery of mechanical voices asking us which option we want while directing us away from any hope of human interaction. Machines are accurate, dependable and they never sleep. They don’t belong to unions and they never complain about working conditions and best of all for the Captains of Industry, they are relatively cheap: after initial acquisition, all they cost is the power to run them and the minor costs of upkeep and upgrades.

The problem that emerges is where that puts people. We all have some children who are nice, average young men and women who are capable of putting in a good day’s work but aren’t gifted with vast intellect or inspiration – in a word, average. We would consider ourselves lucky sometimes if they could find a good, solid blue collar job. Except those jobs – and many so-called white collar jobs – are disappearing.

Beside mechanization, the big money companies are outsourcing like madmen to cheaper labor overseas or in some cases, importing overseas workers to fill the spots that our sons and daughters would have filled. We even have news that Disney, that paragon of fresh-scrubbed American values, has been busily replacing American with foreign and then, after the displaced Americans are required to train their replacements, the fired Americans are prohibited from seeking other employment with Disney. Wow. Sure makes me want to go out and buy that next movie!

Between the rise of machines and the jobs lost to non-Americans, where will our children go? Is it our government’s intention to turn them into the next installment of the permanently unemployed, to receive a payment each month just to sit there and not riot? What are our leaders doing to address this situation – coming up with vast international treaties to finally finish the role of American workers once and for all (along with our national sovereignty) but, fortunately keeping those corporate bottom lines in the black?

The solution has to be some sort of plan for the future that recognizes the value of all of our children and helps them with specific education and directions to use their individual talents. There are some things that no machine can ever do and we need to identify those positions and aim accordingly. We also know that we have no real future as a nation if we keep rewarding companies which completely automate out American jobs or replace American with foreign workers.

And we certainly don’t need crazy, behemoth, top-secret treaties (like the Trans-Pacific Partnership) that throw away our American jobs along with our independence. Anything too secret for the American people to read ahead of time is most likely treason. We need to reward companies that continue to use Americans in American jobs and punish those that don’t. Call your Senators and Congressmen, make them listen.

Running on empty: Liberals have no new ideas but they don’t care

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Democrats have won many races by essentially moving their lips but saying nothing. They can get away with “Vote for me because the Republicans will cancel your (social security, welfare, affirmative action, amnesty, medical coverage, grants for global warming, anti-gun laws, and break your union up).”

All they have to do is get enough greedy self-absorbed parasites to vote for them out of fear of an end to their gravy train and they win. New ideas? “We don’t need no stinking new ideas!”

Nevertheless, when there aren’t enough greedy parasites in a particular area the Democrats feel compelled to make believe they are serious thinkers to attract the “oh so wise Independents.” This forces them to make believe they understand, “the serious issues of the day.” It makes no difference that they themselves are always on the wrong side of these issues and they are invariably the cause of the problem they are addressing, Democrats put on their stern face or appear tieless – to show how emergency nature of the issue and “come out strongly on” whatever it is.

Unemployment is a classic example of such an issue. The crisis in employment in America has been caused solely by their President Barack Obama and their ATM machine unions but at election time Democrats have to ready a “hard hitting plan that focuses on jobs like a laser beam.”  

Although as Democrats they really don’t understand economies or how America works, Democrats need only offer a “jobs plan,” and a sycophantic media will swoon over it and tell addle-brained Democrat voters “prosperity is just around the corner.” Recall Joe Biden’s annual fake “Recovery summer,” announcements.

These things being said it is no wonder that intellectually bankrupt Democrats are plagiarizing each other seemingly in total confidence they won’t be discovered. This is how we get smugness like: “South Dakota IS after all; what a million miles from Texas right? So who will know we are using the same silly little plan?”    

Three female Democrats running for governor from South Dakota, Wisconsin and Texas have been caught issuing the same “jobs plan.”

They probably aren’t concerned about this because they are running as “not the evil Republican.” Will it work? So far the polls say no; but if they wake up enough greedy parasites who knows?      

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/25/Democrats-The-Party-of-Stolen-Bad-Ideas               

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Democrat big minimum wage increases keep the cycle of poverty and enslavement going

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

The best explanation of what the Yiddish word “chutzpah” means goes like this: A guy who has just been convicted of killing his parents begs the judge for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan.

“Chutzpah” is acting with extreme, barefaced shamelessness.

When it comes to their handling of financial matters Democrats can be classified as acting either in extreme ignorance or with extreme chutzpah. We know Democrats align themselves with job killing unions and champion job killing regulations; but whether they are ignorant of how economies actually work,  just practicing their usual level of chutzpah or a combination of both is always a question.

What is not in question is that Democrat controlled Blue States often have weak economies that lag behind any recovery of the national economy. The low information Democrat voters who live in these states are often trapped in these miserable economies which are carefully manipulated to keep them enslaved to the government.

The Democrats are very skilled at perpetuating the cycle of misery they need to keep voter discipline on their plantations. They provide social programs that insure their voters are addicted to “free stuff” which, as takers, is free to them but paid for by the state’s makers.

Since Democrat unions kill jobs, the majority of their slaves are usually unemployed which is fine with the Democrats since it makes their slaves still more dependent on Democrats. At times, however, even these cynical tricks don’t work because some of their slaves actually want to work. Enter the next trick in the Democrats’ cynical cycle: When forced to face this problem Democrats decree their voters be paid more for the same (or in the case of unionized jobs) less productivity.

They order privately owned businesses to pay employees more per hour. By doing this Democrats create a win-win for themselves. If businesses do pay their workers more Democrats look like heroes. If  a private business cannot continue under Democrat imposed rules and closes or moves out of the state, Democrats get to call them Republicans which is a foul curse word among them and their voters.

Connecticut has just raised its minimum wage from $8.70 to $10.10, not coincidentally the same amount national Democrats want to set as a federal minimum wage. Vermont is contemplating a minimum wage of $12.50 which will break the back of its private employers. Both of these raises will put more people out of work; but Democrats could not care less about that.

They have no heart but lots of chutzpah. Keeping their supporters in poverty and dependence is all they care about.

Sources: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/28/connecticut-passes-nations-highest-minimum-wage/



Regardless of what the apparatchiks in the media report; unemployment and misery index are sky-high

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

The corrupt American media is lying for their president Barack Obama again. Our economy is not improving – it is getting worse. Unemployment is not falling – it is rising. Americans are not feeling good about the future – we are suffering from Jimmy Carter-like misery, a new report from a respected Wall Street adviser tells us.

According to the calculations of David John Marotta our effective unemployment rate is not the 6.7% as reported by Obama’s apparatchiks in media, but a staggering and more believable 37.2%. Moreover, the Misery Index we are suffering under is 14 not the Ministry of Propaganda’s reported 8 points.

In terms of the unemployment numbers, Marotta’s reasoning is that what the government is reporting only includes those who are still looking for work. It does not take into account those who have stopped looking. Because we now have 92 million people who could be working but are not, the real unemployment number is 37.2%. 

In old Soviet style accounting, these Americans are “non-people.” They cannot therefore be allowed to stain the great achievement of comrade president in pulling America out of the “Bush” recession – which by the way ended in 2009 according to the comrades in the Ministry of Propaganda.   

The Misery Index, which combines the rate of inflation with the rate of unemployment, is also therefore artificially low. It does not account for the billions of dollars the government is printing and handing to Wall Street each month to keep the Dow Jones artificially high to dazzle the dummies who vote Democrat. Because of tricks like this the inflation rate as officially reported 1.24%, is a fraudulent number. The real number is more like 4.23% as Marotta sees it. When added to even a more plausible unemployment rate of 10.2%, even by Obama standards gives us a Misery Index of 14.7 points. This is higher than it has been in 40 years.

The danger of these lies is that no one can fix our economy until the truth comes out. Doctors don’t guess the extent of a broken arm; to get the facts they used diagnostic tools.  Without real numbers we cannot begin to clean up comrade Obama’s mess, but his apparatchiks in the media won’t report them.

 Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com/wall-street-advisor-actual-unemployment-is-37.2-misery-index-worst-in-40-years/article/2542604

The Obama Regime’s criminal assault on the coal industry

by Suzanne Eovaldi
The Obama administration’s attack on America’s coal industry has swung into high gear with EPA enforcers setting emission rates so low that virtually no plant will be able to meet the new standards.  And as a consequence, more American workers will be thrown out into the cold, their families thrown into the welfare maw and American dependence on overseas energy sources thrown into states that historically have given us the fire in our economic engines. 

CiR has just received an urgent Email alert from Western mountain states urging our readers to send Emails, faxes, and traditional letters to the following link:   a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov.  You must give this identification when you pull up the EPA prompt:   Docket ID:EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495  You only have until February 6 to oppose the EPA’s actions to basically shut down all coal production.  “If they are able to do this, and if they get away with it, they will then go after existing levels,”  said Daniel Simmons to WorldNetDaily interviewers.  Simmons is the policy vice president of the Institute for Energy Research.
Remember in 2008, when President Obama threatened to bankrupt America’s coal industry to force our energy prices to go sky high?  Well, if allowed to pass into law, Obama’s new EPA rule would slash our power output by 40%. But even worse, average Americans could very well see their energy bills DOUBLE!  (1)  

By the way, how’s that Global Warming hoax working out for all of you Obots this week?  When you’re out shoveling those 14 inch snowfalls along the eastern corridor, you may want to rethink how Mother Nature’s “hot flashes” are effecting the planet!
“They set an emission rate so low that no coal-fired power plants can actually meet these goals.” says Simmons, clearly upset by what is in the works for our coal miners.   The Obama EPA enforcers are looking to force coal companies to adopt a very expensive technology called “Carbon Capture and Sequestration. . .which is so incredibly expensive. . .that it doesn’t exist on any power plant anywhere in the world.”

Back in January, 2008, Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle, according to a WND source, (2)” So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas.”
Simmons points out that these power plants finding favor with the Obama EPA are “heavily subsidized by the government,. . .some to as much as $300 million in taxpayer subsidies!”     He is very wary of natural gas taking over our energy needs because of the changing economic dynamics of the gas industry.  He points out that the cost savings touted by the EPA are based on future pie-in-the-sky estimates, not real world examples of success.
My grandparents and relatives on both sides of my family were coal miners.  My mother’s father, Joseph Smith, was an underground mine supervisor in the bituminous coal mines of Southern Illinois, now virtually demolished by the environmental police.  His brother, my Uncle Ted, was a coal miner who first came to America from the coal mining regions of England. He vouched for his brother and family to get them in through Ellis Island.  My godfather, Uncle August Miriani, worked every day as an old time miner, using pick and shovels way before machines made the industry more miner friendly.  My godmother, Aunt Jennie, kept a wash basin outside her little shed so Uncle August could wash up before coming inside her sweet, clean home, one which I often visited as a little girl.  My mother’s brother saw to it his wife got “Black Lung” insurance before he died.  So I know full well what can happen when an over reaching government destroys the main economy of Southern Illinois, the state that launched Obama.

Dear people, wake up, fire up your computers, fax machines, or get out your pen and paper and contact www.epa.gov during the public comment period, before February 6.  Are we going to let yet this honest, decent energy industry be tossed into the burning furnace of an out-of-control socialist engine that seeks to destroy America?

SOURCE:  http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/obama-plot-black-out-40-of-u-s-power-supply/

Go to  www.Regulations.gov    send email comments to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov   /fax to 202-566-9744    /or mail to Air and Radiation Docket and information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20460.