Tuesday, April 21, 2015

IT'S GETTING LISTERIOUS. BLUE BELL CREAMERIES CEO SPEWS STUPID RHETORIC AFTER THREE DIE FROM EATING HIS ICE CREAM



We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe ...  We are heartbroken about this situation and apologize to all of our loyal Blue Bell fans and customers. Our entire history has been about making the very best and highest quality ice cream and we intend to fix this problem.
At every step, we have made decisions in the best interest of our customers based on the evidence we had available at the time...At this point, we cannot say with certainty how Listeria was introduced to our facilities and so we have taken this unprecedented step. We continue to work with our team of experts to eliminate this problem.” ~ Paul Kruse, CEO, Blue Bell Creameries

If  the execs at Blue Bell Creameries were "committed to doing the 100 percent right thing" and the entire history of Blue Bell Creameries "has been about making the very best and highest quality ice cream,"  never would they have produced listeria-laden ice cream that now has been implicated in the murder of three living in Kansas.

Not to be stymied by his public display of stupidity, Kruse needed to double-down with the equally idiotic claim that "at every step, we have made decisions in the best interest of our customers."

The right move by the owners of Blue Bell Creameries is to shutter the business and sell off the plant and equipment, destroying any production equipment.

According to the CDC, Blue Bell Creameries have continued to sell ice cream even though the firm had a listeria problem dating to 2010, at least according to reporting to CNN. Some are suggesting that Blue Bell execs have engaged in a almost five year cover-up that has led to three murders.

Perhaps it's time for guys like Kruse to face criminal manslaughter charges if he knew about listeria contamination while OKing the sale of products which had the potential to murder someone.

In the meantime guys like Kruse will continue to bet that Americans are so stupid they will buy any rhetoric and continue to buy products.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

LISTEN UP BRITS. YOU DIDN'T INVENT PUNK ROCK, BUT YOUR DULL BANDS LIKE LED ZEPPELIN SPARKED A ROCK AND ROLL REVOLT

The Sex Pistols. To most the world over, The Sex Pistols invented punk rock.

Bollocks! The Sex Pistols did not invent punk rock because there is no such thing as punk rock. Punk rock isn't an idiom of rock and roll. Anarchist political lyrics doesn't make music punk.

In rock and roll music, there are three idioms — rockabilly, straight rock, and heavy metal. If music isn't played in one of those idioms, it's not rock and roll.

Punk began in 1973 and ended by 1976. Punk only happened almost exclusively in America.


The Dictators

Punk rockers were reactionary Americans, mostly New Yorkers, who revolted against the dull, arty-farty, pretentious music peddled by Brits in America by the likes of Led Zeppelin, with their smoke-pot-and-pass-out to boring music of 20-minute drum solos, 15-minute guitar wankery and incessant caterwauling-masquerading-as-singing that without doubt could not be thought of as rock and roll. Punk rock bands sought to return to rock and roll music they grew up with from the 50s but with updated guitar sounds from guys like James Williamson (Iggy and the Stooges' Search and Destroy), Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper's Under My Wheels) and even Brit Mick Ronson (David Bowie' Queen Bitch and Hang on to Yourself)..

There isn't a musical form "punk rock." There were only punk rockers. So-called punk rock is straight rock idiom of rock and roll and sometimes the rockabilly idiom.  The definitive features of the punk rockers sound were playing uptempo straight rock featuring overdriven guitars.

What happened from 1977 and thereafter is the New Wave of Music and that includes all bands in the UK, including The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, XTC, The Police, and many others. Many of the Old Wave bands of long-form psychedelia music were dropped from labels.

The New Wave of Music arose because recording firm execs felt confident in earning profits from a return to rock and roll forged by the punk rockers of America.  There were all kinds of upstart recording firms owing to a return to capitalism.

Back in 1973, rock and roll had only been around 21 years. Even in 1973, most considered rock and roll as music for teenagers. No self-respecting teen would want to listen to rock and roll played by anyone 30 and over. And yet, by 1973, the current stars of rock and roll, guys like Mick Jagger had turned 30.  Simply put, execs sought to replace aging rock and roll stars who started in rock and roll during the early 1960s.

The early punk rocker bands were the New York Dolls, Aerosmith, and The Dictators. Often, punk rocker bands were accused of being a Rolling Stones copycat band as the New York Dolls and Aerosmith were, respectively, hence the name punk rock.

The New York Dolls' self-titled first release in July 27, 1973! The Dolls themselves said specifically they formed in reaction against the long-form dullards dominating the concert circuit in American sports arenas.

The Dolls put out two records in 1973 and 1974, with signature works like Personality Crisis, Vietnamese Baby, Trash, Subway Train, Babylon, It's Too Late, Chatterbox.

Aerosmith's self-titled first release in January, 1973, with songs like Make It, Somebody, Mama Kin, Write Me and the Rufus Thomas cover of Walkin' the Dog qualifies as punk as it is reactionary to the long-form dull rock of Zeppelin. And Aerosmith formed in 1970!

The Dictators from NYC had a record deal long before The Ramones. Dee Dee Ramone would come to watch The Dictators play. The Dictators' works The Dictators Go Girl Crazy ('75), Manifest Destiny ('77) and Bloodbrothers ('78) feature some of the best return-to-rock-and-roll songs ever laid down on acetate.

The Brit stuff borne of the late 1960s, such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Yes and so forth, none of that stuff is rock and roll. Those bands played long-form rock, which borrows instruments and some concepts from rock and roll. Long-form rock goes by many false, pretentious names like art rock, prog rock and jam rock.

One of the sillier claims by many is that punk rock needs a DIY ethic. As far as DIY recording, Americans have been releasing self-publishing recorded rock and roll music since the early 1960s (The Fabulous Wailers, the Sonics).

Without doubt, if a band had a record deal and released music before 1973 or after 1976, that band could not be punk rockers.

As I showed you in A COUPLE OF AMERICAN JEWS INVENTED ROCK AND ROLL IN 1952, rock and roll started in 1952 by Mike Stoller and Jerry Lieber, a couple East Coast transplants to Los Angeles and big fans of West Coast Swing.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE INTO A BRAND NEW CAR, SLOWLY. AMERICAN CAR BUYING HAS COME BACK MUCH BUT NEEDS TO COME MORE.

Between the start of 1976 through the end of 2007, which coincides with peak True GDP and peak True Credit from the Greenspan-Bernanke Great Inflation, the biggest credit bubble in the history of mankind, there were 16.1 Free Americans age 16 and older for every new car sold in America. By Free Americans, I mean Americans living in the USA, not in prison and not institutionalized. The average over the last 6 months is still 1.18 times higher at 18.9 Free Americans for every new car sold.

The picture looks a bit better for Free Americans 20 to 54. From the start of 1976 through 2007, there were 10.4 Free Americans age 16 and older for every new car sold in America. Over the last six months, there were 11.1 Free Americans. 20 to 54, for every new car sold.

Until that long run average is hit, and stays steady, no one should claim the economy has recovered. As it is, True GDP keeps falling along with everything else.





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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ADVANCE RETAIL SALES SHOW EIGHT YEARS OF LIES. WHAT RECOVERY? DEPRESSIONS NEVER LASTED THIS LONG WHEN AMERICANS HAD MONEY.

Well, the U.S. Census Bureau has released the Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services for March 2015. Suffice to say, the propagandists report that retail sales are up. Always, they do. That is easy enough to do under a regime of ongoing cash accretion.

For eight years, agents of propaganda for the President, the Congress, and the Federal Reserve have told you there was a crisis that needed urgent action. And after the crisis had been handled, these same agents told you an economic recovery had been underway.



Well, all of that has been outright lies, big lies, whoppers of epic proportion. The crisis was the making of Congreses and commercial bankers precisely because bankers came to rely on mortgage-backed securities created by the agents of Congress, Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae, as reserves from which to meet liabilities.

Politicians, appointed officials, presidents and idiot economist academicians have lied to your faces about the crisis. And after dealing with the crisis, these same despicable, unmanly cowards have lied to you continuously about a fake recovery.

Because you are an adult,  you should expect politicians to lie. Idiot economist academicians lie mostly because they are too stupid to know their doctrines, which they have accepted as dogma are quite false.

As Americans, we are stuck with liarbirds.

I have shown you these lies in these stories and many more:

The foregoing have charts on true GDP, true bank credit, corporate true profits and true bank clearings. You should read those to see the charts at least. You can use these charts to steer your way through commerce. 

There hasn't been any recovery because bankers at the Federal Reserve do not understand commerce at all. Economist academician Ben Bernanke, a guy who never worked in a for-profit industry as an adult, indeed knew not what he was doing with his stupid Quantitative Easing. And his follower, Janet Yellen is little better.

By suppressing interest rates and thus cheapening credit, Bernanke and Yellen have killed the the return to capital for those with extant capital paid for with credit at higher rates borrowed upon expectation of higher prices.  This has resulted in unnecessarily lengthened, high unemployment followed by capital growth restriction and thus true wage growth impairment.

In short, both Bernanke and Yellen have impaired capital. Without sound capital, wages can't get paid. Without wages, few can consume to any extent.

Look at these charts. These charts support exactly that. None of these charts dealing with the advance monthly sales for retail and food services reveals any recovery. All the charts show ongoing decline.

Total Retail and Total Restaurants




Cars, Trucks, other Vehicles, Parts, and Gasoline






Stores




Food and Health




House




Clothing and Sporting Goods



THE BRIGHT SPOT: Non-Store Retailing

Although non-store retailing (Internet shopping, mostly) has fallen since the peak, it hasn't fallen off as bad as every other sector of retailing.





When Americans had money — coined metal by weight and fineness — never did trade depressions last as long. It's only since the advent of the Federal Reserve and the replacement of money with cash as legalized tender that depressions have lasted this long. Mortgage-backed securities issued by the agencies of Congress only have made banking and the economy worse.


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Monday, April 13, 2015

ECONOMIC EXPANSION? RECOVERY? SHUT UP ALREADY AND STOP LYING ABOUT ANY RECOVERY.MUCH LESS ANY EXPANSION.




As I showed back in April in AMERICAN CORPORATE PROFITS STILL IN DECLINE AND STILL TOO HIGH. SEE THE TRUE PICTURE, corporate profits are falling. Never does the economy expand on falling true corporate profits.

As I wrote back in November 2014 in THE SECRETS OF AUTOMATED CLEARINGS, GDP AND THE ECONOMY. RECOVERY? WHEN?

Commercial banking is what gives rise to any advanced economy. In spite of popular misguided hatred for bankers, without commercial banking, you would be living at a bare subsistence. Nothing that you know would exist. 
Until True Commercial Clearings begin to rise, no one should expect the economy to be sound. Until True Government Clearings begin to rise steadily, no one should believe an expansion is under way.
There is no reality to any claims of the USA economy in expansion. It's not even in recovery. The economy has been contracting every year since peak True GDP of Q4 2007.

Commercial banking clearings activity fails to support any propaganda about the economy pushed either by those of the Obama Administration or by those of the Federal Reserve.

Back in Q2 2013, it looked as if for moment, at long last, a true recovery could have been underway. That didn't hold. The same kind of head fake happened in Q3 2014.



That government clearings is about GDP reveals welfare spending support. That government clearings is in decline reveals fewer true taxes collected on falling true GDP.



The Federal Reserve ought to be required by Congress to provide Americans this data on monthly rather than quarterly and long after the quarter expires.

As well, it would be great if the likes of Obama and Yellen weren't such cowardly immoral cretins. If only they could mature, get tough and begin telling truth to all, that would be great.
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Friday, April 10, 2015

OBAMA FAILS TO PAY TAXES ON ALMOST 69 MILLION DOLLARS IN 2014.

Today, the propaganda agency for President Obama announced that Obama and Joe Biden, who is the vice-president of the USA, released the summary their income taxes. Josh Earnest, the propaganda agent claims Obama paid  $93,362 in total tax.



However, since Obama gets paid by Congress, it's comical to claim he pays taxes to Congress. Obama's salary for FY 2014 was $450,000. In effect, Congress reduced Obama's salary to $356,638. However, because Congress pays Obama, Obama didn't actually pay any taxes. Foolishly, Obama paid $22,640 to the State of Illinois.

What propagandist Earnest fails to mention is that Congress paid Obama an additional $68,560,000, to blow as living expenses. No charade of phony taxes were levied by Congress for this sum.

Congress gave Obama $55,110,000 to blow on the White House, another $12,700,000 to blow on his "Executive Residence" and another $750,000 to pay for plumbers, painters and electricians under the guise of "White House Repair & Restoration."

Congress was less generous to Joey Biden, giving him only another $4,520,000 in fun cash to blow.
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Friday, April 3, 2015

THE BABY BOOM MYTH. YET ANOTHER STORY FOR AMERICAN INDOCTRINATION MYTHOLOGY

Like you, I gave it little thought. I took it to be true merely because I heard it countless times, "The Baby Boomers are the generation of Americans born between 1946 through 1964."

Bureaucrats at the Census Bureau decided upon the years 1946 through 1964. Most others peg the years between 1943 and 1960.

Rightly, any period marked by a greatly increased birth rate can get the moniker "a baby boom." A birth boom gets measured by an increase in the rate of births per 1,000.

A look at the stats reveals the false belief of the "baby boom" happening between the years 1946 and 1960 (or 1964). In short, a baby boom never happened between 1946 through 1964.

United States birth rate (births per 1000 population)

The red segment demarcates the years 1946 to 1964, the supposed postwar baby boom. Clearly, through the years, Americans have created baby booms. Yet, no continuous boom happened between 1946 and 1964.

The first boom began in 1933, stalled and then resumed in 1937. That boom lasted until 1944. The first boom stalled in 1944 and resumed in 1945 hitting a peak in 1948. The first boom began its decline after hitting a peak in 1948, a peak that had fallen 11.7% from the 1909 peak of 30 births each 1,000.

The Great Baby Bust began in 1957 and lasted 20 years. Interestingly, the birth rate fell an insignificant 1.7% after U.S. Supreme Court robes ruled abortion legal in their 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

By 1977, American men and women decided having sex and birthing babies was fun. Thus, they kicked off a second baby boom. As their fun petered out by 1991, the boomlet didn't last.

I blame the music between '77 and '91.


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