Impeachment? Cui Bono?

Impeachment is inevitable according to Elizabeth Drew veteran columnist for the New York Times.

Ms. Drew is as old as the hills, and she was a former director of the Council on Foreign Relations. Well, when you are as connected as she was with the “gentlemen” from Corporate America who now rule our country, her opinion must be considered seriously.

Of course, impeachment is not a conviction. Impeachment is a trial.

One must ask first, though, why the real rulers of America, that being Corporate America, would want their boy, Trump, thrown out of office.

He’s doing just fine by them.

Sure, he’s removed a few token troops from Syria in order to fire up his base, but has he made any real dent in America’s war machine? 

Has he fired John Bolton?

NIMHO.

He continues to support Israel to the hilt. He continues to wage verbal warfare against Iran.

It sounds to me like he’s just getting going. It sounds to me like he’s getting the war machine ready for the next offensive.

As for James Mattis resigning, if James Mattis resigned it is only because Corporate America wanted him out of there. He wants a job on a boardroom someday, doesn’t he?  Well, if he does he better not anger Corporate America. They never forget.

No, I think Mattis was perhaps too reasonable for our corporate warmongers, too much the voice of peace, always a danger to the aspirations of corporate America.

Hey, remember those halcyon days when American leaders cared about peace in the world?

Ha, what a pack of wimps those guys were.

The stock market plunge? Why would  Corporate America give one rat’s ass about the stock market? They’ve been manipulating it for years, stealing money from the American people. They don’t care if the market goes down; that just gives them the opportunity to swoop in and buy stocks cheap.

The shutdown over the wall?  Corporate America couldn’t care less if a few Americans go without pay for the next month or two. That doesn’t affect them.  They rather prefer the fracas and discussion over the wall, a stupid idea if there ever was one.

Indeed, Corporate America loves the wall and the discussion there of. They do so because it distracts Americans from discussing the real cause of immigration from Central America, which is that Corporate America has raped the people of Central America and have been doing so for many, many decades.

Trump is a good thing for the corporate elite. Why would they want to get rid of him and have some wild and crazy guy like Mike Pence get in there?

Mike Pence might do something wise. Mike Pence might have a sensitivity to the American people and feel that war is not in their best interest. Mike Pence might feel the pain of people who’ve lost money in the stock market. He might see it as the casino that it is. Mike Pence might agree with Mr. Obrador in Mexico City who feels that investment in Central America and improving the lives of its inhabitants might prevent immigration into the United States.

Oh the horror, the horror.  What would become of the common market and the Amero?

It wouldn’t become, and that is the point.  The elites from Corporate America desire to build their new world, and they will have it.

At this point in time, Trump is an  integral instrument to achieve that.  And so, in this author’s opinion, Trump will be with us for quite some time.

Sure, there might be an impeachment process, but if Corporate America doesn’t want a conviction to take place, it won’t happen.

Corporate America controls the U.S. Senate. Their boys will do what they’re told to do, or they won’t get the money to get reelected.

That’s what I think of Trump’s impeachment.

Cui bono?

 

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The Stock Market

Since the stock market is falling, I thought it would be a good idea to give you some rules in the stock market.

These are some lessons that I have learned over 35 years. I list them not necessarily in order of importance.

  1. Invest in what you use and believe in if you think the price is good.  When you use a product, you generally have a better feel for the product’s true value.  This comes in handy when stock market gurus tell you to sell the stock. This helped me tremendously in the 80s with Apple computer and in 2008 with Las Vegas Sands.
  2. Stay away from options.  It’s gambling pure and simple.  Any gains I made in the regular stock market I lost in options.  Particularly stay away from put options. When you buy a put option you’re betting on the stock to fail; and no matter how fiercely you try to justify the bet, you’ll feel bad – unless of course you work at Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan in which case you’ll feel happy.  People there stamp their feet, sing the Horst Wessel song and scream, “Das tut mir leid.”
  3. Investing in bonds is like dating someone you think is a dog.  You’ll trade that dog in the second a sexy stock comes along.  So will everyone else; and if they dump their dog before you do, you’re fucked. I never invested in bonds. I never understood them, and I don’t think anyone else does either – which is why they dump them. Plus who wants to rely on the government?
  4. No one can predict the future.  Case closed.  What you can do is invest in good, undervalued stocks that appreciate.
  5. If you think that cheap stocks can’t go down any further, you are wrong.
  6. They call it a bear market for a reason. If you don’t know why, you’re going to find out.
  7. Just because you use and believe in a stock does not mean that you should hold on to the stock forever.  You must be emotionally detached from your stock.  Your job is to make wise decisions.
  8. Experts are not experts.
  9. CEOs are not experts. In fact many are active dissemblers of the truth.
  10. I don’t like diversification.  I made more money not by diversifying but by carefully researching the balance sheets and income statements of the companies I was investing in.  Plus I listened to conference calls when available.
  11. Try to hang onto your winners.  Over decades you’ll do well.  Resist the temptation to cash out to pay down on other assets.
  12. What goes down must not necessarily come back up.  No, Sir, that ball can keep going down and down and …
  13. Not obeying these rules made the stock market a giant waste of time for me economically. I came out even.
  14. It’s s fun game, and you will have multiple opportunities to win and lose. Plus you will learn about the wider economy.
  15. Never think you are somebody or the Market Gods will happily show you where you stand in the grand scope of things.

The Art of Mumbo Jumbo

Have you ever listened to a business school graduate speak?

Unless you’ve been reverse-engineered like he has been, you can barely understand a word.

That’s right, reverse-engineered.

These business schools specialize in reverse-engineering. They take bright people and make them stupid.

They turn diamonds into lumps of coal.

They do it with stupid juice and plenty of it.

It’s ladled out in pitcher loads.

Their graduates speak in eco-babble.

Now maybe you are thinking this eco-babble is legitimate jargon, but if you thought that you would be wrong.

Yes, other professionals talk in jargon. Doctors do it all the time.

The difference is that doctors aren’t speaking bullshit.

Aortas actually exist.

Economists specialize in bullshit.

And boy do they lay it on thick.

I think they have a man with a  machine cranking this BS out faster than a human being  can possibly learn it.

They say no two economists can agree. I think that’s wrong.  I don’t think even one economist can agree with himself from one minute to the next.

I think he forgets what he says before it comes out of his mouth.

Terms like weak dollar, bubbles, overvalued dollar, trade deficits, domestic savings only exist to intimidate you into accepting his authority.

Phrases like ‘run on the bond market’ sweeten his supremacy.  

Throw in short-term treasuries, LIBOR, disparity in bond yields, and you’ve got a genius.

God speaks when he talks about the Fed holding onto government debt.

Hey, genius, the Fed is the government.  But we’ll pretend it isn’t.

Of course they all predicted the collapse of 2007.

Sure.

When I was a kid I was totally impressed with this soothsayer Jeanne Dixon who supposedly predicted JFKs assassination.

I asked my dad how this was possible.  What special powers did she have?

My dad who could dismiss entire industry’s with a phrase said to me: It’s easy when you predict everything under the sun.