Monday, December 26, 2016

REALIST NEWS - Why I think Bitcoin will do WAY better than any paper stock

I think Cryptocurrencies are the future.  Screw the banks.

What Debt In Chicken Farming Says About American Agriculture

I feel there is a Day of Reckoning in farming in the USA.  Over burdened with regulations and rising interest rates causing land values to plummet.  This reeks of a disaster that will once again decimate our farming community.

I look for mass starvation in the USA if this continues.
Poultry farmers are over-leveraged on average compared to other farmers. In 2007, poultry farmers had the highest DRCU of any sector in agriculture, at nearly 70%. This means that poultry farmers are have already leveraged nearly 70% of their capacity to pay back debt, just to keep the business running. This calculation does not include their livelihood: feeding their family, paying for their own home, etc. Close followers in high DRCU were hog and dairy farmers, industries that are increasingly adopting contract models similar to poultry. In the same year, according to research by USDA’s Economic Research Service, the poultry sector also had a larger than proportional amount of insolvent farms, compared to other sectors.

So all those bright and shiny new chicken coups and farms brought on by new idiotic regulations created by people who know shit about farming and paid with borrowed money will CRUSH the American poultry farmer.

Farmers Push Back Against Animal Welfare Laws

So, the 98% of America that doesn't farm with the vast majority probably never ever even seen a farm or maybe even planted a seed, are going to tell the highly skilled farmers how to raise live stock?  Really?

This spells the end of agriculture in America.  Socialism at its finest!!
North Dakota and Missouri adopted amendments in the last few years that enshrined into their constitutions the right of farmers and ranchers to use current practices and technology. Legislatures in many states, including Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska and West Virginia, considered proposed amendments this year. And Oklahoma voters this month rejected a similar amendment sent to them by the Legislature.

Farmers acknowledge that some people who do not spend much time on farms may object to some of their practices. But they say that they do not abuse animals and that their practices are the most efficient and safest way to keep up with demand for food. And, they say, complying with restrictions on raising poultry and livestock like those approved in Massachusetts are costly for them and for consumers.

They point to an 18 percent increase in the price of eggs — about 49 cents a dozen — in California last year that was attributed to a law that created strict space requirements for hens. The law applies not just to producers in the state but to producers in other states that sell eggs there.

“Our nation’s ability to protect its food supply can be threatened by unnecessary regulations driven by activist agendas, often by people who’ve never set foot on farmland or have no idea what it takes to produce a crop,” said Paul Schlegel, director of environment and energy policy for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Multi-Million Dollar Producing Vinyl Company Leaves SoCal for Prescott

What amazing hemmoraging!
Halle said choosing Prescott was not completely straightforward, but leaving California became a no-brainer for this Orange County native/resident and his wife/CFO, Helen, a former bank vice president. “We had to get out of California,” Halle said. “They taxed us to death. We tried to stay creative but all costs saved went back out the door as laws changed. This meant we couldn’t innovate enough to keep competing with China. Helen said we really have to love California to stay here because if we want to keep innovating, we’ve got to leave.” Halle takes his criticism of California’s business environment a step further, believing that distribution is favored over manufacturing because it produces more tax revenue. “There’s more smog because of this,” he added. “Now I have a fantastic and clear view out my window.”

Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

Good God!  Is there no hope for CA?

But he also noted that the industry has been shrinking in Southern California for decades. “This is another brick in that path,” he added. In the first nine months of this year, profit in the company’s defense and space unit was down 5 percent from a year earlier.

Moreover, as Congress has curbed defense spending in recent years, Boeing has lost several big military contracts. The company also faces competition from space startups such as Hawthorne-based SpaceX.

Statewide, Boeing’s workforce has shrunk by nearly 700 jobs since January, dropping to 14,414. Even so, “California remains key to Boeing’s future,” said spokeswoman Tiffany Pitts.

“It’s home to the world’s largest satellite factory, commercial airplane engineering activities, and military and commercial airplane product support.”

Major defense contractor Lockheed Martin plans to leave San Diego

When is CA going to wake up?

A major defense contractor is moving out of state and taking 100 good paying jobs with it.

This time, it's Lockheed Martin, saying goodbye to California and its high taxes.

The defense contractor is moving command and control jobs to its headquarters in Littleton, Colo., a state that cuts California's corporate income tax in half.

"We continually evaluate our operations to identify opportunities to increase affordability," the company said in a statement. "...Reduction of duplicate laboratories and facilities operating costs improves the affordability and efficiency of our business, which better serves our customers."

Lockheed Martin opened the office in 2009 with 500 workers.

Transamerica to close L.A. and Folsom offices, cutting hundreds of jobs

No longer a physical presence in CA.
Financial services and insurance company Transamerica said Thursday that it will close its office in Los Angeles, cutting about 315 jobs.

The Baltimore company will also close its office in Folsom, where 30 employees will be affected. Transamerica will no longer have operations in California, though the company still owns the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco and will continue to serve customers in California.

Transamerica said it will also close its office in West Chester, Ohio. All the office closures will occur next year.

Nationwide, Transamerica will eliminate about 800 positions, including job cuts in other locations.

Another 1,000 Jobs LEAVING California—For Low Tax/No Tax States

There really is only so much a company can bear.
Verizon is offering 1,000 employees four choices, move to Texas, South Carolina of Florida—or be unemployed. Texas and Florida have in income taxes—and low cost housing—compared to California. My hope I that these folks get out of California while they can—failed schools, high crimes rates, worst roads in the nation, a governor that gives water to fish not people. We are on the cusp according to Guv Brown of a recession—time to get out of Dodge, or Sacramento.

“Verizon Wireless is closing its Rancho Cordova operation, cutting 1,000 jobs.

“This was a very difficult but necessary business decision. We value our customer service and telesales employees. They are highly trained, highly skilled and experienced and they will be encouraged to stay with the company,” said spokeswoman Heidi Flato, via email.

Uber's self-driving cars quit California and leave for Arizona on the back of a self-driving truck

Ho boy.  Your Silicon Valley guys are leaving?

In a final blow to Uber's self-driving car ambitions in the state, the California DMV revoked the registration of Uber's 16 autonomous vehicles on Wednesday, forcing the company to shut down its self-driving pilot program in San Francisco.

"It was determined that the registrations were improperly issued for these vehicles because they were not properly marked as test vehicles," the DMV wrote in a letter to Uber on Wednesday.

APEX Moving From California to… Arizona!

Another one sees the light!
"Getting out from under the restrictive and frankly punitive regulatory environment of California allows us to expand our R&D efforts as we continue to bring new products to market,” explained Folk. “The move is not only good for Apex but also our employees.”

California is consistently ranked as one of the worst states in which to run a business. By relocating to Arizona, Apex Tactical Specialties is not only able to reduce many operating costs for the business, but also expand opportunities for employees. In Peoria, Arizona the consumer prices are 18.03% lower than in San Luis Obispo, California. Rent prices are 40.20% lower and local purchasing power is 76.24% higher."

Why a lot of people are moving out of California

Yes, life is BETTER somewhere else.

Karen Francis and her husband left the San Francisco Bay area in January after he was offered a job in Vancouver, Washington. While their move was career motivated, it's been good for their budget.

They now own a 2,600-square-foot home that is almost double the size of the place they were renting in California.

And it's not just their housing costs that have shrunk. The couple, which have an infant daughter, are also paying less in gas, utilities and services like garbage collection. And commute times are significantly better.

"You have to drive 20 minutes to get anywhere in Silicon Valley," the 28-year-old said. "Here, the drive to the store, church, gym where I workout, everything is 10 minutes or less."

MEXICO II Is California splitting away? Group believes California should form its own nation

Boy, did they pick the wrong time to decide to split away.  Poverty reaching critical flash point.  Public debt at an all time high. Awash in illegal immigrants (who CA will most likely gleefully announce  as all legal...until the vicious cycle begins again).  A state stripped of manufacturing.  You name it.

This month, the group announced the opening of a “cultural center” in Moscow — “the first of many planned California culture centers which will serve to build a bridge between the nation of California and the nations of the world,” read a statement on Yes California’s website.

If its ballot measure succeeds, Yes California would pursue a 2019 vote to declare the state’s independence. At least half of the state’s voters would have to cast ballots and 55 percent would have to choose independence for California to become its own nation, according to document Yes California filed with the Attorney General’s office.
The good news is the state would immediately default on all of its pension obligations, leaving the "citizens" of CA walking around in a cloudy LA haze wondering what the heck happened.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

California man fights DUI charge for driving under influence of caffeine

And THIS is the state that will launch "their own damn satellite".  What complete nonsense.  They are too busy trying to find EVERYONE guilty of something.
“It’s really stupid,” said Jeffrey Zehnder, a forensic toxicologist who frequently testifies in court cases. Over 41 years, Zehnder said, he had never seen a prosecution for driving under the influence of caffeine.

“If that’s the case, then they better come and arrest me,” he joked.

Zehnder was informed about the case by Barrett, but has not been contracted to testify on either side.

California vehicle code defines a “drug” as any substance besides alcohol that could affect a person in a manner that would “impair, to an appreciable degree” his ability to drive normally.

Making that case with caffeine would be difficult, Zehnder said, because the prosecutor would have to show that impaired driving was specifically caused by the caffeine and not any other circumstances.

“There are no studies that demonstrate that driving is impaired by caffeine, and they don’t do the studies, because no one cares about caffeine,” he said.

As for Schwab, he just wants this ordeal to be over. In a statement provided to the Guardian by his attorney, he said his reputation had been damaged.

“No one believed me that I only had caffeine in my system until I showed them the lab results,” he said. “I want the charges to be dismissed and my name to be cleared.”
 “If that’s the case, then they better come and arrest me,” he joked.

Yes.....this is CA.  They will.  They really will.

REMINDER: Kwanzaa Was Concocted By A Deranged Felon Who Brutally Tortured Two Naked Women

I had almost forgotten that I try to remind people about this.  The whole idea of Kwanza is ridiculously stupid.  People are bamboozled into believing that it's a quaint custom straight out of Africa.  Not so.  It's an idea right our of the minds of a Leftist criminal.
The creator of Kwanzaa is Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga, a 75-year-old professor or Africana studies at California State University, Long Beach. His real name is Ronald Everett. He was born in rural Maryland, the fourteenth child of a sharecropping Baptist minister.

Karenga was convicted in 1971 for brutally torturing two naked women. The women were members of Karenga’s ultra-radical, paramilitary, black nationalist cult called the US Organization, according to a May 1971 Los Angeles Times story dug up by FrontPage Magazine.

“Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes,” the LA Times article reports.

Jones “testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis’ mouth and placed against Miss Davis’ face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said.”

Karenga tortured Jones and Davis with the help of three fellow US Organization members because Karenga believed that the torture victims were using magic crystals to poison him on behalf of his enemies.
And he's rewarded by given a professorship in....CA.  Why does that not surprise me?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

OPEC Threatened by Tiny Oklahoma Town With Soaring Supplies

We are swimming oil.  So much oil!

For OPEC, there are few enemies more fearsome than the tiny Oklahoma town of Cushing.

With oil inventories at Cushing creeping near an all-time high, U.S. benchmark futures prices are struggling to advance despite the promised production cuts agreed to by OPEC, Russia and other producers. And the storage tanks are likely to stay full as refiners park crude in Oklahoma to lower their tax bills.

Cushing, which prides itself as the “pipeline crossroads of the world,” is the delivery point for the West Texas Intermediate crude contract. With tanks that can hold 77 million barrels of crude, enough to supply France for two months, it’s the biggest storage hub in the U.S. The last high point there came in May. Now, after a brief hiatus, the tanks are filling up once again. For the OPEC-led efforts to boost prices, that’s a major problem.

Climate change expert sentenced to 32 months for fraud, says lying was a 'rush'

So, do you think we can believe one work he has to say about global warming?

When he first began looking into Beale’s deceptions last February, said EPA Assistant Inspector General Patrick Sullivan, who spearheaded the Beale probe, “I thought, ‘Oh my God, How could this possibly have happened in this agency? … I’ve worked for the government for 35 years. I’ve never seen a situation like this.”

Monday, December 19, 2016

California governor: 'If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite'

Oh Yeah?  You and what industry?  They all left!! You'll have to outsource most of the manufacturing to the "USA."

California Gov. Jerry Brown gave a fiery speech on climate-change policy on Wednesday, during which he said, "If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," according to The Los Angeles Times.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

OPEC Threatened by Tiny Oklahoma Town With Soaring Supplies

And supplies keep growing and growing...

Stockpiles rose by 1.22 million barrels last week, following a 3.78 million jump the previous week that was the biggest since 2008. The inflows have pushed up stocks to 66.5 million barrels, within a whisker of the all-time record of 68.3 million set in May. With the promise of production cuts sending forward prices up, that’s encouraging traders and refiners to hold onto inventories, the last thing the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries wants to see.

"The near-term prognosis for Cushing balances is not particularly rosy," said Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at consultants Energy Aspects Ltd.

What’s happening to Canadian churches?

"Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first..."

The Great Canadian Apostasy in full swing.
In 2003, in the province of Quebec, some 2,751 places of worship were identified by Quebec’s Religious Heritage Council. Since then 400 have closed. Quoted by Post Media, Council project manager Denis Boucher says the rhythm of closures is increasing, “A church closes every week. It is a huge phenomenon”.

While Christian churches are being closed in Canada due mainly to diminishing congregations, the influs of newcomers means many other religious communities are growing in Canada.

While many churches have been torn down to make way for other uses, such as condos, in some cases, when a Christian church is put up for sale, it will be saved and converted to another religion.

As one Windsor resident said regarding St George’s, “Once a building is gone, you can’t get it back”
I supposed that "influx of newcomers" is referring to Muslims.

A graph showing the emptying of the Canadian Soul:

Friday, December 16, 2016

California Regression - Eco Craziness

Great radio discussion on youtube:

Tyranny, one tiny step at a time - How ideology, group identity & collective guilt destroy societies

Great youtube video on modern day Communism/Socialism

Falling incomes turn California into modern-day Dust Bowl: Susan Shelley

All those who have the means are the first to leave.  What are left are the wealthy who can afford to endure anything and the poor who have no choice but to endure everything.
Nearly 60 percent of California voters with children living at home agree with the statement, “my children will have a better future if they leave California.” More than 75 percent now think “earning enough income to enjoy a middle-class lifestyle is becoming almost impossible in my part of California.” In Los Angeles County, it’s 87 percent.

That’s from a new survey by the California Chamber of Commerce. And if you think those numbers are discouraging, the numbers in a just-released report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation are even worse.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes Says Democrats Were Bigger First Amendment Threat Than Trump

This is the meme: blast conservatives and Republicans as being censors trying to stifle free speech when the reality the Left are the real culprits.  The whole "fake news" meme points straight to the heart of the Left and how they never once budged on Hellery losing the election.

The Left is the threat to free speech.  Not the Right.
"The threat to the First Amendment came from the Democratic side," Bewkes said during a conversation with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget at a conference in New York in a session that was webcast.

Bewkes made the comment after Blodget noted that Trump had criticized CNN for allegedly unfair coverage, and even threatened some sort of regulation in retaliation against CNN, owned by Time Warner.

"I don't think that's a serious thing," Bewkes told Blodget at the Ignition: Future of Digital conference. "If anybody is going to change the First Amendment — remember, the Democratic party had a campaign plank to change the First Amendment, and they were doing it in the guise of campaign finance reform."

The CEO, continuing his theme, even acknowledged that the news media does, indeed, lean left, as conservatives have long complained.

"That was worrying me more, because the press tends to miss that because they tend to lean that way, and therefore they were supporting what they were viewing, I think overly charitably, as something in cleaning up money in politics when in fact what it would do is restrain multiple voices," Bewkes argued. "So, I thought the threat to the First Amendment came from the Democratic side more. I think there won't be a serious effort on the Republican side."

Monday, December 5, 2016

US Already Ready to Take Advantage of OPEC Cut

Surely.  SURELY the Saudis knew this would happen, right?  RIGHT???

"We should also be cautious to read too much into the timing of these latest additions to the national rig count, as companies have not yet had time to respond to the sharp uptick in prices we saw on Wednesday as a result of OPEC’s (and Russia’s) decision to cut production. But while we can’t say that this is a direct effect of those cuts, we can reasonably expect the American shale industry to quickly respond to $50+ per barrel crude. Firms have been actively developing new processes and technologies that will allow them to become profitable at these levels in more plays than ever before, and thanks to the relatively small scale of shale well drilling, they’ll be able to adjust to a more bullish market with much more agility than more conventional oil producers."

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stumbling onto the side of insanity: U.S. Workplace English Rules Discriminatory, Foreign Language Demands Aren’t

It is hard to fathom the utter gross stupidity of a person who says this.  What kind of twisted, drug stupored mess up shit is this?  What a perversion!
Two years ago, the administration laid the foundation for the new measures by suing a private American business for discriminating against Hispanic and Asian employees because they didn’t speak English on the job. The case involved a Green Bay Wisconsin metal and plastic manufacturer that fired a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers over their English skills. Forcing employees to speak English in the U.S. violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC claimed in its lawsuit. That’s because the Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on national origin, which includes the linguistic characteristics of a national origin group. Therefore, the EEOC argued, foreigners have the right to speak their native language even during work hours at an American company that requires English.

Now the agency has created official federal rules to support this absurd theory as well as other innovative discrimination categories, including “multiple protected bases.” This is a seldom recognized but potent Molotov cocktail of prejudice based on race, color and religion. As an example, the new rules mention discrimination against Middle Easterners perceived to “follow particular religious practices.” Among the amusing hypotheticals embedded in the rules is an Egyptian named Thomas who alleges he was harassed by his coworkers about his Arab ethnicity and Islam. “Thomas’ charge should assert national origin, race and religious discrimination,” the EEOC writes, referring to its new “multiple protected bases” category. The agency reassures that it will protect Middle Easterners, stating that “Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on the perception that someone is from the Middle East or is of Arab ethnicity, regardless of how she identifies herself or whether she is, in fact, from one or more Middle Eastern countries or ethnically Arab.”
I will now...vomit.