Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What happened to the truth?

What happened to the truth?
The danger of relativism and plain deception

If you control the language you control their thinking and their culture. Give them little doses of deception and they will be cooked like the frog in a kettle, a little at time. A society is doomed when it can no longer deal with reality because the people are living in a state of illusion.

Political correctness is deceiving our society to the point of people being numb to the truth. Political correctness is elusive, misleading, and plain stupid. Sounds like a Trump word. No wonder the establishment and the media hates Trump while the people are going by the 10s of thousands to his public meetings. Could he be speaking the truth in a language that people can understand? Progressive populists and relativists are destroying the fabric of our nation. Political correctness has created a massive and aggressive mediocrity in America.

Why not use plain, direct, and descriptive language so people can understand. When the truth makes us mad perhaps it is time to do something about it. Vote them out! How about calling things for what they are? Here are 7 misleading terms with their corresponding translations:

1.      Post-traumatic stress disorder. Translation - shell shock, a term used to describe the impact of horrors on the soldiers coming out of World War I. How did we get there? By going from shell shock to battle fatigue to operational exhaustion to post-traumatic stress disorder. The new four word description lessens the blow, doesn’t it?

2.      Vertically deployed antipersonnel devices. Translation – bombs. You figure this one out! Hint! It explodes and kills.

3.      Employee alignment. Translation – firing. How did we get there? By going from firing to re-engineering to down-sizing to right-sizing to employee alignment. I am sure there are many other fancy terms used to denote firing.

4.      Federal Reserve Bank. Translation – private without any reserves. Go to the Fed site at your own risk! There you may find this very clear language. Reverse Repos - In 2013, the Fed began to issue reverse repos to banks. The Fed "borrows" money from banks overnight. It pays them interest for this "loan." It uses its holdings of U.S. Treasuries as collateral. Like all repurchase agreements, banks don't record it as a loan. The interest it pays will support the Fed funds rate as the Fed gradually raises it. I am so glad you understood!

5.      Fractional Reserve Banking. Translation – fake money loaning. Banks are allowed to loan out 10 times the money they have in reserves. The banks loan fake money to you and me and we are required to pay back in real money; you know that portion of your paycheck.  Imagine if depositors all go to their banks at the same time and demand their money!

6.      Quantitative Easing. Translation – fake currency printing. When the federal government needs money the Fed issues fake currency out of thin air, sends it to the banks and charges interest for doing it. That is why it is called Fiat money. There is no back up for it whatsoever. Imagine you going to your basement and turn on your money printing machine and take the money to the bank to pay off your mortgage. Advice. Don’t do it! You will be charged with fraud, be arrested, and go to jail.

7.      Just and sustainable economy. Translation – socialism. It is not just and not sustainable; we all ought to know that! Socialism comes disguised in so many terms and all of the descriptions on the surface sound right and just.

And the list can go on and on. Here is a little more jargon for you: Affordable Housing Disposition Program, Liquidation Grade Federal Employee, Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit, and Expanded Counterparties for Reverse Repos.

Thank you for reading and reflecting on today’s nuggets.          

Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."

Sunday, October 23, 2016

7 Reasons to Vote for Hillary

America is already great!
The 7 reasons to vote Democratic in this presidential election

Don’t you just love these Hillary Clinton’s quotes?
"God bless the America we are trying to create."
"We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
 “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
"Who is going to find out? These women are trash. Nobody’s going to believe them."
"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."
"I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century."
"The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not."
"I have to confess that it's crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian."
"No. We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices ... Government has to make those choices for people."
"We came out of the White House not only dead-broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea's education. It was not easy."
"I have to admit that a good deal of what my husband and I have learned (about Islam) has come from my daughter. (As) some of you who are our friends know, she took a course last year in Islamic history."  (My daughter!  Wonder who the father is?)

Want more of the same? Here the 7 reasons people are voting for the democratic candidate in this election:

1.      Increase national debt and unfunded obligations. What is lovely about being a democratic government politician is the appetite for spending.  We love to spend someone else’s money. We are the best at it. All government spending is third party spending (we spend someone else’s money for someone else) but we really care about getting the best value for your buck. Our current national debt is sustainable. As a percent of GDP, it is even lower than what it was right after World War II. Our economic system is so great that the rest of the world is copying us. If we take the government economy, cut out 8 zeros, it becomes your economy, the economy of one American. Imagine you make $30,000 per year, spend $40,000 per year (easy to make ends meet, just borrow $10,000), have a short term liability of $200,000, and a long term liability of $1,500,000. That is not so bad. It just means that anyone born today will be forever broke. Besides, ff things get really bad we just go to the Federal Reserve Bank. The folks at the Fed are pure geniuses; they create money out of thin air.  Being deep in debt is a great thing. It all means the financial institutions have enormous trust in us. Our economic system is working so well that our citizens are starting to follow our brilliant model. Governments can solve any economic problem, as they have been doing for thousands of years. How? It is brilliantly done by fractional reserve banking and quantitative easing. These are just two of the many simple methods that work because they are simple and everyone understands them. Since global economies are growing so rapidly, future generations will easily pay any debt we leave for them.

2.      Increase taxation. Two of the many ways for government use to keep helping the masses is to increase our debt and taxation on the rich. Tax those that produce and give to those that do not have the ability to produce. It is so simple! Many problems will be resolved since the businesses that oppose the democratic thinking will be leaving the nation. Our nation is the greatest and will always be the greatest. Don’t know why the republicans are so worried about the future.

3.      Decrease production and productivity. Why work if there is plenty to share with everyone? Businesses are bad for our nation, unless they are owned by democrats (those are great businesses because they work very close with our government and don’t desire to make a profit). Educating our workers is not a good thing as they may start thinking for themselves and may end up revolting against us. We must become a more peaceful nation.

4.      Decrease national security and safety. Let’s all live in a single governed world with open borders. We have so many friends around the world. They all love America. Pay for play with foreign governments is a wonderful way to make new friends and collect donations. There are so many wealthy nations in this world. Illegals turn out to be very productive citizens. We must continue to be a compassionate nation and welcome anyone in. This is the best way to increase our standard of living and improve our culture. Diversity is really marvelous especially if it comes from the Middle East.

5.      Increase regulations. The more regulations the better it is.  We must place a burden on all businesses to prevent them from becoming too powerful. Besides business is the main cause of problems in our nation.  In a true global market we all help each other so there is no need for this complicated and stressful competitiveness. We must regulate the profit of businesses so we can take in more of their money and share with those that don’t have any.

6.      Increase centralization. We have done so well with education and healthcare. Now the time has come to move on to all others areas where government is not involved yet. It is dangerous to let local governments and communities govern themselves and their future, they just don’t know how. Reliance on government is wonderful since working together we can solve local all problems in the nation. Local communities are not unique and they have the same problems and capabilities so a central government is the most effective way to run a nation.

7.      Don’t fix the unbroken political system. People love us as it is demonstrated by their love and confidence in our government. People are tired of this government by the people and for the people. It is way too difficult to make it run smoothly. The current system is very effective since the lobbyists are helping the government to create laws and regulations reducing the number of federal employees needed to run the nation. The current careers in government are very attractive to employees as evidenced by the many bright minds all lined up and hungry to serve in government.

Can you understand now why anyone in their bright mind would not vote for me?

Thank you for reading and reflecting on today’s nuggets.          

Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."