To tariff or not to tariff?

America’s history with tariffs isn’t of recent vintage; going back just to America’s Civil War, the tariff argument had long been established in American government.

In response to a short article (SOURCE) about an agreement to avert a progressive 5%-%25 tariff on Mexican Trade, I have to address a couple of things here.


America’s history with tariffs isn’t of recent vintage; going back just to America’s Civil War, the tariff argument had long been established in American government.

In reference to the article itself, I find it quite comical when someone on the Left wants to appeal to the Dow Jones in an attempt to degrade Trump.


The Dow Jones consists of 30 companies.

I also love how the article notes

“The Dow dropped 3% the week ending May 31, posting its sixth weekly loss and its longest losing streak since 2011”

What depressing news, right 😉 Hold on!

Where this is disingenuous is that this article is updated to today’s 06/07/2019 date, but look at this partial headline from another article with today’s date

“Dow gains 260 points, posts best week since November”

So they’re giving you bad news over a 6-week loss (As of 1 week ago), but the biggest gain in 7 months isn’t worth mentioning?

More selective outrage and faked news.

Again, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), is a collection of only 30 companies/corporations.

All things considered; especially in light of a low of 10.700 the night before Christmas 2018, a 2,000 point gain since then isn’t exactly a sign of a slowing or weakening economy………….even if we are going to base this on 30 Corporations

Daily/Weekly/Monthly freak-out sessions of our Stock Markets is simply the best way to feed panics.

Frankly, I’m not overly concerned about the financial well-being of companies such as Cocoa-Cola, Walmart, Disney, Goldman-Sacks, or Walgreens Boots Alliance; and I certainly don’t see how these 30 companies are any kind of indicator or barometer of Trump, in any way.

Shouldn’t those on the Left be celebrating when such evil Capitalist entities are taking financial hits in the markets?

Trump wins again, and it’s killing those on the Left, but don’t expect any significant reduction in reported numbers of illegals.

This is merely one more stage in the game.

© 2019

J.W.

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The Cannabis Genie

Big Industry (And Racism) is what got this plant criminalized, and Big Industry is in an all-out panic now that Industrial Hemp has been removed from the Fed’s blockade.

Hemp (Left) / Marijuana (Right)

Industrial Hemp is not Marijuana, so set that aside for a moment.

Also, set aside any/all medicinal claims/benefits, just for a moment.

Marijuana’s “High” is from high levels of THC.

Hemp and Marijuana are two strains of the Cannabis plant.

Industrial Hemp is largely a simple agricultural product; providing mankind with items such as Building materials, Rope, Linens/Fabrics, Paper products, Bio-degradable Plastics, Cosmetics/Body Care, Animal Feed/Bedding, Fuels/Oils, and Food/Nutrition.

A primary product of Industrial Hemp is its massive seed production: these seeds house our most essential amino acids, in addition to providing us with some of the longest burning oil known to man.

The cannabis plant (Both Hemp and Marijuana) contains a chemical compound known as Phyto- (Plant-Based) Cannabinoids (CBD) and it is from this chemical, where accepted science is beginning to admit to its human-health, healing and/or curative properties.

Hemp has extremely low levels of THC so it won’t get you high; whereas Marijuana is specifically cultivated for its THC content, though it has a nearly identical Cannabinoid (CBD) value as well.

Our human body has its own Endocannabinoid System and the Cannabinoids cultivated from these two plants attach themselves to cannabinoid receptors and provide a plethora of benefits to the human body.

Though the human body does produce some of these cannabinoids, the phyto-cannabinoids from hemp and marijuana are extremely important additions all should consider.

Cannabis (Hemp and Marijuana) is the single greatest productive agricultural product on earth.

America should have millions of acres of Hemp growing.


To our health?


One article notes: (Source – www.themcaa.net)


“Cannabis/Hemp is not unique in having all the essential amino acids in its embryonic seed. Flax seeds also contain all the essential amino acids as do many other seeds in the plant kingdom. What is unique about hemp seed protein is that 65% of it is globulin edistin. That is the highest in the plant kingdom.


Globulins are one of seven classes of simple proteins. Simple proteins are constructed from amino acids and contain no non-protein substances. Globulins are in seeds and animal blood. Edistins are found in seeds; serum globulin is in blood. Edistins are plant globulins. And globulins along with albumins are classified as globular proteins. All enzymes, antibodies, many hormones, hemoglobin and fibrogin (the body converts fibrogin into non-soluble, fibrin, a blood clotting agent) are globular proteins. They carry out the main work of living”


Big Industry (And Racism) is what got this plant criminalized, and Big Industry is in an all-out panic now that Industrial Hemp has been removed from the Fed’s blockade.


Lobbyists are hammering politicians over this.


The history’s been proven about this plant’s efficacy on mankind.


It’s time to drop the demon-complex attached to it.


For the production of simple paper, which requires wood pulp:


Consider an acre of trees, aged 7 years = 1 crop-harvest for wood pulp.


That same acre with Industrial Hemp could produce 2-4 harvests per year (depending on location, climate, etc…).


Average 3 crop-harvests per year x 7 years = 21 harvests of Cannabis, versus 1 harvest of wood pulp trees, over the same time frame, on one acre of land.


That’s not only a lot of product, but it’s a tremendous profit for the numerous businesses that Cannabis will fuel.


Trust that the government will be watching this new growth of Industrial Hemp, with a fine-toothed comb………and there will always be regulation, but you watch this industry explode in the next 3-5 years.


There is a lot of hesitancy on lawmakers, in allowing this to move forward, unimpeded.

Considering all the businesses that Hemp can (and will) dominate, Lobbyists are throwing money at politicians and law enforcement, in hopes of reigning in the level and speed of growth, if nothing else.

I believe the Genie is out of the Bottle, and only Federal regulation will put it back in that bottle……………………………and I have every expectation they will, again.


To the end that Recreational Marijuana is likewise being legalized all over the country, 11 states; such as Colorado, California, and Alaska have found out, there are literally billions of tax dollars at stake, and that is per state.


While I fully believe both strains of this plant do offer mankind tremendous healing and/or curative properties, that’s for additional articles.

J.W. © 2019

Obama the plastic puppet President

Bush Jr. inherited (January 20th, 2001) a Fed Funds Rate of 5.92%, which was at 4.17% at the start (January 20th) of his last (2008) year in office, where it began its final nosedive to .08% by January 4th, 2009, to raise to .23% on January 21st, 2009, to begin Obama’s 1st term.

I was recently asked if Obama should get any credit for America’s economy during Trump’s 1st term as President.

My initial response would be to ask someone to name Obama’s economic policies, post 2012

The Federal Funds rate was the ONLY thing that allowed Obama to do what he did financially; and that was primarily to further enrich the super-wealthy, through Banks and Government.

No private citizen or business can apply directly for a loan with the Federal Reserve.

At no other point in American history, has the Federal Reserve rate remained below .07% (that’s not 7% either) for two successive Presidential terms.

As of July 16th, 2007, the Federal Reserve Rate was at 5.25% and then plummeted to .08% by January 4th, 2009; two weeks before Obama takes office.

Bush Jr. inherited (January 20th, 2001) a Fed Funds Rate of 5.92%, which was at 4.17% at the start (January 20th) of his last (2008) year in office, where it began its final nosedive to .08% by January 4th, 2009, to raise to .23% on January 21st, 2009, to begin Obama’s 1st term. 

Bush saw an overall rate change of – 5.84% but with a – 3.94% rate change in his last 12 months in office.

Take notice of how fast the Federal Reserve rate tumbled towards the end of Bush Jr’s 2nd term.

This was done in preparation for the incoming Obama administration.


The Federal Reserve rate nearly flat-lined for most of Obama’s two terms in office.

From inauguration day of his 1st term, on January 20th, 2009, to his last day in office on January 20th, 2017, the Federal Funds rate went from a low of .20% to a high of .66%

Imagine any other President having such luxury for 96 (8 years) consecutive months.

Obama was plastic, and was completely propped up by big business and special interests.

It actually amazes me that nearly 3 years into Trump’s 1st term, I’ve seen nearly nothing written up on the Fed doing this for those 8 years.

The Federal Reserve loaned untold TRILLIONS for 96 consecutive months, at an average rate of around .20% interest.

Again, this was a complete set-up, preparing for Obama’s tenure.

Since taking office on January 20th, 2017, Trump began with a Federal Reserve rate of .66% and has seen 7 increases up to December of 2018, up to the newest Federal Reserve funds rate of 2.5%, and is not scheduled to increase again through 2019, but I sincerely doubt that holds true.

The Obama years never saw this rate reach 1% but it is already @ 2.5% and will go higher before year’s end.

I believe a 2nd term for Trump would see this rate continually rise as well.

The next major decline in the Federal Reserve rate will not occur until 12-18 months prior to the next Democrat Presidency.

J.W.

www.rafonreport.com

We are Dismantling the Beast, one piece at a time.

God Bless You, and God Bless America

Utopian Socialism

Socialism is merely an economic vehicle used on the road to Communism; Karl Marx knew this, as did Comrades Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Hugo Chavez, and even Fidel Castro.

The “Living Wage” argument will never disappear because needs grow as prices rise.


The move towards a $15 minimum wage is another creation of big business, as an attack to crush the middle class and cripple those below middle class.


Giants such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, ABC, NBC, Merk, etc… can afford to pay a $15 per hour minimum wage, but neither the middle class struggling Mom & Pop, nor your average “Start-Up” can afford such starting wages.

This is not an attack on or against Capitalism; though it is believed to be just that by many on the Political Left, but is something which produces the designed results in further consolidation of power, control and wealth, for the fat-cats.

This rush towards a ridiculous notion that higher minimum wages will get more people into a “living wage” bracket or lifestyle, is simply preposterous to even consider.

All one has to do is look around the country to see what is happening in places such as Seattle, San Francisco, and even New York City, where the implementation of this ever-increasing path towards $15 per hour, hurts employees with cuts in hours and benefits available, prices of all goods and services being increased by the “Owners’, to compensate their new payroll figures, and just how many businesses are simply downsizing, closing their doors, or moving out of state.

The political move by the Left is under the delusion that the “owners” having to pay these increased wages, somehow helps towards leveling the playing field between the owner, management, and “Labor”. (I’m suddenly reminded of the bourgeoisie and proletariat arguments of Karl Marx)

Some even foolishly believing that this increase in the minimum wage somehow punishes the big boys.

All they do is raise the costs for their products and/or services, and it’s still the little guy/consumer, that suffers.

This tactic is anything but new in society.

Communism existed long before anyone coined this term/word, as is true of any and all forms of Leftist ideology with respect to governments, and the people they govern.

Socialism is merely an economic vehicle used on the road to Communism; Karl Marx knew this, as did Comrades Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Hugo Chavez, and even Fidel Castro.

The Left almost universally presents us with the promise of a more utopian existence for all but this is merely a tactic and a ploy, to gain the support of the fools being used, to further enrich their controllers, widening the gap even further between the haves and the have-nots.

In even the best imagined utopian societies, there will always be the few at the top, who are hoarding-off the best and most for themselves, while distributing the scraps amongst the subservient peasants, and killing off those that actively resist.

The Socialist Utopia does not exist, except in the dreams of fools, and political plans of those who know such methods only benefit those in power.

Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Progressivism, etc… are not only all Leftist and Liberal, but they are also Statist at their core.

This is merely one more reflection of the R.A.F.O.N. at work, throughout history.

J.W.

www.rafonreport.com