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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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.

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The Liberal who cried Wolf

In a world that has become so polarized by the “fake news” mantra against most mainstream media outlets, it’s pretty bad when people have to create hate crimes, because there simply aren’t enough real hate crimes to justify all the activism against such ghost causes.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Uncredited/AP/REX/Shutterstock (10114346a) This booking photo released by Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the “Empire” actor has turned himself in to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Smollett turned himself in early Thursday, Feb. 21 and was arrested. The charge could bring up to three years in prison for the actor, who’s black and gay Empire Cast Member Attack, Chicago, USA – 21 Feb 2019

As disturbing a reality as it is, a “Hoax Crime” is not new, nor of recent vintage. This being said, the absolute plethora of them being launched in our current political climate, is beyond pandemic.

1999 – James Green of Baytown, TX, staged a fake hate crime burglary of his home, wrote anti-Black slurs on his interior walls; later convicted of insurance fraud for burning down his own home.

2004 – Claremont McKenna College Professor Kerri Dunn; spray paints racial and anti-Semitic slurs on her own car, in a hoax crime.

2005 – Rondell Taylor; Elementary School teacher sends self and two other teachers, Thanksgiving Cards, with threats and racist attacks.

2006 – Internationally known Duke (University) Lacrosse hoax rape case where a Crystal Gail Mangum, caused all kinds of damage by claiming 3 white students raped and robbed her.

2008 – Safia Jilani of Chicago was arrested for falsely blaming an invisible white man who “hit her over the head with a gun” and “wrote anti-Muslim stuff on a mirror.

2008 – Continental Airlines flight attendant Sharon Brown falsely claims wife of Joel Osteen assaulted her on the plane and tried to rush the Cockpit – and our winner tried this with another flight attendant in 1995.

2009 – Hofstra University freshman Danmell Ndonye names 4 individuals in a false rape case.

2011 – Matthew Randall Moe falsely accuses two police officers of assaulting him.

2013 – Results finally achieved in the 1987 false rape case of Tawana Brawley – Al Sharpton’s initial claim to fame.

2014 – Richard Kennedy of Blackpool, England falsely claimed to be assaulted because he is gay.

2016 – Kean University student Kayla McKelvey (Leader of a Black student group) is convicted of tweeting anonymous threats to Black Students, to “she wanted more people to attend a 2015 rally on racial issues”

2016 – A 26-year-old Syrian refugee set a hotel on fire in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany; and sprayed swastikas on the walls, to – “protest against the cramped living conditions in the hotel”

2017 – George Nathaniel Stang; a white male church organist spray painted “swastika, “fag church,” and “heil Trump” on St. David’s Episcopal Church in Indiana, to – “mobilize a movement.”

Though I could easily provide hundreds of additional examples, 2018 and 2019 have been banner years for the hoax crime industry in America, with a great number being perpetrated because of the Liberal-Left’s hatred and vitriol for Trump and his supporters.

Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh nomination nightmare.

Adwoa Lewis of Long Island falsely reports 4 Teenagers confronted her while yelling “Trump”, telling her she didn’t belong in the area, and even wrote a faked “go home” note and placed it on her car.

A bisexual senior at North Park University in Chicago claimed she was a victim of a homophobic note and hateful emails following Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election, but made it all up.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says humans only have 10 years to live.

We can’t forget the Covington Kids, Nathaniel Phillips and the Black Hebrew Israel debacle at the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.

A Texas woman blames law enforcement for an offensive note aimed at Mexicans; turns out she wrote it herself.

A Texas Waiter – Faked a hate crime by writing “We don’t tip terrorist” on a customer’s receipt, whom he blamed.

And our most recent winner in the Jussie Smollett faked attack where “White Trump Supporters” supposedly beat up the Black Gay actor, poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck.

Innocent lives are forever destroyed when such hoaxes are finally revealed:

1912 – Bill Wilson wrongly spends 6 years in prison for the murder of his wife and daughter: The bones used as evidence as being the bodies of the two supposed victims turned out to be those of several people; the catch here is that the wife and daughter were found alive, living in a different state.

1974 – Gregory Bright and Earl Truvia are wrongfully convicted of murder and spend 27 ½ years in prison.

1980 – Joyce Ann Brown spent 9+ years in prison for a murder and robbery she never committed.

1987 – Glen Woodall is sentenced to two life terms + 203 and 335 years consecutive, on two false accounts of rape, kidnapping, and robbery, and was exonerated after spending 5 years in prison when DNA evidence proved his innocence.

1989 – Debra Jean Milke spent 23+ years in prison on a false charge that she orchestrated the shooting death of her own son.

1992 – Two Black Men: VanDyke Perry and Gregory Counts, served 26 years in prison for a hoax rape.

2002 – Potential Football star Brian Banks served 5+ years in prison for a hoax rape charge; completely ruining any chance he may have had as an NFL prospect.

2008 – Adrian Thomas, pressured by investigators lying about his child dying of blunt force trauma, threaten the arrest his wife for the murder of his son if he doesn’t confess. After 6 years in prison, it turned out the child died from Sepsis.

2016 – 19-year-old Nikki Yovino receives one year in jail for a hoax rape case involving two students of Sacred Heart University.

I don’t believe the worst damage in such cases is in the acts themselves, or even in the intentions of those perpetrating these hoax crimes; the worst damage done here is to real victims of real abuses.

In a world that has become so polarized by the “fake news” mantra against most mainstream media outlets, it’s pretty bad when people have to create hate crimes, because there simply aren’t enough real hate crimes to justify all the activism against such ghost causes.

Real victims of real crimes are increasingly more and more, being viewed with instant skepticism, denial, apathy, and even indifference because such a large number of reported “hate” crimes are actually fraudulent to begin with.

Hoax Crimes not only destroy lives of those directly involved but also send out ripples into the court of public opinion that often cause real crimes to occur, in retaliation or pay-back, by the mindless masses that simply react to anything they believe justifies their own violence.

When used for political aims, such cases remind me of Firefighters who set fires, Law Enforcement officials that commit crimes in order to frame others, and of Munchausen syndrome by proxy: a condition where someone (typically a caregiver) will imagine or even cause harm to their “patient/client” out of selfish desire for attention, to be seen as their “Rescuer/Savior”.

Though Trump is certainly not the 1st Politician or President to be the center of so much directed hoax crime, the use of such for political aims is the truest definition of terrorism.

This needs to stop.

© 2019 J.W.