Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Kid Rock - Picture ft. Sheryl Crow [Official Video]

...Keep on Rock'n Kid, USA, the World and me needs you...!

...rock the music of good luck, and World Good over Evil...!


Monday, August 24, 2015




Harmful economic systems as a cause of hunger and poverty
Lane Vanderslice

The standard economic model of how economies work is that people produce and exchange goods.  Governments exist to provide “government goods”— things that people cannot provide for themselves, such as national defense. Thus the standard economic view is that activities are essentially productive. While this view has made for a thriving profession of economics,  it is not a correct view of reality. The principal difficulty is that there is economic activity that is unproductive and harmful (from the point of view of those being harmed), and that this is a key feature of the economic organization of  societies. What follows is a brief analytical description of these societies and how it affects people's welfare and development.  
Many societies are run on this basic set of principles. Take and maintain control of the government.  Use powers of the government to obtain income. Key elements of this process are described in five sections:
A sixth section discusses the impact of harmful economic systems on poor and hungry people and on development. A seventh section Reducing harm gives a too brief discussion of what people are doing to improve matters.

1.  Production vs. harm basic statement. The basic idea and activity in productive societies is helping to produce goods—things that are useful to someone—food, light bulbs, cars—and then exchanging the income received for goods that are desirable to you. 
The fundamental economic mechanism exists in “harmful” economic societies as well. But these goods (or the resources that produce them) can be reallocated through force, as well as law backed by force. Simply put you can produce goods, or take them away from others, which is why we describe these societies as harmful. The highest stratum—the ruling class—obtains goods through means which may be described as unproductive or extractive.

2. Conquest and conflict historical overview. Armed conflict, the fight by groups for control of the government or territory (frequently  possessing  natural resources), has been throughout history the principal way in which harmful economic societies have been established. Its importance continues today.  The results of conflict have been the domination of the winning side over the losing and the establishment of a pattern of income and resource allocation favoring the winners.
Examples would be the Hittite empire (Wikipedia 2013), the Assyrian empire (Wikipedia 2013), the Roman empire (Wikipedia 2013), the Norman conquest of England (Wikipedia 2013), the conquest of the territory that became the United States by various European powers and then the government of the United States, the British empire (Wikipedia 2013) and the Japanese Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere (Wikipedia 2013). 
Control over labor power is also an important way of using power to obtain income, with serfdom (Wikipedia 2013), slavery (Wikipedia 2013), and debt bondage (Wikipedia 2013) as important examples. Forced labor (ILO 2013)  is the general modern term. Also see Unfree labor (Wikipedia 2013). Caste systems (Wikipedia 2013)  can also confine people in certain types of work, with the Dalits (Wikipedia 2013)  in India being an example. 

3. Basic overview. The central idea is that there are winners and losers. To have a simple model of history and harmful economic societies, we would say that conquest establishes control by a small group over a large group. Once the conquest is completed, much fewer ‘domination’ resources are needed, and, in addition to arms, other resources/methods of control are used, such as domination of the political and judicial system. Moreover, transfer of ownership of resources such as land, labor and natural resources takes place, and more subtle forms of control are employed. The small group can of course be the elite of another country which has happened frequently in the past, as the examples above illustrate.
Economists have developed some models that incorporate both production and conflict. When game theory is employed in models that incorporate both conflict and production those that obtain resources through conflict are known as the "winning coalition," terminology that will also be used here.

4. Other structures of harm.  Harm as a means of obtaining income can exist in other ways as well.  These include theft, robbery, and larger scale organized crime (Wikipedia 2013), such as the Mafia (Wikipedia 2013)  or drug cartels (Wikipedia 2013).

1. Basic statement. The principal ways in which income is obtained in a harmful economic system are twofold: 1) obtain it through the government, or 2) use the government to obtain and maintain sources of income that are (apparently) obtained in other ways. These are not substantially different, but may appear so at first.
2. Obtaining income from the government. There are a wide variety of means in which government officials and others obtain revenue from the government. The first thing to recognize is that people at the top of government, or those who have significant control over the government but who are not government officials—often entrepreneurs or corporations—can and do plunder resources coming into the government. Government revenue is often not devoted to productive services but siphoned off by those in control of the government. Such activity is typically referred to as corruption. A nation expects that its national resources will be used for the benefit of the nation. However, very large amounts of such revenue are often used to enrich those who control or have influence with the government. People at lower levels of government can obtain income too, by not providing services which they are paid to provide, by charging for services which they should provide, or by taking goods, such as medical supplies or automobiles/trucks, which should be used for government service.
3. Using the government to obtain resources. Privileged groups can often obtain access to national resources.  The allocation of natural resources such as oil and the income therefrom frequently go to international corporations, allies of high government officials, and government officials themselves. These structures of domination, control and income distribution have been going on for centuries and have resulted in highly unequal societies.  For example, the Spanish conquest of Latin America resulted in a society where land and other natural resources and larger scale economic opportunities were in the hands of a few.  This unequal distribution of land and income has persisted to this day. 
See harmful economic systems: obtaining income for specific current examples of these practices and further discussion.  Behavior of the type described here has also been referred to as Kleptocracy (Wikipedia 2013) and Crony capitalism (Wikipedia 2013).
Keeping people oppressed/preventing revolution
1.  Basic statement. In essence, there is part of the population that is living well because of their control of assets and people. (This in the economic model referred to above is the winning coalition and it will also be referred to here as the ruling class.) The people whose assets and income have been reallocated don’t like this and thus there is the threat of revolution—overturning the minority in benefit of the majority.  This is prevented in a number of ways.
2. Preventing revolution is at bottom accomplished by force. Peasant rebellions, a frequent occurrence in history, illustrate both the discontent of the productive sector and the use of force in repressing it. One Chinese expert says that there were peasant rebellions almost every year in China, while a Russian expert says that in the period between 1801 and 1861 there were no less than 1,467 peasant risings in various parts of the Russian empire [Lenski, 1966, p. 274]. That even more did not take place may be explained in part by referring to the saying of Aristotle, “If you strike at a King, you had better kill him,” with its implicit threat of the dire consequences of failure. Certainly a very clear way of keeping people oppressed and unable to move to a situation that might be characterized as democratic, is terrorizing the subject population, including beatings, murder and torture. Especially important is killing leaders of the subject population(s) or otherwise keeping them from being a source of unrest (by such means as imprisonment, exile, or bribery).  Controlling how people are able to communicate, including tracing what they say for possible reprisal, is also important.
3. Key groups.  Nonetheless, force is not the complete story of how a winning coalition establishes and mantains control. For many countries in relatively recent times, groups who have been importantly represented in the sector that has political and economic control are capitalists, both national and foreign, landlords, the military, a group that we might refer to as “educated civilians” including government functionaries and politicians, foreign governments, and more rarely and more debatably, organized labor. Why was the winning coalition that ended up in control of the state formed from members of at least some of these groups who are far from representing a majority of the population? The central part of the answer seems to be that these groups have power capabilities useful in capturing, controlling and operating the state apparatus (Anderson 1967). The military has control of the largest part of the armed force.  Capitalists and  landlords have resources and organization that they can use to obtain influence.

The educated civilians derive their power from a number of sources. They have the ability to run the "ship of state." As lawyers and administrators they often perform crucial functions for capitalists and landowners as well. As politicians, they have special skills in putting and keeping a coalition together, and as writers and orators they can mobilize support for their coalition. This is not to say that these roles cannot be performed by others, such as landowners or the military, just that they are often performed by these educated civilians.
Organized labor, to the extent that it is in the winning coalition, seems to derive an important part of its power from its ability to disrupt the functioning of crucial sectors of the economy and from its potential as an armed force, factors which tend to put organized labor in opposition to the military. In addition, they, like landlords and capitalists, have economic and organizational strength, and where elections are a factor, some degree of voting power as well.
Foreign governments have both organization and control over financial resources that can be used in such diverse ways as financing the election of sympathetic nationals or providing a "carrot" incentive to hard-pressed governments through foreign aid. As suppliers of modern armaments, often on generous terms, the large foreign governments also have an influence through the military, which is no less important for being derivative. They control, or greatly influence, major international institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, whose decisions affect developing countries.  Finally, one or more developed country governments may use force against a developing country government. 
4. Some strategies.
One favorite way of maintaining oppression is to stay in power for a long time, frequently by manipulating or subverting an ostensibly democratic legal framework. Election fraud/rigged elections is a principal way of staying in power.
A second way—certainly a very clear way—of keeping people oppressed and unable to move to a situation that might be characterized as democratic, is terrorizing the subject population, including beatings, murder and torture. Especially important is killing leaders of the subject population(s) or otherwise keeping them from being a source of unrest (by such means as imprisonment, exile, or bribery).
Controlling how people are able to communicate, including tracing what they say for possible reprisal, is also important.
In essence, there is part of the population that is living well because of their control of assets and people. The people whose assets and income have been reallocated don’t like this and thus there is the threat of revolution—overturning the minority in benefit of the majority.  This is prevented in a number of ways. There are two powerful ways of changing a harmful economic system—through revolution, or through democracy. Both have been common in the past and today.  Revolution has been frequently thwarted by successful opposition by the existing government and its allies or by a revolutionary movement evolving into an oppressive government. See the further discussion under Reducing harm below. See Harmful economic systems: Keeping people oppressed for specific current examples of these practices.

1. Basic statement. Avoiding overthrow is very similar to preventing revolution. However, what is emphasized in this section is preventing overthrow by others who would maintain a structure of harm.
Two important issue areas are:
  • the struggle for control of the government
  • how is a structure of harm maintained?
2. The struggle for control of the government
Key ways in which the struggle for control of the government occurs is through armed conflict,  coup d'etats and and other more or less violent, more or less legal, government reorganizations.
Armed Conflict. There are many examples of armed conflict in the world today. Examined more closely this conflict is typically over control of the government or specific territory—often territory with natural resources. Thus this conflict is over who will establish control over government/territory and subsequently over control over resources, including the power to tax, arrange oil leases, and so on. Examples would be conflict between the more-or-less established government and rebel or other groups, conflicts between governments, done surreptitiously or openly, and conflicts between governments, and conflict between government and organized crime.
In conflict, in addition to the struggle for control over resources or power, there is typically great harm done to ordinary people, such as murder, amputation of limbs, rape, and taking of family food and other resources. (This can be so bad that an end to conflict, even if it then means establishment of an organized system of oppression, is preferable to people.)  Revolution against an unjust government (see section above) also causes conflict.  It is often difficult to decide if armed conflict is a way to gain resources, or a reasonable reaction against injustice, or a reasonable reaction by government to what is viewed as dismemberment of its territory.  This in a particular circumstance is usually debatable, however it is possible to form an opinion based on the evidence. 
Coup d'etats, '“revolutions,” and other means  There is a substantial amount of more or less violent, more or less legal, rearrangements of governments or attempts to do so.  Coup d'etat is where one group, typically members of the government/winning coalition and also typically including at least a segment of the military, oust those at the top of the current power structure and replace those people with their own.  (The overthrowing group does not want to refer to its seizure of power as a coup, and thus uses terms such as revolution.) (See Wikipedia 2013 and Luttwak 1968.)  There is also quite a bit of “jockeying for power” which can involve such actions as removing a threatening member of the ruling coalition or changing the rules, such as rewriting the constitution so that the President is not limited in the number of terms he can stay in office.  These actions, if unsuccessful, can result in a coup.
3. How is a structure of harm maintained? 
Ways in which a structure of harm is maintained include the following.
A key use of the revenues of the winning coalition is to pay the members of the coalition suffficiently so that they will not be tempted to overthrow or reform the current coalition.  The gradiation of rewards and status within the winning coalition helps keep costs of maintaining the winning coalition down, and  provides 'career paths' for those in the winning coalition.
Installing loyal supporters in key areas is important for those at the top of the winning coalition.
Terror in its various forms, and controlling means of communication, can help those at the top of the winning coalition keep other coalition members in line, just as they are useful in preventing revolution.
Various things strengthen the cohesion of the ruling class.  The ruling class can often be a racial or religious minority in society. This in itself provides cohesion.  The threat of overthrow by the majority can serve to increase cohesion.  There can also be the development of a ruling class ideology to strengthen cohesion (e.g. the divine right of kings), ideologies which often include the disparagement of those who the winning coalition needs to control. 
See Harmful economic systems: avoiding overthrow for specific current examples of these practices.

1. Basic statement. Restricting entry to the harmful sector is necessary, because an income differential exists between the productive sector and the exploitative sector. If free entry, the standard assumption made in economics, were allowed into the harmful sector, incomes in the two sectors would be equalized. Barriers to entry into the harmful sector include:
  • being of a different tribe, nationality or religion
  • racism or other strong prejudice against a given group. 
2. How barriers to entry work. The way barriers to entry work is to limit access to worthwhile employment, as well as other social advantages such as education and ability to marry outside of one's class or group. Typically minorities/ordinary people have been disparaged in some way—for their supposed (lack of) intelligence, personal appearance or for some other reason. People can be marginalized because of their skin color, ethnic origin, income level or indications of same, such as names.  For example in the US south before the 1960s, African Americans were not allowed to drink from the same water fountains as whites, shop in most stores, eat in the same resturants, or live in the same neighborhoods.  Their personal characteristics such as intelligence and appearance were disparaged.  They were referred to in insulting ways. Basic justice was denied them.  Schools were much worse.  Such discrimination limits peoples opportunities and diminishes their sense of self-worth. There has been a reaction against this sort of disparagement and oppression in many ways in many countries, but it still persists.
See Harmful economic systems: restricting entry for specific current examples of these practices.

The influence on the welfare of poor people and the development of poor nations is profound.
1. Resources, both governmental and other resources, such as natural resources, are directed toward members of the ruling coalition, not to the benefit of all. For many governments, the government/people in the government and their allies, in spite of lip service to the contrary, are not principally engaged in helping the people of the country, but rather in helping themselves. This has, and continues to have, a disastrous effect on the incomes of poor people and development.
2. Conflict. There is a substantial amount of conflict in the world, most of it in developing countries. The 2012 Human Security Report says that there are 30 to 40 state-based armed conflicts per year on average; there were 23 non-state (neither side was a state) armed conflicts in 2009; and there were 19 cases of one-sided violence in 2009, the last year for which statistics were available (Human Security Report Project 2012).  According to the latest estimate by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, at the beginning of  2011, 43 million people were forced to flee their homes with 26 million displaced within their own country, 15-16 million refugees (displaced to another country) and 1 million asylum seekers. Conflict is the principal cause of this displacement.  3. There is a very unequal distribution of income and this has persisted over centuries It is important to remember that harmful economic systems have existed throughout history, and a key result has been very unequal distribution of income. There is a 'dead hand of the past' though perhaps most of us, including standard economists, recognize it only dimly.  In the United States, for example, the Native Americans were almost totally pushed off their land, ending up with a few small, or if larger, hardscrabble, areas of land.  Slavery oppressed African Americans from the beginning of European settlement in North America,  and though ostensibly freed after the Civil War, severe oppression continued for 100 years or more. This in a country that many view as a model of democracy.  In other areas of the world control of countries and  resources by a minority has also resulted in serious income inequality.  [Give Latin America example.] The result is that poor people have substantially less income.  This lower level of income is not just missing out on a few luxuries.  It is a major cause of malnutrition, which causes greater infant mortality, stunting and reduced cognitive ability.  It is a major cause of poor health--many basic services such as clean water, waste disposal, and essential health services are not available at all.  It is a major cause of poor education.
4.  Barriers to entry also inhibit people's incomes and life chances. It is not simply a matter of income as discussed in point 3.  Caste, race, ethnic group, and gender can keep people from education, from jobs, from having the rights of citizens, and from social interaction with the “elite”  including marriage and other forms of social inclusion.  People cannot rise—they are kept in their “station in life.”
See Harmful economic systems: Impact on poor people  for specific current examples of these practices.

This section gives a too brief discussion of what people are doing to improve matters.
There has been a struggle for thousands of years by human beings in many different ways against the sort of subjugation described in this special report. To name just one very important example, the world's religions have worked to establish a set of principles for human relationships that were very much against oppression, and though the religions were persecuted for doing so, they did manage to establish at the very least a set of guidelines for human behavior. In all countries of the world there has been a struggle against injustice, and attempts, which have met with increasing success, to establish the societal frameworks for a more just and equitable society. This is a long (and inspiring) story which we cannot recount here.
The current efforts in the world to reduce harm include reducing corruption, moving to more democratic governments with established rights and processes (by means such as reducing the influence of the military and improving the fairness of elections—and having them! and reducing police brutality), and, internationally, reducing the advantages which developed nations have assigned to themselves through their control of international institutions, such as United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. In recent years, there have been important efforts to have elections that express the will of the people and to implement policies that reflect an electoral mandate. Nations are evolving from power structures that have been based on some combination of military, economic and political control to ones that increasingly reflect the wishes of the (often very poor) people. This evolution has not been easy, and it is far from complete.
See Harmful economic systems: reducing harm for specific current examples of these practices.
Lane Vanderslice is the editor of Hunger Notes
End notes:
1. Jack Hershleifer appears to have begun the consideration of conflict and other examples of harm in standard economics with his 1991 article “The Technology of Conflict as an Economic Activity.” This article recognized that there are two main approaches to obtaining income: production and conflict, and provides an introductory analysis of some key issues when conflict was possible. A second early, basic article was Stergios Skaperdas’ 1992 article “Cooperation, Conflict, and Power in the Absence of Property Rights.”
Anderson, Charles W. 1967. Politics and Economic Change in Latin America. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce and Alistar Smith.  2011. The Dictator's Handbook:  Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics New York: Public Affairs.
Hershleifer, Jack. 1991. "The Technology of Conflict as an Economic Activity." American Economic Review 81: 2(130-134).
Human Security Report Project. 2012. Human Security Report 2012.  Vancouver: Human Security Press.
International Labor Organization 2013.  Forced labor
Lenski, Gerhard E. 1966.  Power and Privilege. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Luttwak, Edward. 1968. Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett.
Skaperdas,  Stergios. 1992. "Cooperation, Conflict, and Power in the Absence of Property Rights." American Economic Review 81:4(720-734).
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 2012. State of the World's Refugees 2012.
Wikipedia. 2013.  Assyria
_______. 2013. British Empire
_______. 2013. Caste 
_______. 2013. Coup d'etat
_______. 2013. Crony capitalism
_______. 2013. Dalit
_______. 2013. Debt bondage
_______. 2013. Drug cartel
_______. 2013. Kleptocracy
_______. 2013. Mafia
_______. 2013. Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere
_______. 2013. History of the Hittites
_______. 2013. Norman conquest of England
_______. 2013. Roman empire
_______. 2013.  Serfdom
_______. 2013. Slavery
_______. 2013. Unfree labor


...results of our intelligent World Governments...! POORDOM AND HUNGER...!

...AND THE USE OF BY THESE GOVERNMENTS OF: simply defined, repression and lack of freedoms...!

...THE False USE OF BANK LOAN INTEREST RATES HIKES CYCLE, CAUSES "HARM" and the damage of HOME Ownership's, and the proliferation of LANDLORDS of old...!
This really is a vicious cycle of increased load to Government in EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE support and worse the LOW END "WELFARE" for POOR PEASANTS, in which you barely have enough to eat...!

...THE WRONG HARM WORLD ECONOMY, is because it is based on LOOSERS AND WINNERS, causing "oppression" and many forms of "this modern slavery"...!!!



Sunday, August 23, 2015

A DOMINICAL critique and cartoon: " ...noah's ark - no miracle - 8 'persons' had to drink and eat...!"

A DOMINICAL critique and cartoon: " ...noah's ark - no miracle - 8 'persons' had to drink and eat...!"

...why "no miracle"...? because it would take more than a miracle for the ARK to have been able to do all it was supposed to do...!

...and "no miracle"...? because you would need more than "one/uno WINDOW...!!!

...and then everything else to do with "TAR" makes it hard to keep water out, not to mention where to keep "fresh water"...! for "one/uno" YEAR...!!! 

...and "no miracle"...? because we are lacking all the SEEDS and PLANTS, INSECTS, and many THOUSANDS of Species...!!!

...and "no miracle...? WHY NOT JUST JUMP START HUMANS AND THE EDEN ALL OVER AGAIN...??? Instead of this weird story of NOAH...!!!

...BUT BELIEVE ME, there are sedimentary rocks and layers with marine shells etc. way up in Mountains...!!! There have been obvious very catastrophic Earth Cortex occurences, the same as GLACIATION MARKS...!!!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fausta's Blog for Wed19Aug2015 - "Venezuela: Cuban doctors stuck in limbo, as the country collapses"...!

Nicolas "Maduro" {St. Nicolas [Papa Noel] - Santa "Claus" - "mature"}

Diosdado Cabello {God-"dice" - Hair}

Hugo Chavez {Wire hair [Tuyuyo de mono] - Vulture nose/Nariz de Zamuro}

Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf - "Caperucita Roja y el Lobo feroz"! i.e. ; equals! alias!

Venezuela: Cuban doctors stuck in limbo, as the country collapses

Fausta's Blog
Faustam fortuna adiuvat
American and Latin American Politics, Society, and Culture.

Venezuela: Cuban doctors stuck in limbo, as the country collapses

Francisco Toro of Caracas Chronicles calls it

    the sprawling state-sponsored human trafficking ring known as Barrio Adentro

Barrio Adentro was the Cuban-doctors-for-Venezuelan-oil scheme Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro cooked up,

    Governments pay the communist island for the doctors, making them an important source of revenue. And perhaps nowhere is the program more vital than in Venezuela, which in 2003 established the “Barrio Adentro” program — free healthcare centers staffed by Cubans.

    In exchange, Venezuela sends crude oil and cash back to Cuba. During 2003-13 the state-run PDVSA oil company pumped $22.4 billion dollars into the program. Venezuela Health Minister Francisco Armada told state-run VTV television there are more than 10,000 Cuban health professionals in Venezuela

Not surprisingly (and as reported earlier)

    The working conditions are those of slave labor:

        Several Cuban defectors interviewed in Bogota said that they fled not only because of oppression in their own nation, but also because of unreasonably poor and demanding work conditions in Venezuela. Andres said that he could not stand the conditions in Venezuela, where he lived in a crowded house with a leaky straw roof which he shared with fifteen other Cuban doctors waiting to be put to work.
        The doctors also said that in Venezuela, Cuban minders monitored their movements, prohibiting non-work contact with Venezuelans. When not at work, the Cubans were required to be at home after 6 pm. One couple said that after they pointed out some problems with the programme, officials threatened to send them back to Cuba in retaliation.

The doctors who risked their lives to leave Venezuela and crossed the border into Colombia are now facing delays after applying for asylum in the U.S.

What about the money they are due from the Cuban government for their work in Venezuela? Forgddabouit!

    Internacionalistas are given modest stipends but the bulk of their salary is held in Cuba. When they’re sent home early — as he was being threatened with — they’re denied even those modest savings. Without that money, there was nothing to go home to, he said.

If you’re wondering why the internacionalistas don’t want to stay in Colombia, read Miguel Octavio’s post on Venezuela And Colombia: A Joint Future.

Bloomberg News editorial board:
If Venezuela Implodes, Will Its Neighbors Be Ready?

    Perhaps you’re aware that Venezuela has the world’s highest inflation rate, a collapsing currency and every prospect of defaulting on its debts next year. You may have read about shortages of consumer goods (everything from milk and bread to beer and condoms), and the effort required to obtain hard currency (kidnapping purebred dogs to sell in Brazil is one way).

    Here are some things you might have missed. In the country with the world’s largest oil reserves, transplant patients have resorted to veterinary medicines to stay alive. Coagulants for treating hemophilia are available only for emergencies. Medicines of every kind are getting hard to find outside the cities. Malaria and dengue fever are on the rise; so is malnutrition, although the government stopped publishing weekly epidemiological bulletins last November and denies that thousands of doctors are resigning and emigrating.

    Every day, Venezuelans form lines at stores that are almost bare. On July 31, a man was killed and several dozen people arrested in the city of San Felix as angry shoppers looted grocery stores and attacked state-owned vehicles. The potential for more frequent and deadlier breakdowns in public order is plain, especially now that Maduro has stepped up military raids on “hoarders” who amass “contraband” goods.

Venezuela’s currency is now so worthless that people are using it as napkins

As for the upcoming December 6 elections, I fully agree with Bloomberg:

    Venezuelans pinning their hopes on December’s parliamentary elections will likely be disappointed. Leading opposition politicians have been jailed or disqualified from running. Maduro has promisedto exclude election monitors from the European Union or the Organization of American States. He has said he’ll refuse to accept the ruling party’s defeat.

Let me spell it out for you: December 6th is the anniversary of the date Hugo Chavez was first elected president. The regime won’t let go.


...caperucita roja y el lobo feroz...!

    GeorgeThomson630 Says:
August 19th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I left Venezuela soon after Chevez’s win in 1999!

I believed the predictions of Accion Democratica and videos of Chavez in Cuba…!

The proof is in the “pudding”…! And barely a few years into Chavismo, like say 2002-2005!





Monday, August 17, 2015

GETTING THE DEFINITIONS RIGHT AND ACCURATE...! Everybody is not perfect...! And everybody does not love "RAYMOND"...!


For your definition...!

The biggest known Narcissist and Demagogue to not give and not even really exist...! "HE" has at least the 7 sins of NARCISSISM! ...KARL MARX was right...! Religion the "opium" of the "people"...! ...EVERYBODY is "his" SLAVE: Heaven or Hell...!!! No middle or other option of your independent self...!!! ..."SLAVERY" only has one or few ORIGINS...!!! PONTIUS PILATE gave you all JESUS...! I also give you JESUS and  BARABBAS...!
"The black" Jesus, and other "races", who were not worthy of Jesus coming to this "race/species"...!!! Who did not even know about this Jesus in any of their prior History...!!!

GETTING THE DEFINITIONS RIGHT AND ACCURATE...! Everybody is not perfect...! And everybody does not love "RAYMOND"...!

Political Government Demagogue and Political Government Narcissism

"in a political run it soon gets down to the time for real pig "dirt" to be thrown...!

ALWAYS USE THE RULE OF YOUR "RIGHT" THUMB...! A pie in the face, some rotten eggs and tomatoes and a ass grab...! Disarm them and ridicule! We all do get generally disarmed whatever!

[1] Demagogue
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A demagogue /ˈdɛməɡɒɡ/ (from French "demagogue", derived in turn from the Greek "demos" = people/folk and the verb "ago" = carry/manipulate thus "people's manipulator") or rabble-rouser is a political leader in a democracy who appeals to the emotions, fears, prejudices, and ignorance of the lower socioeconomic classes in order to gain power and promote political motives. Demagogues usually oppose deliberation and advocate immediate, violent action to address a national crisis; they accuse moderate and thoughtful opponents of weakness. Demagogues have appeared in democracies since ancient Athens. They exploit a fundamental weakness in democracy: because ultimate power is held by the people, nothing stops the people from giving that power to someone who appeals to the lowest common denominator of a large segment of the population.

[2] Narcissistic leadership
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him/herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their people/group members. This leader exhibits the characteristics of a narcissist: arrogance, dominance and hostility. It is a sufficiently common leadership style that it has acquired its own name.[1] Narcissism is most often described as unhealthy and destructive.To Linda L. Neider and Chester A. Schriesheim, "narcissistic leadership (preferably destructive) is driven by unyielding arrogance, self-absorption, and a personal egotistic need for power and admiration."[2]

[2.a] Narcissism and groups

A study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that when a group is without a leader, a narcissist is likely to take charge. Researchers have found that people who score high in narcissism tend to take control of leaderless groups.[3] Freud considered "the narcissistic type... especially suited to act as a support for others, to take on the role of leaders and to... impress others as being 'personalities'.":[4] one reason may be that "another person's narcissism has a great attraction for those who have renounced part of their own... as if we envied them for maintaining a blissful state of mind—an unassailable libidinal position which we ourselves have since abandoned."[5]

According to the book Narcissism: Behind the Mask, there are four basic types of leader with narcissists most commonly in type 3 although they may be in type 1:[6]

    authoritarian with task oriented decision making
    democratic with task oriented decision making
    authoritarian with emotional decision making
    democratic with emotional decision making

Michael Maccoby stated that "psychoanalysts don't usually get close enough to [narcissistic leaders], especially in the workplace, to write about them."[7]

[2.b] Productive narcissists

Simon Crompton has distinguished what he calls "productive narcissists" from "unproductive narcissists".[11] Maccoby acknowledged that "productive narcissists still tend to be over-sensitive to criticism, over-competitive, isolated, and grandiose," but considered that "what draws them out is that they have a sense of freedom to do whatever they want rather than feeling constantly constrained by circumstances," and that through their charisma they are able to "draw people into their vision, and produce a cohort of disciples who will pursue the dream for all it's worth."[12]

Others have questioned the concept, considering that "the dramatic collapse of Wall Street and the financial system in 2009 must give us pause. Is the collapse due to business leaders who have developed narcissistic styles"—even if ostensibly productive?[13] Certainly one may conclude that at best "there can be quite a fine line between narcissists who perform badly in the workplace because of their traits, and those who achieve outrageous success because of them."[14]


...English and Europe advanced Monarchs, tend to give better social lives and develop better countries...!

...Can we say this about Rich or born Rich...??? We could...!!!

...Poor, lacking, inferior and common sourced leaders make Cubanism/Venezuela, Russia, China, etc...!!!

...BUT REMEMBER, ..."the chickens always come home to roost", and "time will tell how a political leader is...!", "time will show if you have hit a weed patch"...!, and worse "time will tell if you have landed into a dictatorial Cubanism/Venezuela style destruction of a country...!".

...BUT REMEMBER, how should you know or a Country, what not to do or what to do to get out of power by any means a "Cubanistic/Venezuela style government" before it is too late...!

...WHO COULD BELIEVE that TRUMP is a not good solution for U.S.A. and even dangerous...! WHAT IF HE SETS OFF A WORLD WAR, BECAUSE HE USES EXCESSIVE POWER DECISIONS...!

...WHAT IF HILLARY is the contrary to a TRUMP possibility style of Government, and we get a to SUBMISSIVE PRESIDENT...!!!

I think there is too much at "stake"...!!! i.e.: pig stakes and "IOWA"...!


Hotchkiss' seven deadly sins of narcissism

Hotchkiss identified what she called the seven deadly sins of narcissism:[9]

Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways.
Magical thinking:
Narcissists see themselves as perfect, using distortion and illusion known as magical thinking. They also use projection to dump shame onto others.

A narcissist who is feeling deflated may reinflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else.
A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person's ability by using contempt to minimize the other person.
Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an "awkward" or "difficult" person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage.

Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed.
Bad boundaries:
Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist, there is no boundary between self and other.



Thursday, August 13, 2015

...A politico for Thursday 13...! U.S.A. 2016...!

Mrs. Clinton’s ambitious plan to reduce debt in higher education has put pressure on her campaign opponents to propose their own solutions to an intractable problem.
...i agree...! we educate the enemy in all Sciences and then they go back to the enemy, OR CHINA...! SWEET!

...I WOULD SAY 350 BILLION PLAN for jobs first...!!! Then what you need for those jobs...!!! MAKES sense! A PHD in ARTS and Theology...!!!



As Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. vacations in South Carolina, he and those who support him are moving to put the pieces into place for a possible candidacy.
...i think if they break his heart more from the death of a only son...! he might have the umph to stop at nothing...!!!

...because at the moment he seems like something holds him back...!!!



...sometimes fiction has more to it, than quasi reality stories...!

...i would not need to read all these books particularly, rather topically search more info...!!!

...but anyway, i have a book you might want to read sometime:

[1] Lessons for Living a Good Life without God  Alom Shaha  9781849543118  Books - {??? For analysis!}

[2] Logic - Richard Frederick Clarke {??? How true logic, is put with the Bible logic out of the blue - ~150 yrs ago by the Catholic printing press??? For analysis!}

[3] Science fiction - CYBERNETICS, etc - A book about humans used as cows for your second half, for transplants, etc  ...!


Hillary is going to have to do more than the woman of steel of the UK Margaret Thatcher...!



The Republican’s extensive staff in Iowa, which some see as a “major threat” to other GOP hopefuls, is the clearest sign yet that the billionaire is looking beyond his summer media surge and is serious about winning the

Mr. Important "TRUMP"...!

...sometimes you have to have the trumpets to sound at you!

...I am not that savvy, but OBAMA was a Democrat with big numbers in Congress, and still had big issues at getting his way done or the Democrats way at that...!

...DO YOU THINK A "INDEPENDENT" President if you ever became one, would get his way, with no deal in the "HOUSE"...?

...Oh I know, you would take over power like a DICTATOR...???

...i just do not want you to be too traumatized with bureaucracy and trying to fire everybody like the Cubanism/ Venezuela Chavez...!!!???



Monday, August 10, 2015

Stela Morabito in THE FEDERALIST: "15 Reasons ‘Marriage Equality’ Is About Neither Marriage Nor Equality Don't fall for the 'marriage equality' sales pitch. It's a deception."...!


15 Reasons ‘Marriage Equality’ Is About Neither Marriage Nor Equality

Don't fall for the 'marriage equality' sales pitch. It's a deception.

...minorities in power tend to negate the rights of the majority! like christians to others and their final say!

...the big question of same sex marriages is: WHERE DO YOU STOP, AFTER HAVING OPENED THE DOOR TO REGRESSIVE PSYCHOLOGY? It does lead to a what is already many lacks of freedoms and rights in SOCIAL and normal reproducing FAMILIES? It does cause a indefinition of what is male and female, and many of ambiguities...!
It leads to really less freedoms, if they do not realize it in time!

...when we get a "minority group" making big decisions for the "majority group", the regressive fight will have instated itself fully! dissent, and give your opinion, and FREEDOM OF SPEECH, will be well into the regressive oppression of the "INQUISITIONS OF OLD"...!

I AM SURE STELA MORABITO, has well documented herself, and would hope, the full "english communist/capitalist/socialist modern state" of full control of humanoids does not come to pass...! ---but we already have state licensing of parents, and the children are not alright in gay couples...! a male child wants to be by nature and experience, a male child, as do girls...!

...she is right, we will soon get NO NEED FOR MARRIAGE TO BE LEGAL, which is what many are anyway as COMMON LAW unions...! SO IT IS REALLY AND ENDLESS LOOP! With no good real outcome! cannot re-invent the wheel...!!! unless we make the MUTANT CLASSES OF HUMANS...!!!




Believe me, if we get to legal marriage of somebody with their cat, dog, or horse, we will have hit the ULTIMATE, HUMANOID WORLD, OF DEPRAVITY, AND THE LOGIC OF TRANSGENDERISM AND SPECIATION EVOLUTION...!

REMEMBER YOU ARE GOING TO HELL, IF YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN: "...minorities in power tend to negate the rights of the majority! like christians to others!" FIRST NATIONS WERE SUBMITTED TO RELIGIONS AND CARE SCHOOLS, as inferior beings!

...the lack of work for migrants reinvents the "wheel", making the under world of "drugs", "gays" and "pussies"...! and now the wheel is being re-invented again...!!!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Sunday Dedication to "REASON" and Canada Shantee minds...! To the ROYAL communities, ROYAL roads, ROYAL bridges of B.C. and Canada...!

A Sunday Dedication to "REASON" and Canada Shantee minds...! To the ROYAL communities, ROYAL roads, ROYAL bridges of B.C. and Canada...!

...A Sunday Dedication to "REASON" and Canada Shantee minds...! To the ROYAL communities, ROYAL roads, ROYAL bridges of B.C. and Canada...!



Saturday, August 8, 2015

Obama Vineyard vacation: Not always a haven in years past POLITICO...!

Obama Vineyard vacation: Not always a haven in years past


Obama do you have a "haven/home" or peace and rest???

President Barack Obama departed Washington for 17 days of family and golf time at a $12 million estate on Martha’s Vineyard on Friday – a day earlier than originally planned. If past is precedent, however, the president

...a Bible junk story:

Martha, Mary & Lazarus...! St John 11 ; St John 12...!!!

...a problem again with the logic of numbers: only 3 days dead and a napkin on "his" face! well we do not believe 3 days is sufficient to prove real death in those days...! Jesus, resurrect a "skeleton"!

...did Mary marry Jesus? well that is what "costly" perfume on the feet was for!





Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fausta's Blog: Cuba: Hillary’s ignorance vs. "FREEDOMS"...!!!

Cuba: Hillary’s ignorance vs. "FREEDOMS"...!!!

[1] CUBA

Ignorance, or willful blindness? She was Secretary of State, after all.

Hillary was at Florida International University last Friday doing a full flop, and called for an end to the so-called embargo because Cubans “want to read our books, surf our Web, and learn from our people. They want to bring their country into the 21st century.”

Mary O’Grady says Clinton Needs to Read Up on the Castros
The embargo does not block the sale of books to Cuba, or isolate its economy from the world.

    . . . when Mrs. Clinton said on Friday that “we must decide between engagement and embargo, between embracing fresh thinking and returning to Cold War deadlock,” she was applying the same reasoning the Obama administration uses to argue that the U.S. needs to either accept the nuclear deal with Iran or go to war. This is a false dichotomy that doesn’t hold for Cuba policy any more than it holds for dealing with Tehran.
    The embargo does not block the export of books to Cuba because informational material is exempt. Cubans cannot read “our” books because Cuba controls the reading material that enters the country and imprisons for “dangerousness” anyone caught with nonapproved texts.

    There is no such thing as “our Web,” and the U.S. embargo does not restrict Cubans’ access to the Internet. Most Cubans cannot get computers. Most of those who do have them are denied access to the World Wide Web. It’s only the party faithful who get approval.

    As to learning from “our people,” Cuba tightly controls interaction with foreigners, and those who step out of line can go to jail. Try getting a visa from Cuba if you have been labeled a “counterrevolutionary,” as I have. These policies are expressly designed to block Cubans from communicating with each other and with outsiders to keep them from organizing politically or socially.

    The unconditional end of the embargo will do nothing to change this. On the contrary, it may strengthen the dictator’s hand if it results in fresh capital flowing to the island.

Which it will.

While Hillary gave her by-invitation-only speech, Police prohibit students from protesting outside Hillary Clinton’s pro-Castro Cuba speech at Miami’s FIU, borrowing a page from the Castros.


Amnesty: proposed amendments to Spain terrorism laws infringe on human rights

 Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 1:48 PM ET by Bradley McAllister
congress of deputies statue
©  WikiMedia (Discasto)

[JURIST] Spain's lower house of parliament, the Congress of Deputies [official website, in Spanish] debated proposed amendments to the Spanish criminal code on Tuesday that Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] alleges will infringe on individual human rights in the country. The new bill expands the range of crimes defined as terrorism. AI argues the proposed expansion threatens an individual's right [AI report] to freedom of expression and assembly in Spain [AI backgrounder]. Julia Hall, AI's expert on counter-terrorism and human rights, stated:

the proposed definition of terrorism includes so many crimes that it is rendered virtually meaningless. The parliament should reject any proposals that would violate basic rights.

The proposed amendments, if adopted, could threaten the rights to freedom of expression and association, the presumption of innocence, freedom of movement, the right to privacy, and the right to leave and return to one’s country.


...we cannot be subject to restrictions to reality opinion and cartoon drawings of anything, as a given freedom!

...we cannot be subject to the open dominance of foreign Religions or any Religion...! They have their freedoms in their "properties"...!!!

...we cannot limit progress to a more modern World, and develop better Social/Science/Logic centers better than "ANCIENT CHURCHES AND TEMPLES"...!!!
Or we are being buried again by a NEW 21ST Century "INQUISITION OBSCURANTISM"...!

...PUBLIC OPINION is not governed by anything other than BASIC FREEDOMS!

...Jesus allegedly got up in a JEW ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE and read! And threw out Money Dealers from the "JEW TEMPLE"...???
And would go against the JEW SABBATH openly, which was punished with death by "stoning"...??? ETC...!!!

...IF THE BIBLE WERE TRUE AS TO JESUS AND THIS "MALE" GOD, then Jesus flying on the clouds somehow has to WAR against ALL NATIONS, AND DESTROY 2/3 OF ALL LIFE ON THIS PLANET, which is absurd!
Why? Because nobody will believe this Jesus, no matter what! Because it cannot be! IF HE WERE TRUE, HE COULD CLOSE THE WAR AS THE MOUTHS OF THE LIONS OF DANIEL IN THE DEN!!! SIMPLE! Absurd!
WHY WAR WHEN THIS JESUS HAS POWER TO STOP ANYTHING, IF HE WANTS? You know what? To show his stupid power in action would a Christian say possibly!


The Catholic Church believes this also as of the Bible, and is all "bull crap"...!
Bye bye to your childish stories of Jesus and we prefer Santa Claus's and the flying reindeer's !



AND BEING THE BIBLE "THE HOLY NORM", any other critique activity, has legal defense, with this Revolutionary JESUS and BIBLE...!!!

...I THINK TO LIMIT OPEN NON VIOLENT MARCHES of criticism and protest, or any criticism against Government, is affirming regressively, you are our "ZOMBIE COMPLACENT SLAVES"...!

...THE BIG QUESTION: ARE "CANADA or even USA" somehow going "Cuban", even about the WEB, and BOOKS and which texts are permitted...??? Using their "false" defense of Religions! Wishful religious stories for their citizens to behave well is as ancient as childish stories of the BIG BAD WOLF coming to get them if they do not behave!

RIDICULOUS! RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS and truths and JUST SOCIAL good governments, with WORK for all do not produce CRIMINALS nor have the need for DRUGSTERS...!
BAD GOVERNMENTS produce uprisings and population discontent and all the evils!

Pure Logic does not produce anything evil! Evil has been born from bad governance!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Koch Brothers vs. "Trump"

The Koch Brothers vs. "Trump"

Dana Point, California (CNN)


Donald Trump wasn't invited to address some 450 top conservative donors who gathered here at a lush oceanfront hotel for a policy-focused retreat hosted by the Koch brothers and their powerful political network.

So the real estate magnate turned to Twitter on Sunday to mock rivals -- former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Hewlett Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina -- who were given entrée to potential backers at the luxurious gathering.

"I wish good luck to all of the Republican candidates that traveled to California to beg for money etc. from the Koch Brothers," Trump tweeted Sunday. "Puppets?"


...well i think we are going to have to ask Waren Buffet and Bill Gates, and others in Fortune 500 and Forbes, to throw some punches also...!
We want North America to become more seemingly as the best European Countries are, and USA and Canada can be more so.

...though it could happen, or the probability of occurrence is very low, I DO NOT KNOW HOW ANYBODY CAN CONCEIVE THAT U.S.A. GO DOWNHILL POLITICALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND SOCIALLY, like RUSSIA or the Cubanized VENEZUELA...!!!
So in light of this, I do recommend that U.S.A. start where it has to start, and now...! MILITARY CONTROL from CONGRESS, as the only road to U.S.A. going down the drain is the MILITARY and ARMED FORCES...!!!
Obviously what has happened to other countries in the World to the populations detriment, WOULD BE THOUGHT TO BE "IMPOSSIBLE" to happen to "English" and "European Countries"!
But evil has to be won, by more than how it has been done so far...! Or I could be wrong!
You see it does not have to do anymore with the MYTHICAL JESUS, NOR SATAN NOR DEMONS...! That is the why...!!!

...believe me, these guys that run Cubanism-Venezuela/Narco and the likes, think they can infiltrate, better Governments and U.S.A. and do their destructive influence, even preaching the contrary...!!!
Reasons the why, I write this opinion article in my blog! align somehow with this "SCUM" is a completely wrong policy, and is what they want you to do! AND IT WOULD BE WRONG FOR ME NOT TO EVEN GIVE MY OPINION!

...pure logic, pacifies and fills the mind with the power of truth and light...! evil abides in the realm of darkness and lies in wishful stories of Religions, even on very long term basis(1,000's of years = Bible Revelations/Armageddon)...!