Monday, October 3, 2016

Hurricane, Haiti and Another Clinton Opportunity? Where Are The Black Fathers? Unions and The Future Of Labor.

( See 1 below.)
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God Bless America

Dick Miller, Savannah
If the current forming hurricane hits Haiti it could provide another opportunity for The Clinton's to grandstand as they did when the earthquake hit Haiti many years ago.

They made a fortune off of this tragedy and eventually were able to take control of a lot of Haiti's services  by operating and maneuvering through that forlorn country's  corrupt political cronies.

This is a little discussed fact in America's black community because no reporter from the mass media ever cares to investigate the cynical actions of the Clinton's, particularly those in Haiti.
Black lives must not matter because there are so few black fathers:
I remain mystified why Comey sacrificed himself on the Obama-Clinton-Mill's altar.

It is amazing what happens to people when they obtain power, then are given the opportunity to reach higher but fall grasping and become weasels.
Foreign aid buys a lots of goodies. (See 2 below.)
As I noted in a previous memo, "stop and frisk" is constitutional but certain actions by the New York Police were not. Hillary, wrong again.  (See 3 below.)
I am ending this memo with some personal thoughts regarding unions and my investment style.

With respect to the former, I challenge Obama's belief  the greatest threat facing America and the world is climate change. I submit unions are far more dangerous to our economic order.

As for my investment style, I am value and futurist oriented but often lack patience , and maybe even conviction, become my undoing. (See 4 and 4a  below.)
1) A Voter’s Guide to President Beliefs
Donald Trump           Hillary Clinton                   
Replace Obamacare
Enforce Obamacare
Plan to Reduce Taxes and IRS
Increase Taxes/ Death Tax and Retain IRS
Immigrants Adapt to America
America Adapts to Immigrants
Supports Democracy, Constitution, &Declaration
Totalitarian/America & Constitution Flawed
Pro Second Amendment
Real Immigration Reform
Open Borders/Ignore Immigration Laws
Religious Freedom
Religious Tolerance
Supports Business Incentives and Free Market
Increased Regulation and Corporate Favoritism
Fight ISIS and Win
Continue Present Tactics (Red Lines & Pin Pricks)
Nominate Conservative(Scalia-like) SC Justice
Nominate Leftist(Ginsberg-like) SC Justice
Candidate of the Future
Candidate of the Past
All Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
Support Police
Support Protestors
Create Jobs for Unemployed
Poor Depend on Government
Transparent, Rude Speech, Name-caller
Email Lies, Benghazi lies, Whitewater
Earnings from Business
Earnings from “Clinton Foundation”
Test Loyalty of Immigrants
No Increased Immigrant Testing
More Spending on Military
No Increased Military Spending
Support Keystone Pipeline/Offshore Drilling
Oppose Keystone Pipeline/Offshore Drilling
Rescind Climate Action Plan
Support Climate Change Regulations
No Felon Voting/Yes Photo Voter ID
Felons Should Vote/No Photo Voter ID
Supports School Voucher/Against Common Core
Opposes School Vouchers/For Common Core

2) $400 MILLION BOEING 747-8
Take a look at this:

President Zuma,
is the current leader of South Africa. 
He has purchased the most expensive aircraft in the world for his own personal use and those of his hirelings and underlings.

BOEING 747-8 for President Jacob Zuma

Welcome aboard the custom-built plane that makes Air Force One look like The Wright Brothers’ first effort. These extraordinary images show an enormous jumbo jet that has been converted into a luxury home for ZUMA

It comes complete with bedrooms, multiple lounges and an on board restaurant.  The custom-built Boeing 747 is believed to have cost South African taxpayers $400 million, making it one of the most expensive purchases of all time.

The jumbo jet would normally carry up to 600 passengers – but this version was built for just one insane man, although he will be able to fit dozens of guests.  The level of luxury is out of this world.  Of course cable television and Internet are among the perks.  No need to fight for sofa space either, just the 14 TVs dotted about the vessel.

More sleeping space is provided in the “aeroloft” on the top deck of the vessel, with eight double beds for passengers who prefer to get some shut-eye on flights.  You know it’s good when your plane has a stateroom.

Does the United States of America provide aid to South Africa?  Yup - over $571,000,000.  Just enough to pay for this toy, with a little change left over. 

Isn't it heartwarming to see how our "Foreign Aid" is benefiting the underprivileged of other countries, while our own Veterans, Senior Citizens and Social Security can't get decent medical treatment or health care!


Clinton Wrong: Supreme Court Says ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is Constitutional

By Ken Klukowski

Although Hillary Clinton condemned New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy during Monday’s debate (aided by Lester Holt, the debate moderator), the truth is that stop-and-frisk is perfectly constitutional under the Bill of Rights’ Fourth Amendment.

Mayor Rudy Giuliani implemented stop-and-frisk during his mayorship of the Big Apple—a tenure lauded as one of the most effective and successful big-city turnarounds in American history.
During the Hofstra debate, Holt asked Clinton about how she would improve race relations in America.
Clinton responded in part by pivoting to stop-and-frisk to vilify it, making part of her answer, “Stop-and-frisk was found to be unconstitutional and, in part, because it was ineffective.”
Donald Trump responded by pointing out that crime dropped under Giuliani and continued at that reduced level when his successor Michael Bloomberg continued the same policies initiated by America’s Mayor.
Crime in Gotham dropped by 85 percent from 1994 (when the policy began) through 2013, then Mayor Bill de Blasio ended the practice.
The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution provides:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
In 1968, the nation’s highest court faced exactly the same issue of short warrant-less police encounters on the street in Terry v. Ohio.
In Terry, the Supreme Court held:
When an officer is justified in believing that the individual whose suspicious behavior he is investigating at close range is armed and presently dangerous to the officer or to others, it would appear to be clearly unreasonable to deny the officer the power to take necessary measures to determine whether the person is in fact carrying a weapon and to neutralize the threat of physical harm.
For the sake of protecting the officer’s safety, and the safety of other people in the area, the Court concluded, the Fourth Amendment allows an officer “to conduct a carefully limited search of the outer clothing of such persons in an attempt to discover weapons which might be used against him.”
The lone dissenter in Terry, Justice William Douglas, wrote that the Fourth Amendment only allows a pat-down if the officer has probable cause to suspect a crime. All eight other justices—including archliberal Justice William Brennan—rejected that argument, in an opinion written by the most liberal chief justice the nation has ever had, Chief Justice Earl Warren.
Constitutional scholars know that 1968 was the most liberal year in the more than two centuries of the Supreme Court’s existence. Even the most liberal Supreme Court in American history rejected Clinton’s position by an 8-1 margin. But that’s exactly the position of Clinton and de Blasio.
It’s also the view of the only judge to rule against stop-and-frisk, Judge Shira Scheindlin. Well known as a liberal judicial activist, Scheindlin took unusual measures to ensure that she would get the case (claiming that it was linked to a previous case of hers that had been closed years ago), and then launched an angry broadside against police powers.
Scheindlin has been repeatedly reversed—unanimously—by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on cases involving police authority, and even terrorism. She has demonstrated such extraordinary bias as a judicial activist on this issue that the federal appeals court took the extremely rare action of ordering her removed from the case.
But her removal was not before she issued a decision declaring that stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional the way it was being implemented. Note that even Scheindlin would not say it was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s Terry case would make her a laughingstock if she took that position (which is the position that Hillary Clinton took in the debate). But Scheindlin said it was being applied in an unconstitutional manner that focused too heavily on blacks and Hispanics.
Many legal experts expected the Second Circuit to smack down Scheindlin yet again. But then de Blasio was elected, and he withdrew the appeal from the Second Circuit before they could rule on the case and announced he was ending stop-and-frisk.
So the Supreme Court says Clinton is wrong, and even an ultra-left judicial activist would not go as far as Clinton’s false claim during her debate against Trump.
But with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, unless Trump wins in November, Clinton will have the power to remake the Supreme Court in her own image, taking it far to the left of even 1968, and completely reinterpret the Fourth Amendment—along with the rest of the Constitution.
Ken Klukowski is senior legal editor for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter@kenklukowski.
4) I believe union demands are a far greater economic  threat to America than climate change. Most unions have outlived their usefulness and have morphed into basically regressive organizations. Their sole purpose is to improve worker pay, conditions and their own perpetuation.  Labor costs , including all the attached benefits, are a large cost component and when wages go beyond recapture through productivity, technology is often employed and significant unemployment can and has occurred.

In time, demands for a $15 minimum wage will backfire and cause increased replacement of people by either technology and/or robots.

One of the largest costs for transportation of people and/or goods is labor. We are  fast moving towards a driverless car and truck society. This may take a decade to implement but when it occurs cost reductions for society will be significant. Insurance rates for accidents and car ownership should drop as car injuries and ownership should decline significantly.  Car manufacturers , I have been told, will become managers of large car fleet leasing organizations.  There will be less cars parked on streets and even homes may be built without garages as car rental through UBER and LYFT will become more prevalent.

The cost of goods should also drop along with a variety of other incidental and direct costs.

As this becomes a reality  the threat of pollution should lessen and thus, the argument favoring the presence of global warming should subside. I have no doubt 'progressives' will manufacture a replacement but I am incapable of speculating what it will be.

Unions have thwarted education improvement because it means competing with charter schools where administrators have the right to fire incompetent teachers and can institute course curriculum that is more challenging. A more educated populace is more employable and productive and less crime prone.

There was a time when unions were justified because corporate America was taking unfair advantage of their employees both regarding wages and conditions.  That time has basically past and certainly there is mounting evidence civil service union salaries have grown excessively and thus,  funds available for campaign contributions have mushroomed.

Mandated union dues provide for excessive union salaries and the 'bosses' are not likely to give them up easily and this is why unions contribute so heavily to politicians who pass legislation  favoring their continuance. What goes around, comes around.

As an investor, I have always been more value and futurist  oriented.  My greatest investment errors have come as a result of  being early and losing patience.  Time and again I have exited an investment after holding for a significant period only to miss a major move shortly thereafter.

 I mention this because I cannot comprehend how The Fed will accomplish their goal of raising rates without radically creating further economic distortions.  You cannot print as much money as it has and escape either inflation or deflation or both.  In fact, I believe the slow economic recovery, we have experienced for almost the last decade, can be laid at the feet of The Fed.

Our tax laws are oppressive, vague and overly cumbersome and as long as corporate managers still retain a degree of freedom of choice it is little wonder they have been moving off shore.  Capital flows in the direction of where returns are the greatest commensurate with risk and correlated opportunity.

Consequently, I believe the investor Druckenmiller is correct in focusing on raw material stocks in the belief inflation will rise as the world economic order eventually recovers and thus, the price structure of gold, silver, various metals etc.

I continue to believe a confrontation is unavoidable in The Middle East. Hamas, and, most particularly, Hezballah,  have tens of thousands of rockets, are sworn enemies of Israel and Iran is moving closer to possessing a nuclear capability.  I cannot perceive Netanyahu allowing Iran to go nuclear.

I seriously doubt Russia, China and even N Korea's aggressive ambitions and willingness to challenge America, NATO and our allies  have been deterred by Obama's weakness and confused policies. Whomever becomes the next president they cannot  ignore
these challenges and, it is even possible, their domestic policies may be held hostage.

Even at current stock levels I have no doubt the market can probe higher but I remain hesitant.  My previous recommendations of BAC, MRK, DVN,  OPCO (speculative), MFC and T for income have performed in line or better than the market.  New thoughts: ABX and SLW.


Vladimir Putin mops the floor with Obama, John Kerry in the Middle East

L. Todd Wood

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an awarding ceremony in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, pool)

After bombing hospitals and aid convoys during the latest abortive cease-fire in the Syrian War — notice I didn't say "civil war" because this is now a global conflict — Moscow on Thursday generously proposed a 48-hour window to allow relief supplies to enter the besieged city of Aleppo, which Syrian government forces are doing a very good job of reconquering with Russian support.

The offer is the centerpiece of a brutally effective propaganda campaign in the textbook "hybrid warfare" scenario we are witnessing in the Middle East. Russian President Vladimir Putin is just simply mopping the floor with President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in Syria and elsewhere. Mr. Kerry still can't get over the fact that another world leader actually cares about the country he leads and pursues its interests, instead of chasing after some greater, secret agenda that doesn't include national borders.

As Mr. Kerry famously commented in 2014, "You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext." Well John, I've got some news for you, apparently they do.

Don't get me wrong — I'm not absolving Russia or excusing Moscow's aggression, human rights abuses or war crimes. But our incompetent, Kool-Aid-drinking, globalist administration is getting its rear end kicked by a deadly effective realist, one bent on accomplishing his political agenda backed by old-fashioned military force.

Alas, maybe our leaders just don't care. Perhaps American national security takes a back seat to the goal of weakening U.S. power on the global stage. What better way to foment a globalist revolution than to walk away from the idea that the U.S. must be the world's policeman? In this season of anti-cop anarchy, that statement takes on additional resonance.

Mr. Putin's Russia will keep taking territory in strategic areas. Iran will continue to take advantage of the fatally flawed nuclear "deal" to develop the bomb. China will continue to threaten its neighbors and move to military dominance of the Pacific. North Korea will continue to develop the means to destroy Los Angeles with a single (nuclear) shot.
All of this will continue until someone stands up to the bad guys. Yes, it's going to be scary. Yes, it's going to be dangerous. Liberals will wail, gnash their teeth and howl at the moon. That, however, is what it's going to take to ensure my children and grandchildren's safety.

The postwar global stability that has provided peace for the last 60 years has been shattered in eight short years of a Manchurian Candidate presidency who has systematically unraveled the institutions that made our country great and helped provide relative world peace. This has been done on purpose. The endgame of this agenda we have yet to see, but whatever it is, it is not going to be pretty for patriotic Americans who value freedom, the rule of law and individual responsibility.

Russia, Iran, and Shiite militants now own the Middle East. Aleppo will fall and whatever disorganized strategy — if you can call it strategy — the Obama administration claims to have will fall as well, in a spectacular implosion of historical proportions. The Kremlin will continue to destabilize Europe and entice former Soviet satellite states to come over to its sphere of influence.

Mr. Putin is deadly serious about rebuilding the Russian empire. He is not a communist ideologue. He is the new czar. Anyone who knows their history would know the czarist empire stretched from Poland to San Francisco at one point before the czar ran out of money fighting the Crimean War. History does repeat itself.

It's too late for this pathetic administration to accomplish anything. The next administration must have its eyes fully open on Day One and have a plan immediately begin to repair the Obama damage to America as soon as humanly possible.

• L. Todd Wood is a former special operations helicopter pilot and Wall Street debt trader, and has contributed to Fox Business, The Moscow Times, National Review, the New York Post and many other publications. He can be reached through his website,

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