Monday, September 30, 2013

Government Spending Spree Comes in Wake of Impending Shutdown

Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 08:58 AM
By Audrey Hudson


While Congress is working overtime to spent billions of dollars to fund the government and avoid a shutdown, federal agencies are on a freewheeling spending spree to burn through all of their money before the fiscal year ends Monday night.

The Washington Post reports that the Veterans Affairs Department spent more than a half million dollars for artwork, the Coast Guard spent nearly $200,000 on "cubicle furniture rehab," and the Agriculture Department spent $140,000 on toner cartridges in just one day.

The spending spree was prompted by fears that if an agency ends the fiscal year with money left in the bank, Congress might cut their funding in future years.

The outrageous expenses are not unusual, and are the subject of an ongoing congressional investigation.

In 2010, the Internal Revenue Service spent millions of dollars left over in an account to hire new personnel on an extravagant Las Vegas conference where the controversial "Star Trek" parody video featuring federal employees premiered.

Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, says the out-of-control spending by bureaucrats should be a key focal point of the ongoing debate to fund the government.

Fox News reported that federal agencies last week spent money on junkets for Chinese wine connoisseurs, Christmas tree initiatives, radio ads promoting New Jersey blueberries, a maple syrup recipe contest and produced a YouTube video to instruct on the proper handling of watermelons.

"Lost in the back and forth this week regarding whether or not to shut down the government over Obamacare was a real debate about all the other things that this bill will fund," Coburn said in a statement Friday.


Comment:

After reading this how can any sane, intelligent person think that this government actually cares about the people?  Anyone who doesn't know the truth is nothing but intentionally or unintentially blind and stupid. Okay, I got that off of my chest.

Some of what money was spent on was partially reasonable like stocking up on toner cartridges.  At least they really do use toner and it will get used eventually.  But Star Trek parody videos?  Blueberry commercials?  Maple Syprup contests?  YouTube videos on how to handle watermelons? Unbelievable, and totally unacceptable.  Couldn't they at least have spent the money on a video instructing people in disaster preparedness?  Something actually important, I mean.

There's talk about the General Accounting Office (GAO), the organization that investigates government spending and answers only to Congress.  HAH!  That's a good one.  That's like putting the mouse in charge of the cheese and when the cheese disappears you ask the mouse if he ate it and when he says no, you say okay, good enough for me.  Case closed.  Ludicrous.

I can think of one way to stop this waste.  Agencies only do this so they won't come in under budget out of fear their funding may be cut the next year.  There should be a law that if any government agency does come in under budget there will be a guarantee that their budget will NOT be cut the next year.  If agencies know their budgets will not be cut, this crazy spending sprees may stop - especially if agencies are rewarded for coming in under budget rather the penalized.

But as they say, if it makes sense the government won't go for it.


I hate to keep sounding like a broken record but this system has got to go.  In NS Germany every single government agency including the SS answered (financially) to the Reich Economics Office. There were severe penalties for wasting or misappropriating funds ranging from dismissal from office to execution depending on the circumstances.  If these government spend-o-crats knew they could face a firing squad they'd think twice before pulling this kind of crap.

Dan 88!



Sunday, September 29, 2013

Leith, North Dakota

In keeping with my new policy of using only Sundays and holidays for lighter posts, I thought it would be intersting to post a few pictures of the much discussed Leith, ND. in which some White seperatists have chosen to be their new home.  I make no judgements or criticisms with these photos.  









Comment:

As you can see no pavement or sidewalks, and very underdeveloped.  On the positive side, it's all White, no crime except probably an occasional arguement with a neighbour, no graffiti, and no crowds.  That's the part I like best:  No crowds, and you're not close enough to hear the toilets flush next door.  I like privacy and space and at least Leith offers that.  

I should warn everyone from the South that you will freeze your butts off in the winter so be prepared.  In fact, being the end of September the weather may be turning chilly already.  For example the temperature today in Leith was about a high of 65 degrees.  By next Thursday it's expected to get down to 50. Being originally from New Hampshire I like the cold and it doesn't bother me but you folks who grew up in warmer climates will have to be prepared to make that adjustment if you've never experienced a real winter before.

Dan 88!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Shutdown Looms: Feds Plan Furloughs

Friday, 27 Sep 2013 10:59 AM


More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums in the nation's capital. 

Workers at the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs wouldn't be around to process visa and passport applications, complicating the travel plans of hundreds of thousands.


These would be just some of the effects of a government shutdown that furloughs 800,000 of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers. It could hit as early as Tuesday if a bitterly divided Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

Supervisors at government agencies began meetings Thursday to decide which employees would continue to report to work and which would be considered nonessential and told to stay home under contingency plans ordered by the Office of Management and Budget.

Details about shutdown plans for each agency were expected to be posted on the OMB and individual agency websites by Friday afternoon, according to union officials briefed on the process. Formal furlough notices would be sent on Tuesday, the beginning of the new fiscal year.

"Fifty percent of our members may be locked out of work altogether during this shutdown," said J. David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees. "Half will be expected to continue to work without a paycheck."

Not all of government would cease to operate. Services considered critical to national security, safety and health would go on as usual, such as border patrol, law enforcement and emergency and disaster assistance. Social Security and Medicare benefits would keep coming, for example, but there likely would be delays in processing new applications.

Active-duty military personnel are exempt from furloughs, as are employees of the U.S. Postal Service, which doesn't depend on annual appropriations from Congress.

Union officials said preparations for a possible shutdown have created anxiety and uncertainty among federal workers and among those who have an expectation of government services.

"Federal agencies have had to devote time and resources to develop yet another crisis plan, distracting agencies from their critical missions," said Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union. "And, if the government shuts down, the public will be further harmed by the loss of vital services people need and depend upon."

The last shutdown, which took place during the Clinton administration, lasted three weeks, from Dec. 16, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996.

At the Smithsonian, a majority of the 6,400 employees at 19 museums would be furloughed, said spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas. Museum doors would remain closed as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, ruining vacation plans for thousands of tourists expecting to see the National Air and Space Museum or view art at one of the museum's galleries.

The National Park Service was expected to announce the specific impact of a shutdown on Friday. A contingency plan prepared in 2011 — the last time a shutdown loomed — said all 401 of the country's national parks would close and cease activities except for those necessary to respond to emergencies.

Federal courts plan to keep operations going for at least 10 business days in the event of a shutdown — roughly through Oct. 15 — using fees and other funds. But after that, only essential work would continue and each court would determine what staff is needed, according to a Sept. 24 memo from U.S. District Judge John Bates, director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

Federal jury trials should continue as necessary, the memo said, and staff performing essential work at federal courts would report to work without getting paid. They would be paid when appropriations were restored.

During the 1995-96 shutdown, 20,000 to 30,000 applications by foreigners for visas went unprocessed each day, while 200,000 U.S. applications for passports went unprocessed, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. The report also described delays in the processing of firearm applications by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The Environmental Protection Administration would essentially be closed to most of its approximately 17,000 employees, except for those involved in shutting down systems, tasked with emergency cleanups, or doing legal work in ongoing federal cases, said John O'Grady, president of the local union of EPA employees in Chicago.

NASA is still working on shutdown plans, but the agency doesn't have a launch scheduled until Nov. 6, spokesman Bob Jacobs said. Nearly all but a few hundred of the space agency's 18,000 employees would be furloughed under a contingency plan outlined in 2011.

In past shutdown threats, the space agency considered essential the operations of the International Space Station, where astronauts and cosmonauts live, and planned to continue supporting the mission if the government had shuttered, Jacobs said.

Comment:

Government shutdown.  Everything grinds to a halt.  Doom and gloom.  Blah, blah, blah.  History does repeat itself.  We went through this in 2011.  Do you remember what happened?  Nothing happened. Everything kept on going as usual and nothing fell apart.  Our politicians are full of it as usual.

They are putting on a great show for the great gullible American voter.  They are trying to put a scare into people once again in order to prey on their fears.  The Fear Du Jour is of course Obamacare which is supposed to take effect next Tuesday.  Each side has drawn a line in the sand and refuses to budge.  But that's kind of like playing chicken.  Nine times out of ten one player turns his wheels.  It's just a matter of seeing who turns first.

I'd rather wait until Tuesday (which means Wednesday's post) before commenting further.  I'd just like to remind people that just like in 2011 if there is a shutdown, those of you on Social Security, SSDI, and SSI will receive vouchers instead of checks, but also your landlords will be unable to evict you by law, and your creditors will be unable to go after you, and utility companies cannot cut you off.  However it is incumbent upon you to notify them that you are receiving vouchers and cannot pay until your checks resume. This of course does not apply to bills such as cable/satellite TV and internet providers.  They may be willing to work with you but they are not required to do so.  You will receive all back payments as soon as the shutdown (if there is one) is over.

Dan 88!




Friday, September 27, 2013

How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. It's time to stop the public giveaways to America's richest sports league—and to the feudal lords who own its teams.


By Gregg Easterbrook

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Just Who Benefits From Housing? - Not The Working Class Of Course!

By Graham Summers

Let’s put another nail in the coffin of the “recovery” talk.
Bernanke and the Fed allege that the purpose of QE is to help housing recovery. But rising home prices do not actually equate to increased “wealth” for the average American.
Homes, unlike most purchases (well at least in the past), are financed via debt. In this regard the “homeowner” doesn’t actually “own” the home; the bank does. And anyone who looks at how much money banks make from mortgage lending can easily assess who comes out on top from that deal: hint it’s not the homeowner.
Say I buy a home for $200K with a down payment of $40K. I only own $40K worth of home. And if the home rises in value to $220K, I still owe the bank $180K. Sure, you could technically argue that I’ve made $20K off my initial $40K, but that would only count if I sold the house right then and there. 
If I don’t sell the house, then technically I’m not wealthier, I’m just slightly less in debt (on paper). This fact becomes abundantly clear the minute I stop paying my mortgage and the bank comes knocking.
With that in mind, we need to ask, just who is wealthier as a result of the new housing bubble the Fed has created?
It’s not most Americans. According to the US census only 29% of us own our homes outright. Rather, it’s the banks and the large institutional investors who bought up thousands of homes in cash during the “recovery.”
This is not rocket science; it’s common sense. But the Fed keeps talking about a housing “recovery” like it’s helping Main Street. It’s doing no such thing. All of the Fed’s policies have been aimed at helping the large banks. They're the ones who own the US's homes.
Comment:
Mr. Summers nailed it.  If you buy a house and it goes up in value, you still owe the same amount on your mortgage.  You don't get that increase in value until you sell it.  
Here's the fix:  When you sell a house, it's presumably because you want a better house or you have to move for some reason.  That means you'll have to buy a house in your new town.  Your house did go up in value so you made a profit, but chances are the value of most other homes have also gone up in value.  Sure you have more money to put down on a new house than your previous, but since housing values have gone up a new house will cost more and require a larger down payment.  POOF! Vanishing profit.
Even though your house went up in value so did everyone else's, therefore you'll need more money than before to buy another.  In other words, you may have more money in your bank than before, but your buying power has remained about the same.  If you're lucky you may have a little extra left over but don't count on it.
The fix is in.  The middle class is now like the working class:  OUT IN THE COLD.  As more people are forced to become renters the need for rental houses goes up.  As demand goes up, so do rents.  The law of supply and demand.
Rent control?  Well, once you're into a rental house or apartment rent control can help, but when an old tenant leaves and a new one enters the landlord can ask any amount he thinks he can get.  Rent control only takes effect AFTER you sign your lease or rental agreement and the rent amount is set.  In other words, after your rent is set, the landlord cannot raise it again without permission from the rent control board, but when you first move in he can ask any price he wants.
Comrades, Judeo-Capitalism is designed so that the few at the top can bleed the many at the bottom dry.  Parasitism is the very nature of the system.  You cannot reason with a parasite, you can only excise it.  That's what National Socialism can do.  It removes the parasites and allows the people to flourish.
Dan 88!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Case For Segregation


Introduction:

One of the most revered names of the 20th Century is the philanthropist Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965).  He was born in Kaysersberg, Germany, the son of a local Lutheran minister.  There isn't one single race that doesn't consider him one of the greatest humanitarians of all times.  The sign in front of his jungle clinic once read, "At whatsoever hour you come, you will find light and help and human kindness."

One thing that is never discussed about him were his opinions on race.  The following is an excerpt from his book "African Notebook" which relates his experiences while living in Africa and his racial beliefs.  Dr. Schweitzer's opinions do not necessarily reflect those of myself or the American Nazi Party.

Dan 88!
                                                                         

“I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. 

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There is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither the intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally with white men in any function of our civilization. 


I have given my life to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And they will destroy all of his work. 

Let white men from anywhere in the world, who would come to Africa, remember that you must continually retain this status; you the master and they the inferior like children that you would help or teach. Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you.  

Let White men from all over the world understand that negroes do not belong in White society and treat them as such and reject diversity and multi-culturalism as satanic weapons being used against the White race.

— Dr. Albert Schweitzer in “Afrikanische Geschichten” (African Notebook), original German edition, 1938.

Comment:

Folks, I don't agree with everything that Dr. Schweitzer said.  But he does make a valid case for segregation.  When different races are forced to mix, the less advanced will destroy - either intentionally or unintentionally - the more advanced.  I don't say inferior, I say the less advanced will drag down the more advanced.  The proof is in today's societal degeneration.  Just look at music and entertainment.  With current music it's almost as if we are all returning to the jungle.  With movies it's almost like a return to the Roman Arena.

No race can flourish unless there is geographical seperation.  In a mixed society each culture such as the Latin or Eurocentric will pull against each other.  In the end there will be a mongrelization that will destroy all individual cultures whose uniqueness will be forever lost.

Now I'm not talking about the bullshit "seperate but equal" of the pre-Civil Rights Era.  I'm talking real equality.  Each race given it's own equal opportunity for self-determination.  If they succeed or fail it will be their fault and no one else's. Many Blacks agree with this.  They would welcome the chance to flourish without interference from Whitey.  They want the opportunity to do things their way instead of ours.  The same with the Latinos, Asians, and the rest.

The main obstacle to this are the liberal left manipulated by the Jews - and not even all Jews.  Hasaidic and Orthodox Jews also prefer the way of segregation.  They want no part of us the way we want no part of them.  The International and Ethnic Jew are the real problem.  They encourage race mixing amongst us, but rarely engage in it themselves unless there is a major business or political advantage, such as the JP Morgan Banking Cartel marrying into the Rothschild Banking Cartel.

Our vision of segregation is doable - but only if we want it badly enough to do our part in making it happen.  $upport the ANP any way you can.  

Change doesn't just happen.  It is MADE to happen.  HAIL VICTORY!  SIEG HEIL!  ¡VIVA LA VICTORIA! VICTOIRE DE GRÊLE! ДА ЗДРАВСТВУЕТ ПОБЕДА! VITTORIA DI GRANDINE! HAGL SEIER! YAY NUQNEH!

Who can tell me what language that last Hail Victory is in?

Dan 88!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Associated Press Falls Out of Boat, Misses Water


wonderful story by Hope Yen of the Associated Press yesterday leveraged government data to show yet another angle of the ongoing economic situation in America:



Overall, more than 16 percent of adults ages 16 and older are now "underutilized" in the labor market - that is, they are unemployed, "underemployed" in part-time jobs when full-time work is desired or among the "hidden unemployed" who are not actively job hunting but express a desire for immediate work.
Among households making less than $20,000 a year, the share of underutilized workers jumps to about 40 percent. For those in the $20,000-to-$39,999 category, it's just over 21 percent and about 15 percent for those earning $40,000 to $59,999. At the top of the scale, underutilization affects just 7.2 percent of those in households earning more than $150,000.
By race and ethnicity, black workers in households earning less than $20,000 were the most likely to be underutilized, at 48.4 percent. Low-income Hispanics and whites were almost equally as likely to be underutilized, at 38 percent and 36.8 percent, respectively, compared to 31.8 percent for low-income Asian-Americans.
Loss of jobs in the recent recession has hit younger, less-educated workers especially hard. Fewer teenagers are taking on low-wage jobs as older adults pushed out of disappearing mid-skill jobs, such as bank teller or administrative assistant, move down the ladder. 
Yen painted a clear picture of what is happening across the nation, piling on statistic after hard-hitting statistic into her reporting here. No doubt the vast majority of her readership will appreciate the validation of what Americans everywhere already know: we have a jobs crisis - a perturbing surplus of labor and a worryingly pervasive trend of tepid job creation paired with a withering of middle class wages.
Unfortunately, readers will have no reason to leave the piece with any optimism, as the lame solutions weakly offered are either uninspiring retreads or hopeless pipe-dreams. Naturally, a mention of our historic high immigration levels was AWOL.
President Obama offered, "We have to make the investments necessary to attract good jobs that pay good wages and offer high standards of living." The nearly $1 trillion stimulus package passed in the early days of the recession does not have the U.S. on a job creation path that will ever result in full employment again. In fact, without changes to immigration policy, the economy would need to create an average of 282,000 jobs every month for the next five years. That's an average of 40,000 more jobs per month than were created during the 1993-2000 boom (when taking into account the still-high U-6 rate and the distressingly low workforce participation rate, these numbers should still be close - witness this WaPo story from last year about needing 200,000 jobs/month for eight years).
So what "investments" will attract (it is curious that "attract" as opposed to "create" was the word choice here) these jobs? Presuming that government is the one doing the investment (and with what money, considering the public wants deficit reduction more than anything?) can anyone think of what public works projects would actually put millions of people to work on a career-long basis? This is a tired trope that virtually everyone outside the beltway has tuned out.
Meanwhile, the President's number one domestic policy aim for his second term is the push to immediately provide blanket legal work permits (with citizenship promised at a later date) and a colossal permanent increase in legal immigration and guest workers. Needless to say, Sen. Sessions has a much more believable argument on what this will do to wages than the Cirque du Soleil-style contortions of the open borders brigade.
Richard Freeman, a Harvard economist, didn't hold out much hope for the prospects of wage increases or increased job opportunities for workers in the near future. He yearned for a more-quickly growing economy and stronger unions (good luck with that). If he made mention of our immigration-fueled oversupply of labor, Yen doesn't mention it (Freeman has done academic study with fellow Harvard economist George Borjas in the past).
Income inequality and the deterioration of the middle class are existential questions about the American future. The Associated Press does well to devote time and ink to informing us all about our present condition. But it is dismaying that a discussion of our labor force woes ignores the most macro-level factor there is, namely: how many workers there are and will be. This is even more disappointing coming from Yen, who noted in a September 22, 2011 story on the impact of the recession on younger workers:
The District of Columbia plus 14 states had the largest ratios of college graduates to high-school dropouts, more than 3 to 1. Several of these places, including the District of Columbia and states with larger immigrant populations, had the widest income gaps between rich and poor.
There are benefits of a tight labor market towards wage-equality for the low-skilled and lesser-educated to consider (that don't require a plague or a war, just a change in government policy). A change in immigration policy isn't a cure-all, but it's the easiest and most effective policy change that we can enact.
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Comment:
Of course Associated Press omitted all the bad data.  As the spin masters for the government, they have to make things sound as encouraging as possible.  It's also good for ratings.  After all, a news show promo that says something like, "Good news for the unemployed!" is better than one that says, "The unemployed in for even harder times."  People would rather hear good news than bad even if it is total BS.
There's only one wayto stop the outsourcing, price goughing, and the rest - by ending the reign of Judeo-Capitalism.  The way to do that is through National Socialism.  I'm not going to lie and give people a false sense of hope.  All I'm saying is we're getting nowhere with the Democrats and the Republicans.  We need a new way.  National Socialism IS that way.  With NS we have a chance.  Without it things will only continue to get worse.
For those of you who are undecided - or have already decided against us, the ANP is not the only third party out there.  Find one you agree with and support them.  At the very least get away from the Democans and the Republicrats.  IT IS NOT THROWING YOUR VOTE AWAY!  That's what they want you to think so you'll stay with them.  Don't be a sucker.  Wake up and smell the coffee.  The status quo is ruining us.  We have to get away from them NOW before it is too late!
Dan 88!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Transgender homecoming queen makes history

Samantha Tata and Kim Baldonado


Sep. 21, 2013 at 3:27 PM ET
Cassidy Lynn Campbell said her win should be seen as a symbol of self-acceptance.
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Cassidy Lynn Campbell said her win should be seen as a symbol of self-acceptance.
A transgender teen made history Friday night when she was crowned homecoming queen at an Orange County high school. 

"I'm so proud to win this not just for me but for everyone out there and for every kid -- transgender, gay, straight, black, white, Mexican, Asian. It doesn't matter, you can be yourself," Cassidy Lynn Campbell said after her win.

The high school senior has been sharing her transition from male to female with an audience of more than 18,000 YouTube subscribers in videos that range from fun to deeply personal. 

In one video, Campbell shares makeup tips. In another, the 16-year-old gives viewers a lesson in self-injecting estrogen. 

Campbell said she couldn't be herself until this year. That's when she started living her life completely as a female. 

"I realized it wasn't for me anymore," Campbell said of her homecoming queen candidancy. "I was doing this for so many people all around." 

Ahead of the Friday night announcement, students told NBC4 their classmate was a natural  winner. 

"Everyone at school loves her," one student said. 

"She’s super sweet," said another. 

With a crown on her head, Cassidy Lynn will preside over Marina High School’s homecoming dance this weekend. 

But the win was not without its backlash on social media. 

She said she hopes winning the crown will cause some of her critics to rethink their opinions. 

"If it can just make them look a little bit differently at myself or anyone else in this world and judge a little less harshly, then it was all worth it," Campbell said. 

Comment:

This is actually quite sad.  They take a time honored tradition and make it sick and degenerate.  Well that's California for you.  Like I call it, The Land Of Fruits And Nuts - with the accent on Fruits this time. LOL

Also, even if I apporved of transexualism - which I don't - I don't think a teenager is old enough to decide on whether or not to undergo sexual reassignment procedures and surgery.  

What two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is one thing, but when they bring it out in public and it is harmful to the community, that's when we have to draw the line.  Unfortunately this sick society has erased that line.  It's up to National Socialism to redraw it.

BTW, I have a personal question.  If I were in favour of transexualism, and if I had such a teenager as this, and I said to him, "If you want to be a girl YOU pay for it when you turn 18 but I have better things to do with tens of thousands of dollars."  Would that make me a cheapskate?

Dan 88!