Scary Reality is undergoing a name change

Einstein’s definition of insanity:
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

  Neither you nor I voted for a National Debt of $34.8 trillion $34,847,568,990,054 July 03, 2024; nor the squandering so far of $16.465 trillion ($16,465,917,000,000 June 2024) on interest. Interest PAYMENTS Fiscal Year 2023; $882 Billion ($882,600,000,000) and so far $867 Billion ($867,835,646,511) for 2024. That is not Chump Change.

  Someone is not telling the truth so who do you believe, Republican chant of cut taxes for the rich or George Washington, Thomas Jefferson & Abraham Lincoln? My choice, Washington, Jefferson & Lincoln
  Were the founders of this nation and 
Abraham Lincoln incompetent or was it that they were ill advised, maybe they were just uneducated, how else do you explain away their thoughts that debt is a bad plan. Could anyone explain to them or would anyone even be stupid enough to try, that spending $16.465 Trillion in interest payments with trillions more still owed on interest was/is a good idea.

President George Washington and National Debt
  As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is, to use it as sparingly as possible… ($34.85 Trillion National Debt, failed that one)

Long ago Thomas Jefferson wrote
  I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debt, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.”

  “The money power preys upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggravated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed.
Abraham Lincoln

  Many people will look at this site, rationalize "My life is good, this doesn’t affect me, why should I care? Still have my MTV, BET, ESPN"; impervious to danger, like the Captain of the Titanic steaming full speed toward the iceberg ahead.

  I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.
Thomas Jefferson

  For an overview listing of the contents-index; and a start of solutions to fix some of our problems plus a questionnaire please follow the links.

  Sadly to many people in the United States appear to be like the character Nick in closing scenes in the 1978 movie Deer Hunter played by Christopher Walken; Stoned/Catatonic zombies. I hope, I pray that the people will wake up before the live round makes it to the chamber because betting on this round of Russian Roulette has already been placed. Your children's and their children's future is the bet. Wake up, come on-wake up before it's too late. Sticking ones head in the sand, will result in hitting the live round. Wall Street is playing a game that must be stopped.

  Goldman Sachs has churned out many politicians and presidential advisers, including Mr. Trump’s Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and his first National Economic Council director, Gary D. Cohn. The road from Goldman to Washington is so heavily traveled that the firm is sometimes nicknamed “Government Sachs.” - Kate Kelly

The Great American Bubble Machine


From the Republican Neo-Con blueprint


  An exceedingly burdensome debt has been created ($34.85 trillion). For the payment of interest it becomes necessary to have recourse to new loans, which do not swallow up but only add to the capital debt. And when this credit is exhausted it becomes necessary by new taxes to cover, not the loan, BUT ONLY THE INTEREST ON IT. These taxes are a debit employed to cover a debit.

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.

  If the loan bears a charge of 5 per cent, then in twenty years the State vainly pays away in interest a sum equal to the loan borrowed,($34.8 trillion) in forty years it is paying a double sum,($69.6 trillion) in sixty - treble,($104.4 trillion) and all the while the debt remains an unpaid debt.

Disney does a great job at make believe

it is time for a reality check because
this is one seriously ugly mess

  When the $16,465,000,000,000 ($16.465 trillion) already squandered for interest is added to the debt still owed this becomes a lot of money.  This was a great plan for the banks/lenders but a horrible plan for those having to pay the interest!

  There is no nice way to say this, Wall Street does not care about you, Bankers do not care about you, Owners of Hedge Funds do not care about you, The Elitists don't care about you, the majority of the people living in the United States of America have been used.

  "You can fool all the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time."
Abraham Lincoln

  Many have been played as fools, Wall Street does not invest in America, Wall Street is a Gamblers Paradise, those people do not work, they are con men skimming the cream of the everyday workers blood, sweat and tears. Wall Street does not give a rip about you or your kids. The Bankers, and Gamblers (Wall Street & Hedge Fund operators) only care about money and with so many in the House, Senate and even President candidates begging for campaign money they will not produce change because that would amount to biting the hand that feeds them.

If history repeats itself yet again it will not be pretty:


From the Memorial of President Roosevelt

  President George Washington in his farewell speech warned the people of the dangers of Potentates’; Political Parties & Debt: it is too bad that the people have disregarded/ignored his sound advice!

  It seems that our politicians’ are somewhat confused.
The greed, maneuvering and hypocrisy of to many elected officials is disgusting. Some of us do not suffer from amnesia, we are facing a financial nightmare because the Republicans took this country off the gold standard back in 1971, when Nixon was President, to pay for the War in Vietnam and have been living on borrowed money ever since.

  In 2001 instead of using the surplus money the government was taking in to pay down “our” National Debt, President Bush and the Republicans (G.O.P.) decided to run up a Strategic Deficit (Two unfunded wars and a tax cut, plus the Trump tax cuts for the rich of 2018) never taking into consideration the law of unintended consequences, (Strategic deficit to cut programs) this plan was concocted while the Republican President Reagan was in office and now 40 years later the debt is bad enough that implementation by the Republicans can and has commenced.

What will it take for the masses to wake up

Unfettered "capitalism" is every bit as dangerous as communism and fascism

Tyranny is legal when tyrants make the rules

  oli•gar•chy: a puppet government controlled by individuals, corporations, and P.A.C.s who have bought off (purchased) candidates i.e. Adelson, Koch, Soros. Examples of some Oligarchies

For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions

Wall Street Pays Bankers to Work in Government,

Admission of guilt
Wall St. banks say they rigged markets

Elizabeth Warren slams corporate wrist-slapping

  Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders.”
The Honorable Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in the 1930s

  Despite being warned, President Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most  completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a  Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. -Woodrow Wilson

The Federal Reserve Bank is NOT Your Friend

  The Federal Reserve Bank (which is not run by the United States government and which came into existence because of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913) finally stopped the controversial policy known as quantitative easing, they The FED now hold over $8.8 Trillion in Public Debt, (Guess where the money came from? The United States Treasury Dept.)

  One private equity chief went so far as to publicly thank Ben S. Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman until February 2014, whose program of extraordinary economic stimulus has helped push stocks higher, feeding the private equity machine.  “Thank you, Ben Bernanke. I saw him last Thursday, and I thanked him,” Mr. Schwarzman of Blackstone said during a conference in December. “The opportunity for us to be able to attract funds is very, very high.”
  Stephen A. Schwarzman, the head of the Blackstone Group, took home $452.7 million, ([$8,690,000] $8.69 million per week) also more than double what he made in the previous year.

  Invitation Homes: Dallas-based subsidiary of The Blackstone Group has spent $8 billion buying about 43,000 homes nation wide. That's amazing, veterans are homeless and these people only seem to be concerned about fatter returns. The COO of Blackstone Group is now the CEO of Costco (Is he just another Wall Streeter or is he going to protect his employees as founder Jim Sinegal did when he was CEO of Costco, only time will tell).

Wall Street (Blackstone Group) buyers snap up thousands of local homes for rentals

  An internal Goldman memo suggested that speculation by investors accounted for about a third of the price of a barrel of oil. A commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the federal regulator, subsequently used that estimate to calculate that speculation added about $10 per fill-up for the average American driver. Other experts have put the total, combined cost at $200 billion a year.

Why were the banks allowed to raid the FDIC? Because that is where the money was.

  Steven Mnuchin, President Trump’s Treasury Secretary fits this description by L Michael Tomkins, EdD, of a Psychopath “A psychopath doesn’t have a conscience. If he lies to you so he can steal your money, he won’t feel any moral qualms, though he may pretend to.” MR. Mnuchin was a founder of OneWest Bank, this video explains how people lost all they had to a group of psychopathic lovers of money, control and power.

Taken for a Ride Again (4 1/2 min video)
Loophole manufactured, loophole exploited.

What is it going to take for THE PEOPLE to wake up?

  Single payerSingle; one, solitary: Payer – the person or entity who pays the bill
  Insurance - coverage by contract whereby one party agrees to guarantee another against a specified loss
  Greed – selfish desire; example, The greedy CEO wanted more money at the cost of your health

UnitedHealth Group Mulls Losses
CEO Stephen Hemsley Took Home $66M

  Insurance companies are more concerned with profits and the bottom line of the company, not the efficiency of your healthcare.

The Pay of a few insurance CEOs; not including stock options.
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini: $15 million
Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish: $13.5 million
Cigna CEO David Cordani: $14.5 million
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard: $10.1 million

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us
With solutions offered toward the end of the article

Compensation for CEO's in major pharmaceutical companies fiscal year 2015

Juan Ramon Alaix / Zoetis -              $ 8,700,000
Mark Trudeau / Mallinckrodt -            $ 9,700,000
Rajiv Kanishka L. De Silva / Endo Int. - $10,900,000
Robert Bradway / Amgen -                 $16,100,000
John Lechleiter / Eli Lilly -            $16,600,000
George Scangos / Biogen -                $16,900,000
Ian Read / Pfizef -                      $18,000,000
Heather Bresch / Mylan -                 $18,900,000
Richard Gonzalez / AbbVie -              $20,800,000
Brenton Saunders / Allergan -            $21,600,000
Alex Gorsky / Johnson & Johnson -        $23,200,000
Kenneth Frazier / Merck                  $24,100,000
Jeffery Leiden / Vertex -                $28,100,000
Leonard Schleifer / Regeneron -          $47,500,000

  And you thought it was about your health – it’s not – it is about the investors and their returns

Another Richard Nixon gift that just keeps on taking: HMO's

Ehrlichman: "Edgar Kaiser is running his Permanente deal for profit. And the reason that he can—the reason he can do it—I had Edgar Kaiser come in—talk to me about this and I went into it in some depth. All the incentives are toward less medical care, because— the less care they give them, the more money they make."

  If the people of the United States of America have been legally mandated by the President, House, Senate and Supreme (Kangaroo) Court to have to purchase Health Insurance why are a group of "Individuals" allowed to pocket Millions of Dollars in wages off the premiums that WE THE PEOPLE are forced to pay; I thought that was the definition of extortion. The Mafia could only hope; legalized extortion, how could it get any better then that?  It just got better:  The crime syndicates could not dream up legalized extortion like this - state officials have approved rate increases of 25 to 50 percent or more in 2017.

Single Payer” explained in plain, simple, unembellished english

  Someone would have to be one hell of a fiction writer to make this up so just in case you wanted to understand why your health care premiums’ need to go up; Ex-wife needs $433,991 a month

  Seeing how WE THE PEOPLE are forced into paying into this racket how about forcing maximum wages payable to these bums, maybe something in line with 25 times the minimum wage [Minimum wage $7.25 per hour; Maximum wage $181.25 per hour, and let’s put a stop to "Stock Options" while we are at it.

“Investors” & “Management”
Destroyed American companies
The Destruction of the Middle Class "Stock Options"

  The word value has many different meanings and everyone seems to believe their definition is the correct one which leads to confusion, fighting and anarchy because you have your definition and beliefs of value and others have thers.
  1) Wall Street; I am more valuable then you, it is my money and I don't care if you aren't making it, not my problem. Mantra - no taxes
  2) The Me, Myself and I crowd : I value my freedom to choose, I can do as I please; Mantra - my choices - my rules.
  3) A code or creed, an action for the betterment of the many, instead of the one: Value defined as Sacrifice, Integrity, Morals, Ethics.
  The first two definitions are about self, while the third is about community.
  There is a colossal difference between Main Street & Wall Street, one is trying to build this Country up and is taking a serious beating, while the other is tearing it apart with little regard as to the damage being done or the lives being wrecked. At this point in the battle between Main Street and Wall Street, Main Street is getting its ass kicked.
  Main Street and the Sensible Center have for the most part held to the third definition of value. Wall Street has embraced definitions one & two.
  Why did the "Alt Right" come about & why do they refer to the Main Stream press as "Fake News", the answer, not easy nor pretty.

fetter: a chain or shackle; something that confines; restraint
  Unfettered, unrestrained capitalism gave us this national debt, exorbitant health care costs, destroyed pensions, sent jobs off-shore, and brought in foreign workers to replace American workers with H1B1 visas.

  Unfettered capitalism is just unchecked greed.

  People working together for the betterment of all used to be what America was about, it gave us clean drinking water, electricity (rural electrification of U.S. 1920-1930), Interstate freeway system, vitamins A & D in milk, iodine in salt, pensions, a 40 hour work week. If that is considered socialism I'm having a difficult time seeing where that is such a bad plan. Our military is a socialistic organization and before the era of Money, Money, Money (Dave Ramsey’s theme song), Christianity was socialistic in nature.

  Throughout history unfettered capitalism has always brought about war. If this is allowed to continue millions will again be sacrificed on the Altar of Capitalistic Greed.

Penned 1992

I pledge allegiance to the flag of a nation that is
bankrupt and dying.
Not just financially in this sea of red ink but morally as well.
And to the republic for which it once stood.
Has our sovereignty been signed away?
(Treaties Supersede our Constitution)
Which has forsaken God.
Injustice, greed, lies, debauchery.
Is divisible with special interest groups.
Over 30,000,000 laws.
How many are pay-offs to special interest groups?
And miscarriages of justice for all.
Unfortunately when laws are not enforced equally on all people
justice becomes a joke.

President Trump wasn't serious about Draining The Swamp

It is difficult to DRAIN the SWAMP when the SWAMP RATS are your buddies

A Private Equity (Blackstone Group (SWAMP RAT)-Owned Doctors' Group
Sued Poor Patients Until It Came Under Scrutiny

Health system sues thousands of patients,
seizing paychecks and putting liens on homes (Another SWAMP RAT)

Hedge Funds Smell Blood
in the Student Debt Market (SWAMP RATs Attacking Students)

Broken Promises and Debt Pile Up
Loan Forgiveness Goes Astray
(Fresh Blood for the SWAMP RATS)

Morally Bankrupt but Disgustingly Legal

  A financial and moral Coup of the United States has taken place; all is ok, MTV, ESPN and Dancing with the Stars are still on.

  I realize that I’m nothing more than another uneducated American but I can’t even begin to get my mind around how screwed up Religious Leadership has to be when one group Enshrines Rape with Theology and another group feels that I am a Donkey put here to serve the Effendi

ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

  The choice is yours and it is really quite simple, the choice will be between what is right and what is simple. Do you continue, try to understand what is happening, what are the consequences for yourself and your children or do you change channels, go to a warm and fuzzy website -- leave this mess for someone else.

By A Member of Congress February 5, 2015
Confessions of a Congressman

If Congress wants to stop the Cynics, Congress needs to stop the Games

  A solution for the problem of gerrymandering written about in the article Confessions of a Congressman because gerrymandering and BIG MONEY have brought about so many problems.

  To stop Gerrymandering; (the creative drawing of Congressional Districts which everyone with a computer can look up by Googling there district); use districts drawn up using Zip Codes as they are set up now. DO NOT ALLOW Zip Codes to be redrawn but just add or subtract a Zip Code North, South, East or West to get the desired number of people needed in each District.

We have problems because to many refuse to stand for anything

  By the time World War II ended the young men, both rich and poor had learned to work together to survive and because of the shared horrors of war continued to work together for the betterment of all.
  Unfortunately over the years others who had not witnessed or been involved in the horrors of war decided they were more valuable and manipulated our elected officials to manufacture laws for their own self-interest.
  Is it not amazing how many seem to have an inflated value of their self-worth, many making a high dollar salary believe they are worth it (CEO’s, Lawyers, Wall Street Gamblers). We are all replaceable, although some are a little harder to replace than others (Einstein, Tesla).
  I have found few to be worth $250,000 a year; I have never met anyone worth $50,000 a month ($600,000 a year). Now if we could just convince the poor kids selling drugs (maybe they like caviar too) that money isn’t everything because when we die and I don’t care who you are, the big house, fancy cars, exotic toys of the lifestyles of the rich and shameless, it all stays.
  If you are a decent individual some people will cry at your funeral, and some might even mourn your passing for a time, reflecting on the good times, but, life goes on,
the world didn't stop spinning. At work they will find someone to replace you; you’re expendable, you are replaceable.
  What is that CEO or Lawyer or Wall Street Gambler really worth when good men and women are injured, maimed or killed standing up for this country? How arrogant can the CEO or Lawyer or Wall Street Gambler be when we as a nation can replace a President such as Lincoln or Kennedy in just a matter of hours?

  CEO rakes it in / CEO to make Hundreds of Millions - $15,000 Reenlistment bonus’ clawed-back

  Those two articles qualify and quantify the definition of chicken-shit. First article only runs 5 paragraphs

  Chicken shit refers to behavior that makes life worse than it need be: petty harassment of the weak by the strong; open scrimmage for power and authority and prestige… insistence on the letter rather than the spirit of the law. Chicken shit is so called –- instead of horse- or bull- or elephant shit -- because it is small minded and ignoble and takes the trivial, seriously.
  Chicken shit people and organizations’ are easily recognized because of their greedy, self-centered and often-times manipulative actions.

YOUR ACTION NEEDED: Contact your elected representatives in Washington DC and tell them to get over their party differences and get to solutions NOW.  Let them know you are disappointed that $16.465 trillion has been squandered so far paying interest on the $34.85 trillion National Debt.

Here is a list of contact information Address & Phone Numbers

Everybody was hoping Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have gotten involved, but Nobody wanted to.
Everybody got angry because it was Somebody's job.
Everybody thought Somebody else should do it.
Nobody realized that it wouldn’t get taken care of.

  It ended up that Everybody blamed others when Nobody did what Somebody -- Anybody could have done.

The first step in repairing a problem is to acknowledge there is a problem

  The real reason Afghanistan was invaded: Vast mineral wealth Oct 17, 2011

  Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals / July 25, 2017

  Millions in Off-the-books cash was given to President Karzai of Afghanistan, why, was some pay-off for the vast mineral wealth in the previous articles?

  One has to wonder, was it incompetence or malfeasance; $28 Million Wasted on Afghan Uniforms only part of U.S. problem

It is amazing what can be overlooked when it come to the Love of Money

  Made In China, with American Technology - China Removed Secret Equipment From US Spy Plane (2001)

  IBM sells PC group (ThinkPad) to Lenovo (China) (2004)

  Microsoft develops Windows 10 version for China’s government (2017)

  In General Electric (G.E.)give-aways to ChinaGreed pays off big for the CEO (2011)

  Chinese supremacy - Meet Your New Boss:  Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate 1000s Of U.S. Communities (2013)

 Even the Mouse Capitulated:  How China Won the Keys to Disney’s Magic Kingdom (2016)

 The Chinese Party Bosses do not care about you, “Tycoon behind Syngenta bid China's most aggressive dealmaker" (2016)

  Iran and the arrogance of the CIA drone wars; how can this possibly end well

  Newly assertive CIA intensifies covert operations in Afghanistan

  Never read any article concerning the CIA that did not qualify as a SNAFU or FUBAR
  “The American people don’t mind if there are C.I.A. teams waging a covert war there.” Actually Some Of Us Do Mind

  A little background on North Korea:   The wiseguy regime,  The North Korean Connection,   Thousands of N Korean tunnelsRev. Moon, North Korea & the Bushes

  Russia Uses American Technology to Help Hide Submarines 1987

  Russia creating new nuclear missile system (2004)

  Moscow to Dallas in 32 minutes & we can't stop it 2013

  Putin says U.S. is "parasite" on global economy (2011) - I concur; to often Wall Street and Big Business epitomize parasitic tendencies’ example: Bolivia-Bechtel and The Water Wars

  US financial showdown with Russia is more dangerous than it looks 2014

  Does Russia really own around 20% of American Uranium Deposits 2015

We have a Standards Problem and it needs to be fixed.

  We as a nation are at a cross-road, unfortunately neither the left nor the right seem to understand how we got here, may I offer an observation; When there are no standards, chaos follows.
  There are two major standards that have been disregarded first one is a dual principal, morals & ethics, the standard that was used in the past. During the time of Washington and Jefferson (The Bible, the book of morals & ethics) has been for all intents and purposes tossed out by the crazy right and loony left, it appears that neither group has bothered to read the book.
  Because we as a nation no longer have shared standards, a kid is killed over shoes and a cop willingly gives a homeless person a dung sandwich; something is seriously wrong in our country. (There are a large number of decent kids and cops but there are problem kids and problem cops and way too many people with weird standards).

  When standards are removed, corner stone's (boundaries') shifted, anything goes. 
Some laughed, some mocked her as she died - Teenagers Recorded Man Drowning and Laughed. We will reap what we have sown if this is not corrected, we will reap the whirlwind.
  This can actually be fixed, Proverbs is as applicable today as it was 3000 years ago when first written (the rest of the book is also applicable), there are a number of good preachers out there that will call bullshit what it is but opening and reading the book yourself helps to ensure preachers are and keep telling the truth. Education is the key; that is what Martin Luther and Gutenberg with his invention of the press gave to We The People, the ability to read the truth. It was an incredible gift at the time and still is because the Religious Authorities were lying there asses off as to what was printed in the Book to control the masses.
  Second one concerns finances, and will be more difficult to repair, with the removal of the gold standard money could be printed without concern as long as the debt was paid back, it wasn't paid back, $33.5 Trillion later we now have a mess.

  Thomas Jefferson stated that education is the key, he did not say that it would be pain free or easy but/and your involvement not only matters, it is needed

Bolivia (South American Country), Bechtel (American Corporation) and the water wars

  There is no nice way to say this; we the people have been hosed! Do you want to understand how this mess came about? There was/is a plan and it looks really ugly for the Red Neck - Blue Collar - Christian crowd:  Hard times lie ahead, but cheer up, things are getting worse

  Here is that list of contact information again Address & Phone Numbers

Chipping: looks good on paper, might want to think about this also

Teen Girls keep having Children and we keep Encourging Them
The Pregnancy Trap


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