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Self Inflicted Problems. The Finger Trap Of Production Technology

When I was younger I was hired to work in a lighting factory. They had a split “shipping” and “receiving” departments. I was hired to help out in the shipping side. Eventually the orders fell a little flat. No worries, I was sent to the “receiving” side. I had been there before and always looked around in horrified amazement at how in disarray things were. There were 3 and a half people working there. (part time, not an actual half of a person.) The only way anybody knew where anything was is if you were the one who took it off the truck yourself. So bored at the lack of orders coming from the floor, I set to work on laying out an organizational floor plan. Little by little over the course of two weeks, myself and another aggressive individual got the thing in ship shape. It really took the need too have so many people in the receiving department away. So one day me and the other guy are sitting on the doc yappin’ away when in came the plant manager and asked what we were …

The U.S. Economy And It’s “Quack” Doctors

So let us say that you went to the doctor’s because you were tired lately. You had experience a fainting spell or two. He runs some test on you and says, “well we have found some blockage. That is stopping the blood from getting to your brain. But rather then clear the blockage, we are going to instead just infuse more blood into your system. We will do it just on the other side of the blockage. What I need you to do is eat more Bacon and trans fat laden food. We are hoping the pressure behind the blockage will get so great, that it will blow the blockage open.”

He would probably not even finish his suggestion before you were on the phone talking to your lawyer to get the malpractice suit in the works. However, this is exactly what our fearless leaders in Washington want us to do in order to solve the blockage problems with out economic system.

I have shown my illustration of the economic system on other post. If you haven’t seen it you can see it here. Circulation…

Credit In The Simplest Terms Possible. I Think

Hello all. A couple of times this week I have been asked to explain why a bank is different then an automaker when it comes to government regulation and intervention. I have said time and again that I believe that credit is equivalent to legalized counterfeit money. But even that seems to not be clear enough. “So what is wrong with counterfeit money.”

Let me ask a few questions. You can think to yourself or shout the answers out loud. Do you have a credit card debt? Do you know anybody who doesn’t have a credit card debt? You know, you are out at the bar or to eat with them do they always pay in cash? Do you know anybody over 20 that has none of the following. Home loan, car loan, school loan, or credit debt? Do you know people who work hard, make a decent wage, do the right things financially, but are still struggling? Do you have a years worth of savings accumulated in case joblessness or illness occurs? So how can it be that so many of us are working our butts off, making an alrigh…

If You Are bailing Out Your Automobile…

….Then you have taken a wrong turn somewhere. That said, I still believe bailing out the auto industry is way smarter then bailing out any financial industry. Now, that is not to be confused with the fact that I don’t really think that anybody should be bailed out, especially when they make short sighted selfish decisions. However, it seems that our government is dead se upon taking this path, so prioritization has to occur or the impact will be next to nil. If your building is crumbling, it does no good to patch the walls on the 6th floor while ignoring the foundation.

Here is what we know about financial institutions. Generally they were created to allow more free exchange of money between businesses. You didn’t have to walk into the tanners shop with a pouch full of gold to buy materials to make your boots. People knowing that wouldn’t be so inclined to wait outside the tanners residence and roll the business men as they approached. So banks supplied and cashed checks a…

As Much About “Good-Byes” As “Welcomes”

There is still this euphoria in the air almost two weeks after Barack Hussein Obama (lol, now I just love saying his whole name. It really twists the dagger in the belly of the paranoids) was elected. There are many reasons for this group hysteria. But two can sum up most of the rhetoric.

A couple of varieties belong to the first group. First there are the “minority”, especially African-Americans, who woke up on November 5th with the reality that a glass ceiling had been drilled through for them. When listing successful role models for their children, they could now include Obama and the office of the leader of the free world as a possibility when they grow up. It was the kicking of the dirt in the face of, and the result of, slavery and Jim Crow era mentalities. These attitudes still exist, but they are being buried generation by generation. People around the country and around the world have to see and respect the US in a new light. At least that is the hope. I am not so f…

The Piling on of Palin

No this post is not a review of the new Larry Flynt movie. I was going to let the election go and get back to thought exercises in politics, economics, psychology, war, and peace. However, many issues have been generated and brought to light, since the election that seems to go unanswered. One I keep hearing on my new favorite comedy channel, FOX, is why doesn’t the media “just leave Sarah alone!!”

Most common are statements like, “the election is over. Let it go.” Well there are two reasons that this “pile on” has occurred. One is to ensure that such dangerous and destructive behavior never happens again. This ignorant, self serving, mental midget should never get that close to the White House. Kind of like when you’re a kid and your parents catch you smoking and ground you for a month after beating your ass and screaming at you for an hour and an eternity. The kid is thinking, “Great, I got it. Don’t smoke.” By the sounds of the sediment on these conservative venues, t…

The Wealthy Pay Most Of The Taxes

So looking at the understanding that we work to gain the resources to buy goods and services as Highlighted in the post, below titled “Employment And The Work To Time Ratio”. Through a series of thought exercises I think I adequately established that desire to work for those things are tempered by the time we are asked to spend earning it. That leads me to one of my economic pet peeves.

Back to economics. Do you know what I am about sick to death of hearing. “The top 10% pay 80% of the taxes.” Or something along that lines. Alright, this is about logic here, right? Yep I looked up and sure enough right at the top of the page I make reference to the posts being about taking “logical approaches”. So let us apply it to this Irrational claim. In one of those stupid long posts about “wage reform” I covered this basic idea. I hope to make it clearer here.

If every capitalistic read blooded American is really working for time, then isn’t time the factor by which we make that t…

Employment And The Work To Time Ratio

Alright, I think I got most of my disgust with the American voters out of my system. Back to the work of whipping our foreign and domestic world back into shape. I am planning on getting back to writing the book now that the distraction of current events via the election is over. So to the three people who read this, you might find longer periods between posts here. You may also notice some rehashed ideas as I try to make them more read worthy.

Do you go to work to make money? No, you don’t go to work to make money! What good is money? It is a piece of paper with a dead guy’s picture on it. You can’t eat it. Most of us don’t make enough to make clothing out of it. And none of us make enough to form it into a suitable housing environment. Not to mention that it is illegal to use money in this fashion. So money will not even serve to help with the three basic needs. A giveaway might be that now a days we don’t even see the money we earn. It just goes to a bank, and t…

48%, Sarah Palin, and the Most Dangerous People In America

I said to a co-worker that it didn’t amaze me that Obama won, it was more amazing that 48% of the country voted for him. I am going to pretty safely assume that nobody who voted for the McCain/ (ehhm) Palin ticket is reading a “blog” called Logic And Politics. The very name inherently a turn off to people of that mental capacity. So, let’s talk about them.

First, a little more about John McCain. I don’t know who the guy is that ran, I voted for a John McCain in the 200o primaries. The guy who voted against the “Bush Tax Cuts” that has lead to the skyrocketing unemployment and trade deficit turned into it’s biggest cheerleader. His foreign policies made real sense back then. Today they are the chest thumping of war apes that has lead us into the disrespect of the world. He s an idiot.

Now 48% of you still found it acceptable top vote for him after his major swing in ideologies, and after his pick of the dumbest woman on Earth, you are morons. Your threat and right to vot…

Go Home And Good Riddens John McCain

You had billed yourself as an “American Hero”, but in the end your divisive and irrational campaign placed America in wore danger then al Qaeda could have ever imagined. I do not know what happened to that guy I voted for back in the 2000 primary campaign. I suppose he went off to the same place as the liberal democratic vice president that almost won the job in 2000, Joe Lieberman. But the dirty conniving underhanded fool that has had the American political spotlight for the past 8 months is not the same John McCain.

I wish only the worst for you and your shallow family. I hope your cheap beer pedaling wife relapses into her addiction and dies groveling on a street corner poor and destitute. I hope you leave this world slightly senile, in pain and destitute from the health care system that you so boldly feel can regulate itself. You are a wasted and reached old man. Your “anything to win” policy of the last few months are despicable and reflective of all the negative things th…

Barack Wins!! Congrats, No Time For Disneyland

This is truly a great day for America . If for no other reason, then it shows that the marketing of name recognition and fear has been overcome. A guy with the same name of the US “enemy #1” in 2003 was elected. Great America, enough of you have risen above your prejudices and shallow thought stream. There is no doubt you elected the better of the two contenders.

Barack, to you I have to say that you have inherited this office at a time that will allow no rest. You do have great support form the legislative branch to get things done. Your mission is three fold. First, you are the Commander in Chief. Get out troops out of the Middle East. I know you have been thumping your chest on Afghanistan. But now it is time to get real. You are never going to get an area made up of religious tribal clans that put more merit in the local cleric then they do state government to cooperate as a unified people. You have a better chance of getting every member of congress to agree on a he…