Tuesday, April 29, 2014

All signs point to........me.

Every now and then I prove how inept I can be. My last post was one of those times, when I tried to use two different microphones on an audio clip. I read about how to do this using an embedded computer program to adjust the 2 different feeds into one file. My thought process ( if you can call it that ) was that if I stripped the wires back on both microphones, bugged them together into one USB connector it would be like one microphone - you know a parallel connection. Well Barb talked me out of that idea because the one headset with microphone I use was really expensive and if I wanted to ruin something I should get a cheaper headset. Now with a cheaper headset I could use both headsets with microphones, plug them into different USB ports and use the computer program to adjust the levels and away we go. It really looked good on the voice level monitors in the program and I adjusted and adjusted and adjusted until the play back sounded pretty good on the headset I was using. The results of all that monkeying around were terrible when I posted the audio file. I have since tried my idea using a USB expansion plug ( essentially a parallel connection ) and the program still splits the signals and the quality really sucks.

I really think getting Barbs opinion on these posts from a first person stand point is a good idea, after all a man is only as good as the woman who stands with him and I've got a really good one. As long as she is willing to do this I will try other things to get this to work. This latest post is with a shared microphone and there is about 2 minutes of video on chicken waters at the beginning. You can check it out by clicking on this link http://youtu.be/6F-nPP_G2fs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Economic Anomaly.

I've been having some real issues with my forecasting model on the economics front. I've always been sure of how things play out for my chosen path in life. Now I am not so sure. I think I have found the problem and my own stupidity has a lot to do with it. Here is a short audio to explain.
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has a Happy Easter and stays mindful of the reason for the celebration.

As usual you can click on this link to keep track of what we are up to Happy Easter

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Guess I Should Know Better.

I guess I should know better than to make remarks and not back them up. So here is the explanation of  how we have destroyed the world monetary system and how this president has devalued the dollar to the point of losing the reserve currency status.

We had a market collapse in real estate caused by greedy bankers and corrupt politicians that allowed them to get away with it. We lost 40% of our wealth but instead of dealing with the resulting deflation by getting behind a national leader that knew something we elected a political novice, almost any other candidate would have done the right thing in dealing with the ensuing market crash. The Fed had to supply dollars to prop up deflating asset values and a monetary stimulus to prevent a depression was on auto pilot. The problem was the actions this new Chief Executive took when spending the stimulus money. Instead of breaking up the big banks that caused the crash he bailed them out, calling them too big to fail. At this point we entered into a depression - in all fairness we would have had the depression either way but it would have been over long ago if he had invested our money into infrastructure instead of fantasy and taken control of the sub prime mortgages and derivatives and sold them off after the now smaller banks minus their executive officers, stabilized. Instead of bailing out a private auto maker and literally giving it to the unions, let the market take it's course. It would have been bad economically for a year or two but the problems would have been solved. Instead we have ended up owning the bad mortgages anyway through quantitative easing, are way far in debt and the banks are going to fail anyway because they are still doing the things that got us in this mess in the first place. What I am saying is that because we have elected a guy who has no clue - twice - all we have done is spend a whole lot of money we didn't have to make the problem worse. I guess a miracle could happen and we only go through a short deflationary period when the stock market corrects and the real estate bubble collapses again, then hyper inflation when the dollar collapses because of all the money printing but that would truly be a miracle. I am afraid we are in for much worse. This administration has mismanaged every aspect of our government so badly that what we have experienced the last 5 years will soon be called the good old days. The Fed has printed so much money and devalued our dollar so much that the entire world has had to do the same to their currencies in order to trade with us and remain competitive in a world dominated by the dollar. The only thing we export these days is inflation. This lunacy has gone on for so long that other nations are now forming their own trade groups to circumvent the dollar. This administrations insistence on imposing sanctions at every turn instead of doing what we are legally bound to do is nails in the coffin of the US dollar as the world reserve currency forcing trade alliances to get away from our influence. Several years ago this administration signed onto an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to replace the dollar with the SDR for reserve currency status but I suppose no one has heard about that. 22 new taxes in Obamacare, 442 new taxes in the last 5 years. It's too late to start paying attention now - the cards have already been dealt, we're all in with a busted flush.

It really is a sad day when an old redneck like me can figure out that what we are doing is unsustainable - the real question is how long can these greedy little bastards drag it out before it all falls apart and how much can they extract from us legally before they confiscate everything.


Monday, April 14, 2014

What happened while we weren't paying attention ?

It has been a couple of years since this picture was taken of me sitting in Parque de Calderon, Cuenca Ecuador. The story being we under estimated the damage one man could do to the U.S. and we could sit out the stupidity until he was replaced in the 2012 elections. Wrong on both counts as it turned out.

It is far better to defend your existence in home territory than from a foreign land. I will have to admit that things here in the U.S. are far worse than we expected and getting worse every day. To a red neck like me it seems pretty straight forward - the people of this country have allowed the Marxist element of our society to take control of the government. The gamers of the system, the people who were the poets and philosophers of my generations grand experiment in communes. The ones that never contributed but had to be supported by the rest. How is that any different than what has happened to our entire population, where the hard working tax paying folks are supporting half of the people in this country. Doesn't it make sense to make an effort to get the gamers to be productive - oh wait a minute - there is no work for them to do because the stimulus was spent on stupid stuff like giving a private company ( GM ) to the unions and bailing out the very banks that started this mess to begin with and how about all the free energy we are getting from the alternatives energy sector that was created on our dime. The economic down turn as a result of political corruption and personal greed by the banks was and still is the greatest opportunity to instill a socialist regime it our society since Hitler invaded Poland. The only thing this idiot didn't lie about is that he plans to fundamentally change America.

The problem is not wholly owned by the politicians and big banks, there is plenty of blame to be put on the American people, we allowed this to happen. It is a lot harder to fix a problem once it has occurred than to head it off before it happens. This guy has run guns to the Mexican drug dealers, destroyed our National reputation, left Americans to die for political purposes, used government organizations to promote him personally and attack his opponents, given government organizations a free pass to intrude into our personal lives, personally launched attacks on our constitutional rights, instituted the biggest tax increase in American history (Obamacare), assaulted our veterans and is in the process of gutting our military, single handedly destroyed our Foreign Policy and now he talks about income equality. We the people have allowed this to happen and now We the People will suffer the consequences. I hope you pay attention to this blog and youtube channel and others like it because you are in for a rude awakening. We the People have not only caused irreparable damage to our own country but we have destroyed the entire world monetary system and in the process allowed our great nation to become a passenger on the bus.

You can click on this link Spring chores to keep track of what we are up to.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Installing the septic system

Finally it all came together and the septic system got installed this week. I don't have anything derogatory to say today, so you can safely click on this link Septic System Installation and not have to listen to my political pontification.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Is there any honesty left in America ?

This is the second day in a row I have had to defend government policy I don't agree with. Today my computer is flooded with doom and gloom over a new monetary policy taking effect July 1st this year. They say it will destroy the dollar, oh the world is coming to an end. What they are talking about is that FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) will go into effect on July 1st this year. This was one of the reasons we unretired from South America, so I know a thing or two about it.

This was one of the first things this administration did back in 2009 and it got delayed and delayed again and then once more until this year for full implementation. Some parts of the law have already taken effect in 2011 but full implementation won't happen until this year. This policy is unconstitutional to begin with and simply put keeps U.S. dollars from leaving the U.S. by attaching a 30% penalty to any money going overseas. Like the new healthcare law this law is administered by the IRS and like the ACA the administration will impose more rules as soon as FATCA is installed fully.

I don't like this law, I think it goes against the constitution on several fronts, it has never seen the light of day in the Ways and Means Committee - which means even the Republicans are afraid of the implications. But it will not lead to the destruction of the dollar nor will it cause inflation, it has already caused a certain amount of deflation, it's been on the books for almost 5 years the damage has already been done. It certainly goes a long way to help with the destruction of emerging markets and it will certainly wreak havoc in the expat community when the new monetary controls are put in place in the very near future. Be aware of the law and it's implications but don't fall prey to the misinformation.

You can click on this link http://youtu.be/tWV7MVFJAFc to keep track of the building projects and alternatives to build your equity in our failing economy.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The chicken house & bird brained economics

I read an article the other day about the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and how this Legarde woman - who heads the IMF was complaining about how hard it was to implement inflation. You know the new head of the Federal Reserve has also said as much. There are two people who have the power to help the economy out and they believe we have to have higher inflation to fix the economy. Both are supposed to be non partisan and both are bending over backwards to accommodate the politicians. 

We the people are being played as a monetary fund for them to grab more control and power, meanwhile our standard of living collapses while the 47% who don't pay taxes are getting more benefits every day and the ones here illegally are gaming the system with the help of the current administration. You don't think it can get any worse ? Wait for it, what other choice do you have.

I did a little audio track on the progress of the building projects and I had a little to say about monetary policy.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Common Cents about Gold

The Gold merchants are going nuts - the price of gold is falling. I've never been able to understand why folks think gold is some kind of safe haven against the ills of mankind. Maybe it would be in some third world country but not here and not today.