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Colin Kaepernick and the American Empire

Kevin is arguing on Facebook for a continued boycott of Colin Kaepernick from the NFL. I pointed out a few things to Kevin:
So, Kevin, what if I told you that America lost respect the day JFK was assassinated, and the military industrial complex that our Republican president, Dwight Eisenhower, warned us about, took over our nation. So, this is not the nation you think it is. It is not the nation of Ike and JFK. And if you think Colin was spitting in the face of you and me, you don't get it. America is no longer the same great nation, and therefore the flag itself is tarnished, probably forever.
And:
Kevin, you probably are like most Americans, who never knew that the assassination of JFK was a COUP! This coup has resulted in the desire of certain elite to push for a racial war against blacks, and a cultural war against Muslims. It is all part of the plan and you can't see it. I feel sorry for you Kevin McMillan. The day that JFK was assassinated, America turned from a democracy…

Will Rogers Knew Trickle Up Won't Increase Money Velocity

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This article was first published by me on Talkmarkets: http://www.talkmarkets.com/content/bonds/will-rogers-knew-trickle-up-wont-increase-money-velocity?post=119150&uid=4798

Money theory is mostly a fraud to convince people that regular folks should not accumulate too much money. The economists all fear money velocity. They are likely very well meaning and are textbook sound, but certainly they do unknowingly help advance what I believe to be a scam. The following statement by Will Rogers is worth more than all the economists put into a basket as to its veracity about the ridiculousness of fearing a little money velocity:
This election was lost four and six years ago, not this year. They [Republicans] didn’t start thinking of the old common fellow till just as they started out on the election tour. The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickles down. Put it uphill and let it g…

How to Track the Trump Housing Bubble

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This article was first published by me on Talkmarkets: http://www.talkmarkets.com/content/real-estate--reits/how-to-track-the-trump-housing-bubble?post=118723&uid=4798

Tracking the likely Trump housing bubble will be helpful to economists, investors, renters, potential home buyers and home sellers. It is not an absolute given that there will be a housing bubble under President Trump, but there could very well be one. There could be a downturn before a bubble. And a bubble will have to be limited, most likely, by a Fed unwilling to let the leash expand, which now holds the speculating canines back. There may be more barking than a biting bubble.

Some things will have to change in order for a housing bubble to occur under Donald Trump. This may not be an exhaustive guide to tracking a potential housing bubble but certainly could help many do so:

1. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureauwill have to be abolished or made comatose by the Trump administration simply defunding it. This…