Infrastructure bill “just a cost shift” that allows blue states to divert funds: Stephen Miller

STEPHEN MILLER: I’m actually going to get technical for a second if I could, because I think it’s an important point to get across to your audience. One of the things we learned about infrastructure in the Trump Administration is that for all the money you’re spending on infrastructure you could have more roads, more bridges, more improvements to your community by throwing that entire bill in the trash can and passing the following one sentence into law: all approvals for new infrastructure shall either be approved or rejected within one calendar year. That one sentence will mean more roads, more bridges, more infrastructure, more new cement, more new asphalt, more new airports, more new everything. And it won’t cost you a single solitary penny.

What this money does, and it’s only a quarter of the massive bill, and what it does, is it actually takes money that blue cities and states have already earmarked for infrastructure, with their large tax hikes and their large tax plans that they already have in place, it takes that money, allows them to divert those funds to other left-wing projects, then fill in the hole with federal tax dollars. So actually no new infrastructure spending happens. It’s just a cost shift.

Stephen Miller calls Biden infrastructure bill a ‘cost shift’

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Free money!

Americans earned an extra $1.1 trillion in 2020 due to stimulus checks and other pandemic aid from the federal government. We probably only spent $15 trillion to do it.  We bankrupted the Soviet Union by luring them into a spending race on defense spending. We tricked them into spending more than they could afford, bankrupted their nation, and then watched as the whole thing fell apart. I think China is doing the exact same thing to us, only they have basically got their leftist politicians in the US spending as profligately as they can, to bankrupt our treasury in the exact same way. The only difference is we will not even have military hardware and defense capability to show for it when the collapse comes. Everything, from absorbing penniless low-IQ illegals who will drain our welfare and healthcare systems, to the free money buffet for everyone else, are all part of this planned, organized program, which will end for the USA exactly how the end came for the Soviet Union, with the possible exception we will have the Chinese move in and take us over. I’m still amazed at the parallels with the Soviet Union though. China must not be able to believe how lucky they are to have such total control over our media and political machines.

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A basic must for understanding DC endless bullshit

The last five years have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that DC is a corrupt economy that serves and maintains itself above all other interests. The linked article contains important information all Americans should know.

…The system of DC is based on a series of unwritten rules… “You don’t out me, and I will not out you… and that will protect us both.”   These rules cross over both parties to the extent they usually have a common enemy, us.  The staff of Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, Homeland Security Chair Ron Johnson and even the staff of House Oversight Ranking Member Jim Jordan are purposefully and willfully blind.

They choose not to know things; or at least they claim not to know and do an exceptional job of purposeful pretend.

The investigative information that makes up the news cycles amid the investigative right-side of the spectrum is generally compartmented or silo’d.  Within DC all branches and people within them keep information isolated from each-other in order to create and retain plausible deniability.  This permits their leadership to talk a good game on television while nothing is actually accomplished.

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Obey or be vaporized

Dark humor, why not laugh at our intellectual subjugation? Recommended short read by CJ Hopkins.

…And that is how reality-policing works. It’s a bullying operation, basically. The entire “cancel culture” phenomenon is. “Cancel culture” is a silly name for it. We are talking about a global empire imposing total ideological conformity (or, in simpler terms, its version of “reality”) on the entire planet through fear and force. The Nazis referred to this process as Gleichschaltung.

Global capitalism has reached the stage where it no longer needs to tolerate dissent (any kind of dissent, from any quarter) to maintain the illusion of “freedom and democracy,” because there is no alternative to global capitalism. It is everywhere. There is nowhere to run or hide. When the Reality Police find you, and threaten to “cancel” you, you have two choices … obey or be vaporized.

The New Normal “Reality” Police

How scientific journals make money while also impeding science

It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell

…The way to make money from a scientific article [is]…to duck most of the actual costs. Scientists create work under their own direction – funded largely by governments – and give it to publishers for free; the publisher pays scientific editors who judge whether the work is worth publishing and check its grammar, but the bulk of the editorial burden – checking the scientific validity and evaluating the experiments, a process known as peer review – is done by working scientists on a volunteer basis. The publishers then sell the product back to government-funded institutional and university libraries, to be read by scientists – who, in a collective sense, created the product in the first place.

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

Short-selling explained and why GameStop crowd-funding is a good thing

…I know this because I’ve lived it. In 2004, the stock price of my company rose dramatically — but that drew over $1 billion in short positions and led to a highly-coordinated public relations and legal campaign against our company. Within months, press that ignored us began assailing us. We were sued over 100 times, and a federal government investigation was triggered that alarmed both our shareholders and customers causing real damage.

Short sellers nearly destroyed our business, because doing so was lucrative for them. We survived by the skin of our teeth, and that experience showed me the lengths to which short sellers will go to influence the market — not just predict its moves.

I Run A Public Company. Short Sellers Attacked Us Years Ago. Here’s Why I Stand With Reddit’s WallStreetBets.

For Me to Win You Must Lose Everything

From The Ethical Skeptic:

The friction of corruption inside an economic value chain – the diminishing of ethics, dispersion of hope, and dilution in humanity – these things, and not simply economics, are the reasons why economies fail under the weight of their ‘inflation’.

…I don’t mind a different team winning political elections. I am a moderate. A Republican who has voted 40% Democrat in the past. I sometimes irritate friends by being pro-choice, pro legalization of marijuana, for an increase in the minimum wage and against the abuse of wage-earners, and generally for robust healthcare options for all citizens. But the 2020 election has served to raise my hackles a bit. This current ‘you must be utterly destroyed in order for me to win’ zero-sum game political vitriol is unparalleled in American history. It’s origins reside solidly in this resurgence of Royalty.

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