09/4/18

The Rainbow Coalition Part 17: Stealth Socialist Steve Phillips And Subodh Chandra Work To Swing Ohio Left

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

The Rainbow Coalition Part 16 here.

Steve Phillips’ plan to turn Ohio permanently blue is clear. Use the Marxist Ohio Organizing Collaborative to maximize the minority vote. Use leftist lawyer Subodh Chandra to thwart any GOP attempt to clamp down on illegitimate voting. Time and rapidly changing demographics will take care of the rest.

In an address to the City Club of Cleveland Ohio on January 10, 2014, San Francisco lawyer and Democratic Party power player Steve Phillips laid out the simple arithmetical basis for his emerging “New American Majority” – aka socialist One Party State.

Latinos, Asian Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, and mixed-race Americans are now 36% of the population… Which brings us to another very important, yet historically neglected and overlooked minority group in America — progressive whites.

In terms of U.S. politics, people have always thought that there were too few progressive whites to matter. But with the growth of the Latino, Black, and Asian populations, that is no longer the case. .. Going back to Jimmy Carter’s election, we see that anywhere from 34% to 48% of whites have voted for the Democratic candidate for President. That’s an average of 41% of Whites voting Democratic. And, so, back to our arithmetic, 64% of the country is White, and 41% of those Whites are progressive, that means that progressive Whites make up 26% of the entire country. If you add that 26% to the 36% who are people of color, you get 62%, a clear majority of the United States.

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09/4/18

Welcome To The Official Start Of The 2018 Midterm Elections

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Yesterday marked the official start of the 2018 campaign season. I believe the 2018 midterms are perhaps the most significant midterms in several generations. If there is a significant change in representation, the winning party will declare it as a mandate. Moreover, the tactics that achieved this change will be replicated in the 2020 presidential election.

The above statements should not be viewed politically for such is human nature. The tactics of the winning side are mimicked under the simple guise that if it worked for them, it will work for me.

Speaking of mimicking or trend following, AMZN is up an incredible 73% YTD, increasing in value by over $400 billion in eight months. I cannot comprehend this absolute dollar increase. To put this number into perspective, the increase in AMZN shares is greater than the capitalization of 495 members of the S&P 500.

To put it another way, the increase in AMZN’s value would rank it as the thirtieth largest GDP in the world and the increase is about the same as Norway’s GDP.

The total capitalization of AMZN would rank it as the sixteenth largest country, eclipsing the GDP of countries such as the Netherlands, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.

Wow! To me, this is just numbing especially as its 2017 revenues were only $177 billion earning about $3.03 billion. For comparison, Wal-Mart had revenues of $485.9 billion and earned $14.7 billion. Its revenue would make Wal-Mart the twelfth largest country in the world.

What will happen this week? The economic calendar is heavy this week comprised of several manufacturing and employment statistics that will offer some clarity about economic momentum.

Last night the foreign markets were down. London was down 0.46%, Paris was down 1.35% and Frankfurt was down 1.16%. China was up 1.16%, Japan was down 0.05% and Hang Sang was up 0.94%.

The Dow should open mixed ahead of trade concerns and rising crude. The 10-year is unchanged at 2.87%.

09/4/18

No Go Zones: A Guide to Western Failed States and European Secessionist Movements

By: Sam Jacobs | Ammo.com

No Go Zones: A Guide to Western Failed States and European Secessionist MovementsThe failed state is to post-modernity what the nation-state was to modernity. It’s a recent development that is a hallmark of our age – like a state, but incapable of exercising sovereignty over all of its nominal territory. And while it might sound a little far-fetched, the failed state isn’t just coming to the West. It might already be here.

What Is a Failed State?

A failed state is a state no longer exercising effective control over the whole of its nominal territory. This can take a number of forms in practice, such as:

  • A de facto separatist nation or nations existing within the boundaries of their de jure territory, competing for the monopoly on legitimate use of physical force.
  • Failure of the legitimate authority of the nation to make practical, collective decisions.
  • Inability to adequately provide basic social services such as policing, firefighting or emergency medical services to some or all of its territory.
  • Inability to connect with other states through diplomatic channels; a lack of participation in the international community.
  • A central government incapable of collecting enough tax revenue to operate effectively.

One or several of these factors can be present in a failed state. Once a state is “failed,” this often means widespread crime, corruption and outsized influence by non-state actors.

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