Kevin Felts political commentator
Random Ramblings

Would Free Education Solve The Nations Problems?

For the sake of discussion let’s say people making over 1 million a year were taxed at 70 percent. Forget ten million, let’s make it one million. Let’s go full blown ISM (socialism, fascism, communism) and tax all the high earners.

Where would the money go?

Education

Personally, I would like to see free higher education for everyone. How many people would take advantage of it? In all honesty, how many people would get a degree in a useful field and become productive members of society? Too many people have been told to “follow their dreams” and got degrees in fields they will never be able to find gainful employment.

For example, a local teacher has a masters degree in art history. With what she makes as a teacher it would take decades to pay back her student loans. Enter the wealthy grandparents who paid for her education.
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News and Current Events

What a Trade War with China Would Mean

What would a trade war with China mean? It would mean the collapse of the Chinese economy.

It has been proven historically, time and time again, Communist do not innovate. Neither do slaves innovate.

Where does innovation come from? Free people and mainly from a capitalist economy.

Why don’t Communist innovate? Because their inventions belong to the government. As a result, there is no financial incentive for people living under a communist, or oppressive, regime to innovate. As a result, China is totally dependent upon what the people of the United States create.

What would happen if U.S. based companies were forced to move their factories back to the U.S.? The economy of China would collapse. Unemployment would skyrocket, and there would be wide-spread civil unrest.

Civil Unrest

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China Reacts to Trump’s State of the Union

Make do doubt about it, China is not our friend. As much as we would like to think China and the USA are buddies, we have drastically different ideology on simple stuff, like human rights, gun rights, voting, freedom of speech, freedom of religion… etc.

During the State of the Union address, President Trump made it clear our government will protect our workers, our economy and our intellectual property rights. Those comments seems to have upset the Chinese government.

China has positioned itself so it is the face of global economic domination. It is the worlds largest trading partner, however, without innovation from the USA China has little to market.

The only thing that has allowed China to become the worlds largest trading partner is its access to cheap labor. When trading partners demand balanced and fair trade, the “cheap labor” business model is no longer effective. […]

Kevin Felts blogger and political commentator
News and Current Events

What Trump Means To Preppers

What does the election of Donald Trump mean to preppers? It means there is a lot of good stuff in the future.

End free trade and bring our jobs back from China.

Let China know we will no longer bow to them.

Restore relations with Russia.

Restore good relations with Britain. President obama made some disparaging comments after Britain left the EU.

Bomb ISIS back to the stone age. Even if you feel ISIS is no threat to the United States, they are a threat to stability in the middle east and they are a human rights issue.

ISIS is killing innocent civilians. Their actions have caused hundreds of thousands to flee the middle east. Destroy ISIS so families can return to their homes.
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Race Had Nothing To Do With Trump Winning

The race baiters are at it again. This time they are callign the election of Donald Trump a, “Whitelash.” As in whites are lashing out at the United States having a black president.

Honest truth, the middle class is tired of business as usual. We are tired of out jobs being sent to China. China surpassed the United States as the worlds largest trading partner.

Donald Trump won the election based on President Obamas failed policies and the fear mongering done by Hillary Clinton. President Obama promised hope and change, and all we got was mandated health insurance. Rather than working with both parties, President Obama tried to rule by exectuive order, and people are tired of it.

There Is The Issue Of:

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China The New Face Of Global Domination

Lets talk about history for a couple of minutes, then let’s move onto the heart of this article. One of the main reasons Germany was defeated in WW II was the United States and Russia produced more tanks, planes, ships and guns than Germany. We had the resources where Germany did not.

World War II boiled down to numbers. Where Germany could only produce a certain amount of tanks, trucks, planes, and lacked raw materials such as oil and iron deposits, the United States and Russia had no such limitations.

For 35 – 40 years after World War II, or until the late 1970s and early 1980s the United States was the worlds production powerhouse. We made everything from toys to Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. The economy was strong, there was a thriving middle class who could afford to buy a home, buy a car or truck or both, have a family, times were good.

Then along came corporate greed and free trade. Wall street not satisfied with the profits they were making decided to move the factories to China, exploit low wage workers, then close the factories here in the states which as led to the death of the middle class. […]

Kevin Felts blogger and political commentator
Random Ramblings

Random Thoughts January 23 2014

The first random thoughts post of 2014, so lets make it a good one.

Your leg or any other body part will always lose against a chainsaw. Spring is right around the corner, people are going to be working outside, so lets be safe.

Japan wants the worlds help in keeping China off some islands. If it were not for the oil in the area I do not understand what the problem is. Tension between Japan and China has been on the uptick for the past few years. I imagine some kind of deal will be worked out for everyones benefit.

The bigger question about China, is it going to position itself to topple the United States as a world leader? Reports say China is in the process of doubling its aircraft carrier fleet. Even if China doubles its fleet of carriers, China will still be decades behind the USA, which is not a good thing. If China is so far behind the US in navy power, chances are they would resort to nuclear weapons to offset our naval advantage.

If China and United States Exchanged Nuclear Strikes

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Disaster Preparedness

Third Economic Downturn Will Be Our Undoing

One of the common questions posted on the forum is when will SHTF. When is something big going to happen?

Rather than a turd hitting a fan, what if I told you it was more like diarrhea hitting the fan? In the past 40 years we have faced 2 economic downturns that have had profound long term effects. The effects have been so slow that they ave gone unnoticed. Unnoticed that is until you look at the big picture.

Economic Downturn #1. Nixon took us off the gold standard, which caused rapid inflation.

For the most part people have no idea what the true value of their paper money is, as we have no tangible item to compare the value of paper money to.

Taking the U.S. off the gold standard has also allowed the Federal Reserve to print money out of thin air, which has also contributed to inflation.

Economic Downturn #2. Losing our shipyards in the 1980s, and the free trade acts of the 1990s. For the sake of discussion job loss will be combined into one category.

Gold Standard

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Time To Batten Down The Hatches

As I said in a previous post, 2013 – 2020 is going to be an interesting phase in American history.

China is set to surpass the United States as the worlds largest manufacturer.

North Korea is starting up a nuclear reactor that in one year can produce enough weapons plutonium for a nuclear weapon. This puts the world on a one year timeline. Either something has to be done about North Korea within the next year, or the world sits back and allows this rogue nation to develop more nuclear weapons.Evinrude 30 Horsepower Angelina River Texas

Sanctions are not working against Iran.

Social Security disability is going broke, with around 14 million people already drawing benefits and 250,000 new applicants every month.

Eurozone facing historic unemployment rates.

Russia set to increase trade with Europe to $500 billion.

In other words, the United States and Europe are going broke, while Russia and China are poised to become world financial leaders. […]

Kevin Felts, blogger and political commentator
News and Current Events

World Enters New Phase As North Korea Test Nuclear Device

North Korea tested a nuclear device with an underground detonation on February 11, 2013. Along with North Koreas missile program the world moves closer to having a rogue nation with a Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

This is the first test under the leadership of Kim Jong-un.

Why put so much time, effort and money into building a nuclear missile program when people are starving? There have been reports of starvation being so widespread in North Korea that people are resorting to cannibalism.

There are main two reasons for North Korea to develop nuclear weapons – to use the weapons in an act of war, or use the weapons as a bargaining chip.

Nuclear Strike Against the United States

If North Korea were to use nuclear weapons against the United States, it is doubtful the U.S. would respond with its own nuclear attack. Due to the liability and long term sigma, the U.S. would respond with conventional weapons.

China would not tolerate the U.S. nuking North Korea anyway. The nuclear fallout to China poses a great risk. Then there are the North Korean refugees that would flee to China looking for food, medical care and shelter. […]

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Sanctions Against Iran China To The Rescue

Sanctions against Iran will not work. Obama has been saying “give sanctions a chance”, when we know for a fact sanctions will not and can not work.

Russia Today posted an article saying China is buying oil from Iran. With money flowing in from China, Iran is free to pursue its nuclear ambitions.

In another news article, Iran is moving to upgrade its centrifuges. Which means improved enrichment far above those needed for nuclear power reactors and medical devices.

Whether Iran plans on building a nuclear weapon remains to be seen.

In another article I talked about possible conflicts the US may be facing between 2013 and 2020. My personal opinion, the Wall Street and the international bankers need something big to prevent China from becoming a world economic power house. If the international bankers can not crash the economy of China, the only other option is a physical conflict.

China fueling Irans nuclear program is the excuse the US government needs to strike Iran and possibly spark a large scale war.

When Europe voted to boycott oil from Iran, this meant China could get all of the oil it wanted, and at a good price.

Replay of World War II

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Fate Of The US 2013 2020

There is an interesting article on Pravda that talks about how China is going to surpass the US in production, china is dumping the US dollar in favor of rare metals and the Euro.

The question we should be asking ourselves, are the wall street bankers going to go down easily, or are they going to put up a fight?

Meaning, before the world can shift away from the US dollar and adopts the yuan as the world standard currency, will the US and china go to war? Could we imagine the horror if wall street no longer mattered? As china becomes an economic powerhouse and a world leader, where does this put the US banking system?Kevin Felts blogger and survivalist

The only thing that can save wall streets strangle hold on the economy, is to bring china down.

Economic War

As long as we have free trade with china, there is no hope of the US economy recovering, ever. As the workers in china demand more money and wages go up, companies will move to the lowest bidder, which is probably going to be Africa. […]

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Who will be our next enemy

As General Patton once said, “Americans love to fight.” So what happens when we run out of people to fight?

Since World War II we have been in some kind of conflict with “someone”.

1940s – Germany, Japan and the start of the cold war.

1950s – Korea, and the cold war.

1960s and early 1970s – Vietnam and the cold war.

1980s – cold war came to an end.

1990s – Bosnian War, Gulf War and various smaller conflicts.

2000s to present – war on terror.

2012 and beyond – we are running out of terrorist to kill. The American people are putting the 9/11 attacks behind us, people are getting bored of drone strikes, Bin Laden is dead,,, now what?

Example from the Walking Dead

For you Walking Dead fans out there, do remember when Shane died at the end of Season 2? Do you know “why” Shane had to die? […]

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Free Trade Will Kill The United States Economy

With the advent of World War II America recovered from the greatest depression the US had ever seen.

With the advent of free trade, America will once again return to economic dark ages.

The engineers of free trade agreements said the jobs lost to cheap overseas labor will be replaced by high paying service sector jobs.

Service Sector Jobs Do Not “create” Anything

Tech jobs design stuff, such as routers, switches and software, but we need working people to make those items. Who is going to assemble the circuit boards? How is going to install the circuit boards?

In other words, we need hands-on people to assemble those products.

We need ship builders, we need people to build bulldozers, build DVD players, make clothes,,,,. It is those jobs that support the middle class.

Is a financial analyst going to pour asphalt on the weekends? How else are roads supposed to be built? Someone has to operate the equipment. Someone has to build the equipment that pours the asphalt.

What about the heat exchangers, cooling towers, pressure vessels, separation towers,,, are tech jobs going to build those items?
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United States Pushed To The Edge Of No Return

Fishing Southeast Texas B A Steinhagen LakeWith the US debt deal passed, we have been pushed to the edge of no return. The US taxpayer has been beat down, the chains have been shackled and the saddle is about to be put on us. From there, we will be nothing more then debt slaves. So what caused this? Elected politicians acting like a bunch of teenage girls with their daddies credit card, thats what.

Our elected officials have spent, and spent, and spent, and spent, and spent until we are on the edge of bankruptcy. Instead of sending welfare people to college, they are sent food stamps, public housing, and welfare checks. We have built a nation of people who think they are “entitled” to something they did not work for.

Now that the national debt equals our gross domestic product, the US has been pushed to the edge of no return. We have no hope of ever paying our debt off. Over the next few years I foresee the US raising taxes on the middle class, and “maybe” the lower upper class. While big companies still do not pay their fair share and continue to move to china.

China is no longer a peasant nation, they have built an empire by selling cheap products to the US. As long as the US stays in debt, and china continues to buy that debt, there is no hope of return.

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Something to consider on gun control

As usual, after the Aurora Colorado shooting the anti-gun lefties are whipping into a feeding frenzy. The crazies are asking how people can order so much ammunition over the internet, or how someone can collect an arsenal of guns without the federal government asking. It is really sickening to see all of the anti-gun propaganda out there.

Lets have a discussion on gun control, but this time from a financial VS national security point of view.

I figure any liberals or socialist reading this will not care what I have to say, but here goes anyway.

In 2006 shooters and hunters spent $3.7 billion.

Now lets say that the government goes crazy and bans all kinds of rifles, shotguns and pistols. the restrictions are so tight that people just stop buying guns. We all know that the end point of gun control is the complete abolishment of all privately owned firearms. Liberals probably masturbate to some kind of end-game law on firearms.

Random youtube video.

For grins and giggles, lets say firearms are only sold to police and military […]

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Worried about a war with Iran

Guys and gals, I am worried about the U.S. attacking Iran, and then the crap hitting the fan.

Let me rephrase that, I am worried about how Russia and china will react if Iran is attacked.

* During this article china will not be capitalized. As I have no respect for a communist government that oppresses its people.

Russia nor china want permanent U.S. bases in the middle east. An attack on Iran might be viewed as imperialism on part of the U.S. Meaning, we are encroaching closer and closer to Russia and china.

As Russia and china are backed into a corner, sooner or later something will have to give. If something gives, how well is the U.S. and the general public prepared for an all out war with a major world power?

Are the people ready to be rationed food?
Are the people ready to be rationed fuel?
Are the people ready to have their lives disrupted?
Can the U.S. afford another war?

As nations start to compete for resources, Iran is a gold mine.

Step 1 – demonize Iran so that the U.S. public think they have no other choice then to go to war. Its either go to war, or allow Iran to go nuclear.

Step 2 – invade Iran, enter into another decade long war in the middle east.

With the U.S. pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan, we need a way to replace the military bases we are losing. How are we going to replace those military bases? By invading Iran. […]

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Effects of Globalization on Global Conflicts

With tensions with china and the U.S. on the rise, what would happen if we went to war with china?

When you buy a product, do you read to label to see where it was made? How many “made in china” products do you see? I am willing to bet the majority of products you buy are made in china.

What do you think would happen if everything made in communist china was suddenly cut off from the U.S market?

Clothes, computer parts, shoes, toys,,,,, just about everything we consume is made in Asia.

What would stores like Best Buy and Walmart do without shipments of made in communist china products? How would the public react if they could not buy the latest and greatest tech toys? How would the auto industry react if they could not get parts?

How are we supposed to fight a war if we can not even make engines, transmissions, brake pads, computer chips, circuit boards and wheel bearings? How are we supposed to build ships without steel mills?

In the movie Patton starring George C. Scott, Patton made a comment that he knew the Germans were finished. The Germans had been defeated because they were using horses and wagons instead of armored vehicles.

Think about that for a minute, Patton knew the Germans were defeated when the Germans could no longer manufacture or maintain their vehicles.

Since communist china makes a lot of parts for the U.S.auto industry, where does that leave us? Will china only have to fight half a war? 1 – stop shipments of parts to the U.S. 2- destroy the limited manufacturing capability we have left.

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Political Opinion

Free Trade The Great Destroyer

Think free trade is good thing? Think cheap products that were made in china are a good thing?

Think again.

After factories are closed and demolished, the value of the property goes down, this means less tax dollars brought in through school and property taxes. With less property and school taxes brought in from businesses, the tax burden is being shifted to homeowners.

Do you ever wonder why your property taxes are so high? Maybe its related to the businesses shutting down and moving to china. Someone has to pay for the schools, since John Doe and company laid off a few hundred workers and moved to china, “someone” has to pickup the bill.

Trucks bringing supplies to factories buy fuel and other items at local stores.

When the news says a factory is closing, the people do not realize the ripple effect that has through the community.

Free Trade Ripple Effect

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Spiraling decline of the middle class

Kevin Felts blogger and survivalistThe middle class was disappearing in the 1990s, its even worse today. We were warned 20 years ago what free trade was going to do to the U.S. economy. What did the people do? They elected bill clinton who did a flip-flp on NAFTA. We should have elected Ross Perot. But the people in their infinite stupidity could not bring themselves to vote for any other party besides the big two.

A guy I used to talk to lost his job in the late 1990s. The company he was working for decided it was cheaper to have the parts made in mexico then in the Texas.

After losing his job, the government paid for the guy to go to college and learn a new trade.

The government loses tax revenue through lost property taxes, lost wages, lost taxes on the wages, lost social security taxes and then the government is going to pay for people to be retrained?

Property taxes are a big loss to the local community. When the school district loses part of its tax base, the lost revenue has to be made up somewhere else. When that factory closes and, the building is demolished, the property taxes might go from lets say $100,000 a year, to just a few hundred a year.

You think the tax office is going to tell the school they have to cut $100,000 from their budget? Nope. The lost tax revenue will be divided between everyone that is paying property and school taxes.

Company B looks at their property and school taxes. the owner of the company says “well, taxes went up again, time to move to china or mexico.

Then that lost tax base has to be divided between the people and companies in the community..

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