Why Do I Get The Impression Most Of Our Politicians Can Be Blackmailed?

Did McCarthy withdraw from the contest for Speaker for the good of the party?

GotNews.com has been hit with a cease and desist letter from the counsel of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers amid allegations of her own martial infidelity.

GotNews.com stands by its story regarding the DC, NC, and Bakersfield rumors regarding an alleged affair between Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. We look forward to the opportunity to avail ourselves of deposition with seated members of congress should it come to that.

It is tough to say if the story is real, but I have no doubt he has been under surveillance at some point, though by whom exactly I could not say with certainty. That is a larger part of the power game than anybody knows. So if real, this intel was out there. Is it more ridiculous to think this intel was never leveraged, or is it more ridiculous to think a powerful person somewhere knew about this and decided to play by the Marquis of Queensbury rules all of a sudden? Now expand that thinking to assume 90% of Washington is that debauched and corrupted.

Do you wonder why our government is so dysfunctional?

Apocalypse cometh™ and it is for the best.

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Trouble in Germany

German Imports Down

German exports for the month of February have plummeted to their lowest level since 1950, following a similar decline in January. The drop means Europe’s largest economy will contract more than expected.

According to the latest figures published on Wednesday by the Federal Statistics Office, exports fell 23.1 percent to just under 65 billion euros in February, compared to the same period last year. This follows a similarly precipitous drop of 23.2 percent in January.

The two-month decline is the worst since World War II. Imports also dropped 16.4 percent to 56.2 billion euros compared to a year ago.

The government has acknowledged that Europe’s biggest economy will contract by more than the current forecast of 2.25 percent this year and possibly as much as seven percent.

Imports haven’t been this bad since shortly after the allies defeated the Nazis. This is inherent to the psychology that welcomes the mass invasion of Muslim migrants – and these problems are the state of affairs that existed prior to the cost of those immigrants taking effect. One thing you know is things will get worse now.

As this plays out, it is affecting the weakest link, the fractional banking system:

Deutsche Bank, the giant German bank that has a big presence on Wall Street and is facing much regulatory scrutiny in the United States, on Wednesday warned that it expects to post a hefty loss in the third quarter.

The bank, Germany’s largest, forecast a net loss of 6.2 billion euros, or nearly $7 billion, for the quarter. It comes just months into the tenure of Deutsche Bank’s new co-chief executive, John Cryan, who is trying to overhaul the institution. Along with the scandal and upheaval at Volkswagen, Deutsche’s struggles point to some of the weaknesses of Germany’s corporate culture.

“The news is not good, and I expect a number of you will be very disappointed by it,” Mr. Cryan said in a memo to employees. “We expect to report a sizable loss for the third quarter.”

The end result of the present course will be higher unemployment, reduced pleasure and leisure, increased violence, in-grouping, and angst. The end result will be K-selection.

Apocalypse cometh™

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r-Selection Requires Free Resources Continue Indefinitely

Without a continual influx of free resources, things turn K:

Emerging market companies have an estimated $3 trillion in overextended loans that threaten to trigger a sharp credit crunch and capital outflows in economies that have already been hit hard by low commodity prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

The IMF warned that a messy withdrawal of stimulus measures in advanced economies could start a “vicious cycle of fire sales, redemptions, and more volatility.” The U.S. Federal Reserve has said it is on track to raise rates for the first time in almost a decade by the end of this year.

Overborrowing in emerging market economies likely adds up to an average of 15 percent of their gross domestic product, and 25 percent of China’s GDP, the IMF said.

Emerging markets where companies tapped easy credit to soften the impacts of the global financial crisis are now on the verge of a credit downturn, the IMF said. Many of the borrowers are state-owned enterprises and the lenders are often local banks.

Ultimately the best way to internalize the r-paradigm is by visualizing it within the context of addiction. Once you begin taking that dopamine agonist, be it heroin, cocaine, or a massive influx of free cash, it alters the baseline state of your condition, requiring ever more free resources just to maintain the status quo. Pull that dopamine, and you get withdrawal. If you took drugs, withdrawal is shakes, sweating, and bad feelings. If you partook of free cash to keep an economy afloat, withdrawal will mean an economic collapse and maybe war.

Apocalypse cometh™

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Stephen Hawking Sees r/K in the Universe

… and it may not end well for us:

Stephen Hawking has tackled the mysteries of the universe his entire life.

Now the world-renowned scientist has some new things to say about a potential alien invasion .

“If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans,” Professor Hawking told El País .

“Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach,” he said.

Seeing this is natural if you are K-selected. Resources are limited, the world is competitive, and you need to be careful.

But if you are a rabbit, the very idea is so painful to think about you will deny it being possible. Aliens will be wise and benevolent, with a burning desire to “serve humans.” We even have idiots beaming messages out to the universe to make sure everybody knows where to find us – as if we didn’t already have immigration problems enough.

Apocalypse cometh™

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Now Hillary Opposes The TPP

Hillary changes her tune on TPP:

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that “as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) n a clip of an interview with “PBS NewsHour” released on Wednesday.

Hillary stated, “I have been trying to learn as much as I can about the agreement, but I’m worried. I’m worried about currency manipulation not being part of the agreement. … I’m worried pharmaceutical companies may have gotten more benefits, and patients and consumers fewer.”

She added that while there are “a lot” of “unanswered” questions, “What I know about it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it.” Hillary further said, that while she doesn’t have all the details or the text of the agreement, “I don’t believe it’s going to meet the high bar I have set.”

Something is changing in our government. Very smart people rush to vote through bills they haven’t read, even over the opposition of their own constituents – bills so bad that once they read them they don’t even try to justify their votes. They merely say they hadn’t read the bill fully or understood what they were voting for, and obviously they would never support such a monstrosity as was passed.

You would think the job they were elected to perform was to read the bills first, then decide if they should be supported, and then vote in accordance with their judgement. Voting for the bill, then reading it, and then deciding it shouldn’t be passed seems an ineffective strategy for governance. When they do so at the very moment that constituents and supporters are screaming at them to vote against the bill, it begins to feel as if they are voting under the control of some external entity, against their own better judgement.

There is a bad two-fer amygdala hijack in this. If confronting Hillary, you merely point out that either she voted for the bill because she is corrupt and was ordered to by those who own her, or she is so incompetent that she votes for bad bills she hasn’t even read. Then tell her that either way she has demonstrated her incompetence as a leader. Add in ridicule and visualization with humorous stories of her voting for other comically bad propositions, and then figuring out they were bad after they had their effect, and you could drive her insane – especially if your examples were funny, and got the group laughing at her.

Either way, our government is increasingly appearing to operate differently than it was intended to.

Apocalypse cometh™

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Rabbits Want Others To Fight For Them – Hillary and Gunowners

Hillary asks NRA members to fight for the gun control she wants:

Hillary Clinton urged “responsible gun owners,” to form a new gun rights advocacy group, separate from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to “take back the Second Amendment from these extremists.”

It is in their nature. If there is a fight, they want others to fight the battle for them, and then hand them the victory. It is the martial version of free resources, where battles are just handed to them with no risk. they know of no other way to win. Moreover, confronted with a battle they cannot win, their amygdala forces them to believe that there will be others who will rise to fight for them, even if the idea is as ridiculous as the idea of gun owners fighting against the NRA to make Hillary happy.

It is a good sign she had finally stooped to asking gun owners to fight the battle for her. It betrays the fact that she sees no other way to win. Everyone else on that battlefield is clearly insignificant, even in her self-deluding eyes.

Apocalypse cometh™

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Obamacare Is Going Down

It is a system that cannot last, because like all r-strategist schemes, it requires free resources.

Bad news for New Yorkers, thanks to ObamaCare: More than 100,000 policyholders just learned that their Health Republic insurance plans will be canceled on Dec. 31. The start-up insurer (spun off from the Freelancers’ Union) is hemorrhaging red ink and has to close down.

That’s unfortunate for the policyholders, who now have to scramble to find other coverage and try to keep their doctors.

But even worse is the abuse of taxpayers across the country: Congress loaned a whopping $2.5 billion of taxpayers’ money to Health Republic of New York and 22 other boondoggle insurance co-ops, even after being warned by its own budget experts that many co-ops would fail and not repay the loans. How carelessly politicians spend other people’s money.

If anything, the experts’ warnings were understated. Across the nation, 21 out of the 23 co-ops are either shut down already or losing money. And it’s your money going down the rathole.

The irony is, in trying to protect everyone fully, they will end up destroying the limited protections individuals were able to carve out for themselves. In trying to bring about r-selection, they will only make the K-selection worse.

It’s a K-selected world. In the long run, you just can’t fight it.

Apocalypse cometh™

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Is Donald Drawing In Low-Information Voters?

Reuters had an interesting poll page here.

If you go there, and look at the polling while limiting the pool of respondents to Republicans (click the Political tab on the left, and then click Republican), then you will see what you would expect. Donald Trump dominates with about thirty percent as everyone else hovers far below.

But if you eliminate that Republican filter, and open the pool up to all voters, out of all voters only around twenty five percent say they would rather not vote than support a Republican.

The poll samples at 60% Republican and 40% Democrat, but still, that makes you wonder – why are so many of those who would normally support Democrats pitching in to support one of the Republican candidates?

Some may be liberals trying to prop up Bush, but you have to wonder if the majority of the crossovers are moderates who normally support Democrats but who now support Trump, viewing him as an outsider unaffiliated with any party.

Is America really starving for a rugged outsider who will tell everyone in the system to go screw? Or is Donald a modern day Svengali drawing in the low-information rubes under his spell? Is it possible there is a vast swath of fad-following idiots and imbeciles, who are putatively assigned to the Democrat party because that is how they often vote, but who are actually so clueless as to defy ideological categorization? Has Donald managed to tap into them? Only time will tell.

GOPocalypse cometh™

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Trump Makes a Lot of Sense

It is scary how smart some of Trump’s ideas are:

Donald Trump does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he is supportive of one thing Putin is doing on the world stage.

During an interview with “Meet The Press” Sunday, Trump told moderator Chuck Todd that he supports Putin going out and “bombing the hell” out of the Islamic State in Syria, despite that they are doing so to support Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.

“I like that Putin is bombing the hell out of ISIS, and it’s going to be ISIS. I’ll tell you why — Putin has to get rid of ISIS because Putin doesn’t want ISIS coming into Russia,” said Trump, who leads the Washington Examiner’s latest power rankings.

Why is this such a radical opinion? Why would the elites portray it as out of touch and uneducated?

Best of all, Trump speaks such wisdom while being entertaining.

However, Trump made it clear that he does not trust the Russian president when pressed by the host.

“I don’t trust him,” Trump said. “I don’t trust him at all — other than we both got very good ratings the other night on ’60 Minutes’ ’cause it was with me and Putin. Can you believe this? So I don’t know. Did I get the ratings or did he?…”

“I would sit back and lets see what’s going on,” Trump said.

When Trump says something like that, interjects his likable schtick, and then returns to his idea, the likability wraps itself around his policy position. He is a more brilliant political mastermind than any other politician short of Reagan. That he is using that brilliance to further ideological confrontationalism, loyalty to America, gun rights, immigration sanity, and fiscal responsibility makes me think he is probably the last chance to save the republic, though I am doubtful that is actually possible at this point.

Regardless of all of that, the damage he does to the establishment GOP makes him the best candidate out there.

GOPocalypse cometh™

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Denmark Mistakes Sex for Reproduction

Denmark tries to encourage reproduction:

Denmark has a problem: At some (still quite distant) point in the future, its population will disappear because people aren’t having enough babies.

Now, the Danish travel company Spies says it might have found a solution. Its campaign “Do it for Mom” encourages wannabe grandmothers and grandfathers to “sponsor” trips abroad for their adult children. Studies have shown that Danes have much more sex when they are on vacation.

“Send your child on an active holiday and get a grandchild within nine months,” the company says on its Web site.

“The Danish welfare system is under pressure. There are still not enough babies being born, despite a little progress. And this concerns us all,” a video for the campaign states. Denmark has one of the world’s most generous welfare systems, and it will need more young workers to help pay for it.

So many things about this are just depressing.

First is that they are asking kids to have children just so the children’s work products can be used to support the welfare state, and further the free resource availability. You can see how r-strategist humans have no greater goals or real loves. You don’t have children to give them every opportunity, or because you love them. You don’t even enter into a loving union to have them. The whole campaign boils down to encouraging parents to send their daughters overseas to get knocked up so everyone can leech off of the child’s hard work.

It is no mystery why Christianity has persisted so long. Godless cultures like this can’t begin to compete with K-selected Christian cultures that have family, love, and a desire to create greatness. Our only weakness is in tolerating this human waste within our midst.

Also depressing is the stupidity. Kids are having sex. That isn’t the problem. It’s the birth control and abortions which are limiting the replacement rates. Again, this is the r-strategy arising from free resource availability and reduced levels of threat. Kids just don’t want to stop the hedonism to have children and birth control and abortion are allowing that easily.

If Denmark wants to solve the problem they should institute mandatory military service, complete with trial by fire coming of age ceremonies in boot camp, as well as bring back Christianity. Without that, all of their history, everything their ancestors worked so hard to build and give them, will be lost to time.

Or, alternatively we could just create an full-scale economic collapse, at the very moment a violent horde of Muslims sets up shop on the continent. That would solve the problem quickly and naturally.

Wait a minute…..

Apocalypse cometh™

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