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Beware The Ides of March

If you listen to, watch and read major media you may believe President Trump is sitting at his desk drooling all day while Steve Bannon and all the other evil people he hired are running things and plotting against the black and brown folks as well as all liberals, homosexuals and college professors, also known as, “…the usual suspects.”

Meanwhile the bureaus are strongly opposed to the President and plotting for his overthrow, removal, tarring and feathering while Hillary Clinton sneaks into town to take her rightful place in the throne room of the White House to the applause of all bureaucrats preserving their outrageous salaries, annual bonuses, quarterly retreats to spas and the south of France in time for the Truffle harvest. “Can you imagine?” ask they, “He actually wants to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency for dirty water and air!”

The EPA is an out-of-control bureau with a long trail of Gestapo-like actions invoking $30,000 penalties for nonsensical infractions like having bought a gallon of outlawed paint that was sold to an unknowing contractor!

In another case a family made a pond on their land by damming a rainwater runoff, but were fined $150,000 for having interrupted a “natural water course.” In response they destroyed the dam, but were given another several hundred thousand Dollar fine for then having destroyed a wetland! The EPA appears to be a bureau for people who have serious emotional issues and become environmentalists to get revenge on everybody!

A recent study broadcast by Fox News revealed 90% of all Federal bureaus donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign. It is possible a high percentage of these people will resist much of what the Trump Administration will want to do. We may see that most Federal workers fall into line, do their jobs and avoid trouble in the realization that this is the way a political change works. There was a very high expectation Hillary would win and what she would do in office was predictable so the majority was simply falling into place. It remains to be seen and we can only be hopeful that Federal workers will salute the new regime.

Nonetheless, there are real concerns for the immediate future and how Mr. Trump will deal with them. He is talking about repairing our crumbling infrastructure: roads, bridges, dams, airports and on through a long list of Federal responsibilities including the military that has been allowed to decay under the anti-military Administration of Barack Hussein Obama. This will be on top of our already outrageous $20 trillion national debt. So, from where will all this money come?

During his eight years Mr. Obama spent about $1 trillion more than Federal revenues which were not from the sale of Federal Reserve T-Bonds at $100,000 per bond, paying three percent annually, maturing in 30 years for a net cost of $190,000. Yes, that $20 trillion is actually $38 trillion in taxes for the generations to come. And…

These were bonds with no backing. They were not sold on the open market, but “…put on a shelf,” in the words of the immortal Fed Chairman Dr. Ben Bernanke and Janice Yellin, Ben’s successor who carried on the Bernanke doctrine.

This money was meant to stimulate the economy per the Keynsian Theory that such “stimulation” would get the industrialists off their butts to create jobs and bring in a new era of economic prosperity. No economist has ever been able to prove the idea, but they believe it in places like the Yale Business School from where Mr. Obama got Mr. Bernanke.

To distribute all this free money the Federal Reserve sent it to the banks to lend to the business people to make stuff people were not buying because they didn’t have jobs to pay for them. In liberal logic, “If you make it; they will buy it!” Jobs would appear like mushrooms in the morning. That this had never happened anywhere, any time never occurred to Ben. Ben is a man who believes. In what we are not sure, but Ben believes.

Meanwhile, the banks were sitting on all this money and no one showed up to borrow it so thanks to the elimination of the Glass-Steagal Act of 1932 to keep the retail banks out of the stock market as they had caused the Crash of 1929 with unwarrented speculation and not the Jude Wanniski theory it was caused by passage of the Smoot-Hawley trade tariff law that only affected 3% of our economy while bank equity trading affected 20% to 50% depending on who is counting. Smoot-Hawley did not help and it got a lot of ink, but this horse was terminally ill before that pill.

We have a similar situation today. The Obama Gang, with Machine Gun Bernanke and Ma Yellin, inflated the equities markets to the place where the only way for this bubble is “poof!” We suspect Mr. Trump will be blamed by the folks who buy ink by the barrel and TV by the Megawatt. The only question is when. As for Caesar, beware of the Ides of March.

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Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on http://www.worldcat.org/search and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at Amazon.com December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: http://CO2Au.blogspot.com and http://fuelfarm.i8.com -30-

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