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The Price Of Oil To The U.S. Economy: “Look Out Below”

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.  – HL Mencken, 20th century American writer

Kinder Morgan stock is perhaps the reigning poster child for the message being conveyed by the collapsing price of oil as it pertains to the U.S. economy:

It’s too late to recommend shorting this stock, although I do believe it will hit $10 before it hitsUntitled $25.  KMI has been a darling of financial advisors and Wall Street pimps.  It sports a big dividend and was  billed as a “must own” stock.  Of course, the moronic “wealth” advisors can’t analyze their way out of a paper bag and thus were ignoring KMI’s monstrous debt load, which exceeds the Company’s book valued by a significant amount now.   If your trusty Schwab or AG Edwards broker calls you up to recommend this stock, hang up the phone.   This one’s a goner unless the price of oil does a spectacular U-turn back up.   Highly unlikely.

But take a look at that graph.  In all probability that is likely the path that the real inflation- adjusted U.S. GDP is about to follow.  The price of oil is collapsing, not because supply is flooding the market but because, at the margin, demand for the quantity supplied is falling.  It’s falling because basic, grass roots level economic activity is collapsing.   Trucking and rail – freight volume – in the U.S. is collapsing at a shocking rate – Heavy Truck Orders Plunge 59% in November;  US Freight Shipments In North America Plunge.  Freight shipping, both truck and rail, are heavy users of diesel fuel.  You can figure out the rest of the narrative from there as it pertains to the demand for oil…

Housing is now rolling over.  Notwithstanding the manipulated and highly misleading data reporting from the Census Bureau and the National Association of Realtors, home sales volume is rolling over and it about to go off a cliff.  This is exactly why the Federal Government is now trying to roll out zero-down, zero-percent mortgage financing – LINK. I’m not making this up.  The Federal Government, backed by the Taxpayer, is now going to fill the void left by Countrywide, Wash Mutual and Wachovia after those banks blew up on subprime crap mortgage paper.  Instead of bailing out the big Wall Street banks who choked on this garbage, let the taxpayer make the loans directly.  That avoids the political disaster of the next bank bailout.

But the message is desperation.  Desperation to force air into a collapsing economic system.   The next shoe to drop will be auto sales and the collapse of the related subprime junk debt which has been issued for the purpose of propping up the auto industry and the related manufacturing.   Freight shipments tells us this business is collapsing.

Just about anyone with a credit score over 600 can walk into an auto dealer and get a 135% loan to value loan on a used car without any income verification documentation.  Most OEM’s are now funding 0%, 72-month loans for new cars.   Both flavors of car loans are funded by banks, large and small.   Here’s what this looming disaster looks like graphically:

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As the pool of potential debt-financed car buyers shrinks, the blue line (auto sales) will do a cliff-dive.  As the existing pool of loans age, the default rates will soar and the universe of subprime loans will begin a default-driven death spiral.  It’s going to get very ugly over the next 12-24 months in the auto sales and auto finance sector.

The U.S. economy, along with the entire global economy, is collapsing.  This is most likely why the volume on “terrorism” has been turned up to eleven on a dial that only goes to ten.   The next push will be for sending a lot more ground troops to the Middle East. Obama confirmed this last night when he denied the need to do that.  It needs to be denied two more times according to the old political rule of thumb and then it will happen.

Are The Elites Slowly Waging “War” On The U.S. Population?

You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality – Ayn Rand

Beware of the leader, who strikes the war drum in order to transfer the citizens into patriotic glow, patriotism is indeed a double-sided sword. It makes the blood so boldly, like it constricts the intellect. And if the striking of the war drum reached a fiebrige height and the blood is cooking and hating, and the intellect is dismissed, the leader doesn’t need to reject the citizens rights. The citizens, cought by anxiety and blinded through patriotism, will subordinate all their rights to the leader and this even with happy courage. Why do I know that? I know it, because this is, what I did.   And I am Gajus Julius Cäesar.

4th Gen warfare also relies on fooling the target population into supporting measures that are secretly destructive to the people. For example, liberty movement support for controlled opposition such as Russia or China, or liberty support for a military coup in which the top brass are elite puppets just like the Obama Administration. Think this sounds far fetched?  It has already happened in our recent history!  Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler was hired by corporate moguls to lead a paid army in a coup against Franklin D. Roosevelt (also an elitist puppet) in 1933.  Butler luckily exposed the conspiracy before it ever got off the ground.  Both sides were controlled, but the coup if successful could have resulted in popular support for the expedient erosion of the Constitution, rather than a slow erosion which is what took place.  – Brandon Smith, Alt-Market.com

What’s the motive?  An uncontrollable collapse of the U.S financial and economic system.  Most of you are already aware of the Jade Helm 15 military exercises which reportedly run from from June 15 – Sept 15.  But many of you have been reported seeing highly unusual military equipment movement via rail and other various exercises.  One of the local readers of this blog emailed me a detailed of paratrooper exercises being conducted at Chatfield reservoir in southwest metro Denver.  Chatfield is surrounded by large areas of open space and is a popular hot air balloon launching location.

For those of you not up to speed on Jade Helm, I covered it in this blog post:  Jade Helm 15.

Somethihttp://investmentresearchdynamics.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpng highly unusual and extraordinary is definitely going on in the Government’s military complex.   There has been a large-scale movement across the country to outfit local police forces with advanced military equipment.

Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com wrote a must-read commentary on the rise of the U.S. Government’s totalitarianism:   When The Elites Wage War On America, This Is How They Will Do It.

This is not the same country into which I was born in 1962.  Many trace the evolution of the movement to a totalitarian Government to the founding of the Federal Reserve and the authorization of the Internal Revenue Service.  If you have not seen it, I would strongly urge you to watch Aaron Russo’s “From Freedom to Fascism,” which chronicles the very long term implementation of totalitarianism in the United States.  I will be absolutely shocked if you are not thoroughly horrified after watching that documentary.

It all fits.  The U.S. Government’s domestic military exercises, a collapsing economy, rising social unrest, a large portion of the population which is not working, the inexorable rise of patriotism (“honor the heroes” promoted everywhere, including at halftime of almost every professional sporting event).

If I didn’t know better, putting it all into a long-term historical context, I would say the elitists have done a very good job of “boiling the frogs.”   The only question left in my mind is whether or not enough “frogs” have not been intellectually incapacitated and are capable of rising up in resistance.  Please note:  the French Revolution was executed by less than 2% of the population…

Obama Strengthens United States’ Role As A Global Terrorist

It’s a “For WhomThe Bell Tolls” kind of dynamic.  The U.S. accuses scores of countries and ethnic sects of conducting terrorism all over the world.  And yet, the U.S. in reality is the world’s biggest and most dangerous terrorist:

We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ‘bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East’. How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice.  Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech – excerpted from this Paul Craig Roberts article:  LINK

As a means of bolstering America’s ability to conduct acts of sovereign-inflicted terrorism, Obama just signed an Executive Order – recall that Obama promised to abolish the use of Executive Orders when he ran for President in 2008 – that gives the President the ability to impose sanctions on individuals or entities that engage in “cyberattacks” which are deemed to “threaten” U.S. national security or the economy – Washington Examiner.

The power imbued in that EO is frightening.   The U.S. has already egregiously abused this power when the C.I.A. placed blame on North Korea for the Sony cyberattack and imposed sanctions on Pyongyang.  Remember that?  As it turned out, North Korea had nothing to do with the attack.   No less an internet security pioneer than John McAfee (McAfee anti-virus) issued a statement guaranteeing that the United States’ “intelligence” sources were wrong:  International Business Times.

The real crux of this matter is that the further the people of the United States let the Government deviate from the Bill of Rights in its implementation of control and power, the closer this country moves toward a complete totalitarian Government.   The power of the President to issue and authorize “Executive Orders” is one of the most dangerous forms of Government omnipotence.   They need to be abolished.  This particular EO gives the President the power to unilaterally go after anyone or any country for something deemed “a cyberattack.”

It makes me shutter with absolute horror to think about the capricious nature of this Executive Order, considering the power it gives the Oval Office to decide what, and by whom, constitutes a “cyberattack.”   There is no “check and balance” mechanism which prevents the President from inflicting serious damage on an individual or entity which might in truth be innocent.  North Korea, for example.

Obama promised to remove the use of Executive Orders from Oval Office.  Now he implements them more freely and whimsically than his vile predecessor.   I said shortly after Obama was elected that he would likely turn out to be a worse President than Bush. So far he’s making my prediction look easy…