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Observations in Jamaica 2019

19 Nov

Nothing much is different in Jamaica in 2019 than that which was there in 1494 when discovered by Christopher Columbus. Of course, the infrastructure is different, and Jamaica is now almost totally dependent upon tourism, but the Earth, Moon, Sun and Seas are much like they were back then.

Grand Bahia Principe, Runaway Bay Jamaica

This panoramic view, complements of Google was taken using a Google Nexus 6P. All remaining photos and videos were taken from the same location using a Nikon P1000 .

BULK PATRIOT – BULK CARRIER, Panama Flag Cargo Ship

This photo was taken about 30 minutes after it was spotted with the P1000, and video recorded. Note the wake in the front of the vessel, and compare that to the wake seen in the video from a further distance.

 Bulk Patriot

Freighter in Jamaica

Relatively, the wakes are similar in size as the ship headed to the East. The bright spot on the ship is a reflection of the Sun at that time of day.

The next video is of what I called a Fishing Trawler simply because it was in the same position for some length of time. Other than holding its position, it does not look anything like a fishing vessel.

Fishing Trawler Jamaica

Below is a video of the Moon from Jamaica:

And for my last observations in this article are my Google Timelines on the days I went offshore snorkling and Shopping in Ocho Rios.

Shopping in Ocho Rios
Snorkling Offshore

Government Spending/ Accounting Fraud

20 Jan

A Brief History of Watching Where the Money Went

(Accompanying Video Link with Dr. Skidmor and Greg Hunter)

  • For decades, the Federal Reserve has published data on the money supply, and for many years the Fed set targets for money supply growth.
  • In the past two decades, a number of developments have broken down the relationship between money supply growth and the performance of the U.S. economy. (And what were they?)
  • In March 2006, the Board of Governors ceased publishing the M3 monetary aggregate.

 

moneysupply

 

  • By August 2007, the Federal Reserve realized that banks no longer had enough liquidity to function.
  • In 2008 came the financial collapse requiring the Bail-out of Bear Stearns, Fannie MaeFreddie Mac, AIG, and the Credit Markets handled by the major banks

 

Must be Time to Change the Standards –

We Got Caught

 

  • In 2017, Michigan State University economics professor Mark Skidmore discovered $21 trillion missing in the federal budget going back to 1998.
  • In 2017/8, the government attempted an audit of the Department of Defense. The DOD failed the audit.
  • In 2018, the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) posted a new document, which recommended that the government be allowed to misstate and move funds in order to hide expenditures if it is deemed necessary for national security purposes.

Now it is OK to spend Federal money if “somebody?” in any agency of the Federal Government says it’s “for national security purposes”. Then, those expenses are Removed from the Expenditure list and hidden from the Public.

 

Remember to Think For Yourself!

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FreeSpeech (or Not)

15 Aug

FreeSpeech

Think For Yourself

Mouse Experiment and GMI

6 Jun

There’s been a lot of talk in various circles about a Guaranteed Minimum Income. Most recently Bernie Sanders was talking about giving everybody that wanted one, a government job. And in Stockton California the mayor is wanting to provide 300,000 Stockton residents $500 every month with no strings attached.

For those unable to contemplate an environment where people are rewarded for making no contribution to society, look no further than into the Mice Utopia Experiment :

 

 

Think For Yourself