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Janet Yellen Confused

Joseph Warren

Our head of the Fed is confused as to why we have not arisen like Lazarus from our last Recession: We’ve been mentioning this for years now, and it all started out with a rather lengthy article entitled, What’s Really Wrong with the US Economy. Popularly read for the last three years or more, Ms. Yellen needs to read it, do you!

For the average American with Attention Deficit, allow me to summarize: We don’t Manufacture sufficient products for export and consumption to maintain a growing or even static economy. It’s basic economics à la John Maynard Keynes. About 14 million people make things; the remainder live off the revenue of our dwindling Manufacturing sector and supplemental economic infusions through borrowing on our children’s future.

Our current National Debt is just short of $20 trillion, or about $59,000 per US citizen

Our Trade Deficit with Vietnam, which was nothing for decades, has now reached more than $30 billion. Our Trade Deficit with China continues to grow every year. This year it will likely approach $400 billion.

Clearly, Janet Yellen is not very bright. When you go to the polls either November 8 or, if you’re a Trump supporter, November 28, remember this. And, for those with a typical attention span of yore, just below is the content of the article referenced above, following which is a brief article on the Trans Pacific Partnership, which notwithstanding what she may say, Hillary completely supports.

What’s Really Wrong with the US Economy

Joseph R. Warren - GL Hill

Why this article should be important to you, and why you ought to read it in its entirety:

Imagine a scale with:

Fourteen million on the right.

One hundred million in the middle.

The rest of America on the left.

What did we expect?

In an earlier article entitled, “Yet Another Article About Why the Republicans Don’t Get It...” (available in the Archives section) we touched on some of the more critical issues facing America today, attempting to illustrate the contradiction inherent within today’s political discourse both Democrat and Republican.

Although having voted for Gary Johnson, we did share one common footing with Mr. Romney: (at least) 47% of Americans are not pulling their weight in America today, leaving the capable remainder to support them through one government program or another. A long, painful, downward spiral since the inception of the New Deal that has left America where it is now without much hope of recovery. Ever. Without revolution in one form or another.

This situation is untenable in any economic schema: Communist, Capitalist or otherwise. Even Ernesto Guevara would shake his head in dismay, probably quipping that we are polar-opposite of his Modern Man ideal. And we are. “Work” means nothing to many of us today.

Authored in 2011 the below article remained hitherto unpublished. It is a comprehensive and heavily researched analysis of our current fiscal state. Read it and weep.

For the many years preceding this last economic “slow-down” Americans have been exposed to a plethora of articles all seemingly pointing to some single factor that led us to our current state, laying blame wherever possible to push that writer’s agenda. Yet causality from an economics perspective is rarely that specific.

Perhaps what’s missing is a more heuristic approach since most of us have some vague concept of what’s gone wrong, and by taking a brief look at the various trends over the last several decades we may be able to identify the nexus between what  we did and where we are.

From our view America’s economic machinery can be divided into just three categories: The first are those types of work that are Economically Positive (E+), Manufacturing, and in most cases, Agriculture and Farm work. The second are Economically Neutral (En) and includes only Service sector employment. The third are Economically Negative (E-).

E+ work includes primarily Manufacturing jobs along with Mining, Agriculture, and Farm work. Staying with the principle factor of Manufacturing, here’s what’s occurred in the relatively short time since 1950 when about 40% of all jobs in the United States were categorized as Manufacturing: We made nearly everything that the American Consumer (including the U.S. Military and its affiliates) could want.

We had virtually no reliance on imported oil (for processing into gasoline) at that time. “Imported” was caviar and the rare individual who could afford a Jaguar, Mercedes, or Triumph.

Today, owing to a variety of reasons, Manufacturing employment in the United States is about 9%: As a result one may easily argue that we’re a country of three hundred million friends all passing basically the same dollar around from one to the next because there is very little new wealth being added to the economy. So why is this important?

Some argue that it’s good for the environment since we no longer have a large number of pollution-creating businesses with which to contend. Let’s talk about that: The Non-Durable goods we now import, at one time made here in America, are now popularly identified by the authors as not as durable, being better defined as “Really Non-Durable” goods. The brooms we buy can’t be left sitting on the porch exposed to the elements year-after-year (yet still functional) as they once were; the clothing we buy from various Asian countries tends to break-down, fray and lose buttons after the first washing; patio furniture disintegrates when left outside on the…patio.

How much energy does it take to manufacture a Non-Durable product versus a Really-Non-Durable product? About the same. How much of the world’s very finite natural resources does it consume? About the same. How much pollution does it create that we – globally – must contend with? More. Why? Fewer controls on offshore manufacturers have resulted in what in some cases is irreversible environmental damage. That’s one of several reasons why many of our manufacturers relocated to overseas locations, and it’s hardly a secret.

Can we buy those things that we now need for less money? Yes we can (in the very short term). Unfortunately we’re doomed to buy replacements again and again, whereas those goods we manufactured here (past-tense) far out-lasted the imported. Does the manufacturer benefit through increased profits that in most cases are not subject to taxation? Yes. Is the profit associated with manufacturing this product finding its way back into America’s communities? No. Have we upset the balance of economics globally to our disadvantage?

In 1987 our Trade Deficit was $152,119,100,000 U.S. Dollars. At that time Manufacturing jobs in the United States stood at a little more than 20% of all jobs. (In 1950 we had no trade deficit, but a Trade Surplus and nearly 40% of our workforce was dedicated to Manufacturing.)

In 2010 Manufacturing stood about as it does today at 9%. Our corresponding Trade Deficit is…well it’s astronomical at $634,896,800,000 U.S. Dollars. This year it will most assuredly exceed that amount. If we make nothing, we have nothing to export. (Interestingly, if Software Engineering and its related activities had not been included as a Manufacturing activity our actual percent of jobs in this category would be substantially less.)

Multiplier Effect (ME): Manufacturing jobs have always been viewed as having a positive effect on other sectors of the economy. Although varying, most seem to agree that a Manufacturing job will generate more to the community for every dollar of wage paid than any other type of employment.

In California during the early 1980’s while doing legislative work specific to Employment Security, we generally held that every one Manufacturing job resulted in a return of about five  other jobs, supporting employment in the Services and Government sectors, Welfare, and so on, none of which can make this claim as we will discuss below.

Working for America ( uses the very modest Multiplier Factor of 143%, yet declares that Service jobs represent only a 73% return for cost (only seventy-three cents of every dollar spent for Services re-emerges in the economy).

So Manufacturing jobs strengthen our economy by adding wealth both on a local level and globally: While passing the metaphorical dollar around our little group of three hundred million we add more dollars (that are not derived through the mere act of printing money).

Let’s place Manufacturing jobs on the right side of our scale. Assumed with Manufacturing is the equivalent activity of growing food or Mining natural resources for consumption here in the U.S. and for export, further offsetting the Trade Deficit. (Unless otherwise noted, data for the above supplied through Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census, and US Commerce.)

E- programs and work are all of those activities that do not directly add wealth to the economy: in fact they are Subtractive. They are the sum cost of supporting all other Americans, other than perhaps Service employment.

They are not profit-driven but represent work and related expense that is seen as necessary, vital, important, socially significant, or entitlement in nature. And, from the office of the President of the United States to our nearly trillion-dollar budget for National Defense and Law Enforcement, all the way down the line to Bob-the-local-Building-Inspector none add to the wealth of the country. Some may safeguard our economic wealth but in doing so function as a cost-center – an expense - to our Manufacturing sector.

Currently (early 2011) there are about 312,000,000 people living in America. Our universe of those who are capable of working is about 239,500,000: what is defined as Civilian Non-Institutional population (people 16 or more years of age). Here’s how the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines it: “The civilian noninstitutional (sic) population consists of persons 16 years of age and older residing in the 50 States and the District of Columbia who are not inmates of institutions (for example, penal and mental facilities and homes for the aged) and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces.”

The actual Civilian Labor Force, though, is far less at 154,538,000. BLS defines this workforce as “…all persons classified as employed or unemployed” as described above. That means it is the total of 140,129,000 people with jobs, plus the 14,000,000 who are “officially” unemployed, plus the 7,100,000 who “currently want a job”.

Where are the others? A short answer is, too young, too old, unable due to disability or military service. (Military Service accounts for about 2,000,000.)

So there are about 140,000,000 people working in America today – less than half the overall population. 9% of them are in Manufacturing jobs that support economic growth. Being generous let’s call it 14,000,000 people who do something for a living that brings in more than it costs, leaving us 126,000,000 non-manufacturing workers.

In the Subtractive category (E-) are:

Federal employment. As of March, 2011 the Office of Personnel Management identifies 2,124,000 Full Time Equivalent employees working for the U.S. government. That is up from 1,763,000 in 2000.

State government employment. Total state government employment currently stands at 3,836,500. Depending on the source, that number is up anywhere from 2 to 6 percent in the last decade, or more if one uses pre-9/11 figures.

Local government employment. Cities and counties as of 2009 employ about 11,114,889 people.

In addition Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), funded partially or completely through one or more government agencies employ more than 9,000,000 people. While some may argue that NGOs are funded to some extent (or wholly) through private donations, the associated tax loss must be subvented by others, therefore resulting in direct government support to these organizations – everything from OxFam to your neighborhood spay and neuter clinic.

En: How many people left? From the above we know that about 26,100,000 people work for the government, in one form or another and exclusive of the military, 14,000,000 making something, leaving us a remaining workforce of 100,000,000 people.

Most of these people are employed in the Service sector of our economy, encompassing the vast array of employment represented in this very general classification. They are sales associates, nurses and doctors, mechanics and landscapers, and anyone who does not make something in his or her job, notwithstanding how good they and others may feel about that work. Regardless, their activity does not add to the wealth of the country.

Other E- (Subtractive) factors:

Social Security, while funded by employer and employee contributions, remains Subtractive. Currently there are about 38,500,000 people aged 65 and older who are receiving payments through this system and an additional 16,315,000 as surviving spouses, children and the disabled for a total of 54,815,000. This number will continue to rise, shortly very dramatically, as those who engineered this chaos reach retirement age: the Baby-Boomers, to which generation the writers belong. Some recipients qualify for both Social Security and Supplemental Insurance payments.

Supplemental Security Income, again funded by both employer and employee contributions, has become a refuge for the many in America who are unable to find work owing to some form of disability, real or fabricated. The number receiving this type of benefit has dramatically increased in the past few years as accessing the system has been perfected by those whose job it is to represent claimants. Currently the number of recipients is 8,057,000.

Public Assistance/Welfare in America, like all other entitlement programs, has dramatically risen in the last five years for those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits, and all subsequent extensions, and must fall-back on this system to provide for their family: it is the last vestige of hope for many. And, thus, the number of recipients has risen from 2008’s 2,700,000 to 2009’s 3,009,319. Today in 2011, the estimated number of recipients approaches 3,500,000 (perhaps more).

Unemployed and receiving benefits accounts for more than 14,000,000 Americans. “Discouraged” former workers – those who have dropped out of the system and exist through Public Assistance, odd jobs, or transient lives – account for more than 7,000,000, and the number probably goes much higher since they have fallen away from the system.

How does it balance out?

On the right side of the scale we have 14,000,000 workers who manufacture, by today’s definition, some form of product and thus bring wealth into our system.

On the left side of the scale are 2,000,000 military; 26,100,000 government and quasi-government workers; 54,815,000 Social Security and related recipients; 8,057,000 Supplemental Income recipients; 3,500,000 Public Assistance cases; 14,000,000 receiving unemployment benefits, for a total of more than 108 million people. Thus (E-)1086/(E+)146 = 7.71(F1).

In other words for every one (1) manufacturing job there are 7.71 others who are an Opposing Force. Using the more liberal Multiplier Effect described above of 5:1, we can see that we’ve outreached our ability to grow (or just to sustain) our economy by 65%.  And we passed that mark some time ago when our total Subtractive factors exceeded (5*146=) 70,000,000 people.

But what about the money? Aren’t Americans making more? Our answer is fairly concise, “Who cares?” The value of a dollar or of ten or of one million dollars is vague and inconsistent. A friend once said, “When gold reaches five thousand dollars an ounce we’ll be able to buy a loaf of bread for five hundred dollars.” The value of the Dollar is relative and volatile.

To understand what went wrong and how to fix the problem, we need to look at the one immutable factor of our economy, people.

A few paragraphs above we set aside our Service sector employment, numbering nearly one-third of the U.S. population at 100,000,000. A catch phrase during the 1980’s and 1990’s while we (the authors) were consulting to a variety of industries was “Value Added”: it was important that we were able to identify some empirically-based positive change in the way the company did business to demonstrate our worth or value (to make certain that our invoices were paid). In some cases – to what extent remains nebulous – we could do so with those client companies who manufactured a product.  For those who did not, there was no metric other than improved service levels reflected on some vague Likert–scale summary depicting Happiness levels, which in reality did and do nothing to bring greater wealth to our society. Waste Reduction in Service industries benefited only shareholders and those others who participated in any incentives shared for reduced operational cost.

In other words, Waste had an impact on those who derived their compensation from the efforts of others but did not add wealth to the economy. Similarly, Services themselves do not add wealth, and may, in fact, lead to an undeserved sense of economic well-being, such as when the BLS reports an increase in Service sector employment.

Imagine a scale with:

Fourteen million on the right.

One hundred million in the middle.

The rest of America on the left.

What did we expect?

Fixing It

We need to bring the economy back into alignment. Moreover, we need to bring it further back than just “in alignment” if we propose to reduce our National Debt. To stabilize the economy necessitates growth in E+ and/or reduction/transfer/shift in E- (and En). To address America’s long-term debt, piling ever higher, means that we must make a more dramatic change.

It’s that simple. Yet, it’s that complex owing to:

Our abandonment of our manufacturing infrastructure and a misguided and government-reinforced generalization of what constitutes job growth. (Plainly evidenced in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which funded jobs, to a very large extent in the Service sector. The effect? Adding some (large) percentage of the (borrowed) $267,000,000,000 to the profit margins of companies whose added jobs added nothing to the overall foundation of our economy.)

American Consumerism. We are driven to acquire at the lowest cost those things we “need” giving no thought to the true cost of acquisition, nor to the cost-benefit of its acquisition. For the most part, jobs, life-span, obsolescence, and environmental consequences do not enter the decision-making process.

Work, itself, has lost its significance to many, replaced instead by a vague yet committed sense of entitlement.

A loss of perspective by: Those who work; those who own the companies; those who invest in the companies; those who could otherwise work but do not; those who run our government; those who interact and advise all of the aforementioned.

Are we heading to a collapse? We don’t know. What we do conjecture, though, is that Collapse may be one of the only ways in which this very broken system may be rebuilt: It’s been decades in the making.

Trans-Pacific Free Trade: Freely Trading American Jobs for Chinese Crap

Joseph Warren, Editor

“Vietnam to be among the biggest winners...”

What? Again? - Ed.

Designed to benefit large corporations the above agreement has been signed by Obama and is pending ratification by other involved countries. We here, and many others have warned that this is not a step in the right direction, and will likely result in the liquidation of jobs, on a wholesale basis, in America resulting in the further erosion of employment in meaningful economic activity - Manufacturing.

Currently less than 62% of our qualified workforce are employed, the remainder being on some form of disability, unemployment, or part of the vastly growing underground economy trying to eek out a living pursuing some form of Third World activity. In the last Jobs report we experienced a jobs gain of about 150,000. That, in itself is too low in a country that must add millions of jobs in order to restore Housing and Service employment to a sustainable level.

Now comes Trans-Pacific: In November 2016 we need to vote-in leadership who will walk away from this catastrophe and return America to a self-sustaining basis. Most of those in the current line-up are not that person. Who is? While I hate to group the two together since they are so diametrically opposite in all other ways, only Trump and Bernie Sanders have a grasp of what needs to be done, insofar as America’s beleaguered economy is concerned.

Here’s how the group responsible for this agreement summarize things for Vietnam:

“Vietnam to be among the biggest winners, according to the Eurasia Group, with the agreement potentially boosting GDP by 11 percent by 2025, with exports growing 28 percent in the period as companies move factories to the low-wage country, the report said.

“Reduced import duties in the U.S. and Japan will benefit (the) country’s apparel manufacturers, whose low labor costs have enabled them to grab business from China...”

Make an effort to pay attention, please. If not for yourself, at least do so for the future of America.

“We Republicans know what we’re doing...”

Joseph Warren

The above is an excerpt from one of the many emails I received when we first declared that Trump is running only to insure Hillary’s victory

You may read the various articles below...they weren’t intended to be a joke: Trump’s only intent was to present himself as an opposition Republican candidate betting that some part of America was so outrageously intellectually light-headed that they would assume that, notwithstanding his life-long Liberal leanings, he ought to be their candidate of choice. And he succeeded, much to the chagrin of many.

How insightful are we here at Very, although it gives us no solace as we look out over the four years of political deceit and bald-faced manipulation likely to follow this November. As proof, aside from the many endorsements Hillary has received from Conservative politicians and others, such as GHW Bush, Hillary has garnered the “rebound girl” acclaim of traditionally ultra-conservative publications like our own Arizona Republic, which has never - never - endorsed a Democrat for the presidency.

The Arizona Republic was joined by the New York Daily News, Houston Chronicle, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Cincinnati Enquirer, and many other typically conservative-leaning publications.

We stand by our claim: Trump’s only goal is to insure Hillary is elected. And, as with many other contrived scenarios in America today, as far back as the invasion of Iraq and beyond, most of you bought it. Nobody ever went broke betting on the stupidity of the American public.

And that, my simple friends (and you know who you are), is why we are where we are today in “America, the Mediocre.”

Outrage over Trump’s “Not Pretty Enough” declaration

Joseph Warren

“You can teach them to type, but you can’t teach them to grow tits.”

Charlie Wilson’s War

Matt Pearce of the LA Times and Hayley Strozier, a former catering director with one of Trump’s California properties are outraged that Donald Trump placed a higher value on the visual appeal of the women who worked at his golf course over their skills as food servers.

In a state where the nebulous and superficial quality of apparent beauty is valued above all else, where Newport Beach and areas of Los Angeles rank number one in the nation for enhancement surgery, where fashion is considered not just a pastime but a career, where the sexuality of every product - from toilet paper to automobiles - is contrived and exploited, does it not seem ironic that Trump’s practice would be singled out for Headline News in the LA Time’s quest to blindly support Hillary beyond all reasonableness?

And, exactly how ugly are the receptionists at the Times, anyway?

Read below: we’re not Trump supporters, but isn’t there more that might be said about him of a more salient, less hypocritical nature rather than waste good binary on this?

The “Great” Debate

Joseph Warren

I did not watch the debate. Why? Because, like many I presumed it would be more of the same inane childish rhetoric consisting of personal jabs, jibes and tortured jocularity. I did watch what constituted the “Highlights” per several media outlets, and I, like many, was right. There was no substance: just a give-and-take between two friends dressed with feigned episodes of indignity and contrived outrage.

Predictably, the LA Times chose Hillary as the winner while most conservative publications anointed Trump. The real Loser? We the American electorate.

As Karen Hawkins said, “‘Tis a sad day when ye ha' t' pinch yerself t' see if ye're awake or in th' midst o' a night terror. 'Tis a really sad day when ye have t' pinch yerself twice." I would add, ‘Tis a sad time t’ b’ Amerrykun.”

Our prediction: In less than 30 days Trump will explode, as we had earlier surmised, and say something so over the edge he will throw the election to Clinton, as was their agreement all along. Read both articles below.

Donald Trump declares that this election is rigged...

It is! By him on behalf of Hillary.

“This is the most remarkable charade played on the American public...ever! Yet, they do not see it...chalking it up to ‘Conspiracy Theory’ thinking...In this particular case, it is a conspiracy, and, what’s more, it’s working!”

Comment made by Editor to Publisher regarding American electorate, August 7, 2016

According to Jan Halper-Hayes, worldwide vice-president of Republicans Overseas Donald Trump is a man on the edge of a nervous breakdown (my words). You can watch her analysis on BBC, here. According to Dr. Halper-Hayes, Trump supporters are equally tremulous about the state of the candidate's sanity, and for obvious reasons, superficially.

Look, taken at his word, one has to question his perspective and mental state, given what he has said in the past few months. Initially, he captured the Fringe+ vote of the Republican party by saying “those things they long to hear...” Following his nomination, as we predicted in these pages, he has embarked on a nonsensical series of attacks and idiocies that defy logic. Now, why would he do that?

Well he may have come to the sudden realization that he’s not 30 any longer and has only so many more years to live (rather like McCain in his lackluster and failed presidential bid), or, our contention, this was contrived from the start. Read the article immediately following, then wise-up: You’re being played like a cheap violin.

Stop arguing, and Think.

We’ve said it a hundred times, Trump is not running for the Presidency; He’s running to make sure Hillary is elected

Joseph Warren, Editor

Do you really believe that an Alter Cocker like Trump, who has only so many years remaining to spend diddling his wife and thinking of new and interesting ways to spend his vast wealth, really wants to give that up for the chance to take the helm of the Titanic a few minutes before it’s due to slam into an iceberg?

Throughout this journal we have professed that Donald Trump has no designs on the White House. His only goal is, having coordinated this cluster fiasco with Hillary and Bill, to facilitate Hillary’s election to the White House. It’s Hillary’s last chance. It’s her life-long ambition. She is a megalomaniac, just like Trump and her husband.

Everything “that idiot” says that seems so incendiary that it defies logic as to why he would say it, he says because it is part of the Clinton-Trump strategy.

Earlier we said, “After both conventions have concluded the dismal business at hand and sometime (my guess, very) shortly before November elections, Trump will do or say something far beyond the pale of reasonableness. The result? Only those who ought to be on some kind of medication will actually pull his lever, in a manner of speaking. Hillary is President; Bill and Hillary and Donald have a good laugh (their friendship extends back decades); America loses again.” How much more flagrantly offensive can one be than to attack a grieving mother? Next I’ll presume that Trump will hold down a paraplegic, African American Girl Scout and urinate on her cookies. Still, for some Americans, that will be fine. (Editor’s note: on August 2, Trump elected to eject a Mom and Her Baby from his rally. So, while most politicians fall over themselves to hold and kiss constituent babies, Trump elects to verbally shake them instead.)

Hillary, Bill, and Donald must be having a good laugh today...The stooges who nominated Trump ought to be crying in their beer. And, if this weren’t such a profound comment on the intelligence of many Americans, it would be hilariously funny. At the least, it is an historic event.

Remember: One-half of America is below average intelligence, and the average has skewed downward for years now: That’s what made this possible.

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

Companion Read to our editorial on Nagorno Karabakh (below)

By, Bruce Janigian, Special to:

(Distinguished international attorney, Bruce Janigian, who led a US team of presidential election monitors in the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, found the election standards and rigor to exceed anything he observed in the USA, which, by the way, also has its elections monitored by the OECD.  Janigian offered his comments to this journal. -Ed.)


“Interestingly, what our State Department has to say regarding Nagorno Karabakh is yet another unjust intervention and incitement in the region: ‘The U.S. remains actively engaged in advancing a peaceful settlement of the conflict. Cooperation among the U.S., Russian, and French mediators is excellent. The United States does not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent country, and its leadership is not recognized internationally or by the United States. The United States supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan…’

“This could actually be characterized as inciting a war! The region has been calm after this little nation freed itself against the onslaught of far superior Azeri forces over twenty years ago. Now as the little children grow in this new and free republic, free because of all the brave farmers who fought to protect their homeland and their faith, the mighty United States gives ammunition to Azerbaijan. Both figuratively and literally.  Israel is busy selling arms there, including advanced US weapons.  Read the full article, here.

“What about respecting self determination or peace and stability? The US position is as callous and two-faced as our help to Iraq and Syria.  Azerbaijan has oil and lots of it, and Nagorno Karabagh has only farmers living as they have (and where they have!) for millennia. Suffer the children. US policy is made by investment bankers and oil concerns working with intelligence agencies that care not a whit.

“The lies by which we characterize the past (such as failure to officially recognize the Genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey) seem designed to avoid admissions of culpability and responsibility for past misdeeds and to send the signal that more grief may be expected from those powerful, irresponsible and unrepentant.

“The State Department report seems to be saying that we should be pleased that cooperation among the U.S., Russian, and French mediators is excellent.  The pawns on the chessboard be damned.

“The real story here is contained in Persona Non Grata: End of the Great Game by Avery Mann, which was well reviewed in this publication.  A 15-minute video also gives the picture"

(Editor’s Note: The earlier review of the book referenced above, Persona Non Grata, has been placed at the conclusion of our editorial regarding NKR following. Mr. Janigian’s referenced video can be found here at

Nagorno Karabakh: Christianity Under Attack

Joseph Warren

Two years ago during a conversation with a Muslim correspondent – a New York-based physician – he remarked that “during the first time we Muslims ruled the world…” and went on to make his point regarding some fact in history. But, what came after the first clause of his sentence was lost in the backspaces of my mind as I considered the seemingly innocent utterance preceding everything else.

First time? There hasn’t been a second time, to my knowledge. So, if there were no collective stated (or otherwise) design on a second time, why would he not have said, “When we…”

Two years later with the burgeoning rise of Islamic State I think I more clearly understand what he meant: People – nations – have always had designs on controlling part (or all) of the world – the United States, Germany, Britain, Spain and even Portugal; China does today, and so does, most importantly, Islamic State (IS), as we speak. And while most Muslims outwardly criticize IS, I believe that many silently harbor a hope that the movement will succeed.

How much of the world’s geography constitutes the “World” to them, though, is the question. Is it the Middle East, as we define it today? Does it include part (or all) of Africa? Some or all of the former Soviet Block regions? Are the Americas on their short list of countries to control? And if so, What will happen to you, America’s Christian population?

What is Nagorno Karabakh?

A geographically small, sparsely populated region within Azerbaijan near the Armenian border. It is a self-declared state; an upstart designed to provide a sovereign nation to those whose occupancy of the 1600+ square miles constituting Nagorno Karabakh – Armenians of Christian faith – a safe-haven amidst the growing presence of Islam that is Azerbaijan, a country of about 9 million Muslims representing more than 98% of the Azerbaijani population.

It is hotly contested and has been embroiled in civil war since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the founding of the fledgling state. It is a petri dish by comparative size to Azerbaijan, on which the outcome of the next few decades – the struggle between Christian and Muslim - will be decided. How Nagorno Karabakh will look in 10 years will tell us much about the future of our world.

It is, in my opinion, a challenge to Christianity unlike any other before it.

Yet, interestingly enough, so little seems to come to the surface in the popular media regarding this country of about 150,000 predominantly Christian people whose break-away following the collapse of the Soviet Union resulted in a war – an ongoing and deadly skirmish  - that continues today, all these years later: Karabakh’s Christians battling for the sanctity of a small piece of mountainous land against Azerbaijan’s Muslims.

It is nearly (or perhaps, is) a tale of biblical proportions, written in today’s world of geopolitical turmoil and within the feverish growth of radical Islam seeking to control larger and ever-larger swaths of the earth’s domain, radicalizing farther into the fabric of conventional Islam, converting otherwise religious pragmatists to those who profoundly hate.

Nagorno Karabakh gives us a look into the future of today’s Muslim movement. A chance to observe a modern-day re-telling of the epic conflict between the duality inherent in mankind: good versus evil; truth opposing lie; survival challenged by adversity. And if we do nothing, we may observe the crush of a large handful of Christians whose only goal is to live without strife and without Muslim influence, in a separately aggregated geography their claim to which extends back for thousands of years.

Interestingly, here’s what our State Department has to say regarding Nagorno Karabakh: “The U.S. remains actively engaged in advancing a peaceful settlement of the conflict. Cooperation among the U.S., Russian, and French mediators is excellent. The United States does not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent country, and its leadership is not recognized internationally or by the United States. The United States supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan…”

It’s a view reflected largely by Russia and France, as well, and lately affirmed by France’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Monnier, commenting on the upcoming election in Nagorno Karabakh, with the customary dismissal only an imperialist state whose occupation of “Other People’s Lands” (which continues today in Africa and elsewhere), may.

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, more than 8-in-10 of the world’s population subscribes to some form of religion: More than 31% are Christian. 23.2% are Muslim. And all others fall off severely from there terminating with just 0.2% world Jewish population.

73% of the Muslim population lives as a majority in regions around the world. One such region is in the former Soviet Union centered on Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iraq, and other predominantly growingly intolerant Muslim countries.

Who is encompassed in this web of Islam? Armenia and the small, Christian declared break-way republic known as Nagorno Karabakh. And, most importantly, it is here that the outcome of the world’s Muslim drive to capture dominance in the world – to whatever geographic extent – will be tested. This is the small playing field on which the test of faith and fortitude will be played to a conclusion, either much to the chagrin or pleasure of the followers of Muhammed.


Our policy toward Nagorno Karabakh must change. It must be reflected in the proceedings of the OCSE, Minsk Group, responsible for the resolution of this conflict – a battle that has cost far too much in innocent lives. We must come to embrace Karabakh as a legitimate state supported by popular view and endowed with the inherent and historic ability to declare its independence and seek sovereignty in an otherwise quickly disintegrating region of the world.

Fancy Yourself  a “Good Christian” and still buying Chinese-Made products? shame on you.

Joseph Warren, Editor

Here are two paragraphs from Julie Makinen’s LA Times contribution regarding China today.

“China is in the midst of what many overseas scholars say is its harshest crackdown on human rights and civil society in decades. Since Xi Jinping came came (sic) to power nearly four years ago, hundreds of activists, lawyers, writers, publishers and employees of nongovernmental groups have been rounded up. Many more have been threatened and intimidated. Internet news sites have been ordered to stop publishing reports from sources that aren’t sanctioned by the state.

“Even as China has been touting its efforts to boost the “rule of law,” some critics of the government have vanished under mysterious circumstances in places like Thailand and Hong Kong, only to surface months later in Chinese custody, claiming rather unbelievably they had turned themselves in voluntarily. Many of those detained have appeared on state-run TV confessing to crimes before they have had a day in court.” 

Many of us have tried for years now to remind you that when you buy a product made in China, you are supporting a Communist regime. Communism has not become kinder and gentler; it is not nicer, cleaner, more tolerant, spiritual, or humanistic: It is still Communism and one need only look to China to see how today, Chairman Mao, a man who oversaw the massacre of about 70 million of his own citizens from the beginning of the Long March through to 1949, lives on in President Xi Jinping.

So, whether you are of Jewish, African, Mexican descent, or a derivative of any number of previously (or currently) persecuted minorities; or a writer, political activist, filmmaker, spiritual leader, or just someone who believes that we humans are entitled to fundamental respect and due process under any political circumstance, and you’re still buying products made in China, shame on you, too.

Although not widely covered by the US’s popular media, we’ve just handed a record $38 Billion to Israel to buy more weapons

Joseph Warren, Editor

And they no doubt will be tied to purchases of weapons made in the US, the one product we still make in abundance. According to the report in Al Jazeera, Obama claims that, "Both Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu and I are confident that the new MOU will make a significant contribution to Israel's security in what remains a dangerous neighborhood...”

Why is it so dangerous in “the ‘hood?” Primarily because Israel has systematically set out to destroy the Palestinians; the US has destabilized the Middle East resulting in the rise of, amongst others, IS; Russia has supported the continued oppression and (now) genocide of the Syrian people; the US has handed over more than $50 Billion to Iran so that they may acquire updated Russian armaments; and...

The list of stupid acts by stupid people bent on bolstering profits in assorted industries, none of which remotely benefit mankind except to ultimately reduce population while insuring suffering, is nearly endless. Essentially, we and Russia have set the stage for Proxy Armageddon. By the way, China has a pretty good-sized finger in this Machiavellian pie nowadays, too.

Sheldon Adelson and his Band of Singing Jewish Cowboys take on the Heathen Palestinian Renegades in, Bad Day at the Kibbutz

Joseph Warren, Editor

When I was a boy roaming my neighborhood streets of Los Angeles many decades ago one of our favorite games was Cowboys and Indians – for the unfamiliar, a game whereby a group of boys (and girls) choose sides and become either a Cowboy or an Indian. Given the life expectancy of an Indian, I was always amazed at how many took on the role of (expected) underdog and opted to be defeated in play.

A few basic rules were: Cowboys had guns and Indians didn’t; Indians could hide and surprise a Cowboy; Indians were supposed to lose. Alas, the outcome was not so certain in play. In historical fact, though, it was. Read full article here.

What is Aleppo? Really Gary?

Joseph Warren, Editor

Come on, Gary. Earlier we had endorsed Gary Johnson and Bill Weld as the logical alternative to Clinton-Trump. I am withdrawing that recommendation at this writing. Spend ten minutes reading the news and Aleppo isn’t exactly a mystery on par with comprehending the mathematics of General Relativity. I mean, there’s having a basic grasp of Foreign Policy, then there’s Gary.

That’s it. Done: There is no one running for the presidency for whom I can justly cast a vote. Kids: Let this be a lesson to you. There is recreational marijuana use, and then there’s Gary Johnson. I’m considering suggesting that we move our offices to the Bolivian jungles...

Arizona: The Unpleasantness of History

GL Hill, Publisher

Mexico before just 160 years ago...

This was Mexico: It’s awfully inconvenient, but the fact is that our state, Arizona was Mexico, along with what is now California, Nevada...

Until it became a spoil of the war waged on Mexico, and acquired in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, our ancestors lived in Mexico. You see, this was Mexico. (I apologize for the repetition, but so few of us understand that we did not steal this land from the American Indians, more precisely, we stole it from the Mexicans.)

This brings us to Donald Trump’s speech August 31, 2016, following his visit with the guileless President Nieto of Mexico. Trump, still hell-bent on building a wall in an effort to push more voters to Hillary (see Trump is not running for the Presidency; He’s running to make sure Hillary is elected, below), is adamant about keeping the Mexicans out of America - Arizona specifically for the benefit of those attending his rally.

Really, building a wall is something the Mexicans should have done 160 years ago: We wouldn’t be having this discussion today if they had. Of course, had the aboriginal people of this continent built a wall 400 years ago, this nasty bit of history would not have been; as a reminder to those of us who read history and as a reminder that, regardless of our Euro-centricity, we have no legitimate claim to this land. We are squatters on Indian-Mexican soil.

If #BlackLivesMatter, Why Do They Kill Each Other at Such an Alarming Rate?

Joseph Warren, Editor

I am not condoning the murder of innocent people, but I think there is an absence of complete truth to today’s reporting of crimes against African Americans by America’s police departments. Maybe it’s just the whole picture that’s missing: What we all need in order to evaluate the extent to which America is decaying, if at all, and to better understand what needs to be done. Read the full article here.

Record High Temperatures When?

Allegedly temperatures this year went “through the roof” globally. Yet regardless of what is being reported, there were no records set based on the official data of all sources to which we have access. (Perhaps there’s a secret government database from which these reported statistics are culled...) In fact, with rare exception, High Temp records predominantly fall prior to the turn of this century. Let’s take a look at Los Angeles, as an example (data taken from sources updated through August, 2016):

Scanning down the column, Record High, none have been reported this century to-date. How about Chicago?

Read the full article here.

Body Count: Children Massacred in Syria

GL Hill, Publisher

About 6,400: That’s the number of Children killed by Mortar attack alone in Syria between 2011 and February, 2016. Nearly 6,000: That’s the number of Children killed by Airstrikes and Barrel Bombs. Children who were shot exceeds 2,000. Since 2011, nearly 1,000 Children were Executed. Several hundred Children have been Tortured to death, along with an additional more than 1,000 who were killed in other creative ways by Islamic State, Syrian government forces, and the US-backed coalition.

Here’s the chart, borrowed from the BBC, but you can research the numbers yourself at the Syrian Violations website, although they suggest the site is under construction, it’s active and functional.

Since 1853 our Nation has been Governed by Either A Democrat or Republican

“Change” isn’t Voting in Another Deceitful Democrat who happens to be a Woman, or a Blowhard Republican whose message of Hate is Pervasive: Real Change will come from Voting in Someone who will make a Difference.

Greta L Hill, Publisher

For about 163 years now we have been steered, cajoled, tormented, and manipulated by the Democrat and Republican “Party” into believing that it is the only option, and to vote outside that parameter is to violate some precept, some “law of nature” that has dictated that to consider selecting outside this Party’s offerings is to render you ignorant, misguided, stupid, or simply throwing away your vote.

But who is misguided? For many years now nothing has changed: For the last few decades all we have succeeded in doing is building a federal government beyond the control of the people, to the benefit of those who have contrived to perpetuate this lie. Time and again we cast our votes mostly for either Democrat or Republican, foolishly believing that something different will happen, just as many did for Obama in 2008 - those who believed his rhetoric regarding Change. Well, nothing changed. In fact, it’s now far worse than it was before...

A dwindling Workforce; a bloated Government; a failed Educational system; a climbing Illiteracy rate; increased Poverty; a disappearing Middle Class; a society divided by Race. We will not walk away from the edge of this cliff by stepping forward as we have in the past.

Black, White, Brown, Male, or Female, are not significant factors of our country’s leader. The question to ask yourself is, Who can guide our country on a sound course into the future, saving us from the very bad decisions we made in the past? Here’s a hint: It’s not Trump or Clinton.

Prevaricators Touting Free Trade

GL Hill, Publisher & Joseph Warren, Editor

Misinforming the public has always been a trait of Journalists with Agenda, Left and Right, but nowhere has it been more troublesome than in a recent LA Times article - OpEd by Daniel Griswold - wherein he seeks to abruptly manipulate the American public’s opinions regarding the death of manufacturing in America at the hands of the Chinese. It’s called Trolling, the technique, that is, of offering counterpoints to a popular opinion in order to sway readers to an opposite point of view, typically earning the Troll direct or in-direct compensation. Thus, Griswold, in his article, would like you to believe that Manufacturing in America owes its resurgence - which it isn’t experiencing notwithstanding his words to the contrary - to the glory of Free Trade, particularly with Asian economies (i.e. China).

It’s pure fabrication.

Now, if he had said, Americans need to understand that they can alter the course of Manufacturing in America by shopping for, and buying, USA made products (of which there are many for nearly every facet of your life), we would have agreed. But he didn’t. 

Here’s the way this rolls out: Read our older article, What’s Really Wrong with the US Economy, then read Griswold’s piece in the LA Times. You be the judge...

All we ask is that Griswold quit Trolling for the Chinese government, and let the American Consumer judge on what best to spend the 60% to 70% of our GDP related to Consumer spending: American jobs...or Chinese.

You must be at least this intelligent to own a firearm: Cop or Citizen

Please note: You may reorder any category below “Some of You” to fit your political preference.  Thus, GWB may be inserted where “Your Cat” is categorized, or, Trump moved to “Your Dog” or Rand Paul may be removed completely: He does have an MD, though. As to Adlai Stevenson, if you don’t know who he was, then you are immediately excluded from voting, since he was significant to recent American History. If you don’t know who Einstein was, then you must surrender your driver’s license, and you may not use any implement sharper than a wooden spoon.

Joseph Warren, Editor

Again, this time in Florida: A Behavior Therapist is shot - thank God not critically - while...well, while doing his job. It is such a blatant miscarriage of police ethics I can’t begin to understand why or how this could happen. There is no argument one may make for shooting this man. None.

So I have decided, unilaterally, to impose a requirement for owning and/or carrying a firearm - Cop or Citizen - of a minimum standard for intelligence: You must possess an IQ, on the Stanford-Binet scale of at least 100.  I know: that’s more than we required of George Bush and he was President of our country, but I wouldn’t have trusted him with a loaded firearm, either. Our mistake was entrusting him with direction and control over two million people with loaded firearms. (I don’t know what happened with Obama...) So it goes.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand: We have obviously from time-to-time recruited police officers who do not meet intelligence criterion in the hiring process, instead emphasizing physical capability, at which we have failed miserably as well, given the number of obese cops on the streets.

Likewise, we allow some or many of our citizens, some of whom cannot read and comprehend all of the words used in this brief article, to buy and carry a firearm - a deadly weapon, yet, implicit within the Motor Vehicles tests in all states, to acquire a vehicle operator’s license is the basic assessment of intelligence, to a lesser standard than that which ought to be required for firearms.

Look: We need to stop shooting our cops. We need to stop shooting each other. Our cops need to stop shooting us.

Arizona Schools: Why We’re Failing as a Country

Joseph Warren, Editor

Throwing more money at a failed system. Proposition 123 barely passed this last election. What is Prop 123? It’s a poorly conceived idea by our Republican governor to offset the probable consequences of litigation that has been pending for some time whereby our legislature has, purportedly, underfunded our public schools system. To offset this legislative failure, Governor Ducey pushed Proposition 123 to (eventually) empty out the state’s trust fund - something that many argue ought not to happen. As a result on June 30, $191 million will be paid out to our schools.

What will happen with the money? According to all sources it will be used to pay bonuses and raises to existing staff. In Kingman (Kingman Unified School District #20, or KUSD) that will likely be the case, as well. Read the full article here.

Dear Donald: Please hire me as your replacement speechwriter. I got a Killer opener - absolutely killer!

Joseph Warren, Editor

Dig this: “Four score and about seven years ago, the Stock Market crashed because of dirty, filthy Hedge Fund guys and fear of immigrants. At the time we had many Wops, Polacks, Micks, Negroes (I’m trying to be PC here, so bear with me), and generally a lot of rabble including just a whole bunch of disgusting Catholics, but not the Kikes because if I piss them off there goes the media, LOL. And while it’s true that our country was conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, we could have used one big f’ing wall around us at the time...Huh? You know what I mean?”

Great speech, no doubt. Maybe use it at your Inauguration or at your next B’nai B’rith dinner party. Feel free to send your check to us and to conclude the speech in any manner you like. I personally guarantee that this speech is an original creation. Thank you, Mr. Trump.

Obamacare: You ought to be outraged!

Joseph Warren, Editor

Can somebody please tell me why the thief pictured below is worth $66 million a year? UnitedHeath Care has opted out of marginally profitable Obamacare markets for very good reason. The man below, Stephen Hemsley, about whom we have written many times in the past, is the CEO of UnitedHealth. Two years earlier he made only a trifle $40 million. His position in life improved tremendously though in the ensuing two years lifting his compensation to the above referenced $66 million.

Every American ought to be outraged. “There’s no doubt that one of the reasons why Americans pay more for health insurance and for health care than people in any other country in the world is because of this high executive compensation,” Wendell Potter, a former public relations executive for insurance company Cigna, said. Yet “there is no real justification for it...”

“Thief pictured below”

Think about this in November when you vote: Whether you are insured through Obamacare, through an employer-based plan, or through your own plan outside of the influences of Obamacare, you are being gouged.

Tony Blair Says, “I’m sorry...”

Joseph Warren, Editor

Tony Blair may be facing more than the casual inquiry in his spearheading the debacle known as the Iraq War. On a televised BBC interview Blair said that he’s sorry about the way things have worked out in Iraq. He contends, wrongly, though that had Hussein not been toppled from power that Iraq may have degenerated into civil war much like Syria today, failing to understand that Syria is today embroiled in a civil war owing to the destabilization of the region when Hussein was taken out of power.

This is a fairly simple syllogism to follow, yet Mr. Blair’s inadequate intellect precludes his following the equation. Mr. Bush, on the other hand, caught in the quagmire of his own confused and idiotic thoughts - indicative of the Bush family - has yet to understand that he did anything wrong.

Look: Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. The war was (and is) a contrivance intended to benefit those who acquired the subsequent leases to the Majnoon and West Qurna Oil Fields - Exxon-Mobil, et al. - two of the largest Oil deposits in the world. We’ve talked about this since 2003, prior to our invasion of Iraq.

Watch, The Abduction and Trial of George Bush, here. Perhaps someday both Bush and Blair will stand trial for their criminal misdeeds...

Jill Stein: If she were running under any other party banner, you’d be tripping over yourselves to vote for her.

Joseph Warren, Editor

And if you pay attention to her platform, that’s what you’ll do this November. Look: You already have to hold your nose in the election booth this year anyway - Hillary or Trump?  What a choice! But most people see these two ne’er-do-wells as the only offering, failing to take the time to study and understand Jill Stein’s highly nationalistic positions on the economy, healthcare, and social justice. From my perspective she’s several rungs up the Sanity Ladder from either Clinton or Trump.

For the many weeks I’ve been searching for an alternative, she’s the only one who speaks to 60% of my concerns, and that is, after all, a substantial level of agreement. Certainly more than the other two. Read the full article here.

The Great Transgender Debate of 2016:

Education, Obamacare, and How Much Does a Good Vagina Cost, Anyway?

Joseph Warren, Editor

Transgender: A word bringing immense pain to millions of Americans, and I’m not referring to those Transgenders advocating for specific accommodation so that they may pee in peace. Rather, I’m speaking of those who must administer, implement, oversee, supervise, and sometimes litigate the Great Tranny Debate of 2016.

At present, if you Google “Transgender” you’ll be barraged with more than 72 million hits in the English language. That is, 72 million different references, plus or minus, in English on the subject of Transgender individuals, probably more than 50 million of which were posted this year as a result of the emerging debate and attempt to assuage the feelings and concerns of Transgender people; and on the other side, those who have decided to play with what God had dealt. Read the full article here.

Shouldn’t people who advocate on one side or another of the Firearms Issue at least have a basic understanding of what they’re talking about?

Joseph Warren, Editor

I apologize for the “wordy” title but I can’t think of another way to approach the issue. Time and again it seems that those arguing for and against Gun Control measures seem to miss the point entirely, owing to their lack of experience and clarity of thought.

Foremost, it really doesn’t have anything to do with the type of weapon, whether capable of firing 15, 30 or ten rounds: they’re all deadly weapons, and in the hands of an experienced and practiced user are capable of reaping as much carnage regardless of whether it has a black plastic stock, or a conventionally fashioned wooden stock. Read the full article here.

The Nonsense of the Trump Wall

Isn’t it time to Invade Mexico?

GL Hill and Joseph Warren, Co-Publishers

Foreign Workers comprise a healthy percentage of those “Illegally” here in America, and each specific industry tends to hire and fill their lower-end positions - in Manufacturing and Distribution - with either Mexican labor, when “labor” is the required activity; or Asian, for fine assembly work - monotonous, delicate, tedious, ponderous, and neither are the types of work most Americans consider worthy of their efforts: We’re too important for that.

White Americans are not going to work the fields, so there will be no produce. White Americans will not sit at an Assembly station configuring and wrapping wiring harnesses for the few electronic products still manufactured in the US. White Americans loathe cleaning bathrooms, so expect your favorite restaurant’s toilets to be befouled by urine and feces. White Americans consider most labor fundamental to construction to be “below their station in life,” so you may anticipate a lack of growth in the Housing sector. White Americans... Read the full article here.

Waste Management Outsources Jobs to India

Joseph Warren, Editor

In an effort to achieve the highest level of Greed, WM has elected to outsource 120 of its Arizona Billing jobs to India where the cost of labor is a fraction of that here in the United States. WM’s CEO David Steiner, who is compensated to the tune of $5 Million per year, came up with this idea all by his lonesome! That’s why he makes the big bucks: Intuitive, unique, out-of-the-box thinking - the hallmark of leadership in America today. Just ask Donald Trump.

What wasn’t reported though, is that the Board of Directors for WM has elected to outsource Steiner’s job, too, since any idiot could have devised the outsourcing scheme. Mr. Steiner will soon be replaced by Ronji, pictured below as he is lifted from a sewer line he had hitherto been cleaning, and given the good news by his co-workers.

Ronji says his first official act as CEO will be to buy a shirt for himself and a bra for his wife. WM’s stock is expected to rise significantly with no adverse consequences in leadership or strategic thinking.

Communists, Control, Cinema, and Boulder City, Nevada

GL Hill, Co-Publisher

Warren-Hill Productions, the people who publish this journal, are not unaware of the rights we possess to write, shoot, edit and release sometimes humorous, sometimes informative, sometimes politically-controversial films under the genre of “Independent” and we do not take those rights lightly. In an August 2015 article, Beijing Cowardice: Yet Another Reason to Avoid Walmart, we reported on how the Beijing Independent Film Festival had been shutdown by the Communist government for fear that one or more of those films slated for screening might foment unrest and civil disobedience.

Why would the Chinese government take such a Draconian step to protect the delicate balance between their oppressionist Communist underpinnings and Globalized Capitalism? Because there are few experiences in life more powerful than film: We are drawn into them. We become one with the characters. We experience what the actors experience. We empathize. We share. We cry. We are...them. So, any film that presents a critical overt or subliminal plot is likely to be seen by the Communist government - the government you support by shopping at Walmart et al. - as societally lethal.

So, celebrate being an American: Support freedom of speech in its purest form and attend any of this year’s regional Film Festivals. If you’re in or around Boulder City, Nevada, February 8 through 11, next year - 2017 - take in the Dam Short Film Festival for three days of Short Films sure to tantalize. True, you won’t see, The Abduction and Trial of George Bush at this festival, but you can watch it in full length online here for free, just as tens of thousands of others have around the world, including, ironically,  many thousands of Chinese. Maybe the “28 Pages” will renew interest in the subject.

(Incidentally, if you’re a filmmaker, and you were dissuaded by the technical requirements for entering the “Dam Shorts”

check the Withoutabox update for the site.)

Little Ahmed says, Thanks George Bush For Making Us Safe

Joseph Warren, Editor

13 years following the liberation of Iraq, the legacy of GWB lives on. Having won their hearts and minds, as was GWB’s stated goal, we also liberated their landfills and their children from schools so that they may strip food, recyclables, and miscellaneous garbage from the dumps of what is now a Third World country. Read the full story here at Al Jazeera and learn more about our American legacy.

Little Ahmed “Working the Dump”

Terror and Terrorists: Some things just don’t change

Joseph Warren, Editor

In 2011 we completed a short video montage called, Who are the Real Terrorists? It’s resided on our other sites for years being viewed frequently by readers from the US, Russia, China, and, well, really everywhere. Earlier today I watched it for the first time in a long time and thought, Some things just don’t change...Easily, one could substitute Obama, Trump, and a host of other ne’er-do-wells into the roles of those included in this aged film: the results would be the same. It’s still about Fear, and always will be.

Fear and Hate seem to be in vogue again - although it has never fallen out of favor with many Americans and America’s government. As Eisenhower pointed out, and to paraphrase, We just need War and Fear and Hate and Violence to make our economy work. Such a sad state of being. Here’s the short film: Click to view.

Housing: The Good Ol’ Days are Gone Forever

Joseph Warren, Editor

Everybody keeps waiting for the rebound. There is no rebound, nor is there a likelihood of ever seeing a return to anything like the Housing market leading up to 2007, except in small anomolic geographies where aberrant human emotions have outrun commonsense, such as San Francisco or Manhattan. Here’s why:

Women in the Workforce

What to some extent drove the tremendous price escalations - across the board in nearly every housing market across the US - was the addition of a second household income: Women entering the job market and contributing to what was before, a single income household. In 1960 married women accounted for about 30% of the labor force. The other 70% remained at home caring for the children and the home. By 2010 the percentage of married women working increased to nearly 75%. During that interim 50 year period the average home price, according to, jumped from $12,700 to more than $220,000. Mortgage qualifying, prior to the Meltdown anyway, became far more lenient and creative and more fully encumbered the double income family unit.

Wages and Purchasing Power

According to Pew Research, and as most of us intuit, there has been no substantial change in Purchasing Power in the last several decades. We have more Junk but only because the junk we prefer to buy nowadays is made overseas - likely China - and thus has generated a greater accumulation of things that have a very diminished life expectancy, including most or all of the technology surrounding our daily lives.

Here’s the Pew graph:

Manufacturing Employment

Manufacturing jobs support the creation of Service employment and enhanced earnings in Service sector jobs. In the absence of a substantial Manufacturing base, there is no financial foundation on which Service employment may sustain itself. To more fully appreciate where we are today in Manufacturing, read, The Most Important Thing... and What’s Really Wrong with the US Economy. Between these two pieces you will come to understand that to fully “Rebound” we must return to a sound economic base, and that must include a resumption in Manufacturing activity.

Until these complex economic issues are addressed and until you take responsibility for the economy by becoming a wise consumer and supporting Manufacturing growth in the United States, rather than overseas through spending your money at Walmart, your home that had a market value of $220,000 in 2006, but today will fetch only $140,000 will never return to its 2006 value. It’s just an economic reality, and neither Obama nor Boehner nor Cruz nor Paul nor any other candidate for any office, can do anything about it until such time that this one intractable, critical economic issue is addressed. Any widget ought to be able to understand this basic economic principle. Sadly, most Americans do not.

The Most Important Thing You Have to Think About Between Now and November

Joseph Warren, Editor

We have no defined course to the future in America supported by the majority of Americans because we have no defined American any longer. Plainly, we have become a country of diversity – hailed for its many benefits but, to our extreme detriment, unrecognized for Diversity‘s degenerative effects.

As an example, across our country children are enrolled in classes that are, generally, no longer White in majority. Nor are the majority of the students, notwithstanding their ethnicity, from the strata within the formerly defined Middle Class. Nor do they predominantly share a common religion. Nor do they embrace common societal traditions. Shared interests are generally mindless technological pastimes – Facebook, Twitter, and the like. They are a reflection of our changing America. Read the full article here.

Super Jews! Fighting Evil and Funding Hillary Clinton

Joseph Warren, Editor

Super PAC! Just a great moniker, isn’t it? Some time ago Eliza Carney coined the term for the mega-Political Action Committees who receive major contributions in the million or more (or less) category and spend them in support of candidates for office, thereby avoiding the legislated spending limits associated with campaign donations. Read the full article here.

Old Age, Politics  & Suicide

Joseph Warren - Greta L. Hill, Editors

Fortunately, nearly everyone I meet is in the same boat: They’re Americans too, so apologies are not needed, although I feel the urge on occasion notwithstanding.

But our readership is broad and extends through much of Europe and through many areas of “The Other Europe:” that is, people who are not otherwise precluded from reading Western publications. (Russia is frequently absent as of late owing to various information embargoes imposed by Putin as he attempts to shore up the loose ends of his government, fearing external influences.)

And for those readers in other countries who perceive that America is a mess, let me assure you, it is. In fact, dismally so. So much so that on occasions like today I think, “There’s far too much ignorance and insanity to endure any longer.” No wonder our suicide rate is so high. And it is:

Annually nearly 43,000 Americans elect to take their own lives rather than face another day ( That’s a sad commentary and sobering statistic. Suicide in America is twice that of Britain and thrice (recently taken the SAT? To clarify, “thrice” means “three times”) that of Liberia, Indonesia, Mexico, and just a whole bunch of countries where one might think that waking up in the morning to face yet another day of emptying cauldrons of outhouse muck and milking yaks would be the ultimate chore. Apparently, it isn’t. Read the full article here.

A Good American Doesn’t Die

Joseph Warren, Editor

Ever wonder why the government wants to keep you around longer, well beyond your Sell-By date, when in reality many of those who love us most would rather see us die, for our own good and theirs?

Like everything else in America it comes down to Economics: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons); the Gray Panthers, a less-than-audacious “advocacy” group for older folks notwithstanding the use of “Panther” in the name; and the multitude of other organizations all professing to advance the well-being of we Old People, won’t talk about it because they, like our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), are reliant on sustaining our miserable selves into the future as long as possible to maintain membership. (Imagine perpetuating an organization that depends on the enrollment of people who have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel: a daunting task!)

We’ve written about this before in an article entitled, Cold Storage, which you can read here. In that article we speak to GDP growth as being heavily reliant on Health Care in America, and suggest that Obamacare’s repeal will not likely happen unless and until other facets of our GDP are shored up and can replace the loss that will certainly occur if Health Care’s participation is reduced as a result of the repealment of Obamacare.

Here’s some new information: The Department of Health and Human Services has released figures that show Health Care now accounts for more than 17% of GDP. In other words, of all industries in the United States, nearly one in five dollars generated through Services, Manufacturing, and Government are attributable to Health Care – providing Health services to our citizens and non-citizens alike, young and older.

What does this mean?

It means that if it weren’t for Health Care we would have experienced far more negative growth periods of GDP. Likely, we would still find ourselves mired in an officially recognized Recession (Depression). But, of course, anyone who’s not employed in the field of Health Care already knows this…or should.

Was this an Obama sleight of hand to jettison America out of the Great Recession while providing the added benefit of vastly enhanced corporate earnings for the industry, including Health Insurance? Or simply a well-intentioned effort to bring Health Care to millions of Americans who otherwise would have been without?

I suppose it depends on which side of the fence one finds one’s self. Either way, your body, no matter how seemingly addled or worthless it has become, remains an important component in our economy. If you die, you impede the mission of the Health Care Industry and risk throwing us back into recession or worse.

And, while you’re at it, read, Thinking About Getting an MRI? Think Again, here.

“Bown fur Coleg”

Joseph Warren, Editor

Yesterday's graduates went off and founded today's companies; it's becoming clear that tomorrow's graduates may not be qualified even to apply for jobs with them.”  - Eric Rosten, Bloomberg

Which reminds me: SAT Scores are in. We’re doomed. Reading Comprehension - for the benefit of those having recently taken the SAT test, that means, “Reading something and getting whut it meens” - is the lowest since 1972; 495 out of 800, to be exact. Writing has fallen off considerably, too: 484 out of 800, or the lowest...ever. Math in America? Well it doesn’t take a genius to know that 2+2 = whatever. Math is way down as well.

Where does that leave us as a nation? So much talk about the growing Wealth Gap. So little about the ever-increasing Ignorance Gap: In America we continue to pump out some very bright young men and women from our institutions of higher learning, yet, simultaneously (that means, “At the same time”) we are disproportionately creating an actual proletariat to a very frightening magnitude.

“Ignorant Rabble” cannot participate in government to the extent needed to insure that the views of a democratic society are reflected in the actions of its elected officials. Society becomes ever-more guided by the instincts and needs of the Elite. That in turn leads to its eventual collapse. When? It’s like Global Warming, I think: Maybe hundreds of years from today, or...maybe next week. Perhaps a good Nuclear Winter is the cure for all of our ills: The Chinese appear up to the challenge.

Killing Bernie

Joseph Warren, Editor

From the LA Times: Hillary Clinton’s campaign has made clear it is moving into a new phase of the race, where it will take a far more aggressive posture toward Bernie Sanders...

So, what do Ron Brown, Vince Foster, Admiral Boorda and about 88 other people have in common? In all instances there’s a reason to believe that the Clintons were, to some extent, involved in their deaths - murders shellacked as accidents and suicides, and all far too coincidental in timing.

There’s a plethora of information available to the curiously minded on the web - some lacking journalistic legitimacy - some not - for you to parse. Read the full article here.

NextEV, Tesla, Faraday Future (and other companies that Miss the Mark)

and our 14 year-old Honda Insight

Greta Hill, Co-Publisher

Funded to the tune of billions of dollars, NextEV and Faraday Future (and Rimac and Xiaomi and...) propose to build competitive cars to that of Elon Musk’s Tesla. Next year, NextEV will be launching a 1000+ horsepower supercar that proposes to “run circles” around Musk. Rimac’s doing the same. Everyone wants to build an electric Supercar...

The questions is, How many electric supercars can the world digest when the point of auto making is to make a car that has utility and affordability for the masses?

Our Honda Insight - a 2002 model with manual transmission - runs faultlessly at about 60 miles per gallon. They’re available everywhere, really, at from $3,000 to $6,000. The little car doesn’t pollute, is extremely comfortable, has air conditioning, and feels as though one is driving an automobile rather than a motorcycle (see Arcimoto below). Read the full article here.

The Muslim Question: A Final Solution

“Read the movie”

Joseph Warren, Editor

Three years ago we (Warren-Hill Productions) wrapped up a Shooting Script for a short film entitled, Then and Again. It was a poignant look at America at some point in what we believed was the United States sometime in the future.

In this short film, a woman and her child are protected - hidden - from local organized rabble who are rounding up the town’s ethnic population. It is set in an undefined time and place (and shot in Black and White) leading one to conclude that it is a rehash, as it were, of some small tale from Berlin in the 1930s. Half-way through the film it is revealed that the setting is the United States, and rather than Jews being corralled and branded with yellow Stars of David for identification, and subsequently imprisoned, it is a pogrom directed at America’s Muslims, now required to wear yellow crescents on their garments for ease of identification and containment.

At the conclusion the woman and child are arrested by militia, and the gentile sequestering them faces an undescribed, but assuredly not pleasant end. We’ve cast the film twice from fairly local talent but have never been able to raise a budget to bring it to production.

Why I am sharing this with you now? Frankly, I had thought this was a picture of America 20, 30, or more years in the future. Today, following San Bernardino and the attacks in Paris, it appears that, in Texas at least and perhaps in other unreported areas of our country, the wait is over: Bigotry and the willingness of the human mind to pass blame for one’s failings at the feet of others, as Sartre would have concluded, seemingly exceeds Einstein’s prescribed Universal Invariant of the Speed of Light.

Two years ago I approached various Muslim leaders seeking their support in the production of this short film, to no avail. They were not interested in supporting a production that might bring Muslims to the forefront of some part of America’s focus. It is the same reason many identified as that for not wanting to align themselves with the film we completed years ago, The Abduction and Trial of George Bush, which you may watch online here.

Such is the way of most Muslims: They are like you and I. They are reluctant to be held under a spotlight and examined as something unusual or different in a world where sameness is seen as safety. They are our physicians and clerks and mechanics and neighbors and they are as much a part of our humanity as the bigots and hate-mongers in Texas and elsewhere who are desperately seeking an excuse for who they are.

Hate is not a solution, even when uttered by a billionaire like Trump.

Read the movie for free here in pdf, and perhaps come away with a more enlightened view.

The Insanity of Shipping Container Homes

Joseph Warren, Editor

The Arizona Republic has gleefully reported that the first of many proposed Shipping Container apartments will soon be available to rent, somewhere in the neighborhood of $1000 per month. “Affordable” housing...

Why do we need affordable housing? Because wages are stagnant and poverty has increased in Arizona, as it has in the rest of the country. Latest Census data shows that more than 18% of Arizonans live below the official US Poverty Level (more than 20% in California) - about $24,000 per year for a family of four - and up considerably from the time before the “Great Recession.”

Why do we have so many Shipping Containers? Because we continue to export jobs - meaningful employment in Manufacturing - to China, and now, with the onset of the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement, expanding our job exportation to more fully include Vietnam and elsewhere where Slave Conditions advance the cost-effectiveness of durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, more and more Shipping Containers find their way to our shores and inland.

Why do Arizonans (and Americans in general) not see the relationship between empty Shipping Containers and Job Loss and Increased Poverty? Because critical thinking is a thing of the past in America. Americans tend to accept what they hear on television as reality, and television speaks for those who push Chinese-made products on American society, like Wal-Mart and others, and perpetuate the loss of jobs, the lowering of wages and the need for more and more affordable housing.

Shipping Containers are a popular form of housing in the slums of Columbia and elsewhere...and now they’re coming soon to Phoenix.

Vietnam War: A Day of Mourning

Joseph Warren, Editor

Come “Celebrate” the Vietnam War this Veteran’s Day! Celebrate is the word that most frequently appears in each of the articles and notices I’ve read the past few months regarding this year’s Veteran’s Day activities around the US.

A reminder: We did not win the Vietnam War. We lost more than 58,000 American men and women. More than 160,000 were wounded. We increased our national debt massively. We alienated ourselves from much of the world and from ourselves as division over the war served as ice in a crack of concrete, expanding and fracturing the cohesion of America-then. Read the full article, here.

Trans-Pacific Free Trade: Freely Trading American Jobs for Chinese Crap

Joseph Warren, Editor

“Vietnam to be among the biggest winners...”

What? Again? - Ed.

Designed to benefit large corporations the above agreement has been signed by Obama and is pending ratification by other involved countries. We here, and many others have warned that this is not a step in the right direction, and will likely result in the liquidation of jobs, on a wholesale basis, in America resulting in the further erosion of employment in meaningful economic activity - Manufacturing.

Currently less than 62% of our qualified workforce are employed, the remainder being on some form of disability, unemployment, or part of the vastly growing underground economy trying to eek out a living pursuing some form of Third World activity. In the last Jobs report we experienced a jobs gain of about 150,000. That, in itself is too low in a country that must add millions of jobs in order to restore Housing and Service employment to a sustainable level. Read the full article, here.

Refugees or Migrants: Hate in the “Next Europe”

Joseph Warren

Europe is struggling. Economics, overall, and “Globalized Indifference” (Pope Francis’ term) have all steadily eroded the commonality that once was the impetus behind the Union: The same thinking that brought us together here in the US nearing 250 years ago. Now, add the consequent damage likely to occur as a result of the incredible influx of Migrants (or Refugees, if you prefer) and the simmering strife becomes far more perceivable and real.

To address the changing world in which Europe exists, academicians and others have been invited to participate in a gathering of ideas termed, Next Europe. Read the full article, here.

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

Companion Read to our editorial on Nagorno Karabakh (below)

By, Bruce Janigian, Special to:

(Distinguished international attorney, Bruce Janigian, who led a US team of presidential election monitors in the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, found the election standards and rigor to exceed anything he observed in the USA, which, by the way, also has its elections monitored by the OECD.  Janigian offered his comments to this journal. -Ed.)


“Interestingly, what our State Department has to say regarding Nagorno Karabakh is yet another unjust intervention and incitement in the region: ‘The U.S. remains actively engaged in advancing a peaceful settlement of the conflict. Cooperation among the U.S., Russian, and French mediators is excellent. The United States does not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent country, and its leadership is not recognized internationally or by the United States. The United States supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan…’

“This could actually be characterized as inciting a war! The region has been calm after this little nation freed itself against the onslaught of far superior Azeri forces over twenty years ago. Now as the little children grow in this new and free republic, free because of all the brave farmers who fought to protect their homeland and their faith, the mighty United States gives ammunition to Azerbaijan. Both figuratively and literally.  Israel is busy selling arms there, including advanced US weapons.  Read the full article, here.

A Novel Novel: Persona Non Grata - End of the Great Game

A novel by Avery Mann (Bruce Janigian), 2015 Paperback

Reviewed by, Joseph Warren, Editor

Searching the many back pages of this journal will yield three – maybe – book reviews intentionally framed to bring our readership some insight into a useful, enjoyable reading experience. Most of our “Reviews” aren’t reviews at all but bibliographic notes leading to a specific resource wherein one might find greater insight into the subject being discussed.

This is one of the former. Why? Because when I’m not immersed in the sciences or history or politics I just love a good mystery. Who doesn’t? It’s the stuff of diversion, and God only knows we could use a little of that as we watch the rollout for the upcoming elections. Read the full article, here.

Our next President will preside over a Second Place country



Joseph Warren, Editor

China’s indisputable growth is unavoidable: Even their slow years exceeds 300% of our growth. The Global Fortune 500 results are in and China is a close second to the United States. Most economists tend to think that by 2020 - the end of the first term of whomever we elect next November - China will have surpassed the United States in industrial might and, thus, in her standing internationally. That will vastly change the balance of things - severely disrupting the stasis we’ve grown over the decades to accept as irrefutable. Not so in very few years.

The Leader of the Free world, as the president has been called, will then become, the Leader of the Second String. Not an enviable reality but one we face if we do nothing else: If we don’t change how we shop, how we run our government, how the “proletariat” as the Communist Chinese would call the rabble comprising most of the United States, function within society. Read the full article, here.

The Economics of Starbucks

Joseph Warren, Editor

Still paying five or six bucks for a cup of Starbucks? $26,695 is the current median wage in America. That equates to about $12.80 per hour, gross. Net? Somewhere around $10. So the median American worker will work for 30 to 40 minutes of every workday to buy a cup of Starbucks. (And we complain about working for the first few months to pay our taxes for the year!) Even Starbucks employees would have to work about half-an-hour if they worked elsewhere. Read the full article, here.

US Supreme Court Ruling? We told you so:

Cold Storage: Our Dependence on Healthcare to Grow our GDP

Joseph Warren, Editor

Old Age. A sound economic reason to live longer thrives in our nation’s GDP - Gross Domestic Product. We have literally sickened our way out of the Great Recession, to some nebulous level, by insisting that the addled and lame - real or imagined - old and young, continue to “hold on” for as long as possible, dumping them into cold storage at one of the ever-growing number of faceless, tritely-named care facilities where they live out the rest of their lives largely ignored stewing in a (sometimes figurative, sometimes not) stewpot of their own shite and urine, or at one of the many thriving local hospitals specializing in MRI-based destruction of their “patients” on a Quantum level. Read, Thinking About Getting an MRI? Maybe, think again... Read the full article, here.

“Inside every Gook is an American trying to get out...”

                                                                                                                         - Full Metal Jacket

Joseph Warren, Editor

And they’re getting out with Billions of US Dollars in hand.  No one remembers the war with Vietnam, least of all the 58,000 of our dead brothers and sisters in uniform. Not to mention the 2 million or so Vietnamese who died while we - America - were involved in the conflict after the French. Many of us knew it was a bad idea to begin with. Curiously silent these days are those who struggled to convince us that Vietnam was a “Good” idea, and winnable, much like our current president, and his equally ignorant predecessor have built and sustained our involvement in the Middle East. Read the full article, here.

Same-Sex Marriage: The opportunity for every American to be inextricably bound in a soul-crushing monogamous relationship


What Were You Thinking, Queer People? Thanks to the collective intellect of the US Supreme Court, you no longer have, “Yes, I love you, and I would marry you, but of course it isn’t legally binding, so why bother?” as a fall-back. You, like the rest of us, must now decide at the risk of losing your mate, to marry or not: that is the question.

For the life of me, I don’t know why you had to push the envelope on this one. You had it all: Lifestyle, a Thriving Subculture, a Sense of Design and Color, Abundant Multiple Partners, Tastefully Detailed Wardrobe, Your Own Day to Celebrate Your Sexual Orientation...You were different and that was good.

It’s all meaningless now: Look forward to decades of sameness and drudgery. Envision endless trips to see relatives about whom you care little. Expect to discuss in wrenching detail what the two of you will be doing together tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. See yourself shopping for groceries in sweat pants that haven’t been washed in a month of Sundays below a t-shirt with yellowed-pits, dragging a brat or two behind you who prod relentlessly for junk cereal while texting their classmates about “...what an asshole...” you are. Five-day beard (man or woman)? No problem. Do the dishes. Do the laundry. Take out garbage. Wash car - can’t go to the carwash any longer - too expensive and you have a mortgage to pay.

As soon as Decision-Making is elevated to more than one person (particularly in a mate-driven relationship), confusion, hatred, anger, and violence will follow. It’s Human Nature.

If I were you I’d start making large, anonymous donations to the Right-Wing lunatics pursuing reversal of the Supreme Court’s decision. And, if it is reversed, weep openly and appropriately. Then, really celebrate.

A Good Chart to Consider When Buying Chinese-Made Products:

One-Fifth of Americans on ADHD Drugs

Joseph Warren, Editor

And that is why things are the way they are in America today. Critical Thinking cannot take place in a mind muddled by incomplete thoughts and bits of data - especially that garnered through the television and related media: 63 million Americans, 53% of which are “adult” age. No wonder we’re a mindless collective of misdirected cretins bent on self-destruction. Racial Hatred, Violence - both Foreign and Domestic, Ignorance Regarding Basic Economic Principles, and the list is endless.

We don’t read. We don’t think. We’re spoon-fed our information in digestible bits of not more than five seconds or a few words. Twitter, as an example, limits its users to the perfect level of communication for a critical thought in today’s world. Genius, really, when you think about it: any more misspelled words and abbreviations would be wasted on the majority of Americans - those who try through pharmaceuticals to improve their thinking capacity, and those who probably should. Read the full article, here.

The Sins of the Brother (or the Husband)

Joseph Warren, Editor

At present, our country remains divided on the issue of Iraq and our ousting of what has proven to be, as the Editor had prophesied in March 2003, a stabilizing element in an otherwise violent tribal culture where banditry, warlords, and violence under the guise of one variant of Islam or another serve as the foci of justification. Today, ex-Hussein and a dozen years later, Iraq continues to be immersed in violence and barbarity that leaves most of us in the Western world shaking our heads in dismay and bewilderment. Yet, it was Jeb Bush, brother to the former president who coincidentally now seeks that same office, who made it all possible. Click here for the article

Trade Deficit, Jobs Report, and It’s Your Fault


The latest Trade Deficit with China shows that we have accrued a Deficit through February 2015, for the year of 2015, of more than $50 billion. To China we shovel off only about $9 billion per month in goods while they send to us - to Walmart and the other peddlers of Chinese products - more than $40 billion.

This has been going on for some time, and we, like many other publications have striven to remind you that as a Consumer this is not a balanced relationship: in fact it is one that has led and will lead to our eventual demise as an economy.

The Jobs report just released clearly shows the relationship between your spending habits and the resultant outcome: We’ve written about this many times, but we’ll try it again, so please pay attention.

If you buy Chinese made durable and non-durable goods you are continuing to put Americans out of work. Service and Government employment cannot sustain itself without the addition of Manufacturing.

Recognizing that half of America by mathematical necessity is below average, and that the average is dropping substantially, let me put this more concisely: You’re the one screwing things up. Stop buying products made in China. Start shopping online and at your local non-chain stores for American made products. You are responsible for the way things are today. You are the reason 48% of our qualified Labor force is not gainfully employed. You are the reason we’re squabbling over minimum wage levels rather than more salient issues.

You are the trouble with America.

How the West was Lost

Joseph Warren, Editor

March 18, 2015

“October 1, 2019 will mark the 70th anniversary of the revolution in China. On that day the Chinese troops staged at critical points throughout the United States at clandestine locations will begin execution of the most significant event in modern history: the toppling of the United States of America.”

We (and others) have forewarned repeatedly that war with China is a certainty: It’s really only a matter of when.

Why? Although it’s difficult for the average American to recall, China was and is a Communist country guided by those principles at the base of which lies the culmination of world dominance through international revolution - Internationalism. In other words, Communism may only reach its true state of political bliss, if you will, after having successfully enveloped the world. To that end, Mao, in his introduction of Communism to the Chinese people, massacred, some estimate, as many as 70 million of China’s citizens.

Mao, like his successors, including Xi Jiang today, had a committed vision for tomorrow. Collectively it is their version of our Manifest Destiny, but on a larger scale. It is foolish to discount that reality or to think that China’s leadership has abandoned their founding ideology in favor of rampant fun-loving Capitalism and Free Enterprise. Read Article.

State of the Misinformation


The Shadow knows... We are officially beyond the pale of economic crisis, as per Obama. Why? Because he has said so, that’s why. What does the data show? Well something else, but data is so messy and confusing and really hard to understand to most Americans. It’s just a lot easier to have our leadership tell us in what state we currently toil. But, for those who can take the time and divert themselves from their Twitter and Facebook postings, a little data can go a long way. Read article...

Residual Quantum Field Effect

Joseph Warren

(with GL Hill)

For some of you, what you are about to read and consider could be life changing giving you a much different perspective on Life and Afterlife. For others, perhaps not. Ironically, we believe that the truth - the historic foundation of religions - lies herein. I know: That’s a pretty grand statement, but read on.

Most often people require some form of commitment to validate the legitimacy of a way of thinking: To suffer somehow, or give of one’s self to a cause, to pay tithing, and plainly here that’s not the case. All that’s required is that you consider, to the best of your experience, what you’ll read below. If it’s valid from your perspective – if you can understand what we’re saying and see its application to you – that’s wonderful. If not, that’s fine too.

People don’t read and think as much as they once did. We’ve become too accustomed to being told what is true, what is real, by our religious leaders, by our governments, by those around us who “know better” and who coincidentally subscribe to a specific way of thinking for the benefit of some organization or entity, government or private, and by television. We have no organization or television series to promote.

We believe that the Residual Quantum Field hypothesis belongs to everyone because through it we may better appreciate that we are all born from the same quantum fabric and share that common basis with all of humanity.

Through this thinking we may experience less existential angst, regret, sense of failure, hate, controversy; and through it we may live a more peaceful life, less fearful of death and what may have been for you, the unknown, or simply nothingness. Read article...

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