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August 09, 2009 – Comments (14)

The press will start telling the American people its time to protest...it is amazing that it has taken this long....Alstrynomics thought it would happen months ago:

Why is there so little protest in response to these hard economic times? ...
 

Public opinion polls reveal that Americans are angry ... And to be effective politically, that hope has to be mobilized through collective action--in elections, meetings with elected officials, petitions, e-mail campaigns, rallies, demonstrations and even, at times, civil disobedience...

Since Obama took office, there have been very few public expressions of discontent. We've heard very little about everyday Americans--workers facing layoffs and the loss of health insurance, jobless Americans exhausting their unemployment insurance, renters facing eviction, homeowners facing foreclosures, farmers losing their farms, high school students facing cuts in school programs and college students facing rising tuition--mobilizing to demand immediate action to end their hardship and suffering...

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/08/state-of-civil-disobedience-on-left-and.html

Soon, the press will force you to realize that it is simply unfair that insolvent bankers get free money and billions in bonuses from taxpayers while those same bankers are raising interest rates and kicking the taxpayers out of their jobs and homes.

Once people get mad enough, the protests will turn into riots.....

CHINO, Calif. – A California state prison near Los Angeles remained on lockdown Sunday after a riot sent 55 prisoners to hospitals and injured more than 250 inmates in all, prison officials said.

As many as 80 officers responded to the riot Saturday night, which involved some 1,300 inmates in seven dormitory-style barracks at the California Institution for Men in Chino, prison spokesman Lt. Mark Hargrove said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090809/ap_on_re_us/us_prison_riot

California is scheduled to release about 50,000 prisoners with litte prospect for employment.  At the same time, thousands of police officers are being fired or suffering wage and/or benefit cuts....while insolvent bankers are getting practically free money from the taxpayer and billions in bonuses.

This is all moving along the Alstrynomic timeline....a bit slower than originally estimated....but moving along nonetheless.

Although it has been a bit early lately, never forget, Alstrynomics is all about being right.

It will soon be time for 9.09....MOAP.

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#1) On August 09, 2009 at 9:30 PM, millionby24 (< 20) wrote:

ur bankin on the bankin holiday to crash the market arent you

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#2) On August 09, 2009 at 9:58 PM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

Alstrynomics is banking on being right.....Alstrydomous is banking on MOAP.

As money runs out, you will see things you have never seen before.....States will start taking from cities and counties....cities and counties will be strapped and take from citizens so politicians can keep paychecks......citizens will get very agitated as the stress perculates.........and all of this could have been prevented with a litte prepartion and restructuring.

You have been warned.

In total, the budget deal amounts to nothing less than an unwanted and aggressive molestation of California's already- suffering cities.

We're particularly disgusted by the governor's smug claim that the state was able to balance California's budget without raising taxes. This is appalling because what Schwarzenegger and his legislative enablers did, in essence, was to balance its own budget by deeply wounding local agencies, thus forcing the need for tax- raising down to cities and counties. This move is, at best, disingenuous, at least crassly selfish and should even be considered seditious.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20090801/ai_n32401785/

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#3) On August 09, 2009 at 10:04 PM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

The revenues keep shrinking...the stress keeps rising....if we don't restructure soon.....there won't be much left:

From the WSJ:

States' revenue from casinos, slot machines and lotteries is falling for the first time in many of the 48 states that have grown to depend on gambling as a crucial source of income....

In five of those states, including Illinois and Nevada, gambling income fell by a greater percentage than the state's overall revenue did. Nevada's gambling-tax revenue fell 15% in the fiscal year ended June compared with the same period a year earlier. That contributed to a drop of 10% in the state's overall revenue.

Right now, not many besides Alstry is focusing on the collapsing government tax receipts, pretty soon, it will be the core issue Americans will be talking about.

Government spend is over half our economy factoring the multiplier effect, without government spending, there is not much of an American economy.

If you are not concerned about this issue, let me tell you, your politicians are stressed to hell....I know some of them very well.

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#4) On August 09, 2009 at 10:12 PM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

YUP...If America can't react when getting punched in the face....leave it up to the press to tell us to get angry:

From the man who visited Morey on Tuesdays....

MITCH ALBOM: Health care protests are American

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#5) On August 09, 2009 at 10:13 PM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

Sorry, here is Mitch's link:

http://www.freep.com/article/20090809/COL01/908090487/Health-care-protests-are-American

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#6) On August 09, 2009 at 10:26 PM, JerseyShoreGirl (< 20) wrote:

The reason it seems like there hasn't been much reporting of rising public discontent is because the media chooses/is instructed not to report it ... lapdogs not watchdogs .. journalism is dead.

If the state-run media fans the flames of riots, it's only because the Obummer administration has given them the green light to do so ... when it's the card they want to play at that moment ... most likely to distract from some other major event or bill being rammed through in the middle of the night ...

Right now it's all about green shoots, but a few months ago they were fanning the flames of people w/pitchforks protesting re. the AIG bonuses because they wanted to public to take their anger out on the AIG execs when Dodd and Turbo Tax Tim knew full well those bonuses were going to be paid .. let's see the 'other hand' during the AIG distraction I belive was the GIVE Act which lays the groundwork for Obama's brownshirts ... a 'mandatory' volunteer force .. or civilian national security force

http://www.sodahead.com/blog/27463/civilian-national-security-force-listen-to-this/

Ask yourself this?  Why does Obama need/want this civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong and just as well funded as our current military?  What do they see in the future?  Will you let the government take your children to have a "common experience" and learn "what it means to be an American"? 

"A man who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security."  Benjamin Franklin

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#7) On August 09, 2009 at 10:52 PM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

JerseySG,

Not only will State fight with city and city with citizen....soon it will be Senator vs. Senator.....

WASHINGTON -- Bipartisan opposition is emerging in the Senate to a plan by House lawmakers to spend $550 million for additional passenger jets for senior government officials.

The resistance to buying eight Gulfstream and Boeing planes comes as members of both chambers of Congress embark on the busiest month of the year for official overseas travel. The plan to upgrade the fleet of government jets, which was included in a broader defense-funding bill, has also sparked criticism from the Pentagon, which has said it doesn't need half of the new jets.

You think with more and more of their constituents being unemployed, they would be a bit more discreet....but after giving bankers trillions in free money and billions in bonuses....what is a few G-6s.

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#8) On August 09, 2009 at 10:57 PM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

And not only the above, as the money evaporates.... soon business will repudiate business....citizen repudiate citizen.....and in the end only a few will be standing.....and based on current zombulation policies, it will not be the citizens.

From the WSJ:

Maguire Properties Inc., one of the largest office-building owners in Southern California, is planning to hand over control of seven buildings with some $1.06 billion in debt to creditors, the latest sign that rising vacancies and falling rents are causing stress in the commercial real-estate sector.

Maguire, which borrowed heavily during the go-go years to make disastrous top-of-the-market investments, mostly in Orange County, notified the buildings' mortgage holders Friday that it expected "imminent default" on the loans. The buildings are all worth less then their mortgages and aren't generating enough cash to pay debt service and finance leasing expenses.

Maguire's problems are an example of the mounting pain among owners and lenders to office buildings, stores, hotels and other commercial real estate that is causing concern among banks and regulators that the sector may drag down a hoped-for economic recovery just as it is getting started. Initially, a dearth of financing caused the distress. But Maguire's problems show that falling rents and rising vacancies are causing landlords to run out of cash.

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon we are talking some real money.

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#9) On August 09, 2009 at 11:01 PM, JerseyShoreGirl (< 20) wrote:

Alstry ...

I ask you .. Will the 'ripples' caused by these 'blowups' ... whether they be budget deficits, plants closing, police/firemen being laid off .. businesses/factories shutting down, public protesting and outrage .. will the ripples be big enough to collectively create a national crisis?  Or will the ripples/turbulence stay local in certain hot spots?

 

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#10) On August 09, 2009 at 11:06 PM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

Records: Arnold's father was member of Nazi storm troopsVIENNA, Austria (AP) — It's just a tiny typewritten line tucked away in an immense archive, but it sheds further light on the Nazi past of Arnold Schwarzenegger's father.

The brief entry in one of millions of documents stored at the Austrian State Archives shows that Gustav Schwarzenegger, the late father of the film star now running for governor of California, was a volunteer member of the Sturmabteilung, or SA — the notorious Nazi storm troopers also known as brownshirts.

The father's Nazi Party membership and combat record in the German army are not new, and his son's dismay about it is well known. The revelations of SA membership that emerged a week ago add another strand to the murky story.

The "SA 1.5.1939" listing shows that the elder Schwarzenegger joined May 1, 1939, the year after Germany annexed Austria and six months after the brownshirts played a crucial role in the bloody Kristallnacht riots.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which in 1990 investigated Gustav Schwarzenegger's wartime past at his son's request, plans to conduct new research before the Oct. 7 California recall election to establish what the father's unit did, said Rabbi Marvin Hier.

Whatever it finds out, "We will give it to Arnold, then to the public," Hier told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the center's Los Angeles headquarters. "Whatever the record shows, so may it show. Should that record have any bearing on Arnold Schwarzenegger himself? In my opinion, absolutely not."

The Wiesenthal Center didn't find the storm trooper reference in its 1990 investigation because that record was sealed until last year, 30 years after Gustav Schwarzenegger's death in 1972.

The new information was "negative," though SA membership is not considered a crime in itself, as membership in the Gestapo or the paramilitary SS would be, Hier said.

"We know what the SA and the Nazi Party stood for," he said. "Arnold knows this, and he's not proud of the fact that his father was a member of the Nazi Party and that his father was a member of the SA. This is a matter of deep embarrassment, but Arnold cannot be judged by his father."

Schwarzenegger campaign spokesman Sean Walsh said Sunday the actor continues to fight for equality and humanitarian ideals.

"His record regarding stamping out intolerance is absolutely rock-solid and he will continue to work closely with the Simon Wiesenthal Center to ensure that the attitudes and actions that occurred in the Nazi era never happen again," Walsh said.

Walsh doesn't believe the actions of Schwarzenegger's father will influence voters in the Oct. 7 recall election.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated nearly $750,000 to the center, raised millions more, and helped the organization fight anti-Semitism. Born two years after World War II ended, he long ago distanced himself from his late father's views and in 1991 he received the Wiesenthal Center's National Leadership Award.

Schwarzenegger successfully sued a British tabloid in 1989 and a journalist in 1993 for suggesting he held Nazi and anti-Semitic opinions. He won undisclosed libel damages.

The storm troopers, a paramilitary organization tied to the Nazi Party, played a crucial role in expanding Adolf Hitler's power.

They were part of the 1938 Kristallnacht rampage, during which more than 1,000 synagogues were destroyed. In its aftermath, about 30,000 Jewish men were dragged to Nazi concentration camps and several hundred people were killed or committed suicide.

Gustav Schwarzenegger became a member the following year, at a time when SA membership was declining. The troops had 900,000 members in 1940, down from 4.2 million in 1934, according to the "Encyclopedia of the Holocaust," published in Germany and Switzerland.

Austrian State Archives don't have details about the elder Schwarzenegger's SA activities, and don't provide enough information to determine whether he was any worse than most Nazis, said Ursula Schwarz, a researcher at the Documentation Archive of the Austrian Resistance.

"You cannot judge that from these documents. You would need a whole lot more," she said.

There's no doubt that Schwarzenegger's father was a convinced Nazi; Austrian records indicate he joined the party on March 1, 1938, two weeks before the country was annexed. A separate record obtained by the Wiesenthal Center indicates he sought membership before the annexation but was only accepted in 1941.

But his past raises few eyebrows in Austria, where many have relatives who were Nazis.

Austrian newspapers, in stories proudly describing their native son's successes in a U.S. state much larger than his home country, mention Gustav Schwarzenegger's Nazi ties only in passing, if at all.

The Vienna daily Der Standard, in a recent story headlined "Arnie steps in: A man makes himself a legend," wrote that "Gustav, a high-ranking Nazi, brought up the bespectacled, rather frail boy with an iron fist and quite a few slaps in the face."

The archive records also include the elder Schwarzenegger's tattered ID booklet, with a photo of him sporting slicked back hair and a Hitler-style mustache. It lists injuries, hospital stays and medals. Another document says he saw action in Poland, France, Lithuania and in Russia, where he was wounded.

A health registry document describes him as a "calm and reliable person, not particularly outstanding" and assesses his intellect as "average."

Austrian authorities in 1947 determined that the elder Schwarzenegger could work as a police officer despite his Nazi past because there was no evidence he had committed war crimes.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/2003-08-24-arnold-father_x.htm

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#11) On August 09, 2009 at 11:08 PM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

Jersey,

Based on current zombulation policies, at this juncture in the game, a national crisis is the best thing we could hope for....my suspicion is something much broader.

As defaults accellerate, so will job losses and tax receipt declines causing the cycle to get larger and larger until the Zombulator pretty much shuts down the nation.

My guess is that there will be an intervening event which distracts the nation, and likely the world, as this process proceeds.

Unless we restructure, the result will be destruction.

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#12) On August 09, 2009 at 11:16 PM, aqua2 (< 20) wrote:

Nice post Jersey, agree 100%.

Am really baffled by the way main stream media seems to have swallowed Washington's BS. The owners of the media outlets and their talking heads, aren't these the so described 'wealthy Americans' that will shoulder the majority of the newly created and proposed tax burdens?  So why are they so in with Washington's plan.  It can't all be hatred to Bush, sorry, wallets are pretty high up on the list that people defend. Somethings rotten... it doesn't add up... special deals?

Am very curious why Nancy Pelosi was never grilled for attending a Nitti/Cozzo mob wedding in Chicago. Yep, she was there along with most of the Chicago mob.  Coincidence?  I dont think so.

If anyone thinks Alstry runs his blood pressure up, check out this guy.  YouTube - Government Spends Like Rosie O'Donnell at the Bakery...

MOAP-Mob of Angry Peasants? 

 

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#13) On August 09, 2009 at 11:26 PM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

EITHER OF THESE COULD SPILL OVER INTO LARGE CONFLICTS...

(IsraelNN.com) Israel will hold Iranian proxy militia Hizbullah and the state of Lebanon responsible for any attempt to assassinate Israelis abroad, and it will retaliate, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Sunday.

or

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez told his military on Sunday to be prepared for a possible confrontation with Colombia, warning that Bogota's plans to increase the U.S. military presence at its bases poses a threat to Venezuela.

Chavez has issued near daily warnings that Washington could use bases in Colombia to destabilize the region since learning of negotiations to lease seven Colombian military bases to the United States.

"The threat against us is growing," Chavez said. "I call on the people and the armed forces, let's go, ready for combat!"

The easiest way to distract the domestic population from internal strife is through external conflict...the bigger the conflict, the bigger the distraction.......and we are dealing with a very big domestic problem.

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#14) On August 10, 2009 at 8:31 AM, alstry (36.27) wrote:

U.S. banks to make $38 billion from overdraft fees: report-

These are the same banks that GOT $10 Trillion when they overdrafted.

That is $38 billion that could have been used to purchase goods and services but now simply being used to offset defaulting debt.

If we don't restructure debt soon, few will have anything left as servicing unsustainable debt levels sucks the life out of our economy.

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