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IT'S TIME FOR WORLD WAR 3

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May 18, 2011 – Comments (13)

In a Specialized Industrial Economy...when people don't have enough currency to obtain basic Food and Fuel....their only choice for survival is to resort to violence absent being given basic needs.

As Benny Bin Bernanke's printing the dollar has caused Food and Fuel prices to skyrocket over the past year....more and more around the world simply do not have enough currency to buy Food and Fuel....

now rioting is spreading from Spain....to Greece.....to Egypt......to Tunisia...........to China......Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan......and now even the U.S.

As technology eliminates jobs faster than the Industrial Age can replace them....more and more are struggling globally.

More are tapping their retirement plans simply to function.....

Calculated Risk: Is REW the new MEW? (Retirement Equity Withdrawal)

Others are Rioting as few have opportunity.....

Egypt-style rally grows in Spain

Governments around the world are running out of options to keep their people calm.....and when a government has a choice between fighting its own people or starting a fight with an outside enemey...the latter is always the easier path for politicans to retain their power.

The problem with this situation is it is global. 

Technology is replacing tens of millions of jobs and humanity is not willing to make the necessary volutary adustments....so the natural consequence in periods like this is fight....and in this case, since we are dealing with the most abrupt universal structural change in human history...expect this to be the BIGGEST war in human history.

It is simply what happens when a world refuses to take their eyes off the obsolete bankrupt ticker and dying Industrial System to make the necessary structural changes to make its system sustainable.

Pakistan rushing weapons-grade nuke reactor...

REPORT: EGYPTIAN ABUSES CONTINUE...

Yemen transition deal falls through at last minute...

Medvedev warns West of new Cold War...

Russia Expels Israel's Military Attache...

Iran's influence over al-Qaida growing...

IRAN GOES NUCLEAR...

Afghanistan erupts over civilian deaths in Nato raid, 12 dead

ALSTRY PREDICTS THE DRAFT WILL BE REINSTATED SOON TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE GROWING UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM AMONG OUR YOUTH AND THE YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD

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#1) On May 18, 2011 at 11:49 PM, UKIAHED (35.99) wrote:

ALSTRY PREDICTS THE DRAFT WILL BE REINSTATED SOON TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE GROWING UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM AMONG OUR YOUTH

Wow – really?  So, with our debt and deficit you think that our “leaders” will select the option of pulling kids off the street and pay them a civilian equivalent pay of $35,143.35?

Would it not be cheaper to just send them all to college and gain the human intellectual capital?  Arm instead of educate?  Really?  I believe that Rome tried that – did not work so well for them…

Of course we could just pay them to stay at home – but then again – England tried that – did not work there either…

 I will stick with the “educate” them all idea – maybe we can get a few more “Googles” out if it to pay the costs and increase our GDP… ;)

 

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#2) On May 19, 2011 at 12:28 AM, ikkyu2 (99.32) wrote:

I think you're probably right, alstry.  What kind of timeframe on this prediction - 5 years?  10?  Before the next election?

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#3) On May 19, 2011 at 12:49 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Comrade Uki . . .

     So it's a fact that it currently costs $120,000 a year to keep someone in jail. Using your own estimate, we could send three youths off to war for the price of one inmate. And if the Government is simply printing money, the sky's the limit.

     Ask any tenured professor pulling down over $150,000 a year with gilded lifetime benefits, a thinning of the herd (bah, bah, bah) is cheaper than educating the unwashed hoi polloi. And their classes would be oh so much more attentive. 

     We've given your idea a real shot in Europe and its produced true, egalitarian Socialists that stay in $3,000 a night NYC hotel rooms only to rape devote Muslims.

     Calling Greece, calling Portugal, calling Ireland . . . bah.

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#4) On May 19, 2011 at 1:31 AM, UKIAHED (35.99) wrote:

oshiri

 So it's a fact that it currently costs $120,000 a year to keep someone in jail.

Umm – not sure what planet you got your facts are from as you did not link them – but I found (in about 2 seconds of searching):

It costs an average of $23,876 to imprison someone in 2005, the most recent year for which figures were available. But state spending varies widely, from $45,000 a year in Rhode Island to $13,000 in Louisiana.


Read more: The high cost of incarceration - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/ci_8400051#ixzz1MlvjvdZs

     We've given your idea a real shot in Europe and its produced true, egalitarian Socialists that stay in $3,000 a night NYC hotel rooms only to rape devote Muslims.

 

So, let me summarize your argument – we are going to say no to higher education because your facts are off by about 80% .  Then, we are going to judge an entire continent by the lack of virtue of one person.

 

Oh yeah – and a by the way:

 

salaries for full-time faculty averaged $73,207. By rank, the average was $98,974 for professors, $69,911 for associate professors, $58,662 for assistant professors, $42,609 for instructors, and $48,289 for lecturers.

 

So the $150K/year for higher education teachers that you quote...    Come on - quit make up statistics.  Next time you may want to type in “G-O-O-G-L-E” or if you own some MSFT try “B-I-N-G” before you throw some numbers out there… Just saying…

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#5) On May 19, 2011 at 1:35 AM, alstry (35.43) wrote:

Ikky and Oshi,

We are in a paradigm shift....a change in human functioning.  In the end, a dollar is simply a unit to obtain anothers production.

In the new system, we will also have some sort of unit, I am just not sure what exactly it will be.....

But if a war erupts as I currently think is the most likely, it will trigger force majeure provisions in most contracts and void the agreements universally.

Consequently, we will be forced to void or to restructure almost every contract in existence.  Do you really think contracts mattered in Iraq after Saddam fell?

In the end, humanity is moving to a digital and more sustainable platform.....and it is a direction which will be convulsive but inevitably good for man in the long run.

That said, I am not a tree hugger by nature....I used to own a Hummer.....but a pragmatist by character.  And now I am comfortable that this is the trend we are heading to and war may be the easiest path to get humanity to a sustainable platform.

Tonight I smoked a couple cigars and enjoyed them a lot....going forward, this may not be possible....if this is the cost of a sustainable existence to push man forward, so be it......

150 years ago I would have been a farmer/store owner with no running water, no central air or heat, and no internet to communicate with....going forward the advances will be even greater....but to achieve such an environment the changes will be convulsive....and it appears war is the path chosen as too few will be willing to make the necessary changes voluntarily.

 

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#6) On May 19, 2011 at 1:46 AM, UKIAHED (35.99) wrote:

Al – Don’t give up the cigar – you can grow it yourself – try – seeds.

I grow my own and make my own whiskey, rum, and tequila.  No need to go without just because the world goes to the dogs… ;)

Life must be worth living if one is to continue on after the end...

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#7) On May 19, 2011 at 1:49 AM, alstry (35.43) wrote:

UKI...I used to work in the Criminal Justice system....your numbers are way off and limited in scope as presented.

First, your numbers don't account for victim costs or the cost of proseuction...which can easily exceed 100-200K

nor does it likely include health costs, especially for elderly inmates which can reach staggering numbers....

And in a world where fewer and fewer kids can find decent jobs, and CONDITIONS DETERIORATING RAPIDLY....there really aren't many options for these children other than fight for their survival

Tough Job Market for recent College Graduates

BUT YOU REALLY DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THESE KIDS DO YOU?

That is why we are going to send them off to fight to pay back the debt WE burdened them with so we could consume and watch the ticker.......

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#8) On May 19, 2011 at 2:25 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Uki-nari . . .

     I'll leave Sempai's criminal justice figures to speak for themselves. Here in the land of Schwartznegger's girly men, it cost in excess of $120,000 a year to keep someone in jail. As to higher education . . .

     Uki, again, your outdated figures simply speak to "full-time faculty," not TENURED PROFESSORS from real UNIVERSITIES. A first year professor at Cal State Fullerton can be expected to be laid-off with 10-12 grad students lining up for his/her job. A full TENURED PROFESSOR with life-time benefits at a real reputable university makes $150K plus and they'd have to pull a DSK rape to ever get fired.

     Reality sucks as do tenured professors and politicians who find it convenient to send off the fodder.

     Bah, bah, bah . . . 

      

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#9) On May 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM, CluckChicken (35.05) wrote:

I'm missing some rioting here in the US over food? Where is this? I did a search and all I could find was the daily show making fun of Fox News for making a claim that it was going to happen because of the sky rocketing food costs (they said they went up .05 over the last 6 months). Nothing about actual riots.

 

Oshiri - Uki, again, your outdated figures simply speak to "full-time faculty," not TENURED PROFESSORS from real UNIVERSITIES. A first year professor at Cal State Fullerton can be expected to be laid-off with 10-12 grad students lining up for his/her job. A full TENURED PROFESSOR with life-time benefits at a real reputable university makes $150K plus - Well maybe some will make $150k a year as tenured but you have to be in the right field at the right school. As somebody that has several family members at very reputable universities that are tenured I can say that without a doubt being tenured does not mean that you will even make 70k a year, so fields just have way too many people wanting to justify such a salary.

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#10) On May 19, 2011 at 11:10 AM, UKIAHED (35.99) wrote:

Cost to keep adult person in prison in California $43,149 a year (and yes, that includes medical)

Average salary for a full time, full professor with tenure at CSU Fullerton $105,465

Make up all the “facts” you want – but research is priceless…

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#11) On May 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM, CluckChicken (35.05) wrote:

Cost to keep adult person in prison in California $43,149 a year (and yes, that includes medical) - Well if you would stop feeding them such premium cuts, cut back on the celebrity chefs appearances and have them use 400 count sheets and not the 800 you could drop that some. :p

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#12) On May 19, 2011 at 11:34 AM, UKIAHED (35.99) wrote:

400 count sheets and not the 800 you could drop that some

Nice ;)  But I fear that would be "cruel and unusual punishment" for the LA types...

 

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#13) On May 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM, mhy729 (32.44) wrote:

...but a pragmatist by character.

What pragmatic purpose is served by your incessant doomsday rants?

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