Of Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores and costly “Computer Errors”

 Subtitle:

 “My favorite day” Said Pooh…

Heads Up    Act 1

Fraud by Lowes. Heads UP my people! If you buy ANY tools at Lowes  ^^check your reciepts before you leave^^  because they’re cramming “warranties” and charging you for them whether you like it or not. I don’t know if it’s done with every tool purchase, or some, or just folks like me who won’t use the “MyLowes” Big Brother Purchase Observation System (or BB POS); but I can unequivocally prove that it IS being done. Yes I do, in fact, have their receipts! (vicious pun intended 😈)

Prelude To A Theft    Act 2

In Hiding

So… about 4 months ago I purchased an $800.00 trailer at the Lowe’s store in Bend, Oregon. All went well, and easily, until we came to the checkout portion of the sale. The cashier (who was completely awesome btw) asked me if I wanted to buy the extended warranty plan. I declined because I firmly believe these “warranties” (which are almost always written as an insurance plan with a stiff deductible) are a scam. So I watched the lady push the “no” button on the keyboard in reply to the sales prompt for the warranty plan… All Good right?

Well, you’d like to think so 

But Nope. When I reviewed the Reciept the ^computer system^ had added the 1 yr “extended warranty” and charged me for it… even though I’d watched the cashier press the “no” button in response to the warranty prompt . (Note here that I’m on the Aspie Spectrum and I “notice” EVERYTHING. I’m also a fair bit anal about money, contracts, and such things so I reflexively read EVERYTHING about any transactions I’m involved in… Sorry; it’s just how my brain is hardwired)

So I stopped her from moving on to the next customer and said that I’d watched her push the “no” button for the warranty and asked why was I being charged extra money for a warranty I’d declined to purchase after I’d watched her select “no” to the warranty sales prompt in the register system? She immediately got a manager, the warranty was canceled & money was refunded along with lots of apologies to me, and lots of blame for the “Computer error by our old, old, register system”.  All good, no harm/no foul, and I got all my money back; Right?

Well, you’d like to think so; and that’s what I thought at the time, but apparently not so much…

Prelude to a Theft   Act 3
In Real Life

So this week (11/02/16 at 14:52 to be precise) I went to the Redmond Oregon Lowe’s store and purchased $258.17 worth of stuff for some home repairs I was doing. Among those items was a narrow crown stapler which I’ll be using to build replacements for our kitchen drawers which are beat to crap particleboard that’s been repaired repeatedly. 

Pretty rough eh?

The cabinets themselves are all 1970s legacy solid wood cases and aren’t realistically replaceable at any sane cost because of the quality of the wood used (north of $10k for a small kitchen) .. So I’m refurbishing them. Here’s some of the ones I’ve already refinished with a satin urethane spar varnish. I’ll never have to do it again.

Much better, and very nearly bullet proof as I used an exterior grade urethane spar varnish.

But I digress…

Anatomy Of A Theft    Act 4
So, this cashier guy (also awesome btw) checks me out, asks me do I want the 2 yr $11.97 warranty on the $70 stapler (making it an $82 stapler) and I, being the anal Aspie that I am, say “No thanks, no warranty”

Once again I WATCH him push the “no” button on the registers’ warranty sales prompt and I pay with my debit card… here’s my Reciept

See that little old $11.97 for “2yr RP Tools $50-99.99” at the bottom?

Yup! BINGO! That’s the warranty I’d declined, then stood and WATCHED as the guy pressed the “no” button on! (I wonder if Lowes can put in a “HELL F’ING NO” button…)

Once again I called it out, got the money refunded, and got lots of apologies from him and his manager (the people were awesome it’s the system that’s FUBAR) about their “Glitches in the old, old, almost decrepit, computer system causing the problem” which was nice and would be all good IF I hadn’t had the exact same thing happen at a different Lowes store 30 miles away and four months prior. (Oops… those pesky #DamnedFacts and attentive customers really suck for corporate fascist liars)

Where’s The Beef?!    Act 5

Now, were this a one off, or even were it a repeat at the same store a few weeks later, I might buy their excuses of “its a computer glitch” but this happened twice at TWO DIFFERENT stores 30 miles apart, and separated by more than 4 months?!

Um… Yea, folks I was born; but it wasn’t fucking yesterday. This “Computer Glitch” causing the EXACT SAME problem, which profits the Company, at two different stores, months apart, actually looks to be pretty damned intentional and it’s something which the Sherman Antitrust Act calls The Practice of Cramming which has been unequivocally banned since the late 1970s.

It’s also attempted fraud, and likely a few other criminal charges as well. (Like say insurance fraud since the “warranty” is written as an insurance plan)

The Blatant Truth    Act 6 and Finis

Now, I’m a pretty peaceful guy even though I’ve got over 10 years of aikido, and 4 years of Navy Hand to Hand Combat Training, under my belt. I’ve been in just 1 “fight” over the past 30 years and that was because some idiot in San Francisico thought it was perfectly OK to reach for my wallet without my explicit permission (don’t bother coppers,😂 the Statute of Limitations tolled well over 15 years ago).  I say “fight” because dude reached into my pants pocket for my wallet, without my explicit permission, and pulled back a broken wrist & shattered elbow for his troubles. It lasted under 2 seconds total time & I walked away. He, I suspect, didn’t do much walking for a while as I’d also kicked him in the knee. Hopefully he went into a somewhat safer line of business.

Where I’m going with this is that I don’t take kindly to thieves & abusers, nor do I passively tolerate them even though I’m a radical old school progressive who’s generally very peaceable.

SO… I’m writing this to let others know what’s up in the hopes of giving them the tools to defend themselves.

I’LL also say to Congress, SC(R)OTUS, POTUS, and everyone else on God’s Green Earth, that I will ONLY accept your claims of Corporations being equal or equivalent to People and thus deserving of OUR Human and Constitutional Rights; if and when I can punch Lowes’ teeth down his throat for these attempted muggings. Note that I’m being quite literal here. It’s intentional because if I can’t hurt you, or physically imprison you, for harming me then you’re NOT a person!! Thus corporstions are NOT ever entitled to hold the Rights of being a person… on ANY level.

Be well, Stay Woke, and WATCH YOUR RECIEPTS Ppl! There’s shenanigans afoot.

Fin. Almost

False Advertising   Act 7

Lowes makes great hay of “Honoring Veterans” in their advertising  by “offering Veterans a discount” because we served our Nation. Interestingly enough it’s only CERTAIN Veterans though.. Specifically it’s only those Veterans with a current DOD issued ID card. The rest of us who served honorably but didn’t retire, or weren’t injured In Service enough to get a VA Card, or whose records were damaged by aging microfiche (me), get NOTHING. So I served, honorably, can prove that Service with the “Veteran” marker on my driver’s license (which I had to present my DD214 to obtain), or with a DD214 hard copy, yet I get nothing.

Bottom line here is that you either offer the discount to Veterans, or you don’t.  To advertise that you do, even with your “Restrictions Apply” evasions, is simply a lie & it is false advertising.

Now, I’ve talked to their customer support people on all of this, so none of this is news to them. I got ZERO from those folks but polite evasions, obfuscation, and liberal doses of Corporate Newspeak a la 1984; so here we are.

IF a Lowes Corporate person with some level of authority has any questions for me on any of the above you’re welcome to DM me on twitter @fixer_guy to talk.

Fin.  For reals, this time.

For the Record A Ringing Indictment Of Hillary Clinton 

Hint: Our Progressive objections to Hillary  (aka #NixonInPantsuits #CheneyInPantsuits)  have NOT ever been about Sexisim or Rooshans. It’s always been about her +25 years of History Of Actions in OUR government. 

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264499/clinton-record-john-perazzo

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2976803/Hillary-Clinton-used-unsecured-personal-email-account-four-years-Secretary-State-aides-decided-correspondence-hand-public-record.htmlhttp://www.truthrevolt.org/commentary/hillary-cover-and-end-democracy; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2980005/What-Hillary-wants-Hillary-gets-former-Secretary-State-homebrew-email-server-set-amid-no-questions-asked-atmosphere.html
2Ibid.; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2976803/Hillary-Clinton-used-unsecured-personal-email-account-four-years-Secretary-State-aides-decided-correspondence-hand-public-record.html; https://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/hillary-clinton-only-used-personal-email-while-secretary-of#.ju9JQN6YO; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2997193/Hillary-s-email-gate-linked-whistle-blower-s-description-State-Department-boiler-room-operation-set-hide-documents-Benghazi.html
3 http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-phones-secretary-state-now/story?id=29535505
4 http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/cnn-anchor-visibly-deflated-when-networks-own-fact-checker-confirms-hillary-phones-destroyed; https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/09/03/fbi-files-clinton-aide-smashed-hillarys-old-phones-with-a-hammer/
5 http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/03/02/hillary-emails-final-score-n2126822
6 http://www.wsj.com/articles/clintons-email-evasions-1438902775
7 http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/margaret-knapp/levin-sect-793-penal-code-what-hillary-clinton-has-worry-about
8 http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/01/22/gates-odds-are-high-russia-china-iran-accessed-clintons-server-n2108570
9 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/foreign-governments-gave-millions-to-foundation-while-clinton-was-at-state-dept/2015/02/25/31937c1e-bc3f-11e4-8668-4e7ba8439ca6_story.html
10 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clintons-raised-nearly-2-billion-for-foundation-since-2001/2015/02/18/b8425d88-a7cd-11e4-a7c2-03d37af98440_story.html
11 http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=33486
12 Ibid.
13 http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/263747/bill-clinton-got-millions-sharia-education-network-daniel-greenfield
14 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/chinese-company-pledged-2-million-to-clinton-foundation-in-2013/
15 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/foreign-governments-gave-millions-to-foundation-while-clinton-was-at-state-dept/2015/02/25/31937c1e-bc3f-11e4-8668-4e7ba8439ca6_story.html; http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/17/money-from-brunei-reached-clinton-foundation-coffers.html
16 http://nypost.com/2015/04/20/book-claims-foreign-cash-made-bill-and-hillary-filthy-rich/; http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2015/05/26/clintons-state-department-approved-weapons-deals-to-governments-who-made-donations-to-their-foundation-n2003917/print
17 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3756447/Hillary-camp-launches-desperate-cherry-picking-defense-calendars-reveal-Clinton-Foundation-donors-got-face-time-secretary-state.html
18 http://www.ibtimes.com/clinton-foundation-donors-got-weapons-deals-hillary-clintons-state-department-1934187
19 http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/02/the-u-s-constitution-actually-bans-hillarys-foreign-government-payola/
20 http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/04/27/report-only-6-clinton-foundation-expenditures-go-to-charity/
21 http://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-will-teach-iran-to-thwart-nuke-threats/; http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/07/17/7-devastating-facts-about-obamas-iran-nuclear-deal/; http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/07/17/7-devastating-facts-about-obamas-iran-nuclear-deal/
22 Ibid.
23 Ibid.
24 Ibid.
25 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1755
26 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/12/riot-after-anti-islam-film-u-s-ambassador-to-libya-killed.html
27 Ibid.
28 Ibid.
29 http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2013/01/rand-paul-hillary-clinton-benghazi-transcript-failure-of-leadership-inexcusable-i-would-have-relieved-you-of-duty-2565884.html
30 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/world/middleeast/arms-airlift-to-syrian-rebels-expands-with-cia-aid.html?_r=0; http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/rand-paul-hillarys-benghazi-story-unraveling/?cat_orig=politics
31 http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/julian-assange-hacked-emails-include-info-hillarys-arming-jihadists-including-isis-syria/
32 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/05/doj-abruptly-drops-case-against-gun-runner-who-threatened-to-reveal-clintons-libya-dealings.html
33 http://ijr.com/2014/09/178074-former-state-department-official-claims-benghazi-cover/
34 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6175; http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6386
35 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2557; http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7749; http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7750
36 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2556; http://www.shoebat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Abedin_Affairs_with_Al_Saud_081312.pdf
37 https://pjmedia.com/andrewmccarthy/2012/08/09/our-government-and-the-muslim-brotherhood-my-speech-in-washington/?singlepage=true; https://pjmedia.com/andrewmccarthy/2012/07/27/huma-abedins-brotherhood-ties-are-not-just-a-family-affair/?print=1
38 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1615
39 http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2013/02/08/nov-3-2011-letter-from-john-brennan-capitulating-to-muslim-complaints-against-fbi/; http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-releases-new-special-report-u-s-government-purges-of-law-enforcement-training-material-deemed-offensive-to-muslims/; http://www.investigativeproject.org/3902/obama-cia-nominee-john-brennan-wrong-for-the-job
40 http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2013/02/08/nov-3-2011-letter-from-john-brennan-capitulating-to-muslim-complaints-against-fbi/
41 http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/291737/guess-who-decides-what-fbi-agents-get-learn-about-islam-andrew-c-mccarthy
42 http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/13/fbi-called-off-investigation-of-orlando-shooter-because-they-thought-his-coworkers-were-racist/
43 http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/08/12/fact-check-obama-hillary-founders-isis-bet/
44 http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/does-death-isis-2-man-mean-we%E2%80%99re-winning; https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/18/fivefold-increase-terrorism-fatalities-global-index; http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/2015-global-terrorism-index-deaths-from-terrorism-increased-80-last-year-to-the-highest-level-ever-global-economic-cost-of-terrorism-reached-all-time-high-at-us529-billion-550766811.html
45 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/11/obama-adjusts-iraq-narrative-now-blames-george-w-b/; http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/15/obama-ignored-generals-pleas-to-keep-american-forc/
46 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/15/obama-ignored-generals-pleas-to-keep-american-forc/
47 http://www.weeklystandard.com/obamas-2012-debate-boast-i-didnt-want-to-leave-any-troops-in-iraq/article/802219
48 http://www.nationalreview.com/node/396097/print
49 http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/06/16/clinton-was-leading-champion-iraq-withdrawal
50 http://www.today.com/id/16267456/ns/today/t/sen-clinton-opposes-troop-surge-iraq/#.V_aVtOArKUl
51 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jan/17/usa.iraq1
52 http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/08/23/democrats-strategize-on-how-to-cast-us-troop-surge-in-iraq-as-failure.html
53 http://www.nysun.com/national/clinton-spars-with-petraeus-on-credibility/62426/
54 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/The%20Greatest%20Story%20Never%20Told.html
55 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2535513/Former-defense-secretary-says-Hillary-Obama-admitted-staking-Iraq-policy-2008-presidential-campaign-based-election-politics.html
56 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/national-security/
57 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-nuclear-arsenal-is-ready-for-overhaul/2012/09/15/428237de-f830-11e1-8253-3f495ae70650_story.html
58 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/9/obamas-false-start/
59 http://townhall.com/columnists/phyllisschlafly/2010/05/25/obama_starts_to_disarm_america
60 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-palestinians-envoy-idUSTRE62E11O20100315
61 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7457; http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/clinton-i-spent-years-urging-israel-to-apologize-to-turkey——.aspx?pageID=238&nID=88276&NewsCatID=358
62 http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/239433/hillarys-hand-hamas-terror-tunnels-moshe-phillips
63 Ibid.
64 https://www.rt.com/usa/334400-hillary-clinton-libya-role/
65 http://nationalinterest.org/feature/hillarys-huge-libya-disaster-16600
66 http://fpif.org/four-years-after-gaddafi-libya-is-a-failed-state/
67 https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/13493.19.0.0/world/terrorism/hundreds-of-islamic-state-terrorists-move-into-libya
68 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/combating-terrorism/
69 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-u-s-should-take-65000-syrian-refugees/
70 http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/isis-smuggler-we-will-use-refugee-crisis-to-infiltrate-west/
71 http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/30/obamas-deputies-invite-1500-foreigners-known-terror-links-u-s/
72 https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/08/22/report-30k-illegal-immigrants-came-from-countries-of-terrorist-concern/
73 http://www.wnd.com/2015/02/syrian-refugee-program-called-back-door-for-jihadists/
74 http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/21/fbi-director-admits-us-cant-vet-all-syrian-refugees-for-terror-ties-video/; http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/28/james-comey-warns-coming-terrorist-diaspora-democr/
75 http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/jeh-johnson-we-dont-know-whole-lot-about-syrian-refugees-coming-us-through
76 http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/06/17/cia-director-warns-that-isis-is-intensifying-global-attacks-n2179920
77 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/study-finds-more-immigrants-equals-more-democrats-and-more-losses-for-gop/article/2547220
78 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/immigration-reform/
79 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3068468/Clinton-discuss-immigration-reform-Nevada.html
80 http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/15/flashback-obama-said-he-wouldnt-do-executive-order-on-deportations-weve-got-three-branches-of-government/
81 http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-reveals-plans-immigration-reform/story?id=30812123
82 http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp; http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/06/us/san-francisco-killing-sanctuary-cities/; http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/8/number-of-sanctuary-cities-grows-to-340-thousands-/
83 http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp; http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2015/10/sanctuary-cities-ignore-ice-orders-to-free-9295-alien-criminals/
84 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/clinton-campaign-sanctuary-cities-can-help-public-safety-n389186
85 http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/wikileaks-dump-hillary-dreams-open-trade-open-borders/
86 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/gun-violence-prevention/; http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Gun_Control.htm; http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/26/most-americans-disagree-clinton-suing-gun-makers/
87 http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/05/hillary-clinton-plan-abolish-second-amendment/
88 http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2015/10/16/hillary-clinton-gun-ban-confiscation-plot-worth-considering/
89 http://reason.com/blog/2015/03/09/how-to-count-the-defensive-use-of-guns; http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2003/04/10/duncan3/
90 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-care/
91 https://www.youtube.com/embed/_o65vMUk5so
92 http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2016/07/28/overwhelming-evidence-that-obamacare-caused-premiums-to-increase-substantially/#400f015646e3
93 Ibid.
94 Ibid.
95 http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2015/12/08/obamacare-premiums-are-on-the-rise-but-dont-blame-insurers/#ae0a6ce8d5ee
96 http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/20/obamacare-imploding-clinton-pushes-for-complete-govt-take-over-of-health-care/
97 Ibid.
98 http://www.nationalreview.com/node/433940/print
99 http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/20/obamacare-imploding-clinton-pushes-for-complete-govt-take-over-of-health-care/; https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-care/
100 Sally C. Pipes, The Truth About Obamacare (2010), Kindle Edition, Loc. 1731-33.
101 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-care/
102 http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa-613.pdf
103 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/feed/hillary-clinton-has-spent-her-life-fighting-for-children-here-are-8-ways-shes-changed-their-lives/
104 http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Education.htm
105 http://www.aei.org/publication/turning-the-tides-president-obama-and-education-reform/
106 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/criminal-justice-reform/
107 http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0903753.html; http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm
108 http://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2016.html; http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm
109 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/feed/its-time-end-era-mass-incarceration/
110 http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/201302/hillary-clinton-racial-demagogue-matthew-vadum
111 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/us/politics/hillary-clinton-says-republican-rivals-try-to-stop-young-and-minority-voters.html; http://www.nbcnews.com/video/now/52744828#52744828
112 http://www.npr.org/2012/02/14/146827471/study-1-8-million-dead-people-still-registered-to-vote
113 http://www.wral.com/state-elections-officials-seek-tighter-security/13533579/
114 http://ijr.com/2014/04/126263-think-theres-no-voter-fraud-dead-voters-in-nc/
115 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/york-when-1099-felons-vote-in-race-won-by-312-ballots/article/2504163; http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2010/07/20/al-franken-may-have-won-his-senate-seat-through-voter-fraud
116 https://ballotpedia.org/Dead_people_voting; http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/2006/10/30/boo-dead-voters-casting-ballots-from-the-grave-in-new-york/
117 http://sweetness-light.com/archive/fund-voter-fraud-in-milwaukee-in-2004
118 http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/12/acorn-leader-avoids-prison-for-voter-fraud-conspiracy/
119 http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/trumps_2nd_amendment_people_vs_hillarys_activists.html
120 http://thehill.com/homenews/house/153079-gop-says-5000-non-citizens-voting-in-colorado-a-wake-up-call-for-states
121 http://www.redstate.com/aarongardner/2012/09/04/colorado-counties-have-more-voters-than-people/
122 http://www.stentorian.com/MoveOn/sharpton.html
123 http://nypost.com/2016/04/14/hillary-clinton-sings-al-sharptons-praises/; https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/updates/2016/04/13/hillary-clinton-delivers-remarks-at-national-action-network/
124 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eCraUvIq-s
125 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7876
126 http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/terence-p-jeffrey/hillary-clinton-partial-birth-ban
127 https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2015/09/a-comprehensive-guide-to-planned-parenthood-funding
128 http://www.lifenews.com/2016/09/30/hillary-clinton-vows-to-repeal-hyde-amendment-and-force-americans-to-fund-abortions/
129 https://www.amazon.com/Takes-Village-Tenth-Anniversary/dp/1416540644
130 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/campus-sexual-assault/
131 http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/16/tapes-reveal-hillary-clinton-discussing-her-defense-of-child-rapist-video/; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/20/exclusive-hillary-clinton-took-me-through-hell-rape-victim-says.html; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3729466/Child-rape-victim-comes-forward-time-40-years-call-Hillary-Clinton-liar-defended-rapist-smearing-blocking-evidence-callously-laughing-knew-guilty.html;
132 Ibid.
133 Ibid.
134 Ibid.
135 Ibid.
136 Ibid.
137 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/3/hillary-clintons-implicit-bias/
138 http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439985/hillary-clinton-deplorable-remark
139 Ibid.

Fiat Economics

Got a couple of guys trying to convince me that if our government takes on more debt it “somehow” {insert Trickle Down magic math}” increases the wealth of Citizens and or the Nation”

In REAL Life it does exactly the opposite because of several factors

1) Interest costs which apply any time a fiat money nation (Like the USA) prints more dollars without a balancing deposit of value in our treasure in Fort Knox). These can be direct interest, as in we paid an x dollar value to others, or they can be “hidden” interest costs (taken from Citizens spending power by inflation)

Their first example was to claim that if I bought a truck for $50 K I’d gained a truck worth $50 K. This is patently untrue because IRL the vast majority of ppl take out a loan to buy that truck and there are costs involved with that loan; including origination and interest costs 
It’s also patently untrue because IRL the very second you drive that truck off the lot you LOSE ~30% of the value… which loss is unrecoverable. (Yes folks IRL depreciation IS a real, cash, cost. Lost $ is a loss no matter how you obfuscate it with pretty names)

Thus in the Truck example the formula IRL looks like this:

($50k loan) +I%= (<$50k × 0.7)

IRL no matter how you obfuscate it you LOSE $15k PLUS the interest. This simple reality is entirely exclusive of the FACT that, until the loan is paid off in full, if you default you ALSO LOSE every dime you paid in the loan and all the costs of the repossession as an additional debt

Thier second example was a house… which they claim is “different” because it supposedly appreciates. 

The same simple math & facts apply here, but at a higher level of cost

Here’s the cost (loss) structure of a standard 30 yr mortgage at 4%

Now, IF the market gains you that $86k (or more) you’ve won but if the home is repossessed, then IRL you lose that potential gain, the original asset, AND any money you’ve paid out in interest and principal. Thus until the loan is paid in full the loss is very real while the gains are entirely theoretical. Aka: A Net Loss 

Until the loan is paid off in full, that house is a net loss because of the interest required to be paid in addition to the principal and the Fact that you lose ALL the principal paid off of there’s a default & repossession in addition to losing the asset. As with stocks any suppose gains from appreciation are entirely mythical until after the loan is paid in full.

Whether it’s an individual, or a nation, we’re discussing these facts still hold true. Debt NEVER EVER increases wealth.

They tried to claim that a sovereign nation printing money (aka: taking on more debt because it’s fiat money) is “somehow” {insert Trickle Down magic here} a net gain for Citizens while conveniently ignoring the costs of interest payments and any fees involved

Here’s where that is proven to be false

http://www.usdebtclock.org
If you’re paying interest, taking on debt is ALWAYS a Net Loss in and of itself until that loan is paid off in full. To claim otherwise is simply disengenuious… at best.

The DNC “Unity” myth

DNC & MSM uses “crowd shaping” to enforce “unity”

As a preface and for background:

I’ve been an Independent voter since 1984 when I was driven out of the Democratic Party because I refused to “STFU & toe the Party Line” in challenging & refuting the DLC/3rdWay lies being sold then. Prior to that; in 1979 I’d joined the Republican Party thinking it was the Progressive party of Ike. It wasn’t. SMDH it took me until 1981 to figure that out and I then joined the Democratic Party in 1982 in the hopes of finding a political home for my progressive, constitutional views. That failed too as the Democrats had just sold us all out to the DLC (later 3rdWay) for corporate dollars.

Folks, let’s get real for just a minute here. The simple FACT is that our so called elections are rigged. Completely. 

Hillary Clinton & her email lies

This Democratic “Unity” the media keeps insisting upon, so loudly and often, is a perfect example of Goering’s principles of manufacturing “consent” put into practice.

Virginia just proved that these screams of DNC Unity are mythical, if not outright propoganda. 

Here’s the manufacturers of that mythical unity

MSM paid Hillary 

I see Hillary Clinton on offer as a candidate, and having watched her actions over the last 30 years I honestly wouldn’t vote for her with a gun to my head. Just so we’re clear, I mean that quite literally. See, I’m a Navy Vet who took an oath. That oath was to “protect our Constitution from all  enemies Foreign and Domestic”.  It said not one word about protecting the government, nor any word about protecting those who are a part of the government. It also didn’t speak, anywhere, to any duty of protection for corporations who bribe our government. My single current mandate under that oath is to protect our Constitution.

Having watched Hillary & her actions over 30 years now; I’ve noted one thing about her: She has a complete and utter disregard for the law and for our Constitution which that law is drawn from. This disregard for our law is so blatant that I assert it is, or borders on, psychopathy. I’ll let you compare her actions, words, and known, provable, lies for yourself against this check list.

How To Identify A Psychopath 

As further evidence of this assertion I submit the nearly uncountable number of her close associates and confidants, and donors who have gone to prison over the decades for fraud and or blatant corruption (or may be about to). Here’s JUST the Super Delegates who back her and are corrupt. That’s 24 here alone

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Here’s more smoke:

And more:

I offer the full Wikileaks archive of the DNC emails which prove, beyond any reasonable doubt by a sane person, that the DNC did in fact conspire and collude with Hillary Clinton to subvert OUR election process in order to secure her coronation. They even went so far as to use whiteout on our legally cast ballots for Bernie Sanders. 

Wikileaks DNC Archive 

#whiteout2win 

I’m sorry folks, yes Trump is a charlatan, a snake oil salesma, and a carpet bagger. I’ll even go so far as to say that he’s also a liar, by his own admission  in “The Art of the Deal”. I’m pointing to his pride & hubris in claiming to have created negotiation tactics he calley “Creative Truth Telling” which all we sane folk know as LYING.

There are two studies from major, well respected universities which prove, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the primary election for the Democratic Party was rigged.

Here they are

An Electoral System in Crisis

USA dead Last in Fair Elections – Harvard Study 

Electoral Fraud Study – Stanford University 

There are 5 plus lawsuits in process against the Democratic National Party and against State Democratic Parties. Here’s just one:

DNC SUED UNDER R.I.C.O.

With all this preponderance of Evidence and my 54 years of life experience in mind I wrote this piece.

Reply to The Nation magazine request to “Help Fix” The DNC

 It stands as written. I see absolutely nothing in the Democratic Party worth salvaging, so as of the 26th of July 2016 I’m no longer a Democrat and have re-registered Pacific Green Party to vote for Jill Stein. A good part of that decision is from having read quite a bit on the false flag “Trade” Treaty known as T.P.P. which Hillary and Obama essentially wrote to service thier corporate fascist bribers. I regard this fraud as Treason against Our Constitution because it gives corporate fascists the faux right to sue us for any laws they dislike

TPP and TTIP Truth from wikileaks.org 

All told there is nothing which could induce me to cast a vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. The oligarchy has made it quite clear by thier actions & rhetoric that this “choice ” for Citizens isn’t any kind of choice at all; rather it’s a threat.

Now, I may not be able to stop them ramming yet another corporate fascist POTUS down my throat, but I’ll be God Damned if I’ll help them by complying in “choosing” between voting for a Shit Sando on White with Mayo, or a Shit Sando on Rye with Thousand

Given that obvious threat I WILL be voting only for a sane, non-corporate owned candidate. Further, I WILL NOT EVER be voting for any down stream candidates who have supported EITHER Trump or Clinton.

To those of you who will choose your convenient blindness to these facts and still demand I comply… my answer in full is “Hell FUCKING NO!”

To those of you who see what I see in both bribbed parties and exit those parties is say “Welcome Friend now let’s find out where our intersections are!”

My mood? It hasn’t changed a bit since the beginning of this election farce cycle. Enjoy!:

Revolution 2016