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Monday, October 23, 2017

Observations of a Christmas 2017 Toys Catalogue

Over the weekend yours truly received in the mail a thick booklet from Toys R Us for the upcoming holiday season so parents could start preparing ideas (and saving lots of money) to buy toys for their special ones this Christmas season

After spending some time looking through the booklet, we had some thoughts - some positive, some not which may be of interest to our readers..
First, its pretty amazing in mid October to receive any advertisement or go into the stores and see any displays with a Christmas theme.  Maybe its the new norm but we just can never get used to it

A week or so ago I visited the local Macy's and they had a full regalia of Santa Claus dolls on display - oddly over 2/3 of them were black which either shows how fucked up a society we've become or the area in which I live has deteriorated for the worst more so than I've come to realize

But back to the booklet.
Have to admit I was impressed on page 3, Toys R Us mentions the word 'Christmas' instead of something like 'this holiday season'...

Personally I would not have minded seeing the word 'Hanukkah' included since both holidays do fall around the same time but overall it was refreshing not to see a one-all catchphrase to include every minor, secondary and trivial 'holiday' others try to shove with the major ones just not to offend anyone

But where Toys R Us goes way overboard in trying not to upset people's sensibilities is the rampant displays of multiculturalism in the choices of the children actors they use to depict having fun playing with the toys..  black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, middle-eastern..
They even had bi-racial children which seems to be the new thing to push even though only about 4% of the population are in interracial marriages or relationships which produce caramel colored offspring

I understand that all companies seem to be doing this hard-push of PC social progressivism and agenda-driven inclusion, but Jesus!!

Wouldn't be surprised if in a couple years, they depict two small children of same gender giving an 'innocent' kiss on lips or figure how to depict transgenderism while selling their toys
But really.. is a minority parent really going to not buy certain toys for their children or shop at Toys R Us if they're not heavily represented in the advertising?!

Does a black parent really think "Hmm, you know my child would really enjoy playing with that Fisher Price Little People Animal Rescue Play Set but the ad shows a white child having fun so uh-uh.. Hell no!"

Aren't white parents offended?  Or do they think "Not seeing the race of my child represented in ads sure makes me feel good inside'?
And maybe blacks really do think like that which would be sad and pathetic..

The people who run these corporations and create these catalogues and advertising campaigns sure think so

No wonder Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in mid September

Everything about the children in the booklet was so strategic..  with maybe a couple exceptions, every time you had 2 children playing together, one was black.
Honestly we hate focusing on this where little children who know no better are involved but our society has devolved so horribly where every jellybean in the 'jar' must be accounted for and represented whether needed or not or even appropriate

 And the black 'jellybeans' now seem to matter more than the others

There's a series of toys called 'Doc McStuffins' who is a black female with ironically an Irish last name and of course in the booklet rather than have a black child play with a black themed toy, they stick a white girl instead

Seriously...  Depicting a black female doctor as commonplace??  Really?!!
Currently only 2% of all doctors in the US are black females..  According to Statista.com, there are just over 1 million doctors in the US so that means there's only 20,000 black female doctors!!

And they have to make toys representing Them?!!!

But the worst part of the booklet and perhaps this is not Toys R Us' fault is the prices of toys nowadays..  It is just insane!
Want to get your young daughter something called a Shimmer & Shine Magical Genie Palace playset exclusive to Toys R Us, expect to pay $99.99 and that's after saving $30..  The dolls themselves range from $12.99 to $35.99 each..

Of course in the ad, a black girl is playing with it..

Want to get your child a Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway set..    That's 'only' $149.99 and that price includes a $50 savings...

Or maybe a 2017 version of Teddy Ruxpin, the popular mechanized bear from the 1980s who 'talks' and reads stories..  $89.99 after savings
Or for your older kids, maybe they would like a  Star Wars Lego model kit - those run around $100 to $250 depending..

And of course in the booklet, Toys R Us has black, Hispanic and Asian children playing with them because we all know Caucasians don't like Legos or Star Wars  ~ eyes rolled ~

We could go on but you get the point
According to USDebtClock.org, the median US income at this moment is $30,494 which when you break it down per hour based on a 40 hour work week is $14.66/hour

The average American makes $14.66/hour meaning many make less and yet parents are supposed to afford these outrageous prices on toys?!

Nonetheless, parents will flock to the Toys R Us and other stores this Christmas-Hanukkah season and spend far more money than they really have to buy these ultra expensive toys on credit to demonstrate how much they love their children
By doing this, parents who deep down find this blatant multiculturalism pushing offensive, nonetheless financially reward these stores with their business which will of course embolden them to do more of it the next year and the next..

What a country..  Even with Trump as President, it just seems to get worse

Only 64 more days til' Christmas..

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hating George W Bush - Let Us Count the Ways

As much as we hate Obama and its a deep hatred, there's one President in modern times we loathe and detest even more and no, its not Bill Clinton..

It's George W Bush.

We've despised the man for a long time before he recently opened his yapper to attack Trump but the fact he's in the news recently, just reminded us of all the ways he ruined this wonderful nation in the 8 years he was in office..
Dubya gave a speech the other day where he attacks Trump without having the courage to do it directly by name

Of course Bush hates Trump not just because he called out that whole rotten family back in the primaries but Trump was so correctly sickened by the policies of daddy Bush 41, that he financially backed Clinton in 1992

So Bush 43 said among other things that globalism is here to stay as if its a positive thing

Of course no surprise since it was his father George H.W. Bush while as President that basically set NAFTA into motion (Clinton merely signed it once he got into office)
But kinda ironic that Bush 43 would talk about the importance of globalism which is basically all the nations working together where no one country is superior to another..

And yet wasn't it this bastard who acted unilaterally to invade Iraq and topple Saddam back in 2003 over the strong objections of other nations in the UN and amid worldwide protests and demonstrations?

Guess when it comes to getting even with the guy who tried to kill Daddy, globalism takes a backseat
How many American soldiers had to die?

How many Trillions did we have to spend in national treasure?

How many lies were we told by that fucker?

And for what? 
Then there's the economic collapse of 2008 which more than any other single person, was Bush's fault

It was he who pushed for and signed into legislation laws that made it much easier for people with low income and inability to pay a mortgage to get approved by banks, all the while knowing most of them would get destroyed once the low teaser APR rates ended

It was Bush who caved to the pressure of his Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and twisted arms to force Congress to pass a $700 billion TARP package in late September 2008 where the banks were flooded with liquidity without any obligation to pay it back or any effort to distinguish between solvent and insolvent lending institutions
It was Bush who bailed out AIG for hundreds of billions and did everything humanly possible to reward Wall St and the banks for their failings in the last couple months before he left office

And it was that fucker Bush who in 2007 signed the Bankruptcy Overhaul Act making it much much more difficult for those in serious financial binds to declare bankruptcy to reorganize or fully discharge their debts

Corporations of course were exempt from the new rules - They could continue to file Chapter 11 any time they wished
Bush also attacked Trump indirectly for his policy on immigration of course forgetting like so many other idiots out there that Legal and Illegal immigration is NOT the same!

Let us not forget that because of that lying prick Bush that the illegal immigration problem is out of hand..

Yes Obama did his part but illegal immigration and the influx of criminal Mexicans & Central Americans across the border was a major issue in the 2000 election and Bush promised as President he would dramatically tighten up security to prevent illegals from entering
Of course, he did not do anything to alleviate the problem in office - avoided the issue like the plague just like all the promises he made to those people of faith which 'magically' he forgot to follow through on once elected

The overall problem with Bush was like his worthless dad, he really was what we call a bullshit conservative..  A fake.. A fraud

People like the Bush family, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Sen Susan Collins of Maine, the Koch Brothers..
They only care about one thing..  less taxes for the wealthy and nothing else

The needs, wants and wishes of everyday folk is of no concern and the problems and everyday struggles of working people constantly fall on deaf ear

Democrats really don't give a shit about everyday folk either especially as the Party is constructed today -- now its about race/identity politics, pushing globalism, outsourcing, Black Lives (Do Not) Matter, LGBT, white guilt and shame and that America is a nation of systemic evil
That's why Trump won - so many who felt tired of both parties saw in a most unlikely person - a billionaire living an opulent lifestyle of mansions and private jets, that here was someone who actually cared about them, and wanted to make their lives.. our lives better

George W Bush sure didn't care..

And the most disgusting part of all this is the same rotten as fuck liberal media that spent 8 years trying to tear the man down politically and personally and looked at Bush as an imbecile, a draft dodger, a total incompetent doofus..

Of course now they all celebrate him as some respected elder statesman and all he had to do was take swipes at Trump to earn the jackals' momentary respect
So much hypocrisy wherever you turn..  We at A&G however are consistent..

We didn't like Bush then because he constantly betrayed the people who twice voted him into office and after his recent comments, we despise him and the rest of that God Damn Bush family just the same

It is no understatement to say we should all feel blessed that Trump is President and not Hillary or any of the establishment Reps that Trump vanquished in the primaries..

Deeply Blessed..

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Liberals Are the New Fascists

The rottenness of the political and ideological left is everywhere..

In political saboteurs to Trump's policies like this one activist Circuit Court judge in Hawaii who for the Third time has stated the President's banning of certain illegals from 8 countries is unconstitutional (even though it is)
They are abundant in sports, not only the kneeling black shoeshine boys NFL players who call themselves social justice 'warriors' but in the Commissioner himself who teased everyone for over a week that the owners would meet Tuesday to stop players from kneeling

Instead the liberal bastard who said last year of Trump after he won the election, "Listen, it makes my job harder at home, too. I have twin daughters and a wife and so I have to explain that to them" decided to not only allow the monkeys to kneel but would work with them to do more for their causes

Ugh!  We told you the kneeling continues because Goodell wants it to
Liberal fucks are everywhere.. They dominate late night television, the world of comedy, and all facets of entertainment including that scumbag Harvey Weinstein who only after he's been booted from his company, is the rest of tinseltown now suddenly so "brave" with their stories and accusations..

 Speaking of Weinstein, seems he had a massive crush on his closet-dyke friend Hillary including the following email from 2012 referring to when he guest hosted Piers Morgan's show and interviewed Bill Clinton:

“Do you think calling Secretary Clinton the greatest Secretary of State of all time shows just a touch of my bias?..  Pres. Clinton is incredible. I hope our current president (Obama), who is as busy as can be, gets to see it.”
He also told Hillary that he tried to smear former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Donald Trump in the interview.

“I did my best to flatten Romney in a cool kind of way, and talked about how Donald Trump was uncool was the least I could do,”

Fuckhead..   

Sorry to cuss but no G or PG rated word really applies
Speaking of fuckheads, among the most disgusting, despicable, parasitic liberal of them all is Hillary and it turns out according to the FBI, that through her Clinton Foundation she accepted a pay-for-play with Putin to approve their uranium deal back when she was Secretary of State

From TheHill.com:

"Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.

Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions."
That is the Obama controlled Department of Justice...

Hillary Clinton’s State Department was one of eight agencies to review and sign off on the sale of U.S. uranium to Russia.

However, the then-Secretary of State Clinton was the only agency head whose family foundation received $145 million in donations from multiple people connected to the uranium deal, as reported by the New York Times.
And this is the same corrupt cunt who has dared for the last year to blame Putin and Russia for her losing to Trump last November while all her worthless gullible Democrat minions gulp up the lie as truth..

The same bitch that refused to return $250,000 in Harvey Weinstein donations to her bullshit Foundation because "the money has already been spent"

The political left is so disgustingly evil, we just don't have the time or energy to express the countless ways they go about trying to destroy this nation from with and middle-fingering everyday people's values and love of nation
They are on a continual non-stop blitzkreig to attack everything from legal gun ownership to traditional heterosexual values to the belief of God to the importance of an America that puts its people and interests before that of the rest of the globe..

And they have infiltrated everything from movies/TV to music to books to sports to magazine content to both visual and print advertising to academia especially on a college/University level

How anyone can avoid all that Goebbels-like propaganda poison is beyond us and if you can still stay true to your convictions in spite of the bombardment, you really deserve a medal because you really are the Resistance

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trying to Get a Firm Grasp of How Debt Grabs Hold of Us

Today's topic is concerning debt..

It is a long post but more important than writing on kneeling morons

The focus isn't so much going to be national debt but rather something few really like to rather like to talk about especially in media -- debt enslavement.

We all like to think of ourselves as free men and women and in total control of our lives but economically, for many that is mere illusion.

According to the Institute of International Finance, global debt has hit the $217 trillion dollar mark, although other estimates would put this number far higher.
In the US alone personal debt which includes credit cards, mortgages, student loans, etc is at $18.5 Trillion

Truth is, the borrower is the servant of the lender

Of course everyone knows that our planet is drowning in debt, but most people never stop to consider who owns all of this debt.  We often say 'banks' but that is so generalized a word..
Which banks?..  Where are these banks located?..  Who owns the banks?

Who really knows??

Banks merge into other banks which merge into others and often we don't even know the nation of origin of who holds our checking accounts or collects the credit card payments

For instance, if you belong to Citizens Bank which is located in a dozen or so states in the Northeast US, its owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland;  If you use a bank called Salander Bank, its origin of control is Spain.
Barclay's is the UK and TD Bank is based in Canada.

And on a global front, all banks that lend to other nations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Bank for International Settlement is controlled by the US

This unprecedented debt bubble represents that greatest transfer of wealth in human history, and those that are being enriched are the extremely wealthy elitists at the very, very top of the food chain.
Amazingly, 8 men now have as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people living on the planet combined

Every year, the gap between the planet’s ultra-wealthy and the poor just becomes greater and greater and why is that?

Debt.

The entire global financial system is based on debt, and this debt-based system endlessly funnels the wealth of the world to the very, very top of the pyramid.
By getting all of the rest of us deep into debt, the elite can just sit back and slowly but surely become even wealthier over time.

Meanwhile, as the rest of us work endless hours to “pay our bills”, the truth is that we are spending our best years working to enrich someone else.

The modern phenomenon of so much personal debt started back in the late 70s-early 80s when Congress decided to make a uniform system for credit card debt repayment
It used to be if you had a credit card that didn't require full payment at each bill cycle, the APR was decided not by the card but by the state you lived in so if you lived in Florida, maybe your APR could go as high as 15% but in Georgia you couldn't be charged more than 12%

And each state determined what the legal parameters would be for that card company or bank to go about with debt collection for those who stopped paying

Then a law was passed where APR and all rules for collection, etc was determined by the state the card issuer was located in (usually Delaware or South Dakota)
From then, card companies could entice customers from all over the country more liberally and within a couple years of no annual fees, teaser low APRs and points gimmicks, people were hooked.

And they still are..  What choice do people have when prices keep going up and wages are stagnant

You hear terms thrown around all the time to describe those who control global finance..  “the elite”, “the establishment” or “the globalists”

But how they control all the money and by extension all of us is not some sort of giant complex conspiracy.
Ultimately, it is actually very simple.

Money is a form of social control, and by getting the rest of us into as much debt as possible they are able to get all of us to work for their economic benefit.

This mindset is conditioned into us at an early age from our parents..
We the adults greatly encourage our young people to go to college, and we tell them to not even worry about what it will cost.

We assure them that there will be great jobs available for them once they finish school and that they will have no problem paying off the student loans that they will accumulate.

A lot of what we say to our children is based on our experiences generations removed before the pandemic of globalism, outsourcing and technology destroying millions of jobs over the past 2-3 decades..
As the result of this parental push to be indebted at 18 years old, over the past 10 years student loan debt in the United States has grown 250% and is now sitting at an absolutely staggering grand total of $1.475 trillion dollars.

Millions of our young people are already entering the “real world” financially crippled, and many of them will literally spend decades paying off those debts.

When yours truly went to college, then as in now you also had economic predators called credit card companies more than happy to give myself and millions of young people with at best part time jobs and often no jobs at all access to credit cards with teaser APR rates for purchase
A person could get up to their eyeballs in debt before ever reaching the age where one could legally drink

But that is just the beginning.

In order to get around in our society, virtually all of us need at least one vehicle, and auto loans are very easy to get these days.
Back in the day, I can remember when auto loans were only made for 48 to 60 months at most but in 2017 it is quite common to find loans on new vehicles that stretch out for 72 to 84 months just to get the monthly payment affordable

Meanwhile by the time you pay the car off, not only has the warranty expired years prior but the valuation of the car for resale is probably 80% less than what you paid

The total amount of auto loan debt in the United States has now surpassed a trillion dollars, and this very dangerous bubble just continues to grow.
If you want to own a home, that is going to mean even more debt.

In the old days of my parents and beyond, mortgages were commonly 10 years in length, but now 30 years is the standard.

Sadly, most Americans don’t even realize how much they are enriching those that are holding their mortgages.  For example, if you have a 30 year mortgage on a $300,000 home at 3.92%, you will end up making total payments of $510,640.
So by the time you pay off a typical mortgage over 30 years, you're actually paying double the total cost of the original purchase price..  Pretty jarring..

But what other choice does a person have - rent for 30 years with nothing at the end to have with any resale value?

By the way, do you know where the term “mortgage” originally comes from?  If you go all the way back to the Latin, it actually means “death pledge”.

And now that most mortgages are for 30 years, many will continue making payments until they literally drop dead (or post-menapausal)
Credit card debt is even more insidious.  Interest rates on credit card debt are often in the high double digits, and some consumers actually end up paying back several times as much as they originally borrowed.

According to the Federal Reserve, total credit card debt in the United States has also now surpassed the trillion dollar mark, and we are about to enter the time of year when Americans use their credit cards the most frequently.

Short true story - The other day I was at Macy's purchasing something and in front of me was an elderly woman about to buy some towels or such

The person behind the register asked if she'd like to open a Macy's charge which would give her 20% off all her purchases for that day and the next..
The woman considered but said softly but admittedly not too softly that I heard, that she would pass because she was having credit card debt problems and wouldn't be wise

So of course the woman at the register couldn't have cared less so she went for the hard sell since she gets a commission for every person she can sign to a new card, so was tempting the old woman by telling her how much she'd save then saying she didn't have to use the card but just open it and it would be a good thing for her..

Fortunately the old woman stuck to her guns and did not open an account but I felt a bit revolted though not surprised hearing the interaction as I waited my turn in line.
As borrowers, we are servants of the lenders, and most of us don’t even consciously understand what has been done to us.

All over the planet, national governments are drowning in debt, and this didn’t happen by accident.

The elite love to get governments into debt because it is a way to systematically transfer tremendous amounts of wealth from our pockets to their pockets.
This year alone, the U.S. government will pay somewhere around half a trillion dollars just in interest on the national debt.

That represents a whole lot of tax dollars that we aren’t getting any benefit from, and those on the receiving end are just becoming wealthier and wealthier.

Debt whether it be governmental or personal is a topic so few of us want to face directly or really talk about because it is so unpleasant and weening off it is more of an emotional struggle than a literal drug addict or alcoholic trying to break free

No simple solutions or easy way to break the cycle of debt dependency but it would be nice to spend 1/10th the energy on a public dialogue that the evil media spends on hurting Trump..