Whoa! Solar

Bob Rinear, May 16 2018

I think that solar has been suppressed, because energy is power. THEY don’t want you to have any power, they want it for themselves. When someone has the power to flip a switch and shut off your electricity, or your water, you’re not very independent are you?

I had no idea that the article I published on the weekend was going to get me so many responses. In that article, I was talking about California’s new push to have all houses built after 2020 to include some amount of solar power on them.

Without redoing the whole article, I spent some time talking about the costs, and the burden to the lower classes that cannot afford to install panels, but who will be paying more for their electricity as the new homes with panels, will consume less from the grid. Someone’s got to pay the Electric company for maintenance, etc, and if there’s less revenue coming in, they will hike prices on remaining consumers.

But I think that what got me the most “push back” was my “love” for solar. So the first thing I want to do is clarify my position.

YES I know about the Government tax incentives and rebates. YES I know that their efficiency decreases over time. YES I know that at some point roofs might need new shingles and it’s a mess removing panels, I get all that. But…

I hate the idea of being a slave to anyone or anything. Jim, why do we like buying gold and silver? Because we hate the idea of being a slave to the Fed’s and the Treasury with their bogus “fiat” money, money that’s printed out of thin air. And of course their push for a digital currency will make us even more slaves to the system.

Right now, YOU people reading this are slaves to the power company. You have no choice but to pay your electric bill, or go dark. How many of you have a truly viable way to keep your home running if the power company cuts you off? I don’t see many hands up. So, part one of why I love the concept of solar, is that it is a “hope” that one day, people could be free to use the power of the sun, instead of the power from the corporation up the street.

Part 2 to why I love the idea of one day having truly affordable panels and marvelous storage technology is the individuality of it. It was just 7 months ago that Hurricane Irma came roaring across my state. Tens of thousands of people had no power for WEEKS. Why is that? Because they’re hooked to a spiderweb grid, and an outage 10 miles from their home, took out their power. IF solar was perfected to the point where it was affordable and truly self sufficient, the effects of a giant storm like Irma, or the monster that ate Puerto Rico, would do 1/10th the damage to people.

To THIS DAY there’s people that still don’t have power from that storm. This is from NPR:

In Puerto Ri...

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Iran Battles Uncle Sam for the Heart of the EU

James Corbett, May 12 2018

And so it boils down to this: The EU and its leading nations have some soul searching to do. Are they going to roll over and do what they're told, like Uncle Sam's dependable lapdog, or are they going to defy their erstwhile master and refuse to comply with a new round of Iranian sanctions?

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Japan’s Stealth Army

James Corbett, May 5 2018

The Japanese government is too busy buying US missile defense systems and building their own cruise missiles to worry about whether or not they get their way on the constitutional debate.

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Metals?

Bob Rinear, May 2 2018

Rates are rising. We just hit 3% on the ten years. If rates bust through that and get out of hand, servicing the debt loads at the corporate level is going to get ugly. There’s more than a good reason to think that the stock market could truly roll over.

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North Korean Leader’s Cross-Border Walk for Peace

Stephen Lendman, April 28 2018

Given Washington’s permanent war policy, its long history of breaching agreements reached, its hostility toward all sovereign independent countries, it takes a giant leap of faith to believe it’ll turn a page on North Korea for peace on the peninsula.

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700 Points

Bob Rinear, April 25 2018

We had a market that had run up for 9 years. We had valuations at nosebleed levels. We had people that didn’t sell in 2017 so they wouldn’t have to pay taxes on it in 2018. Some decided it was time to book profits. We had a lot of reasons for a correction to hit. And, hit it did.

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The Facebook Privacy Revelations Aren’t That Shocking

James Corbett, April 14 2018

So we'll also have to point out Google's own repeated violations and abuses of users’ privacy, and how, despite all the creepiness emanating from Facebook these days, Google still manages to find ways of being way creepier in its privacy invasions.

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Trade War Is On, But No “Nuclear Option”

James Corbett, April 7 2018

This is the real "nuclear option." Not the fiery explosion of economic Armageddon, but the slow and painstaking creation of an alternative system

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The Chinese Oil Futures Market Has Opened. Here's What It Means.

James Corbett, March 31 2018

Do you think there might be some similar shenanigans going on with this petrodollar "alternative?" If so, then might I just say you are an extremely jaded and skeptical person. You are also correct, so give yourself a cookie.

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Meet Xi Jinping, President For Life

James Corbett, March 24 2018

Let's just say I'm not holding my breath for China to swoop in and save us from the New World Order agenda anytime soon.

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From Poisoned Spies to WWIII

James Corbett, March 17 2018

if there is a bright side, is that this incident probably won't lead to WWIII. Directly. Yet. But it is one more step along the path to outright conflict. And however much some might take solace in the fact that this is all a stage show between two sides that are being controlled by the same deep state forces...

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Too Much?

Bob Rinear, March 14 2018

I don’t believe Trump wants war with anyone. I really don’t. But he stepped into a position that’s been created and maintained by war hawks for years on end. Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Syria, Lybia, you name it, and the Military/industrials love it.

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America, China, and the Battle for the “Indo-Pacific”

James Corbett, March 10 2018

... the writing is on the wall: The neocons in charge of the American war machine have chosen India to be their next best hope for a potential roadblock to Chinese dominance in Asia, and they're re-naming the entire region just to prove it.

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India’s Biggest-Ever Bank Fraud Unravels

James Corbett, March 3 2018

... let me tell you how delighted I am at your intimate knowledge of internal banking regulatory systems and the SWIFT protocol in general. And you're exactly right. This is where the story gets interesting.

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What You Need to Know About Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency

James Corbett, February 24 2018

So, what are we left with? A state-issued scam coin that is not "backed by oil" but by the government's willingness to accept it for taxes and "services". It will help Venezuelan tax collectors track down every transaction in the country's digital economy.

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