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soldiers PAY

August20

as many of you have both noted and lamented, I’ve clearly taken a short break from blogging. the reason being that I’ve decided to pick a fight against the forces of evil in the form several mortgage companies, debt collectors – oh, and seven hedge funds, Facebook and certain people that I feel don’t have our country’s best interest at heart, or in-mind.

call me Captain America, that’s fine.

I recently learned that several families with members serving overseas are under attack by mortgage companies and debt collectors. and, there are clearly dark matters and thinking to go with them that require “light.

but, I’ve also caught wind of emerging thinking that looks like it starts at the Pentagon, but in truth, has its foundation in the White House.

to wit:

the question has evidently popped up: Are military pensions too ‘generous’?

and, of course the answer is: what the hell! this is ludicrous.

the party-line is that this upset was sparked by a non-binding recommendation from the Defense Business Board, the Pentagon’s private sector advisory panel. a July 21 draft report that could be finalized this month recommended pensions be scrapped and replaced with a 401(k)-type defined contribution plan.

NOTE: the board members are apparently from big businesses – experts, the Pentagon says, in executive management, corporate governance, audit and finance, human resources, economics, technology and health care.

but, I can tell you that most of these members are Obamacrats Democrats.

and, you need to remember that there is parallel talk about the government taking control of 401(k) and other pension funds.

it’s a side-note, but relevant, still… will Congress accept a similar measure for themselves?

can we at least argue that our soldiers earn their pay, unlike members of Congress?

more later. I am a Prudent and Optimistic Gentleman. and, I am not happy. neither should you be. so, we need to be prepared to make a stand.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

gold busted

September28

If you started thinking about buying gold back in 2001 when the world started smelling weakness associated with the US dollar, you were in good form. If you actually bought gold, then you are in terrific shape.

Since 2001, the US dollar has dropped in global value approximately forty-one percent (41%). That’s true, by the way… It’s right here, and in writing. Go verify it. Do it!

So, shorting the dollar, and trust me you can do that, might have also been part of an inspiring, if not rather unpatriotic, part of your mid-range investment strategy. Once the dollar begins that type of slide, our global debt is guaranteed to increase. It has certainly done that, almost on cue (damn you Goldman Sachs!). When the dollar weakens, gold strengthens. This thinking is fundamental, and it’s a great example of how economies work on scale.

Other than pontificating, here, one of my points is you’ve likely already begun to hear advertisements and other touting of gold.

That means it’s too late.

Economic-savvy insiders have already made the great run. Now they want to start a different type of diversification (so, you’ll read about how much money they made in about thirty months). They’ve already started buying things you’ll slap your forehead over in another thirty months.  HINT: It’s sure as heck not commercial real estate – especially in Atlanta. That looming disaster is one reason banks are hoarding cash from small businesses. But, more on that later.

So… Don’t buy gold today, or tomorrow. I don’t know that you should start buying the US dollar, yet (and, you can do that as well). It’s hard enough to just plain earn a US dollar, right now – especially with Obama, the ex-social-worker, and the Obamacrats, I mean Democrats, so resentful of wealthy people that have worked hard to get through college and maybe start a business.

My primary point, here, is simply a heads-up around gold. I’ll try and come up with some recommendation on what I think the global financial markets will push sooner than later.

Just standby for the word. Do it!

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

change the meaning of change

September22

Apparently “the” Democrats believe “change” will carry them through elections. I guess it’s all about the (new) slogan and logo. New, in this case, is just sort of different. Maybe it’s just not so bad as the worst case. So, let’s talk about some “change that matters”, and this according to a relentless revision of Obamacrat, I mean Democrat marketing, I mean doctrine.

This might not be exactly how Rush Limbaugh might phrase things… However, here are some examples of the changes that the Obama administration and the Democrats have inspired to certain lexicon:

1.   The War on Terror became an: “Overseas Contingency Operation.”

2.   Welfare checks became: “tax cuts.”

3.   Illegal immigrants became: “undocumented workers.”

4.   Economic stimulus became: “investments.”

5.   Global warming became: “climate change.”

6.   Watch this one very carefully. The Bush tax cuts became: “the Obama tax cuts for the middle class.”

7.   Freedom of speech became: “hate speech.” Especially if it’s considered a slight against the Obamacrats.

8.   Protecting our borders became: “racist.”

9.   The financial sector became: “greedy Wall Street fat cats.”

10.  Unions became: “struggling middle class Americans.”

I don’t have an issue with the theory behind the Democratic party. Thomas Jefferson, himself, had the balance-of-power and checks-and-balance system in mind when he helped create the Constitution, aftar all. However, they can change how words work in certain combinations (I hint at this in another post that is apropos, here entitled: situational awareness) all they (or, is it “they’d”?) like, but the fact is that the too many solutions promised by (more so Obamacrats, and less so Democrats) haven’t created reasonable change. Thought Leaders are right when they argue there is an enthusiasm gap between Democrats and their voters (and, yes, I discussed that in my post: it’s Civil War, then), but a new website and logo isn’t the solution they were likely looking for.

Let’s be part of the solution. Pick up the phone (I’ll be using my EVO 4G on the Sprint network, thank you), dial your representative, and call for policies that encourage the private sector to grow and maintain jobs, for example. I understand the double-dip recession fears are abating. But, that’s due to the fact that corporate debt default is now below four percent (4%) and middle-sized companies are selling products to larger companies (more on that later). But, perhaps they should have spent a little more time designing that particular roadmap and a little less time designing a website. Especially when the looming tax code revisions cool-off small and middle-sized company growth, spending and hiring (a lot more on that sooner).

When coaching my Shockers I try to inspire them with messages like: “If you are going to a thing, why not always give it your best? This includes using your super powers for good”. It’s not unfair asking our government leadership to take up the same thinking. And, then they also get to lead by example, and inspire the next generation of leaders – just like Thomas Jefferson envisioned.

Look… We’ll discuss my running for Governor later than sooner. Just be ready.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

sotomayors' butt

August15

so…

could the democrats crawl any further up sotomayor’s butt?

perhaps more importantly – why? Beck has a point. the supreme court overturns her consistently because her rulings have little constitutional foundation, and the components of her briefs are simply flawed in both basis as well as fact (but, she has referred to herself as a “wise latina”).

sotomayor thinkingon the other hand (speaking strictly from a proctological standpoint, I guess), there is no place like home for these sicophantic obamacrats.

but, don’t confuse me for a republican – and, certainly not a obamacrat.

I am a prudent, albeit, optimistic gentleman, and would take the view from thomas jefferson’s porch.

peace be to my brothers and sisters.

brian patrick cork

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