California Counties are suing oil companies.
These United States joined in WWI NOT as Allies with England, Serbia and France, against Germany, but certainly not as an enemy of Turkey.
US banks, recently united via the Federal Reserve System, went to war in 1918 to ensure the money loaned to France and England would be paid back. Russia dropped out of that European alliance after its communist revolt. That raised the possibility of the Austro-Hungary-Prussia alliance winning and giving the losers an excuse for welshing. Here’s what happened.
February 9, 1920, British Embassy in Washington to Treasury: “We should welcome a general cancellation of intergovernmental war debts.” (Garrett 1932 148). British debt was 4.5 billion gold dollars. France owed the US $4 billion. The aggregate total Europe owed America in 1926 was $22.5 billion in gold, and nearly all European nations sought to welsh on the debt.
Then, in the fall of 1922, a nationalistic government headed by Dr. C.J.W. Cuno took command of Berlin. The Allies charged Germany with willful default and her reparations payments, and at the beginning of 1923 French and Belgian troops occupied the Valley of the Ruhr, attempted to take over industries, but were balked by German passive resistance.
The mark fell from 7000 to the dollar in the first days of January, 1923 to 4 trillion in November. German credit abroad was wrecked. (Nat’l Geog December 1928 667)
Calvin Coolidge conference September 16, 1924: I haven’t any plan or policy about the settlement of the French debt at present. That is all provided for by statute law and I suppose that the only representation I would be entitled to make about it is that which I am ordered to make by law. That [obtaining approval of Congress] was what was done with the British debt. It wasn’t settled exactly in conformity with the terms of the law. (…) What we have constantly kept in mind in that policy is that the debt that is due to us from one country hasn’t any direct connection with the debt that might be due to us from another country. That is why we have not mixed up the German indemnity in any way with our own debt. (Quint & Ferrell 1964 188-189)
Mar 31, 1927‑‑German Reichstag unanimously demands a downward revision of reparations payments. (NY World Almanac 1928 102). What follows is from Prohibition and the Crash.
President Hoover declared on June 20, 1931, what would later be styled the “Moratorium on Brains” by postponing all inter-governmental debts for a one-year “standstill agreement.” Since the United States was owed money by just about everyone involved in WWI, this meant a drying up of what revenue had been forthcoming, mainly interest at $250 million a year. Its real effect was to strengthen the debt repudiation movement, jeopardize private loans to Germany and even the loan principal owed the Treasury by the Allies.
Veterans stared in bewilderment and wondered how a government too broke to advance a couple of billion on their bonus bonds could casually toss away over $20 billion with a wave of the hand—and for the accursed Hun! The total amounts involved in all the major war debts ran into some $22 billion divided among five countries in 1925, and had changed little since then.
A much more pressing concern, however, were the private loans which Dr. Hjalmar Schacht had assured Americans would be repaid as soon as the Allies’ reparations monkey were lifted off Germany’s back. Hoover, determined at all hazards to convince voters that the world economic crises did not originate in America, had no choice but to again direct attention “over there.” If Schacht were right, at least the bulk of the money owed to American investors might actually arrive. Reversing this flow was important, since Europe had put the touch on Americans for over forty billion dollars in private loans in less than fifteen years. The moratorium did get people’s attention, but not in any way that would redound to Hoover’s credit. Latin-American politicians, impressed by the largesse with which El Presidente altruista dispensed other people’s monies, began sidling up for a moratorium on their arrearage. Already Hoover’s move was backfiring. There was something of a stock market rally in New York when the news hit, but U.S. government bonds all closed behind minus signs.
 (Hoover 1931 1976 325)
 (Time Capsule 1/12/25 105-6)
 (Hoover 1931 1976 331) (Garrett 1932 57, 67)
In today’s looter press the NATO parasitism situation is depicted as stingy selfishness on the part of the DemoGOP Congress that passes laws the President is required to enforce… exactly as when FDR was Prez. Europeans also whine that American voters do not buy their doomsday beliefs. US voters came out against the latest doublethink version of European National Socialism–a pogrom against electric generating capacity–and scientists specifically rejected all eugenic and pseudoscientific theories claiming industrial society causing global broiling, 31,000 to 18. As for nuclear energy, Econazi Germany is acutely aware that the atom bomb was developed to broil its socialist government. Germany managed to escape through surrender and suicide. Americans have no reason to fear nuclear power plants or weapons… except in the hands of socialists or religious fanatics.
Remember the debates? the platform? The Republican party published a huge platform way before the election with lots of fanfare. (Disclaimer: I vote libertarian!)
1. We oppose any carbon tax.
2. We support the development of all forms of energy that are marketable in a free economy without subsidies, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, and hydropower.
3. We support expedited siting processes and the thoughtful expansion of the grid so that consumers and businesses continue to have access to affordable and reliable electricity.
The other kleptocracy party, instead of a repeal prohibition plank, ran to Paris like Woodrow Wilson with an opium cartel League of Nations. There, its leader tried to circumvent the Senate with a non-treaty transferring sovereignty to National Socialist and International Socialist parasites in Europe. Trump had nothing to do with the clumsy trap nor with plans for disarming it. All he did was accept the job of shoving that published platform down everyone’s throat. Here’s how voters reacted:
The GOP energy plank is their only plank that makes sense and is almost kind of libertarian in places. When was the last time you saw these platform planks mentioned anywhere? Here is another one you definitely will not see mentioned.
Protection Against an Electromagnetic Pulse
A single nuclear weapon detonated at high altitude over this country would collapse our electrical grid and other critical infrastructures and endanger the lives of millions.
Clearly the platform portrays electricity and access to energy as positive thing, like the capacity to do work, earn a living and survive catastrophes. That anyone feels the need to point this out is sufficient cause for alarm. It shows that government and mystical schools have produced a populace unable to understand the elementary definition of energy, much less grasp the work-energy theorem or safety statistics. But Republican emphasis on mystical prohibitionism, asset forfeiture and the bullying of pregnant women guarantees they will again lose as soon as the Democrats learn and delete carbon taxes and efforts to ban electricity from their platform.
The Libertarian Party seeks unfettered access to energy. Its platform is short and easy to understand. Each one of the 4 million libertarian votes cast in the presidential race alone packs the law-changing clout of sixteen votes wasted on the corrupt looter kleptocracy.
If this helped make Econazi Europact rejection announced by the US president less mysterious, just think how well this translator can clarify legal or engineering documents written in Spanish or Portuguese.
This week the AMS (American Meteorological Society) sent a letter chastising Scott Pruitt for keeping an open mind on the question of man-made global warming/climate change. The letter (here) referred to the AMS institutional statement on the matter, and summarized their position in this paragraph: In reality, the world’s seven billion people are causing climate […]
The recent election hinged on one single issue: whether the brainwashees of looter totalitarianism would or would not manage to turn off the lights in America by banning electrical power generation.
The average yokel voting Republican will, of course, understand none of that. To them the idea is to keep forcing them nasty Jezebels to have unwanted babies–babies brainwashable into the Lebensborn indoctrination facilities that crank out goodthinkful, altruistic, church-going ‘Murricans willing to stand up to gun-grabbing commie atheists and their Saracen buddies.
The average Dem, CPUSA or Green voter will testify in abject and altruistic sincerity that its vote was cast to Save Humanity from Imminent Extinction at the hands of despicable Nazi Plutocrats eager to broil or drown us all like kittens in a bag for filthy lucre. A few will pipe up for saving kids in gun-free Lebensborn schools from being gunned down by well-meaning school chums who take the virtues of the initiation of deadly force a bit too far. These conflicting world-views are painfully clear to libertarians, who have no investment in either collection of fantastic mythologies and superstitions.
But to the men behind the curtains in all those parties–persons conversant with the equations formulated by James Clerk Maxwell during the Civil War, and who understand the meaning of such physical arcana as force, erg, joule, energy, work and Watt–the only thing at issue was whether the generation of electricity in These States would remain legal or be banned.
So why bother arguing with dupes who can’t grasp the fundamentals required for an understanding of the facts of reality? Far easier to send them scurrying this way and that, yipping and yelping about carefully planted red herrings and non-sequiturs that have nothing to do with the real issue.*
Republican dupes will yelp about the race suicide danger of Mohammedans reproducing faster than Christians, or the Kristallnacht gun laws them “liberals” (by which they mean commie atheists) are fixing to pass once the Second Amendment is repealed. Democratic dupes will at the same time rally their faithful against the imminent rewriting of the 14th Amendment to read “All Ova fertilized…” that Hitler-worshipping Christian National Socialists are plotting in their klaverns and bunkers. The peaks and troughs cancel out, much like the Fenton Silencer in the Arthur C. Clarke story, and generators pour forth electricity.
And so it is that while yellow journalists for both versions of the United States of Paranoia scurry to and fro with their frothings, the South Texas Nuclear Project just south of Houston will continue to light up city after city as more reactors are added online. Even Bernie supporters up north can flip on their Macs thanks to the CANDU reactors piping electricity out of godless, feminist Canada to the northwestern people’s states.
But to whom will the torch of science, political economy and engineering be passed as ‘Murrican mystical superstition is gradually replaced–not by skeptical Los Alamos physics and math–but by European looter groupthink and State-mandated pseudoscience?
Jill Stein’s ecological nationalsocialists really are responsible for the democrats’ utter rout, but not because of 2016 spoiler votes. The Greens used up their entire platform–both barrels–pushing carbon penalty transfer payments from mixed economies to Red China instead of defending individual rights by legalizing marijuana.
The Dems gulped down the Y2k Green platform…
Soon Democrats in high places got NASA and the Global Historical Climatology Network to alter all tamper-susceptible data and depict the past as cooler and the present, hotter–error bars be damned. Genuine scientists familiar with math and physics proceeded to expose the fraud using historical records and the disconnect between satellite and tampered data. Unfortunately for the Dems, Hell hath no fury like a voter duped by smarmy looters the likes of Sturmbannfuehrer Gavin Schmidt.
Voters had to choose between helping the Dems defraud the scientific method in support of collectivist totalitarianism or supporting rights already assured women under the 14th Amendment, Supreme Court jurisprudence and the Libertarian platform. So voters chose to endorse coathanger abortions, nationalsocialist xenophobia and superstitious witch-burning, why? Because the Dems were absolutely determined to continue to weaken Second Amendment gun rights and usher in cradle-to-early-grave East-German coercive economic planning.
The Democratic platform on abortion was just fine as a public health measure to sane people okay with vaccinations. But the faith-based fanatics G. Waffen Bush put to suckling government handouts with Executive Order 13199 of January 29, 2001, aren’t sane. Throwing women’s rights under the bus guaranteed their fanatical support in the GOP Crusade against Kristallnacht gun-grabbing and econazi industrial obstructionism–the only things Republicans got right. If the Dems hadn’t demanded those violations of individual rights, they would have instilled no fear in the voting public. A Legalize-it plank instead would have gotten them elected.
Dems in their platform agreed with the Republicans to let militarized police keep seizing assets and shooting teenagers over enjoyable shrubbery, and to bomb civilians a planet-diameter away from American Samoa. To teevee-watching voters, the choice was between christianofascist totalitarian looters and communist totalitarian looters. The Democratic party lost for being greedy communist dupes every bit as dishonest and incompetent as the Republicans. The same choice was offered in Germany in 1933 and 1937.
Back then, after the Bert Hoover asset-forfeiture Depression, American voters repudiated God’s Own Prohibitionists and elected Democrats five consecutive elections.
My membership, donations and proud support went to the Libertarian Party. Here are the state-by-state totals showing where our spoiler votes covered the spread between the two Kleptocracy factions. (Google spreadsheet)
The Libertarian Party’s law-changing spoiler vote share is up 323%! That’s as many votes as the State of Virginia. Our integrity won us that and Democratic Party duplicity and parasitism got them what they deserve. Voter cowardice and gullibility meanwhile saddled us all with crony mercantilist thugs.
This is Rudy’s presentation. Rudy’s baccalaureate was in Geology, followed by an MS in Electrical Engineering. He is a programmer, chip designer and detector of pseudoscientific flim-flammery much like Prof. Petr Beckmann. Here he is in the Southern Hemisphere Land of Auz, in the half of Planet Earth that is home to only 1/9 of humanity.