In Case You Missed It: The New Clinton Inc. Is Open For Business

It wasn’t until the day after the U.S. presidential election Mrs. Clinton appeared before the public to give her concession speech. Giving a concession speech the day after, rather than the night of, is quite the break of tradition. It may have been done before, but as far as recent memory serves, it hasn’t. (Too be clear, I’m speaking of when the candidate has already made “the call,” and conceded.)

During that speech I made the following observation to a colleague: “This looks more like a business PR rollout than a concession speech.”

It would appear that “observation” proved more exacting than even I first thought. And to add further weight, I’ll use Mrs. Clinton’s latest appearance, along with a few other tell-tale signs which, I believe, help bolster that argument.

With that said, let me just make clear: This is all conjecture on my part. I’m looking at this purely through a business perspective, which intrigues me, just as I did previous. The political side, or implications is for others to discuss, or discern.

So, as they say, “let’s dig in” shall we?

Not long after that “speech” I penned the following article: “On That ‘Concession Speech (aka Meet The New Clinton Inc.)” where I stated the following. To wit:

“However, if I am correct? What everyone thinks, and is taking at first blush as a purely “political” event? Where the defeated party or candidate rides slowly off into the sunset? May suddenly come to realize over the ensuing months and years was more akin to a new “political business rollout” presser. With far-reaching implications. Implications I’ll contend, that could affect everyone. Whether one agrees with them, or not.

First – the symbolic: Did you notice the color purple? I bet you did, and how could you not? And it’s for that reason I couldn’t help but start to think: Why? For it’s not like they were there to party like it was 1999, were they?”

As of this writing two very important factors to support this argument have come to fruition. First: The recount initiative brought forth by the Green Party candidate Jill Stein. And second (and what I believe was far more important, again, from a business view) Would it show “a market and demand” for fundraising? Regardless whether the initiative would make a real difference or not (e.g., nullify the results.)  Hint: You bet it did.

In only a few weeks the recount initiative raised close to $7 Million with aspirations of $9.5. At the pace it was setting, that amount was not only seen as easily reachable within days, but more importantly – the possibility of being raised even higher, again!

And here is where I believe “Clinton Inc.” (CI) suddenly began paying very close attention. So close in fact – they decided to join it after initial signs of discounting the effort. For this had all the markings of what in the business world is known as, “a successful, initial, product roll out.” So, let’s dig a little deeper shall we?

In Mrs. Clinton’s first appearance after the election results there seemed to be no real direction or distinction as to which way CI would forge post-election. However, with that said: Did anyone notice the color of her attire? Hint: Purple. Not stunningly purple as was that at her concession speech. But purple nonetheless.

Screen grab. Source CNN™ (dot) com
Screen grab. Source CNN™ (dot) com

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In my earlier article I continued on this observation. To wit:

“I’ve heard and read a few observations to the effect of: “Both her and Bill chose to wear purple to show unity and blah, blah, blah.” Well, that may be so, but I don’t think so. At least, not in the vein suggested.

I believe that overwhelming presence of purple was to subliminally push, or to stress, the new color of standard/banner for either a new political party, or, at the least, a new political movement to rally under. And it borders on branding genius if I’m correct in that assumption as I’ll try to explain. (Remember: I’m coming at this from the business side, not the political.)”

Now there’s an old saying in business, and it goes like this: “Once, is considered luck. Twice, can be considered coincidence. Thrice is a pattern.”  So is there a “pattern” present? As always dear reader, I leave that for you to decide. Here’s Mrs. Clinton in her latest public appearance since. To wit:

Screen Grab ABC News™ via YouTube™
Screen Grab ABC News™ via YouTube™

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I want to reiterate a point, for I believe it’s germane and possibly adds more clarity (and something it seems no one else ever considered) as to why everyone had to wait till the next day as opposed to the usual night of. Again from my previous article. To wit:

“I believe the real reason why everyone had to wait till the next day for Mrs. Clinton’s concession speech was not because she was too tired, or as some have speculated “health reasons.” No. I’m of the opinion this was always Mrs. Clinton’s plan-B. But as the election drew on, both her and her surrogates (along with the entire main-stream media) thought it was a done deal and broomed it thinking there was no reason to have it at the ready.

Yet, when it proved it was Plan-B, or B-gone entirely? (and I believe the Clinton’s always to have a Plan-B for they have proven to be second to none in political brinksmanship) There was a mad-scramble on to both find an outfit (for optics) and ready the speech as best they could. Reasoning; the moment for implementation of that plan was that concession speech, and not a moment later, if any form of salvage was possible. Hence: “Go home, and we’ll see you all tomorrow!”

And some further reasoning from the same. Again, to wit:

“Effectively both her, as well as Bill are now on the outside of the political spectrum looking in. This is, for lack of a better term, the antithesis of their former main “product feature.” And with that comes a very, very, very (did I say very?) reduced speaking fee schedule, along with a sudden drought of once readily provided pleasantries. (i.e., free use of private jets, etc.)

This is a position the Clinton’s have never been in since entering the political fray, which has been nearly their entire lives.”

A total makeover, or total reboot, is usually the only thing that may help. And I believe what we watched on Wednesday was just that: a total reboot, re-branding, and relaunching of the new (and improved?) “Clinton Inc.”

Did you notice the difference in Mrs. Clinton’s demeanor and forthright at this latest appearance from her prior? Again, hint: Absolutely.

There were two distinct traits which caught both my eye and ear to solidify my reasoning was entirely plausible, and they were these. Mrs. Clinton (e.g., “Clinton Inc.”) now appeared to be back in “product” mode. i.e., “Fake news.” A product which by all accounts has found a willing “market.” And second, “She appeared to be making sure it will be her “identity” associated with any further efforts going forward.

A move which I looked at as “brand positioning.” i.e., Essentially seizing the momentum and moving Jill Stein’s image along with her efforts (which have a “shelf life” that’s near, if not already expired) off the “shelves” sort-of-speak, and replaced with the new CI “product.” Which, as one can see by all accounts – has a willing and almost unabashed “marketing team” (i.e., the main-stream media et al) just waiting for a new “CEO” to formally lead the charge ever further. And it only takes a Ph.D in “Duh” to notice Mrs. Clinton is going to insert herself directly into that position.

Again, don’t take my assumptions. All one needs to do is watch her latest speech, then, decide for yourself.

Once the Jill Stein effort showed there was serious money to be raised, and raised quickly? This is where I believe CI not only decided it was time to get-in-while-the-getting-was-good. But also, make sure no one else (i.e., other Party or figure-head “brand”) could take the momentum and keep it, effectively squeezing CI out.

This is classic “brand and market positioning.” And it’s exactly what I would expect to see, or might even advise if I were partaking in it myself. i.e., “You know there’s a possible market and you’re the brand leader, but you’re unsure of the depth; so you watch as an “upstart” ventures in, and watch carefully for traits of repeatable success; if success does come you quickly try to “partner;” once partnering is achieved, you look for ways to differentiate your “product” within; then – co-opt the entire market via your “differentiated” product with your full market weight and capital as soon as any weakness in the other’s “product” shows any sign of weakening. The Stein effort was doing just that precisely when Mrs. Clinton gave this latest speech.

As I stated in that prior article: “From a business standpoint – it’s stunningly brazen as it is brilliant.”

It would appear “fake news” is just the “product” to help ensure spin-offs such as challenges to the electoral college, and more that will be sold fundraised for who knows how long. Maybe into perpetuity. Again, from my article. To wit:

“It will be all about division – not “unity.” For that’s where the money is in politics currently. Whether one likes to hear it – or not.
Currently there is a backlash against not only the president-elect, but more importantly – there is an outright civil war taking place within the Democrat Party apparatus. Both from within, as well as those which identify (and/or vote) with it.

And what would be the easiest group of disaffected people to start building, and more importantly fund-raising for?

Why the new (again, all speculative on my part) inclusive “Unity Party” of course, under the new color standard and banner of purple, shredding the iconic “blue” and leaving the “old guard” in its wake. And it just so happens (funny, no?) there’s a matriarch-in-waiting who just so happens to run/own a well founded political organization which can collect their “funds” and fight for their cause of “unity” because, after all, she won the popular vote and was “denied.” So, “She feels your pain!”

Here’s a bit more:

“Are you beginning to see why all that purple now makes sense seen via this prism?

Mrs. Clinton along with Bill, Chelsea, and the entire current working apparatus currently involved in the Clinton Foundation can now pivot and mesh right into a “brand new bag.” i.e., The Clinton Foundation For Political Unity. Or something to that effect, attacking the electoral college as “The enemy of democracy!”

Its logo? A purple banner with “Do it for her – Do it for us!” Or, ________(insert you platitude of choice here)

However, what is currently a far more important attribute? To “Clinton Inc.” that is?

An immediate set up, and destination, to handle all those disgruntled “fund raised” dollars that would most assuredly begin to roll in with near immediacy once fully implemented. Along with a place to now reserve bookings (for very high speaking fees I would assume) for what will obviously be its “royal couple.” Oh, yes: and a reason as to “hold onto” any remaining donations left over in the coffers since the election. You know, to put to good use for the sake of “the new movement!”

There’s only one thing left to prove whether all of this is “tin-foil-capped” or not.

Watch for the formal “Donate here” that is most assuredly to come from CI in the coming months. As I stated before:

“Gotta pay the bills some how, no?”

© 2016 Mark St.Cyr

The Equation That Explains It All

If you were just woken from some form of suspended animation from let’s say 2010 (ancient economic history in today’s terms) then informed of the current state of global political affairs and upheavals, U.S. employment (95+million not,) global currency gyrations, interest rates at not only 0% but some -0%, threats of escalating wars, threats of major confrontational war, GDP of the major global economies not only contracting, but below statistical stagnant, governments, as well as central banks with balance sheets of debt calculated in $TRILLIONS, some in the 10’s of, all financed at near or below 0%, and the Fed. is only about a week away from raising rates into the teeth of what can only be called “uncertainty,” and much, much more. (There isn’t enough time, or digital ink to list them all.)

Nobody would be surprised if your first reaction based on your prior acumen (the ancient history of 7 years ago whether it be in stocks, business, or both.) Would to become immediately concerned that whatever portfolio, or wealth you may have had in the markets, may be worth far less today than when you were first put to sleep. And probably becoming ever smaller as you thought about what you might need to do next in order to preserve any that may be left.

That is, till someone explained to you the markets you went to sleep knowing of – are no longer – and the reality of the markets today you could never have dreamed up. Even if they let you sleep another decade or longer.

Today, the markets you once knew of are better described as the “markets.”

To clear up any confusion as to how, or why the “markets” can now be at “never before seen in the history of mankind highs” once again after the resounding “NO” vote in Italy, where the entire E.U. experiment is now seriously undermined, and falling apart in real-time (Bexit first, Italy will surely now vote next, etc., etc,) below is the calculation that explains it all.

For under the rules of: If A = B and B = C, then A = C, you now have the magical formula to understand with Einstein like surety today’s ‘markets.”

If you have any doubt to the soundness of this expression, consider the following:

If a financial crisis appears (A) The central banks will intervene (B)

If the central banks intervene (B) The “markets” go up (C)

Thus, we need more financial chaos (A) To make even more all time “market” highs (C)

That is what “the greatest expression of capital formation the world has ever seen” has devolved into.

I’ve now come to the conclusion that even the term “casino” may no long fit. For these “markets” are no longer working on anything based on statistical math or economic expressions. Or, anything else related to understandable business metrics such as: a company’s value is based on net profits or any such thing.

No, there’s only one word for it now as to explain just how beholden it is to adhering, and repeating the above calculus. And it just so has it, Einstein said it best:

“Insanity.”

© 2016 Mark St.Cyr

The Countdown For “International Developments” Is On

As of today the writing-on-the-wall is that the Federal Reserve will indeed raise interest rates on Dec. 14th. To paraphrase one Fed. official when asked to explain their reasoning earlier in the year, “Others are telling them to just “do it.” And in that reasoning lies the real problem.

For if anyone (let alone the Vice Chair) thinks that in 2016 the Fed. has the control, firm footing, and economic tailwinds as to just “do it” because it needs to be done in today’s climate? Is naive at best – willfully ignorant at worst. The time to “do it” has long past. And this December may be a December to remember. We’ll all know soon enough, I’m afraid.

Speaking of remembering, do you remember Brexit? I know, easy question. How about Greece? Remember them? You may think everything has been solved in both places when looking at the “markets.” How about Spain? Portugal?

You may be thinking, “I can’t really think of anything off the top of my head.” And it’s a fair point. For unless you make the effort to know, it’s near safe to assume you wouldn’t hear of it. Especially if your business world view is only supplemented, or garnered from the likes of CNBC™, where their in-depth business reporting resembles their ratings – unpublished.

Let’s try it with a few bigger nations, you know, just for chuckles.

How about India? Have you heard about their “war on cash” and the absolute pandemonium that’s resulting within its citizenry?

How about China? Have you heard the latest on clampdowns for the purpose of curbing capital flight over the past week? A move to halt capital-flight not seen since Japan of the 80’s? Or, where the politburo needs to be ready to throw the “kitchen-sink” if necessary to curb what may turn into an all out rout should the USD/CNY cross the “Rubicon” of 7.00?

Not too worry you say, for they can control it since it’s “their” currency? Fair enough, just remember: they said that at 6.40, 6.50, 6.60, 6.70, 6.80, 6.90. How’s that make you now feel about 7.00? Feeling lucky? 7’s a charm? I’ll just say this – we all had better hope so.

Oh and just to throw a little cold water on that whole “They can control it” hypothesis I keep hearing from the so-called “smart crowd.” To wit:

“China Press Lashes Out – It’s The Dollar, Not The Yuan That Threatens Global Stability”

Just to make a point: That above headline is from last week. Sooo, let’s move on shall we?

Getting back to a few more “issues” on the global stage happening as I type this. Have you seen where it takes nearly six or more trips to different ATM’s (for reasons they are either empty, broken, or smashed) and waiting in lines for hours to extract as many or enough bills that you can carry – to buy a bag of rice? That is – if your money hasn’t lost any more value by the time you get to the store, and that there’s actually rice to buy when you get there.

No, I’m not talking about the Weimar Republic. No. That’s Venezuela today.

You know what all these issues have in common? Currency. And in-particular: The U.S. $Dollar whether directly or indirectly.

Global trade and the resulting geopolitics are directly linked in one form or another to the U.S. $Dollar. And like it or not (and it would seem a growing chorus of global leaders decisively don’t) directly affects everything we now know or take for granted as the global monetary channels, and trade.

It’s a complicated system, but it can be summed up in one very easy to understand analogy, albeit oversimplified, it is what I consider accurate:

Think of world trade as a car, let’s say it’s a very big car. Think of a large family tightly packed into that car, as the political leaders of the world. All have been on a vacation styled road-trip where everyone’s credit card was not only assumed “unlimited,” but payments were thought to be deferred to who-knows-when. And nobody really cared because interest rates were not only a 0%, some may have even been at negative rates (consider those much like an “introductory offer.”)

Everyone’s happy, and well content until suddenly the latest “gas station” stop doesn’t work out as all the past.

To an astonished group of once happy “vacationers,” they’re all informed after they handed over their cards to pay for all the gas, food, oil, and whatnot. That their cards are now “maxed out.” And, to top-it-off, their first payment is due in just under 2 weeks.

That payment not only carries “interest charges,” but just like most cards in the real world, the interest charges are accrued from day one.

The attendant tries to make the point of, “Not too worry, for it’s only about one-quarter of one percent.” But what everyone fails to realize (except for those who took this all as a “holiday”) that .25% is on tens, if not hundreds of $TRILLIONS of dollars in global trade and sovereign budgets.

This is where the law of large numbers starts to become far more reality than the fanciful idea of “money-for-nothing.”

What makes matters worse is this: The “cards” are held by “The Fed. Bank and Vacation Club.” And the “worse” just keeps getting “better.”

Suddenly panic sets in when it’s realized the “gas station” is also owned by non other than very same, once considered friendly “Fed. Bank and Vacation Club.” As were all the stations prior, as well as those further on down the road.

Can it get even worse for our “monetary vacationers” you ask? Hint: Yup.

It seems their latest travels to the “promised land” where “unicorns” make money hand over fist. And the incontrovertible laws of supply, demand, money, and more are something to be scorned, and laughed at, rather than followed. Has brought them far inland to a desert where they used at least 4 or 5 stations prior to reach this far in, (think of each station a missed chance to hike and normalize rates) and have at least that many to pass and use to come out the other side.

And now they’ve just been informed, they’re maxed out; payments are due in weeks, not years; interest will not only be charged from here on in, but from day one; and they have nothing to show for all this but a bunch of selfies costing about a $TRILLION dollars a pop to generate. (You know, because all that partying/vacationing gets expensive yet seemed “so worth it” when it appeared there were no bills or costs coming due.)

That is how the global world of finance and markets currently stands today. Yes, it’s an oversimplification for sure, yet – it describes precisely where we are currently. Think there’s a problem?

This latest “vacation trip” by global “markets” has all been fostered by the Fed. So many times over the last few years the Fed. did indeed have a firm-footing, as well as mandate (as in not veering into total monetary lunacy) to hike interest rates long ago. But as I stated “long ago” was just that.

Today, currencies world-wide are trying to grasp the near term shock-and-awe of the $Dollar since the U.S. presidential election. The $Dollar has been on such a tear it is quite frankly causing monumental efforts of other nations (think China just for starters) to sell everything not nailed down that’s $dollar denominated, and try to sure up their own currency, budgets, and more the best they can. That is, if they can at all. For that is an ongoing concern for many.

Bond yields globally are now rising, and their “market” values falling at a pace not seen in who knows when. Here are just a few  headlines over the last few weeks, and as you’ll read, the term “Bloodbath” isn’t just some term for “clickbait.” If you’re a bond holder, as Bill Clinton once said, “I feel your pain.” To Wit:

“Bond Bloodbath Continues: Soaring Inflation Expectations Spark Curve Carnage As Yuan Plunges”

“Entire Treasury Curve Now Underwater In 2016 As Bond Bloodbath Continues”

“The Bond Bloodbath Is Back: US, Chinese Yields Soaring”

Add to all this, you now have Italy (remember them?) about to quite possibly make another “moment to remember” in December and vote for political change reminiscent of the impact that Brexit had on the E.U. e.g., The potential end of the E.U. experiment entirely.

For if Italy votes “NO” everything changes in the global marketplace. And I do mean – everything.

We will know for sure by sometime around 9:00am EST before the U.S. markets open. You will see a more instantaneous reaction in the overnight futures. If you’re in business from the solo practitioner to the CEO of a global concern? Keeping an eye on the Italian referendum and it’s possible outcome to disrupt markets should be high on your “viewing list” this evening. For it has the ability to throw chaos right back into the “markets.” Chaos for all intents and purposes the so-called “smart crowd” believed were behind us. Hint: They’re not. (You can find more information here if you wish)

As for our stranded “vacationers.” Maybe you think I forgot about them and just left them stranded? I didn’t. For here’s where you understand just how much of a “painted-into-a-corner” dilemma the Fed. has done to itself. Again: All of its own doing.

Think of our “vacationers” now sitting in the middle of the desert, and although they now have been able to refuel, and all the other things one does. They now have only enough “fuel” or “credit” to travel to the next “Fed owned station.” Both back – or forward. And they’ve been notified of all the above I iterated and there’s nothing they can do, but think about the possible if not unavoidable ramifications coming at the next “station.”

How do you think they act in either case?

The Fed. attendant says “Sorry, you’re maxed out, so – no service. Sorry!” Or, better yet, “Oh, yeah, they shelved that idea for this time, you’re good to go! You should be fine at the next stop also.”

Would you take the last “shelved” statement as “Phew, let’s party on!” Or, do you think far more will say “If we end up out of here? We aren’t ever going to be in that situation again!” (i.e., Reliant solely on the $dollar and Fed. for credit terms.)

That’s currently where the monetary world finds itself. There’s currently enough fuel in the tank to reach the next “fuel stop” but it’s 10 days away. And nobody knows what further “international developments” will happen during those 10 days, or if their cards will even work.

Although there is one thing for sure: The “attendant” in charge at the next stop’s name – is Janet.

© 2016 Mark St.Cyr

A Few Surreal Thoughts On “Fake News”

It seems no matter where you’ve turned over the last week or so, whether it’s been print, television, or radio, there’s been one consistent theme across all of the main-stream media, and when I say all, I mean just that – all!

That theme, accusation, meme, or whatever moniker you want to apply to it (for it seems to get more nebulous by the day) has been the term “fake news.” And it’s causing quite the sensation and talking points for many.

However, when you find all that “talk” is emanating from main-stream media, then regurgitated at near infinitum by others who either don’t, won’t, or can’t do anything more than shrill their endorsement of such claims. Watching it in a removed, as well as bemused fashion has always been for lack of a better word – entertaining.

That is – until you find the subject of all that cackle – is you.

As many of you know some of my articles appear on ZeroHedge™ (which I consider an honor.) And as I iterated earlier, the main-stream media is tying itself into knots in an effort to lump not only them, but near any other outlet (where my articles also find their way at times) which poses anything contrary to what they decide as “proper.” Hence the term “fake news.”

The whole idea, as well as premise, is not only laughable, it’s hilariously void of any critical thinking. That is – until you find their “call for action” includes wanting FBI investigations, trials for treason, and more.

It’s one thing for what can only be called a “lunatic fringe” to make unfounded accusations, and call for retributions. That’s a part of living in a nation that takes free speech seriously. i.e., You have a right to speak your mind, you just don’t have a right to force people to listen.

But when the main-stream media decides (whether concerted or otherwise) to put its entire apparatus behind what can only be referred to as inane (and that’s being kind) while throwing in as a remedy is to either jail, or charge people or entities with treason? It makes one wonder if the line of moral dignity, as well as critical thought has not only been crossed by these outlets, but worse, they’ve decided to remove them altogether.

There’s only one response too all of this. And the serendipity should not be lost: “Have you no shame?”

If you want to understand my viewpoint when it comes to a lot of this. Here’s a snippet from a previous article just this past June. To wit:

“I was once asked at a meeting “Well I’ve never seen you in Barrons™ or Bloomberg™ and a few others” To which I replied:

“And you’ll probably never see me in the NY Times™ or The Economist™ either. However, I have been on ZeroHedge™ and a few others which are far more relevant, as well as important than those others combined. Because the people who really want to know, and here’s the real key: it’s important that they do know. Go there.

The people who are reading the others to near exclusivity just want smoke blown up their you know where as to feel, as if, they’re ‘in-the-know.’ But if that’s all they are reading – they know jack squat. Period. So yeah, I really could care less about being seen there. Too me – it would be as meaningless as getting 100,000 “likes” on Facebook™.”

And now, according to The Washington Post™, (WP) as researched by two independent teams, along with scientific studies, has found that yours truly (by association;) has so much influence in the course of elections, global finance, and more. That it can only be the result of state sponsored propaganda efforts. (i.e., It’s The Russians!)

Well now, I must say – That’s news too me!

If you’re new to my work, or a new subscriber for any reason (and to both new and old I respectfully say thank you) where you think I’m just trying to insert myself into a story (like all too many do) here’s a screen shot the day it was announced and ZH put it up on their own front page. To wit:

ZH Frontpage circa Nov. 25, 2016
ZH front-page circa Nov. 25, 2016

For those who may not know – that third article down was written by yours truly. And why does that even matter you might ask? Fair question. It’s because of this statement in the WP’s article and one that’s been regurgitated ad nauseam across the entire complex, again, to wit:

“Articles from ZeroHedge are frequently reposted by other sites, but appear on ZeroHedge first — the site’s authors are driving and shaping the stories, not merely reacting to them.”

Once again, I must say: “Well now!”

So is that something I should be concerned about? In other words: Being lumped in and thrown into some effort to smear and discredit anybody who doesn’t have their “mind right” as deemed by the main-stream media? Or, should I take it as verification by the main-stream media as proved by their sources both in “research,” as well as “objective analysis,” and not just one, but by “multiple sources.” that not only do I opine on stories – I am shaping the global narrative?

Being a businessman there’s only one answer: My speaking fees have just increased.  (Guess which one I’m going with!)

ZH made their own statement to all this drivel, while also Glenn Greenwald did the same with a colleague at the Intercept™. I would advise you to read both.

And yes, I believe it’s important that you do, not just for more insight, but also, for more clarity as to what it means, and the dangers of flippantly throwing out accusations for the long arm of any government agency to not only investigate, but also, investigate under the assumption that treasonist actions are involved. That’s where things become very surreal. And is not only something that’s not to be taken likely, it’s far from anything where “laughing” can be used to describe it.

My articles have also appeared on more than a few of the 200 websites the WP is willfully trying to blacklist. Websites I’ll also openly state I am honored found anything I may articulate worthy for their viewership. And to all of them I say thank you, also.

(On an aside David Stockman’s along with Ron Paul’s web site made this list? Again David Stockman and Ron Paul? The WP is trying to imply they’re either knowingly or unknowingly working for the Ruskies? I mean, please excuse my french but – Have they (at the WP) all lost their F’n minds?!)

And now since I’ve got a lot of that off my chest, let me also make something perfectly clear. I’m not trying to state or infer by implication that because I appear on any of those sites that I am some type of “brilliant” or “highly accredited” writer or thinker. Far from it. It could be very possible I appear on any of those sites because I am considered “the comic section.”

And if that is so, I’m fine with that. I’m just happy to contribute in whatever capacity I may add. (Although if true I don’t want to know, just sayin’)

But on one last note: I do want to share a real concern which; if they ever found their way into the seats of government power; with the ability to have their wishes backed up with not only the force of law; but also the ability to carry out its punishment? It’s these two:

The “Punctuation Police,” and the “Grammar Gestapo.”

For if they realize the person who publicly acknowledges “can’t spell cat without spellchecker” and asks readers to use their own research and findings, rather than taking anything either he, or others state as fact, first? And is now stated by the main-stream press to have this much influence?

Let’s just say if I suddenly disappear:

Start with them first!

© 2016 Mark St.Cyr