More Engineered De-Dollarization for 2018 – And Why Its Great for America

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Don’t Expect a Death of the Dollar Scenario to Unfold

Surprise, 2018 is continuing the same trend of engineered de-dollarization which picked up speed last year. Setting the tone right out of the gate, President Trump tweeted the following about Pakistan:

The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!

This follows an annual State Department report from a few days ago where it was stated that $255 million of military aid would be withheld from Pakistan because of its poor performance on fighting terrorism, as well as its inability to reduce threats to American forces in Afghanistan.

Why is America taking this stance on Pakistan now? Everyone has known for years that Pakistan was only a fair-weather friend in the war on terrorism, such as that particular “war” is meant to achieve, or not achieve.

What changed to warrant such a shift in policy?

Looking back just before Christmas on December 19, 2017, we see that the Economic Times of India published statements from Pakistan’s Minister for Planning and Development regarding the nations intent to replace the USD in trade with China.

We are examining the use of yuan instead of the US dollar for trade between the two countries,” the minister said.

Donald Trump is incrementally pulling the United States back from its forward-leading position as world policeman and financier. This has been shown through a reduction in funding to both NATO and the United Nations, as well as reduced funding and aid to international institutions and programs, all of which have been supporting the liberal international agenda and policies which are counter-intuitive for American economic growth, such as the Paris Climate Accord.

African nations on a whole have large Chinese import economies which will benefit from removing the USD and trading directly in yuan. These nations, such as Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, not to mention South Africa, all benefit from large amounts of US aid like Pakistan. These nations will follow the Pakistan move on using the yuan in trade with China, which will precipitate the pulling of American aid.

Some geopolitical strategy will to be applied of course, because it will be in America’s interest to maintain its own trade in USD. But this doesn’t change the fact that the broad use and accumulation of USD in foreign exchange reserve accounts around the world was a tool used to export dollar inflation. The less international demand on the USD means the Trump administration will have more tools to decrease the trade deficit and increase GDP growth. A depreciation of the dollar will take place in exchange with the currencies of those nations who begin to diversify with yuan. Each incremental step will see the renminbi strengthen and the dollar weaken.

Keep in mind, these exchange values are all relative. The dollar will mostly depreciate, but in varying degrees, depending on the amount of trade and diversification taking place. A depreciating dollar also isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As wages and jobs increase domestically, and a healthy inflation expands along with interest rate increases, American’s may not feel much of a change.

A depreciating dollar will mean cheaper American exports, which will fuel domestic growth and production. More jobs, higher wages, and lots of Trump votes in 2020. Add in the tax cuts and other economic stimulates which will role out over the next few years, and Americans are likely to experience some the best years since the 1950s.

It’s like I’ve been saying for years now, it’s all about the debt-to-GDP ratio, which will be decreasing dramatically in the coming months and years.

The issue of European nations is a little more tricky, though the increasing trade with both China and Russia will build even more momentum for de-dollarization. We will have to watch Ukraine and Iran closely to understand what direction Europe will take. – JC

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JC Collins can be contacted at jcollins@philosophyofmetrics.com

56 Comments on “More Engineered De-Dollarization for 2018 – And Why Its Great for America”

  1. What is the future for the USA with Donald Trump at the helm?

    In April 28, 2011, before Donald Trump was well known or even elected, a retired lieutenant fireman, had unusual encountered with His Creator. He, and another man, in 2005, saw that Donald Trump would serve 2 full term. Read the rest to know the future:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1rDHKTj-LI

    The Spirit of God says, I have “chosen” this man, Donald Trump, for such a time as this. For as Benjamin Netanyahu is to Israel, so shall this man be to the United States of America! For I will use this man to bring honor, respect and restoration to America. America will be respected once again as the most powerful and prosperous nation on earth, (other than Israel).

    The dollar will be the strongest it has ever been in the history of the United States, and will once again be the currency by which all others are judged.

    The Spirit of God says, the enemy will quake and shake and fear this man I have anointed. They will even quake and shake when he announces he is running for president, it will be like the shot heard across the world.

    The enemy will say “What shall we do now? This man knows all our tricks and schemes? We have been robbing America for decades, what shall we do to stop this?”

    The Spirit says HA! No one shall stop this that l have started!

    “For the enemy has stolen from America for decades and it stops now!”

    For I will use this man to reap the harvest that the United States has sown for and plunder from the enemy what he has stolen and return it 7 fold back to the United States.

    The enemy will say Israel, Israel, what about Israel? For Israel will be protected by America once again. The spirit says yes! America will once again stand hand and hand with Israel, and the two shall be as one. For the ties between Israel and America will be stronger than ever, and Israel will flourish like never before.

    The Spirit of God says, I will protect America and Israel, for this next president will be a man of his word, when he speaks the world will listen and know that there is something greater in him than all the others before him. This man’s word is his bond and the world and America will know this and the enemy will fear this, for this man will be fearless. The Spirit says, when the financial harvest begins so shall it parallel in the spiritual for America.

    The Spirit of God says,

    in this next election they will spend billions to keep this president out; It will be like flushing their money down the toilet. Let them waste their money, for it comes from and it is being used by evil forces at work, but they will not succeed, for this next election will be a clean sweep for the man I have chosen.

    They will say things about this man (the enemy), but it will not affect him, and they shall say it rolls off of him like the duck, for as the feathers of a duck protect it, so shall my feathers protect this next president.

    Even mainstream news media will be captivated by this man and the abilities that I have gifted him with, and they will even begin to agree with him says the Spirit of God.

  2. Excellent overview, J.C., once again showing that Trump isn’t the bumbling moron that MSM consistently presents him as. I look forward to robust growth and business activity accelerating.

    Yes, he must accommodate the nation, and his own policies, to the requirements of international trade, therefore banking. But I suspect he is also at war with the Crown Beast, though that won’t be as overt as his political pronouncements.

  3. JC. things seem to be going according to a plan you have been describing for at least a couple of years now. It feels about year late, but I think we can forgive you that, these big swings don’t always happen according to man’s schedule.

    I remember you saying that theses moves by the international banking interest would be implemented whether P.Trump or Hillary would of been elected. All through I do agree with you in the main on that, I wonder if it could of possibly taken the course it has with a P. Clinton?

    Alongside the implementing of “tweaking” of the financial system through the 2010 accords, allowing the Yuan into the basket of currencies, designed to correct the obcence, intolerable imbalances, comes a surprise. I’ll grant you this JC, you did say that the rampant corruption that had been tolerated would no longer be so, “Someone should of told the Clintons.” But I don’t think anyone saw, what we are seeing today.

    I believe what we are witnessing is a decapitation of one of the heads of the ‘Crown Beast System.” Not to think it is over, the system will either grow more heads back, or do without this one. Still nowhere have I read about this happening as I describe it, I describe it as the take down of the Rockefeller bloodline dynasty. They have been way to noisy in their level of corruption and have allowed way to much “noise” into their bloodline. With their patriarch now dead and gone they are set to pay the price of their “noise'”

    No one seems to see this happening as I see it. However many see it happening through places like the Q. Just who do you think Q is talking about? Everybody? Not hardly. The “system” will not fall. We will see a few of the Rothschild /Rockefeller connections go bust, that must be. But the Rothschild will survive, they keep their bloodline as pure as possible and their adherence to natural law is unbreakable.

    Exposed will be crimes so horrific to shock the soul. Ritual child sexual abuse and sacrifice, will be the headlines, the size of the financial crimes used against humanity will stagger the mind. Many will be brought to dock, their lives and fortunes rightfully taken. The world’s people quest and need for justice will be satiated.

    Things will then grow quiet, the way the Crown Beast System likes it. The Li’s, the Krupp’s and others, they do not like “noise.”
    PTM

    1. Hi Dearest Pieter,

      I had to think a lot about your concern regarding the “Bloodlines” and I discovered today that the Canadian Prime Minister Mr. Justin Trudeau may be the son of Fidel Castro! Looking at photos comparing the two, this is possible to see resemblances!

      https://www.vice.com/en_nz/article/jmk95b/we-investigated-those-damning-rumours-about-fidel-castro-being-justin-trudeaus-real-dad

      Castro himself, if I recall correctly is an Iberian Jew and from a wealthy family. So your Bloodline theory could just be true-deau! 🙂

  4. Dear Mr. Collins:

    Thank you for the informative and uplifting post.

    However, I must admit that I am struggling a bit with my attempts to grasp and understand the eventual balance in the short turn of the economic dynamics.

    Even if interest rates increase such that savers can earn some return on their remaining, but meager, stored wealth, I am seriously concerned how the paralleled rise in inflation will negative effect the masses of Americans presently struggling to make ends meet. For decades the pernicious
    and predacious banksters have simultaneously rigged all economics to steal wealth and economically enslave the vast majority of the planet’s population.

    There can be no economic recovery, great spiritual evolution, and elevation of the masses until honesty and justice prevail.

    There has been specific intents by TPTSNB to physically enslave human to retard spiritual developments and evolution. It is extremely difficult for most to evolve spiritually when they are cold and hungry.

    First justice, then economic recoveries.

    Ozymandias

    1. Interest rates don’t increase in a vacuum. Wage increases and the creation of higher paying jobs will accompany. It’s a balance.

    1. It will for the time being. These type of changes don’t happen over night. There is a lot of work which needs to be completed and implemented before fiat disappears. If at all.

      1. “If at all.” That makes perfect sense. Gold and silver used to be coined and now that we use fiat the gold and silver is no longer coined but still remains a factor. So perhaps fiat will remain a factor with the addition of blockchain cryptocurrencies. Instead of peeling an onion it seems we are adding layers or creating an onion.

    1. Thats interesting Peter. Clicking the link you provided sent me to webpage in French. But clicking the english option at the top of the page removed some of the French pages information.

      English version (No article on Islam):

      http://www.voltairenet.org/en

      French version translated with Google Chromes translator gave the following and the other articles were different also. Like “Israel and Iran jointly operate the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline”.

      Islam article:

      “Trump, the Muslim religion and political Islam
      by Thierry Meyssan
      DAMASCUS (SYRIA)
      For the last ten years, the United States has been caught in the face of Islam. On the one hand, they think of themselves as the country of religious freedom, on the other they use the Muslim Brotherhood to destabilize the wider Middle East, and a third they fight against the overflow of Islamic terrorism out of this region . They have banned any research that distinguishes Islam as a religion from its manipulation for political ends. After breaking with Muslim Brotherhood terrorism, Donald Trump has decided to reopen this issue, at the risk of provoking violence in his own country. Because in the United States, the freedom to practice Islam does not imply the freedom to enter politics.”

      Israel and Iran pipeline:

      “Israel and Iran jointly operate the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline

      n 1968, when Israel and the imperial monarchy of Iran had excellent relations, the two countries created a joint venture to manage the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline, the EAPC.

      After the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic, the pipeline was nationalized by Israel. In 2015, a Swiss court set Israel’s compensation to Iran at $ 1.1 billion. But this sum was never paid.

      The pipeline has been doubled to be used in both directions and the company now operates two oil terminals.

      The information on the EAPC is subject to Israeli military censorship. Any publication on the owners of this company, like the one published at the end of this article, is punishable by 15 years in prison.

      With the concession coming to an end in 2018, the Netanyahu government has quietly authorized its renewal. However a new company EAPC-B replaced the old EAPC. The Knesset Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense has renewed the military censorship system for any information relating to this society.

      It turns out that, contrary to the official statements of both parties, the EAPC is still a public law corporation owned half and half by Israel and the Islamic Republic.”

      1. Oh Dear, the under-the-table Israel-Mullahs relationship is out for all to see this greatest of deceptions! …Than you Dane and Pieter for the insightful Voltairenet.

        What is amazing is that since 1979 the relations between the two on the surface warring nations has been ongoing and non-stop. During the 1989’s Iran-Iraq war Israel was supplying Iranian Air Force and military with spare parts for their C-130, Chinook Choppers Cobra’s, F14’s, F4’s, Air-Air missiles etc. etc. In fact, the artificially extended 8 years war was all so that the war industry to become richer and also a great opportunity to test the latest toys.

        The hostage situation by the Islamist regime was carried out in absolute coordinates with the US state dept. and a Mr Bruce Laingen serving as the Chargé d’affaires (head of diplomatic mission) but really a CIA deep state asset. In all 4 years of the time when American embassy staff were supposedly the prisoners of the Islamic regime’s so called “Students of Imam Khomeini’s line”, Mr Bruce LAingen lived inside the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and had complete access to his HQ in Washington DC! The hostage situation was being managed by the two governments in concert. Yet another masterpiece of deception by the US State Dept. of the era aka CIA. I do wonder if Mr. Linden’s appointment in 1977-79 as the Ambassador to Malta had anything to his appointment. Knights of Malta keeps popping up in all this, don’t know could be an overactive imagination!

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Laingen

        Going back to the Israel-Iran Oil pipeline, it appears that the Mullahs have been sending oil to Israel as the Israeli refineries that were designed in the 60’s are ONLY designed to process and refine the Iranian oil which has different consistency and the quantity of by-products which can be produced! Every region and oil well produces different type of oil according to the mineral geological elements in that region.

        Regarding, US-Israeli arms selling to Iran-Iraq I can recommend a book by Israeli Ari Ben-Menashe where he writes his memoirs on how the Israeli arms dealer could source and sell arms to Iran as a means of keeping the war going for a staggering 8 years.

        https://uedata.amazon.com/Profits-War-Inside-U-S-Israeli-Network/dp/1879823012/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514922219&sr=1-1

        If anyone still believes the Iranian uprising is a small matter, please research the atrocities that the Mullahs did against 70 million Iranians with complete coordination of the Western liberal establishment, Deep State, Governments of the time in US, UK, EU, Israel et al. They were all in it, for fantastic free cash, and it was in the end the Iranian people who’d suffer the consequence of Pan-Islamism, Globalism, International Marxism, The EU’s colonization of Iran, Zionism, Wahhabi Sunni Pan-Islamism, Muslim Brotherhood. More than one million young men died of both sides but the western bankers and their armament industry friends and cohorst became much much wealthier than ever!

        Thankfully, things are rapidly changing in favor of the PEOPLE whether Iranian, American or any other nationality.

        We have to appreciate the end of this nightmare is because of President Trump…

      1. My Carpe Diem
        Yes, that’s the one.
        I still struggle with getting my links correct. Thanks for making it correct for me.
        Your Friend
        PTM

    1. Dane My Man
      Thanks for the fun link. I believe it was Tennessee Ernie Ford who brought out the most popular rendition of “Big John,” ’16 Tons.” and “John Henry Was a Steel Driving Man.”

      John Henry fought the then machine, and the Robotics of his day.

      John Henry Was a Steel Driving Man
      https://youtu.be/64GHrP3bCWk

      PTM

  5. Wow! We keep as informed as possible with Fox News and Fox Business. But the information we receive through POM helps us complete the puzzle.
    fierysword, I believe what you say is true.
    My husband and I are of modest means both disabled veterans on disability and my husband possibly will be looking into a lung transplant this year. We won’t be using VA because we would have to go to Washington or Wisconsin state for a minimum of a few months. Don’t like those states.
    My husband as Medicare now we will try to use it to stay in Texas for procedure.
    Thank you all for insight and wisdom.

  6. Another timely article. Happy New Year to you JC and the POM community! It was quite the year and I think we’ll be in for even more dramatic changes this year. I must say that I’m feeling cautiously optimistic about this new year. The winds of change are indeed blowing and POM, in my view, is at the leading edge of unveiling why the winds are blowing and in what direction! Here’s to another year of the POM thesis being validated!

    The optimism that I’ve been feeling has actually inspired me to start a website of my own. It’s my first attempt to consolidate my own understanding of the cultural and socioeconomic implications of the ongoing transformation of the IMS. The site’s content is heavily influenced by the insight provided here at POM. I’m hoping that it captures the essence of certain notions presented here while giving people a new organizational framework to apply to their lives.

    I’m still reading up on the details of this new blockchain technology that looks so promising. But already, I’m asking myself if the framework and principles described on my website could help lay the foundation for new ways of utilizing and integrating this technology going forward. I’m pleased to share this with the good folks here at POM and would love any feedback. Thanks and take care.

    http://thecornerstoneinitiative.info/

  7. “Trump Report Card”

    The scorecard for the first year in office for President Trump. This gives an idea regarding how much work is needed to put America back on track. It looks like there’s far more to complete but what’s becoming more and more vocal is people’s expectations regarding the Justice system (or lack of!) in the US specifically regarding the Clintons, Obama regime operatives as well as the FBI.

    https://phibetaiota.net/2018/01/paul-adams-trump-report-card-2018-01-02/#more-128947

    1. Hey Carpe Diem, I was shown a really good way to track the Trump admins (better said .gov websites) weekly views on Iran was with the following:
      https://www.google.com/search?q=site:gov+iran&tbs=qdr:w

      Here’s some results:
      Unlike Obama, Trump will not be silent on Iran
      January 4, 2018
      “We stand with the proud people of Iran because it is right.”
      Vice President Mike Pence

      Treasury Sanctions Iranian Entities
      January 4, 2018
      “Action Illustrates Iranian Regime’s Prioritization of Destabilizing Weapons Systems at the Expense of its People”
      “These sanctions target key entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program, which the Iranian regime prioritizes over the economic well-being of the Iranian people. As the Iranian people suffer, their government and the IRGC fund foreign militants, terrorist groups, and human rights abuses,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.

      The Wall Street Journal: “Busting Illusions About Iran”
      January 3, 2018
      “Mr. Trump…has distinguished between the regime and the Iranian people, much as Ronald Reagan did with the Soviet Union. In speeches over the past year, the President has called out the regime for stirring up foreign trouble and subjugating its people.”

      1. Thank you, Darren,

        Great finds. The one that caught my attention was this one: “Treasury Sanctions Iranian Entities”.

        The way such sanction works is that. it will eventually cripple the entire system like cancer to a point that the regime will be unable to carry out normal functions such as payment to government workers, disruption in normal transportation of food, fuel, and vital stuff. This action will awaken the portion of the public who do not participate in the insurrection and the masses will eventually upturn the regime. The Islamist regime of mullahs has stayed in power on three pillars. They are Total oppression and brutality, Outside total assistance of EU and the previous US govs. i.e. Clinton, Bush and Obama (except for Pres, Reagan!), and lastly PROPAGANDA.

        The last item is currently of importance since I am hearing calls to occupy ALL radio and TV stations throughout the country. With the right HELP from President Trump’s government to Iranian PEOPLE, the mullahs regime falls in a short time before they start thinking about massacre plans of the Iranian people opposing the regime.

        1. Ambassador Haley Calls for UN Security Council Meeting on Iran
          https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8246
          The U.S. Mission has requested a UN Security Council briefing on ongoing developments in Iran for 3:00 p.m. tomorrow.

          “Tomorrow the UN Security Council will discuss the troubling and dangerous situation in Iran. The world has witnessed the horrors that have taken place in Syria, that began with a murderous regime denying its people’s right to peacefully protest. We must not let that happen in Iran. This is a matter of fundamental human rights for the Iranian people, but it is also a matter of international peace and security. It will be telling if any country tries to deny the Security Council from even having this discussion, just as the Iranian regime tries to deny its own people the ability to have their voices heard,” said Ambassador Haley.

          After the $285m budget cut by Haley after the UN Jerusalem vote, this is big.

          1. Thanks, Darren,

            Yes, all (or some) is true, particularly the “sudden” death of Satan’s brother, a Mr Peter Sutherland who apparently passed away!

            I wonder why these folks suddenly go dead! I can think of a Robert Maxwell, Berzinsky, Leon Brittan and many others. These folks have a habit of disappearing under “gone back to his maker” theme, when and always about the time of indictment! Pretty cool, I’d say! …and yet, we have to be grateful that such despicable specimen as Sutherland is no more!

    2. My Carpe Diem
      Let’s take another look at that report card , in what do you say six-months, and see if P.Trumps grade doesn’t improve. I generously give him a week C at this point.

      As to your response to my questions in the last post, all I can say is WOW. You never let me down. Thanks so much.

      Zig is dead, and so is that perversion of the great name Cyrus. J. Carter is still looking for job with the P.Trump administration at age 93. Why doesn’t he just give up the ghost already? H.K can’t be much longer for this world no matter how much baby blood he drinks.

      If my view of the Rockefeller Bloodline and it’s minions, being brought to dock and destroyed in the process hold any water, perhaps better days are ahead for awhile.

      I Feel a change in the weather.

      Thanks for everything
      Yours
      PTM

      1. You are welcome Pieter Dearest,

        I found this funny as it is true: “H.K can’t be much longer for this world no matter how much baby blood he drinks.” 🙂

        I have heard that this person get medical surgery to replace their thyroids with the body parts of the poor unwanted humans (always babies!) that will keep them going. The sign to look for is a very STIFF NECK. These folks can not turn around to look at thinks by moving their necks as a result and they often look crooked physically…” crooked” says a lot here! Let’s see what Camp David gathering will bring us.

  8. A matter of time.

    “If you discard the concept of past and future, traditional thinking leaves only the NOW.

    But NOW doesn’t exist either, Except in only the most superficial sense of the word. Because humans have defined NOW in a way that has no relationship to NATURE or NATURAL LAW.

    A drop of water, by experience and definition, can “exist” in a “sense” but loses it’s “definition” when the drop enters the ocean. Does the drop cease to exist since it can no longer be observed as a drop? Is the ocean comprised of a series of drops? Or can the whole of the ocean be thought of holding the ‘potential’ of being subdivided INTO drops?Before said sub-division exist, no drop exist. Once the drop enters the ocean, can that drop,,,that specific drop,,, be exactly reconstituted? Has the drop, or the ocean changed? But, you say, I can extract a drop which is VERY SIMILAR, and thus good enough! But the drop is gone forever,, never to be seen again and beyond the control of the “dropper.”

    “So if time were to be visualized as a “drop” and dropped in to a larger medium comprised of “time drops” the individual time drop would cease to exist,, have no past or future in any meaningful sense,,,but might be thought to contain all the aspects during the formation of the time drop,,, but yet the time drop ceases to exist when entering the time drop pool.

    Things flow into other things. It is not linear or modular, it is the operation of NATURE and NATURAL LAW and thus defies convention.”

    Drop a clock into the picture, behold,, bloodline thinking.

    “Forget time, and consider the progression of your bloodline. The bloodline progresses or it doesn’t. And THAT isn’t a time function. It has nothing to do with with your concept of time.

    “The evolution of the bloodline. THAT is the take away point.”

    My Dear POM, I believe learning about the “Beast” and how he thinks, best be done before you come out from under of the warmth of the “DRAGON’S” wing, and attempt to put his eye out, much less cut his head off.

    This “BEAST” who for the moment is operating under the guise of what the POM is currently referring to as “The Crown Beast System,” which is as good a name as any, has been in business for a long, long time. Their ADVANTAGE , IMHO is part, but certainly not parcel, of a fact, that they interact with each other with strict adherence to ”natural law.”
    While we struggle under a “Maritime Law System,” that they have imposed on humanity, for you tell me, how many years, decades, centuries. Eons?

    For them it is not really about win or lose, but, more to ADVANTAGE. At least that is what I’m beginning to believe. Please stay with me, it can get a bit frightening out here.

    I haven’t mentioned my garden, my redemption garden, in a long time now, have I. ‘Cause it was flop,a complete xoc!!*ptk>+ing flop. A 50’x50′ prime time piece of land aided by Bobcat, scraped clean, rototilled with enough manure to start a small bio-gas generator, and fenced to keep out anything larger than ants. Still it failed. Even after and with paying tribute and adherence to all the spirits, I thought I covered all of them, still it failed.

    Egos, what failed it, egos. I had to much help and to much ego of my own. Egos, and the want of a couple of scarecrows and $10 worth of wind spinners added to the demise. The demon birds got me. They got me good, I should of appealed to some kind of feathered spirit, but I did not, if I would of, I’m positive the spirits would of cautioned me against the way I did it. I filled an old fifth-wheel trailer I have here, with well over a hundred cups of seed starters and they sprouted great, I got 9 out of 10. I loaded ’em up the last Saturday
    of April and had enough help to get the them all in the ground in one day. I went home believing we were going to have a wonderful garden, used Sunday to relax and have a drink or two, you know me. I went back Monday to water and saw that for the lack a couple of scarecrows and $10 worth of wind spinners, those birds, those dirty birds had eaten everything.

    Blame went flying around fatter and faster than the birds that found the feast. The spirit of understanding could not be found to re-start and try to still get something in the ground, and perhaps salvage the season. I’m happy to report that no blows were exchanged, so the seventy plus I have, showed at least well enough to keep me from what used to be my normal. ‘Nuff said about that, you get the picture.

    This new years plan, well hell yeah, I ain’t giving up. The reason I chose to put the redemption garden in on a friends property, down in the Valley of Gold is because of the better soil, and my ego wanted a big ‘redemption garden,’ I felt I had a lot of redeeming to do, might as well get ‘er done in one fell swoop. Right? My, whatever Gods may be, I still have a lot work to do, grant me the time, I’m working.

    Up here on the So-Hi where I live are the last foothills of a mountain range named The Cerbats.
    Ghost of the Cerbat Mountain Range-Legends of America
    https://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-cerbat/

    It is decomposing granite, rocks is what it is. Preparing a 50’x50′ out of this shit seemed to be, and was beyond my level of ambition, redemption be damned. This year a 10’X10′ is not. I got it going, it is starter fenced and the pick work is done. I’m currently raking it out and thinking about the spirits of the rocks that I’m taking from their relative cool under a few inches of dirt and tossing them over the hill where their new home is sun drenched. I hope they don’t mind so much and don’t find it in themselves to gather as a force and stone me.

    We will see how this year goes, I’m thinking of calling on the spirits of luck, but I realize that’s a gamblers bet on it’s best day. I think better, is the gentleman’s request, that ask the POM to wish me good luck. Thanks in advance.
    PTM

  9. Lol, awesome Peter. Does our eye in the sky (our God head) see individual drops of water or is water simply water? Like humans are humans and love is love?

    I believe separation only comes in the world of matter ie the physical world.

    Hey Peter I wish all the luck you need to help you along this year. I’m struggling to keep these poinsettias alive….

    1. Dane My Man
      Thank for all.

      My friendship with the local tribal natives the”Hualapai”(pronounced, wall-a-pie, means people of the pine trees) has allowed me small glimpses into their spiritual world. One of them is simply that a glimpse, and so sync you should bring it up.

      To the Hualapai, an eye in the sky is any rock formation on the horizon on a mountain side that forms a hole that exposes the sky behind it. I’ve been shown two neither where in the Hualapai mountains, the range that carries their name, but is not part of their reservation, that seems to figure into play as part of their tragic history, in their legends.Surprisingly enough I have found one on my own that I can see from where I sit looking out the window, I’m looking at as I type. They are quite rare, but not as rare as one would think, if you know what to look for. You can only begin to imagine the spiritual connotations these “eyes” hold for my native Hualapai friends.

      By the way they do not consider me a brother, I am a friend, that is their choice. If it was up to me, brother would work. Friend, brother any other, just don’t call me late for dinner. Fry bread and pinto beans, UGH!( As they have been falsely accused of saying) but it is still dinner, and really not bad if served with and a elk steak, I am not often given that treat.

      Dane , good luck with your poinsettias. Isn’t there some kind of Easter egg hunt thing coming up that they traditionally use poinsettias in? Just kidding.

      Have a great day, Dane.

      My friend? My Brother?
      Just don’t call me late for dinner
      PTM

    1. Great article, which I missed, thanks Darren.
      “It’s not incompetence, …it’s a strategy”
      This is what most don’t seem to realise (yet).

  10. From the Department of Justice:
    https://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept/status/949358116252110848
    “From now on, our Department will not usurp Congress’s job of making the rules. We will stick to enforcing them.”—Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein

    This tweet is part of a prepared speech:
    Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Delivers Remarks to the Palm Beach Forum Club About the Rule of Law
    January 5, 2018
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/deputy-attorney-general-rosenstein-delivers-remarks-palm-beach-forum-club-about-rule-law

    1. From that speech:
      Attorney General Sessions ordered our Department to stop supplanting Congress’s power of the purse by using the threat of prosecution to appropriate money from private defendants and divert it to favored special interest groups. It is Congress’s job to decide how to spend the government’s money.

      Those policy changes implement the rule of law.

        1. Sorry Pieter, I don’t mean to Bogart but this stuff is interesting and there is nowhere else in the virtual world to throw these nuggets for genuine intellectuals to consume without condemnation of the uneducated thrower, lol. The POM universe thrives!

          When “Code is Law” meets “Law is Law” — Inside the American Bar Association’s Biggest Blockchain Event of the Year
          https://hackernoon.com/when-code-is-law-meets-law-is-law-inside-the-american-bar-associations-biggest-blockchain-c76e3bafbb9a

          fascinating.

          1. hang on whoa. Can someone confirm that smart contracts are programmed in javascript?

            This is not good if true. Hacking is possible because of javascript.

          2. it can be. That is enough for anyone getting involved in Ethereum Smart Contracts to take a step back.

          3. just having a dig at your expense mate, couldn’t help myself hahah love you guys

  11. That’s awesome Peter. For me I take the all seeing eye to be of a similar idea. Of course man has made some very creative perspectives on varying ideas of what it means. And maybe it does mean some of those things today. But i take it back to its good hearted inception.

  12. Lol. Glad to be an inspiration Darren. There are a few blockchain crypto currencies that are setting up in alignment with the laws. It’s so cool watching this grow like a child finding its way in the world.

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