Friday morning is NOT a good time to send a new post.
Readership on my last one (“Dreizin Explains Govt Finance“) was off by 20 percent.
Please check it out, if you haven’t already.
You’ll find a detailed explanation as to why the U.S. national debt, per se, ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT MATTER…..
…..and, more Ukraine “HR” news that the MSM won’t touch.
Any comments, please leave there, not here.
Just one update, to back up that post:
On spending cuts, I’ve only been proven more right, in the last 24 hours. Most House Republicans still can’t define what they want to cut. ONLY evident idea so far, there’s now talk of walking back some one-off, leftover korona-stimulus money that was never spent, and in fact, might not entirely be there (i.e. program spending that was authorized but not, technically, funded.) So, they might “cut” this “spending”, and call it “putting our budget on track”, LOL. There are no other ideas. These guys are clowns. The national-level Republican party is a FRAUD. Everything that you’re seeing is PURE THEATER. You should NOT be voting for these absolutely hollow, total fakes. They WILL NOT deliver on, or save, anything.
Those who’ve already read yesterday’s post…..
…..might wish to catch up on my Comments Policy, at bottom.
I’ve just now added a few conditions.
It’s not as short as it was.
Don’t Be Lazy
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If my emails come to your work address…..
…..what happens when you find a new job?
OR, if you’re on an institutional server (government, university, etc.)…..
…..you could be reading me for many months…..
…..and then, suddenly, they block my email address as spam…..
…..and, good chance, you don’t even know how to spell my name/site, to search it out…..
…..and we lose touch.
This HAS happened.
In one case, deliberately.
(At one top institution, it was not an auto spam-filter. I’m so radioactive, a live administrator actually blocked me.)
Please, DON’T be complacent.
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Ridiculous Spelling Policy
As usual, if you wish to comment on anything korona related, please use more-or-less my usual idiotic spellings of key terms (e.g. korona, vy-rus, vary-ants, vakk-seen, vakk-seenz, vakk-syn-ay-tted, vakk-syn-ay-shun, booss-tter shawt, imm-yoo-ni-ttee, ann-tee-baw-dee, pann-de-mmyk, pfye-zzer, moh-derr-na, etc.) or your comment will NOT be approved, as it will be a risk to the existence of this site on its given platform. Feel free to come up with your own moronic va-ree-ay-shunz. Thank you.
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Comments and any associated weblinks or other references must be directly relevant and tangential to my published material (not just to other comments), specifically the material above the given comments section that you are adding to. THIS IS NOT A DEBATE PLATFORM TO DISCUSS IRRELEVANT HISTORICAL QUESTIONS, OR YOUR OWN PET SUBJECTS THAT DON’T BEAR ON WHAT I WROTE. Please, no disjointed / overcaffeinated rambling; no “pet issues” that have no direct bearing on what I wrote; no unclear/unexplained or irrelevant weblinks; no trying to write your own mini-blog news update digest in my comments; no batteries of questions like what about Donetsk and what about Kiev and how does this all end and where does blah blah blah (I will NOT respond to you, I will BLOCK you); no Nazis; no Nazis pretending to be Jewish like “I’m a bar mitzvah boy, but I’m so ashamed of my people who are not the real Jews of Jesus’ time“; no “crypto” Jew-hating (when I have to read it three times before I’m sure it’s about Jews, then I permanently block your wise ass); no dogmatic Marxists; no using anti-Ukraine jargon that no one outside of your online freak community can understand, because you’re a freak (e.g., Ukrops, 404); no calling for the destruction or dissolution of the USA or its government; no calling for violence against current or former elected or appointed officials of the U.S. Government; no nonconstructive or hateful ranting about Jews (or Swej, Joos, Jooz, Jooze, Juice, Juize, Jewz, Jewze, J-Dogs, J-Dogz, J-Dawgz, J’s, Chews, Choos, Chooz, Chooze, Zionists, Zio-Nazis, Anglo-American Zionists, Amerizionists, Zionist Occupation Government, ZOG, IsraHell, Bibi SatanYahoo, “those of whom we cannot speak”, “your friends whom we can’t talk about”, “a certain small ethnic group”, the chosen, the tribe, the chosen tribe, the thirteenth tribe, tribe of Judah, the Khazarians, Khazarian mafia, Rothschilds, Khazarian Rothschilds, JewTube, JooTube, JewMerica, JooMerica, etc., etc.); no being nasty to other commenters; no trolling the “sysop”; no passive-aggressive needling of the “sysop” (I don’t acknowledge, I just BLOCK and you’re gone); and no claiming “the korona doesn’t exist because vyruses don’t exist.” Please share your ***CONCISE*** (2 smartphone screens of text is NOT concise), relevant, coherent, organized thoughts, and come back for my next post. Also, by commenting, you expressly accept and agree to my “one bullet, one Nazi” policy, and please be advised, this includes Nazis everywhere, even in the Ukraine. Furthermore, if you are a LibJew/DemJew, you are BANNED from commenting on this site UNLESS you acknowledge the extensive presence and influence of Nazis and other fascists in the Ukraine, who don’t give a fuck that they have an allegedly “Jewish president”, because they’re still getting paid, and they’ll “take their country back from the Jews” once they take care of the Russians (can’t slit all throats at once.) If you can’t acknowledge it, then get the fuck out with your “Never Again” bullshit. Also, no scrubs.
Maybe it is because of your radioactive reputation that I have had to spend an hour on the phone twice in the past 6 months with Apple support to retrieve all the important emails I had archived after they mysteriously disappeared without trace – no they are not in my junk folder or in the bin. I will now have to spend another hour on the phone with them on Monday because they all vanished again yesterday. Keep up the good work Jacob …. you are definitely over the target!
Jacob. Your updated comments policy is pure gold! I lMAO reading it. I imagine a few heads exploded after reading it. Hopefully their next of kin finds them before the weekend is over. By Monday I dare say they might be a little ripe if the central heat is on…
People, just use RSS to keep track of Dreizin and the others, it’s much better than emails. Just get a RSS app and paste this url in :
Voilà. Now you’ll never miss any of his article.
It’s so convenient that if a site doesn’t offer rss I don’t even bother with it.
Good point…popping this into Calibre now with my other news feeds.
Barnes referred to you, last night on the ‘free form Friday’ video on America’s Untold Stories. He was rather positive. I suspect he reads the newsletter…:)
Way back, before the social media censorship purge kicked into high gear, there is a guy from Canada named Stefan Molyneaux who had a channel named Freedomain Radio on YouTube. He still has his website and is on Rumble, etc. It’s a philosophy channel and mostly libertarian as much as I can tell.
Like anyone else, I don’t necessarily agree with 100% of what he talks about. But!
Back in the pre-purge YouTube days he did have a video on the national debt where he plainly said, “it’s not going to be paid off. EVER.” He talked about how it was theater and just fallacious or a fantasy to imagine that it will ever be reduced, never mind paid off. So kind of the same thing as what you’re saying about it here, albeit in slightly different terms. Pretty much, same conclusion though.
It was a great video. It might be archived on his website, I dunno. I don’t really follow him anymore but I still think he’s someone that is more right than wrong on most things.
I remember Stefan Molyneaux— he had over a million subscribers before YouTube terminated his channel.
I believe the standard practice is to bury news you don’t want people to notice on a Friday evening release. So, 20% drop in readership for a Friday blog post is completely reasonable.
Mercouris would be at a loss without the existence of the English word, “absolutely.” His regular habit of butting in and/or talking over Christoforou is annoying.
Jacob, You express insights bluntly and I appreciate that. Polish is not your way but the insights are important. Tried to send some $s your way, unsuccessfuly! After entering CC details, etc the transaction wouldn’t go through?
Hello, thanks, it’s some problem on your end. Try another device, or another browser.
Jacob, Alexander Merouris has been very complementary to you on number of occasion and he has not said anything negative about anyone so I am a bit curious as to why you are going after him in public. Very unkind words spoken publicly? Anyway, your blog posts are very interesting accurate and I always look forward to email alerts for new posts. Thank you.
Hello! Thanks very much for writing. Even if it’s nonsense. From what I’m told, Mercouris hasn’t mentioned me in months, and as for what I’ve written about his show, it was in response to readers CONSTANTLY bringing him up in the comments. I have said nothing untrue or even bad about him, at all. It’s pretty dumb if you’re upset that I called him a businessman, and analyzed his game.
If readers want to talk Mercouris, sure, I’ll talk Mercouris. Why would I not? It’s just customer service, straight up. It seems that’s caused about 150 Mercouris diehards to unsubscribe, but engagement in the comments is up, and most people seem to love it. I’ve become the world’s only Mercouris and Gonzalo Lira discussion board, filling that market niche, LOL.
Yes, he did help a lot with my audience growth, early on… But, he also kept 100% of ad proceeds (probably close to $10,000) from posting, on his own channel, my first 4 or 5 YouTube videos, as well as my guest show that I did with him…..
…..most or all of which, got MORE views, on HIS channel, than HIS OWN vids were getting at the time. In the early months of the Ukraine war, it was a huge boost to his own “war credentials.”
So, he helped me, and I helped him, we’re even, and now I can say whatever. It’s not like he was ever going to invite me back to his show, anyway, since I started talking about the vakkseenz.
Well, I listen or pay attention to both of youz. But, I will say Alex C and M focus exclusively on You-Crane. You have veered off into more American topics that the international fan base those guys have aren’t as interested in. Not being critical, just accounting for your lack of mention on their channel(s). I will encourage you to go the way your winds take you.
I did wonder if the Greeks ( cannot help but think of the fraternity system at my old school when I write that ) kept the revenue when guests appear. You answered it. I guess if the guests continue to show up then why change that. Fair enough. LOL.
The video model must be far more profitable than writing for Consortium News that Alexander Mercouris used to do and may even match the barrister earnings model that he did have. Good luck to him and both he and his friend do give decent insights. Your perspective also seems a realistic and fair one.
Mercouris ought to be pleased too that he is being blogged about. All publicity is good. Even people on this site who complain about him still seem to watch. You do see occasional comments elsewhere that they are both in the pay of Putin. That feels completely false and they clearly have no need of Russian money anyway!
Christoforou is apparently well known in Cyprus. I asked a Greek friend about him whose spouse is Greek Cypriot and they are very aware of him and his family. Nothing bad. Just aware. Mercouris seems less well known although I believe he comes from an established Greek family.
Im a disabled/forced retired fart that could give a rats ass if someone doesnt care for what I read or follow so I will be around reading whatever you post. I do await a time when you add yourself to Locals. That would be very interesting.
I do want to thank you for waking me up as to why it takes Alexander of the Duran 10 minutes to complete a spoken sentence. The monetary angle/time was something I never considered while the only reason that makes sense. Oh well. I guess good for them both if they manage to make a buck. The pair will never approach the income of morons of the Chris Hayes variety………….or that space alien “Morning Joe” and his ugly wife with the un-spellable last name.
As always Mr. Dreizin, thank youi for your efforts
The debt matters BIG TIME to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. If you check Barrons Magazine you will find that the Treasury plans to raise this coming week $203,000,000,000 to keep the US from defaulting on their $31 Trillion of debt.Yep, that annualizes to $10 Trillion. And- unlike the central bank printers in Japan- this cash comes primarily from voluntary buyers rolling over their maturing T-Bonds but only because they get a high enough interest rate on the new T-Bonds they buy. Back in the day those buyers were termed by President Clinton as the all powerful ‘Bond Market Vigilantes’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_vigilante My biggest current speculation is betting that the vigilantes will return and drive up interest rates.
Best and thanx, Mr Dreizen, for your great column
Hello! The aggregate debt figure, does not matter to Yellen. The debt LIMIT (a political gimmick from Congress) matters to Yellen.
I know my comment won’t make publication (not expecting it), I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate and look forward to your “diamond in the rough” dialogue. You have my vote and support. Also keep putting links for donations in your blogs. Some of us need reminders.
Hello! Why would I not publish your fine comment?
I do not think there has ben a decrease in real Government spending since the 1920(s). Can’t remember the President but he not only cut the budget but he also cut the number of government employees. So you have to do both. Good old method of first describe the mission of your office and justify each position. One will find three or four agencies and people doing the same jobs and all having their own budget which is probably increased a minimum of 7% per year. We are all just suckers to these blood suckers!!!!
You may be a sucker, but, they are not sucking YOUR blood. Even in a good year with no disasters, 1/4 of the Federal budget is deficit spending, typically paid by essentially no one. If that 1/4 disappeared, unemployment would immediately go to at least 15 percent, and you (or your parents, whoever you are) might be out of a job, for a looooong time. In short, you are probably among the majority who benefit from government spending.