Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 January 2020
Posted on 01/19/2020 4:38:32 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
January 19th, 2020
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Endurance athlete Colin OBrady. The panel will be Karl Rove, former Bush White House senior adviser; Jonathan Swan of Axios; GOP pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson; and Charles Lane of The Washington Post.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.); Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.). The panel will be Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, authors of the latest Trash Trump book, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America; former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.); Hugh Hewitt.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.). Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas); Gary Cohn, former director of the National Economic Council; and Jan Crawford of CBS Spews. The panel will be Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal, Susan Page of USA Today and Ed OKeefe and Weijia Jiang of CBS.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School professor emeritus; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. The panel will be ABCs Matthew Dowd; former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, D-Chicago; Republican strategist Sara Fagen; and former DNC Chair Donna Brazile.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio); Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.); Dershowitz; and Jeffrey Toobin of CNN. The panel includes CNN commentators Mary Katharine Hamm and Karen Finney; former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va.; and Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla. Brianna Keilar anchors.
SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES (FNC): *NOPE = Never Obtain the Presidency, Ever
Watch the hosts and panels all so eager to see the Trump impeachment trial where Trump is found guilty fantasy.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep! Also, Sharyl Attkinsons Full Measure: Watch live at 9:30 EST.
The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV
The election is going to come down to who believes in Global Warming or Communism and those who do not. All the other issues they are supposedly concerned about such as healthcare or border crossings comes down to one belief, do you believe in Global Warming or are you a denier?
Everyone in the DNC believes in Global Warming absolutely and completely. If you do not believe, you will be ejected from the Party and told you are anti-science and an enemy of the eart. As it looks more and more like Bernie is going to be their nominee you will hear him droning on about the need to cut fossil fuels and build smart renewable energy. Of course, all that renewable energy will be needing larger and larger gummit programs.
When Al Gore and Enron CEO Ken Lay discovered Global Warming as a replacement for their lucrative Acid Rain offsets, they claimed there would be no snow in the Sierra Nevadas by 2020. It was universally understood by his hockey stick graph by the year 2020 the polar caps would be gone and most of the snow would have disappeared from the planet. This was dramatized in his movie, Mind out of Balance; with a polar bear floating on the last piece of ice to her ultimate demise.
The movie and its cult following has made Algore a billionaire as he has become the toast of the liberal elites being a great sage to the faithful. After all, even monks have to eat. He made perhaps the greatest piece of propaganda the world has ever seen as it is still required viewing in every school around the world. How can you argue with great scientific minds like Bart Simpson shooting CO2 out of the air to make the world into a giant hot house? It was propaganda mastery being pointed at the under ten population so they could grow up as true believers. It also was made low enough to reach the Hollywierd crowd.
None of their predictions from the acclaimed professors have come true in their fifteen-year predictions yet we are supposed to believe they are correct in their fifty-year doomsday. Not one of their predictions have come in the slightest way yet the believers are even more convinced in their belief. Never mind it was proved beyond a doubt Penn State Professor Mann faked the data to make his Hockey Stick graph, the true believers continue to march in lockstep procession.
The reason the followers believe is they are true communists. They are not Democrat Socialists which is a nice way of saying Communist, they are Communists who would do exactly what every Communist on the planet would do to you if they get into power. The reason they targeted the under 10 crowd is they are the most gullible and have not lived long enough to witness the Soviet Union or Maos China. The Communists point to Hitler and the Nazis, but they dont tell you about their Soviet Union and China and those killing fields which made Hitler look like a Kindergartener.
Global Warming it the tool to make another Communist empire. It will take massive gummit programs and regulations as you force the country from the most efficient energy system to the least efficient. With oil and coal, you simply must dig or drill and then refine it to make it a usable energy source. It is the easiest form of energy to move as pipelines are both efficient and safe while the massive amounts of Nat Gas have made an even more clean abundant source of energy which would be outlawed.
Conversely, renewables which is a false term since energy can only be used it can never be renewed; takes a massive infrastructure of panels, windmills, batteries and new transportation of the energy. This is a hundred trillion-dollar infrastructure to satisfy a study which has been proven false time and time again. There would be no air travel with very little train since there would be no energy to move the trains as electricity is very unreliable in remote areas of the country. It would take trillions of dollars to make these high-speed trains which would be susceptible to every weather and geological event imaginable. Even at that, the quickest a train could cross the country would be two to three days while you can fly in six hours. This is what you get for your hundred trillion dollars.
Therefore, you brainwash the youts since they have never had enough life experience to know when they are being scammed. People who have been alive for more than forty years have seen this fraud several times from the same Communists. Most of them were funded by the Soviet Union such as Green Peace and the Sierra Club who had direct ties to Russian funding. The same people were behind the coming Ice Age, the Ozone hole and most all the environmental movements were proxies for Russia.
One of the closest groups which had dovetailed with Global Warming was the Peak Oil scare. All the same professors who are pushing Global Warming were pushing Peak Oil which said Oil production had peaked around 2010 and would run out by 2020 which is why there was a huge push to make smaller and smaller cars to conserve oil. It is a major reason the world had CAFÉ standards to make cars more and more fuel efficient and deadlier. This theory went up in smoke once fracking was invented and America found it was floating on an ocean of oil destroying the Peak Oil theory academia clung to for so many years.
You must change the young since they have not experienced these fake science theories and do not understand the difference between a theory and fact. They do not have the built-in skepticism the older people have let alone the mistrust of gummit. They claim to question the District of Corruption, yet they are willing to put their lives in the hands of that same swamp. They are willing to accept all the regulations and rules they will use to control their lives through Global Warming and Nationalized Healthcare. They are fine with an all-powerful spying agency which is willing to spy on Donald Trump for the crime of running for the presidency. These kids have not seen what happens when you lose your freedoms and nothing standing between you and the gulags but a reported offense to the state.
America has become two separate countries divided by two religions. One worships man and gummit while the other worships God. One believes in worshiping and saving Ghia through a nebulous science called Global Warming or Climate Change or Weather Change or whatever will convince the followers it is true. Hiding behind all those names is an all-powerful government ready to strip you of all your rights and privileges as well as most of the modern lifestyle. The warm and fuzzy polar bears would be replaced by draconian rule to minimize your individual choices for the good of the planet.
The other side worships God and believes the gummit that provides the least provides the best. It is a very optimistic philosophy which says God will provide and is in control of his creation. It believes if there are problems in the future such as Weather Change then man will adapt and invent to make things better and get to the other side through invention and innovation. They do not fall for every doomsday scare and wait to see proof before overreaction to a ridiculous theory which has no hard proof.
America is two countries divided by separate faiths. One is the belief in God the creator and the other is the belief in man hidden behind the worship of Gods Creation. The Creation is perfection since God is perfect, so he created perfection. Just like Adam and Eve, they began worshiping knowledge and the tree of life, today man worships mans knowledge of Gods creation. This time they wrapped it in Climate Change and are following Algore so they can pick daisies and live on clean energy inside their virtue bubbles. These are the two religions fighting for the soul of America.
Pray America Wakes Up
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Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Once Again...only Sunday TV News Show worth tuning in to is Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures”, broadcast on Fox News Channel at 10:00 AM (EST)!!! “THE BEST”!!!
Worst show ever Trump Hater, America Hater, Communist Chris Wallace, Fox News Channel!!!
At the same time? Could be good.
I have asked to have this post removed for that pic of the terrorist.
Got the thing off of Facebook for God’s sake but remove the post please.
Sensitive eyes are offended.
"America has become two separate countries divided by two religions. One worships man and gummit while the other worships God. One believes in worshiping and saving Ghia through a nebulous science called Global Warming or Climate Change or Weather Change or whatever will convince the followers it is true.
Hiding behind all those names is an all-powerful government ready to strip you of all your rights and privileges as well as most of the modern lifestyle. The warm and fuzzy polar bears would be replaced by draconian rule to minimize your individual choices for the good of the planet.
The other side worships God and believes the gummit that provides the least provides the best. It is a very optimistic philosophy which says God will provide and is in control of his creation. It believes if there are problems in the future such as Weather Change then man will adapt and invent to make things better and get to the other side through invention and innovation. They do not fall for every doomsday scare and wait to see proof before overreaction to a ridiculous theory which has no hard proof. ..............
Good stuff as good as it gets.
A couple of days ago I started seeing more and more stuff on the FED and its latest grab for more and more power.
Seems ZH,Zerohedge, got into the act and came up with a really good piece that I used as a basis for some thoughts. they are here:
What if I told you that a private company handled much of the money that is now in circulation decides what interest rates to charge and how much money to put out into circulation.This company never gets a real audit and pretty much decides the fate of our economy and has for over one hundred years.
Sounds like a conspiracy tale.
As I like the say its only a conspiracy until its not.Its called the FED.The Federal Reserve Bank.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve here's a clip from the top:
As usual wiki gives us the leftist view of things and they forget,or leave out a few details.:
The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve or simply the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States of America. It was created on December 23, 1913,(near midnight on Christmas eve when no one was looking,paying any attention, this thing would never have withstood the light of day) with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act,(seems the Congress was getting paid off even way back then) after a series of financial panics,particularly the panic of 1907, led to the desire(in this case we are talking about the desire of certain Illuminati to control the money supply in the US which has ramifications worldwide) for central control(basically worldwide control) of the monetary system in order to alleviate financial crises.(or create them as the case may be) Over the years, events such as the Great Depression in the 1930s and the Great Recession during the 2000s have led to the expansion of the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System.(what that means is the Fed through never having had a legitimate unbiased audit seeks even more power)
Continuing the wiki fairy tale of who the Fed is we see the following:
The U.S. Congress established three key objectives(once again we are talking about a bill pushed through congress on Christmas eve when no one was particularly paying any attention to it at all) for monetary policy in the Federal Reserve Act:
1. Maximizing employment,(that only works under Republican presidents who are not part of the secret govt.only Trump)
2. stabilizing prices,(not anyones job that should be the job of a free market) and
3. moderating long-term interest rates.(they are low now but look who is our potus)
The first two objectives are sometimes referred to as the Federal Reserves dual mandate. Its duties have expanded over the years,(code for they are sucking up more and more power over the world as time goes on) and currently also include supervising and regulating banks,(in other words they basically control the banks and in essence us to the extent that our homes are usually our biggest investments,debts and anchor around our ankles set by the FED) maintaining the stability(control) of the financial system, and providing financial services to depository institutions,(running the show) the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions.
The Fed also conducts research into the economy and provides numerous publications, such as the Beige Book and the FRED database.
Wiki goes on to tell about 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks of which 7 are members of the boards of governors and five:
heres another clip from wiki:
though only five bank presidents vote at a time (the president of the New York Fed and four others who rotate through one-year voting terms). There are also various advisory councils. Thus, the Federal Reserve System has both public and private components.[list 2] It has a structure unique among central banks, and is also unusual in that the United States Department of the Treasury, an entity outside of the central bank, prints the currency used.
Personally, I would love to know just how much real power the president of the NY Fed has.If I were one of the members of the five I might think twice before going against him,but then thats just a guess.
Let's fast forward to yesterdays Zero Hedge piece on the fed.
ZH is a blog,website known for its financial resources of both the topics and the posters,some of these guys are really good.
Tyler Durden seems to have a hand in most stories and this one is no exception:
944 Trillion Reasons Why The Fed Is Quietly Bailing Out Hedge Funds
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/944-trillion-reasons-why-fed-quietly-bailing-out-hedge-funds here is a clip of Tylers open:
On Friday, Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari, who just two months earlier made a stunning proposal when he said that it was time for the Fed to pick up where the USSR left off and start redistributing wealth at least Kashkari chose the proper entity:
since the Fed has launched central planning across US capital markets, it would also be proper in the banana republic that the US has become, that the same Fed also decides who gets how much and the entire democracy/free enterprise/free market farce be skipped altogether) issued a challenge to QE conspiracists which apparently now also includes his FOMC colleague (and former Goldman Sachs co-worker), Robert Kaplan, in which he said QE conspiracists can say this is all about balance sheet growth. Someone explain how swapping one short term risk free instrument (reserves) for another short term risk free instrument (t-bills) leads to equity repricing.
I dont see it.
The whole story about the repo market and hedge funds gets real complicated. First the repo market stands for Repurchase market where banks put up collateral and get loans at a cheap rate. The rest goes like this from ZH:
And since things are getting a bit fuzzy, lets summarize here what we know:
"The repo crisis was the result of a liquidity shortfall at the Top 4 banks, precipitated by JPMorgans drain of over $100BN in repo market liquidity (a wise move, which eventually forced the Fed to launch QE4, and helped JPM report its most profitable year on record, and which Elizabeth Warren shrieked about and vowed to investigate but ultimately did nothing at all)
The Fed addressed the supply side of the Sept repo crisis by injecting over $400BN in liquidity to replenish bank reserve levels, first via repo and then via T-Bill POMO, i.e., QE4.
The Fed has yet to address the demand side of the Sept repo crisis, namely the market transmission mechanism which is intermediated by hedge funds. And it is here that, as the WSJ reported, the Fed is currently contemplating providing liquidity directly to hedge funds to prevent a systemic collapse during the next repo crisis, whenever it may strike.
what ihttps://www.investopedia.com/terms/h/hedgefund.asps a hedge fund:
Here is a clip from investopedia:
Hedge funds are alternative investments using pooled funds that employ different strategies to earn active return, or alpha, for their investors. Hedge funds may be aggressively managed or make use of derivatives and leverage in both domestic and international markets with the goal of generating high returns (either in an absolute sense or over a specified market benchmark).
What are derivitives?
Heres a clip describing a derivitive:
"A derivative is a financial contract that derives it's value from an underlying asset. The buyer agrees to purchase the asset on a specific date at a specific price.
Derivatives are often used for commodities, such as oil, gasoline, or gold. Another asset class is currencies, often the U.S. dollar. There are derivatives based on stocks or bonds. Still others use interest rates, such as the yield on the 10-year Treasury note.
The contracts seller doesnt have to own the underlying asset. He can fulfill the contract by giving the buyer enough money to buy the asset at the prevailing price. He can also give the buyer another derivative contract that offsets the value of the first. This makes derivatives much easier to trade than the asset itself.
So what could go wrong? These derivitives are backed by solid assets or other assets! What is the problem? Why is the Fed getting involved in saving wayward banks again?
Evidently, there are some inherent risks in derivitives that we didnt cover but do exist:
Here is another clip from the link:
Four Risks of Derivatives Derivatives have four large risks:
1. The most dangerous is that its almost impossible to know any derivatives real value. Its based on the value of one or more underlying assets. Their complexity makes them difficult to price. Thats the reason mortgage-backed securities were so deadly to the economy. No one, not even the computer programmers who created them, knew what their price was when housing prices dropped. Banks had become unwilling to trade them because they couldnt value them.
2.Another risk is also one of the things that makes them so attractive:
For example, futures traders are only required to put 2% to 10% of the contract into a margin account to maintain ownership.(we are now taling aoubt legaligized and backed by others gambling) If the value of the underlying asset drops, they must add money to the margin account to maintain that percentage until the contract expires or is offset. If the commodity price keeps dropping, covering the margin account can lead to enormous losses. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Education Center provides a lot of information about derivatives.6
3.The third risk is their time restriction. Its one thing to bet that gas prices will go up. Its another thing entirely to try to predict exactly when that will happen.(only insiders would know,now we are into illegal trading?) No one who bought MBS thought housing prices would drop. The last time they did was the Great Depression. They also thought they were protected by CDS. The leverage involved meant that when losses occurred, they were magnified throughout the entire economy. Furthermore, they were unregulated and not sold on exchanges. Thats a risk unique to OTC derivatives.7
4.Last but not least is the potential for scams.
Bernie Madoff built his Ponzi scheme on derivatives. Fraud is rampant in the derivatives market. The CFTC advisory lists the latest scams in commodities futures.
Back the the ZH piece and Tyler Durdens summary:
Regulators, clearinghouses and central banks have published notes saying that clearinghouses are safe and the problems in the Swedish exchange in 2018 were due to one rogue trader.
But when the biggest clients of the clearinghouses, banks, say there is a problem, then I suspect they are right. I spent the Christmas period trying to prove that compression(increased risks) is dangerous, and the best nugget I could come from was from the biggest interest rate clearinghouse in the world, LCH.(London stock exchange group)
In a pamphlet on their website, pushing the benefits of Compression with Swap Clear, in the 12 months to October 2019, LCH did a record 944 trillion USD (11x world GDP) of compression. LCH also provide an estimate of the amount of capital this saved members (i.e. banks) under Basel III, a princely 37 million USD. To restate, USD 944 trillion of compression, yielded the banks USD 37 million of regulatory capital saving. (37 million is nothing compared to the risk of 944 trillion its a scam)
Which leads to the 944 trillion dollar question asked by the Horseman CIO: If the banks are not benefiting, who is?
Leverage funds with huge interest rate derivative positions.(huge investment funds who play fast and loose with interest rates) And who is on the hook if they blow up?(the bigger question) The big banks who are on the other side of the trade, as they would be forced to recapitalize the clearinghouses.
In other words, if enough liquidity is drained, mutually assured destruction between funds and banks will almost instantly follow. And since banks are now aware of the risk and are trying to reduce their exposure, it is very hard if not impossible to see how this can be unwound without triggering all the other bad financial structures and mal-investments that QE has produced.
It also explains why the Fed had to get involved, if under the guise of saving the repo market, when in reality the Fed was once again bailing out the banks and levered funds that are facing trillions of dollars in losses should one clearinghouse go under, as the cascade of resulting events would lead to a domino effect where one counter-party after another failed, and one clearinghouse after another has to be bailed out, initially by banks, and ultimately by the Fed. (one question i would have is if the FED get involved in bailing out banks doing risky financial manipulations will the FED now own these banks when they bail them out?)
So as we see with investors putting up as little as 2-10% of the money required,collateral, and then required to put up more if their derivitive goes the wrong way the potential for huge losses exists big time.!
Quite frankly, this is little more than hi-tech gambling that will soon be guaranteed by the FED since favored banks,too big to fail, are involved.Is the FEDs real motive to once and for all own the banks as well?
My question remains when do we audit the FED?
Of good, Mike Wallace is going to cross examine Linseed. Wonder how many words he will allow before he interrupts?
Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School professor emeritus
At the same time? Could be good.
Dershowitz is still a Dem clintonite...my theory is he is helping PDJT only because he wants to stay out of jail from his times on the rape island and Lolita express.
I don’t trust him either. Every time he speaks he mentions that he voted for Hillary.
That right there tells me he’s an idiot.
And yes, I think there’s something to the Pleasure Island thing and this creep.
The Fed is run by PhDs, theorists, who in fact are stupid. I’ve attended their lectures. The hedgies will be bailed out because they are all liberals, bet on Clintons winning and now their investments didn’t see PDJT winning. This is another reason the Left hates PDJT so much because the beltline swamp are their best clients, and are losing $$$ unless bailed out.
Pam's the best and a great lady in person. She was our AG in Fl. for many years.
Pam points out about the damage the dems are doing for future generations.
I am sorry this happened. Please repost without the pic!
Dersh has been disowned by the DNC since he has supported the Constitution. He has been consistent throughout his history of resisting impeachment.
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