August 2013 - W.C. Varones

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8.31.2013

Rand Paul on 1984 and 2013 America

9:26 PM 0
Wow. This is refreshing. A legitimate Presidential contender doesn't stick to poll-tested campaign slogans but posts a serious (the Democrat media will say crazy) discussion of the dystopian reality of today's authoritarian America.

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8.29.2013

Yes, we have no docile houseboys

7:04 PM 0
The W.C. Varones Blog sincerely regrets disappointing its Iranian readers.

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Happy Support Fast Food Day!

8:17 AM 1
Union thugs are trying to organize a fast food strike today to destroy job opportunities for young people. We have no doubt that it will be a hilarious failure, and service at fast food restaurants will continue unimpeded, because the hard-working employed among America's youth are not foolish enough to fall for SEIU idiocy.

I don't generally like fast food, but I do love Chipotle, which is among the targets of the strike. I'll be supporting them today. Maybe twice.

Your humble blogger got his first work experience in the food service industry, and learned more there than he did in college. Why would we deny such a valuable experience to future generations?

More at Liberator Today.
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8.28.2013

Fifty years later

Obama, Kerry, Bush, Hillary discuss Syria on Facebook

8.26.2013

Here we go again

1:03 PM 3
Who can forget Nariyah, the 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl whose testimony about Iraqi soldiers ripping babies from hospital incubators and leaving them on the floor to die convinced Congress and the American public to go to war with Iraq?



Yeah, it turns out she was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador and her false testimony was part of a professionally organized PR campaign to drag the US into the war.

In totally unrelated news, Bashar Assad, who was apparently gaining the upper hand in the Syrian civil war, suddenly decided to do the one thing that would bring the full might of the US military down on his regime.

UPDATE: What the media isn't telling you about the Syrian chemical attack.
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8.23.2013

#FalseFlag - Police arrest halfwit child molester as domestic terrorist

5:02 AM 1
... egged on for months in his "plot" to kidnap and kill police officers by undercover police officers, naturally.
Undercover Metro officers infiltrated the group [Group? What group? It's one middle-aged child molester and a crazy old lady] and met with the suspects about 30 times since April, in the process learning of their detailed plans to "snatch and grab" random police officers, try them for treason in a “sovereign” court and execute them, according to arrest reports released Thursday. The undercover officers had posed as people interested in joining the Sovereign Citizens movement.

Police said Brutsche was a six-time convicted felon and registered sex offender for offenses involving a child in California.

Let's review what actually happened here. Las Vegas police stopped this guy several times for traffic violations, during which he ranted his crazy "sovereign citizen" theories about "your laws don't apply to me." The police then decided to send undercover officers to hang out with this guy and pretend to be kindred crazy spirits until they could catch him doing something illegal. It took months of hanging out with an angry desert loner to goad him into saying he wanted to kill cops.

And they certainly caught a couple of masterminds here:
Newman, 67, of Las Vegas was a bit nervous, according to a police report. She asked at one meeting to unplug the television because she thought authorities could use it to listen to their conversations.

That story made headlines on a national news radio program today as a serious "domestic terrorism" story.

Recall last year's Police give Molotov cocktails to dumb young Occupiers, then arrest them for domestic terrorism.

Ever get the feeling the authorities are trying really hard to create a domestic terror threat? And this is the best they can do?
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8.22.2013

Jumbo rates cheaper than conforming

7:14 AM 0
Jim the Realtor noticed in June that jumbo mortgage rates had gone cheaper than conforming.

At the time, I thought it was due to temporary dislocations in the Agency MBS market because of the violent move in Treasury rates. But the anomaly persists.

Wells Fargo:



Another explanation is that there are relatively fixed transaction costs (documents, appraisals, insurance, notary, etc.), and the larger loan balances give banks more value to spread those costs across. For the same reason, you can often easily get a no-cost refinancing on a $400,000 loan, but not on a $100,000 loan.

But the really good news here is that government guarantees via Fannie and Freddie are increasingly irrelevant. With good credit scores and down payments, banks are willing to lend without government guarantees at better rates than with government guarantees! Good riddance to those corrupt behemoths, and may the bankrupt FHA follow them soon after.

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8.20.2013

Happy birthday, Ron Paul

5:09 AM 0
America's godfather of liberty, Dr. Ron Paul, turns 78 today.

Honor his birthday with a donation to Audit the Fed. Easy Fed money is the root of much big government evil.
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8.19.2013

Savers, elderly rejoice as Bernanke financial repression racket begins to fall apart

5:44 AM 0
We've said many times before that Ben Bernanke's ZIRP and QE∞ are schemes to rob from savers and the elderly to give to banks and asset speculators. Bill Gross even has a term for it: financial repression.

Well, there are now cracks in the guard towers of the saver concentration camps. Fed-manipulated interest rates are starting to break free.



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8.18.2013

Greenspan's Body Count makes RT News

5:14 AM 1
RT News covers Greenspan's Body Count, telling several of the stories of the victims and mentioning our little site by name. The first half of the video is about Mitt Romney's government bailout at Bain. The discussion of Greenspan's Body Count begins at 3:08.


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8.15.2013

Kill the White People

8.13.2013

Audience 1, Critics 0

4:53 AM 6
The road comedy We're the Millers gets a 42% positive rating from critics, 81% positive from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  The audience is right, and the critics have sticks up their butts.  It's not Citizen Kane; it's just a lot of fun.

W.C. Varones' Third Maxim of Film is that it's impossible to make a bad road movie, and We're the Millers certainly doesn't break that rule.  It's like National Lampoon's Vacation updated to Hangover-style humor, with Clark Griswold replaced by a low-level pot dealer forced to assemble a fake family of oddballs to smuggle a load of pot in an RV from Mexico.  A bonus is a talented striptease by Jennifer Aniston, and there's full-frontal eye candy for the ladies, too.


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8.06.2013

Where have you gone, James DiMaggio?

4:13 PM 2
San Diegans were awakened in the middle of the night last night by their iPhones for an "Amber Alert," which is a government notification system for kidnapped children.  The kids had been missing since Sunday, when their mother's body was found in the charred remains of their suspected kidnapper's house, but the geniuses at Amber Alert Central thought it might be fun to delay the alerts to people's phones until late Monday night, when the Alerts overrode even nighttime Do Not Disturb settings.

San Diegans quickly learned how to disable Amber Alerts on their iPhones (Settings -> Notifications -> AMBER Alerts).

While media are focusing on suspect James DiMaggio's "crush" on one of the missing children, it turns out there's also a Greenspan's Body Count angle to the story:
Angelina Amati said the family called DiMaggio "Uncle Jim," and added that she believed DiMaggio was depressed because he was about to lose his home.
DiMaggio bought his house in remote Boulevard, California in 2009 for $235,000, and its current value according to Zillow is $184,677.



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8.04.2013

Venice hit-and-run driver Nathan Louis Campbell's address listed at Covenant House for homeless youth

1:31 PM 1
The vehicular killer in Venice has been identified as Nathan Louis Campbell of Los Angeles.

Directory listings show Campbell at 1325 N Western Avenue in Hollywood.



That's the address of Covenant House:
Since 1988, CHC has impacted the lives of more than 160,000 homeless youth out of our Los Angeles and Bay Area locations.
Nathan Campbell, in turn, impacted an Italian tourist and 11 other people.
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