"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, August 27,2010


Thursday, May 20, 2021

REALity v. NOnSENSE

B4 proceeding if you don’t have an accurate understanding of the two words in our title pls go to: https://languages.oup.com/google-dictionary-en/  and learn…

There is a notion—repeated throughout the media and implied sometimes even by Supreme Court justices—that Americans are too “polarized” to decide the abortion issue through the democratic process and need the court to do it for them.   Source:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/democracy-is-the-issue-in-the-mississippi-abortion-case-11621442926?mod=hp_opin_pos_3

Let’s make our version of “reality v. nonsense” simple – if America has reached the point in time where we're too “…“polarized” to decide the abortion issue through the democratic process and need the court to do it for them…”  Well folks besides gigglin’ almost to the point of wettin’ my pants I must pose this question – what form of Homo sapiens historical awareness can factually offer even one – ONE – fact based reality of courts/judges/attorneys having even a particle of the simple wisdom and intelligence of those of us who actually work and grow and build and fix and invent and harvest and help others every day of our life??

Our founders and fighters did not use nor “... need the court to do it for them!” 

“what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms. the remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. what signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.”

Source:  https://tjrs.monticello.org/letter/100

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

A suggestion about uncertain “whatevers”…

We watch/read the offerings of two fellas – one recently left and one very much here.   Both are available for those with some concern about what we Homo sapiens are doing and have been doing and possible repetitive “whatevers” that may have some future applicability.   Here are the two men:

·         Winston Groom (1943 – 2020)  https://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?n=winston-francis-groom&pid=196822274 

o   Pick one of his works at your library… very worthwhile

o   You may end up gettin’/buyin' several… we sure did

·         Thomas Ross Keene (1952 –     )  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Keene_(radio_host)#:~:text=Thomas%20Ross%20Keene%20CFA%20(born,Bloomberg%20Television%20and%20Bloomberg%20Podcasts.

o   This good man has been around a while – we watch/listen to him each weekday morning early on Bloomberg TV

o   In an uncertain time… worthwhile time spent

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The repetitiveness of history as governments repeat self destroying NOnSENSE

Our main purpose at thefundamentals has been to attempt to do our share to avoid the several words above.

As a young fella – in the spring of 1964 – I witnessed at my college degree attainment gathering one more government fella showing up to announce his plan for a “great society.”   This fella got his job because the guy who picked him needed help winning TX...  and then... November 22, 1963.  Vote buying… a real problem now, repeated over and over again and again by politicians.  Raising a question – who’s the nincomPOOP?  Candidates, politicians… or voters…?

Most of us flush POOP – today we the people sell our votes and get something massively smelly – unflushable, nonrepayable piles of… DEBT.

Our founders/fighters flushed the POOPs of their time.  We simply sell our votes to them and stick our kids (are they havin’ any… ?) with DEBT!

Freedom requires one needed thing… 

…RESPONSIBILITY!

Anyone you know to hold accountable for the mess we are in?

Perhaps those of us who sell our votes to nincomPOOPs… build DEBT… and repeat history… ?   History repeats itself, folks.    Pls read a book... or two.

 

 

 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Perhaps, worth reading, if…

… you too speak a few words now and then that simply are what’s on your mind and not, perhaps, on others minds…

… if so,  pls read:  https://www.golfdigest.com/story/players-2020-scott-piercy-speaks-for-the-first-time-since-being-dropped-by-sponsors-for-offensive-instagram-post

ps – the guy apologized… wake up America… we all make mistakes!!

pps – a few words from the above link… “But the damage was already done. He was soon dropped by all five of his sponsors, including Titleist, FootJoy and J Lindeberg.”

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Cinco de Mayo

Celebration

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. Wikipedia

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Performance over time… and its fundamental value

This overview re: two older fellas who have performed over time and their few words of what’s called wisdom are worthwhile for those of us with kids and their kids.   This time on our wonderful turf of earth will get back to a few basics (i.e. fundamentals*) – yes history tells us the buffoonery of the “you know who’s” we vote for, pay, etc. ain’t gonna last.   Pls ponder and perhaps buy, borrow or read at your library…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/warren-buffett-set-to-discuss-pandemic-markets-at-berkshires-annual-meeting-11619887342?mod=hp_lead_pos3

 

*  An example – “…investors interested in long-term gains.”