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

Saturday, April 30, 2022

The wisdom of several v. the materialism of many… history repeats

Folks even this goof… gettin’ old ornery fella… finishin’ his 8th decade as an American… conceived in the womb of a good woman… born… raised…and even occasionally, as an adult, behaved as a grateful American… I must simply say/write… we had better get off materialism's dead end street... aka Self-Destruction… or more often… DC – Debt Capital, USA.   We either quickly get back to the basics (i.e. fundamentals) of history’s several survivors or we repeat/accelerate… history and materialism's well-traveled road to Self-Destruction… aka DC!!

In fewer than 100 words above … if you’ve read the above… you’ve been taught history’s #1 lesson!

Did you learn the lesson?

Monday, April 25, 2022

Mom’s who do one heck of a good job… and us guys who don’t

I’ve been writing/sharing/reading mostly history that involves us Americans.  I’ve also been observing ever since JFK was killed and LBJ took over that government promises self-aggrandizing concepts that are mostly voter buying crap.   Add lots of  DEBT…  that ends up hurting the voters who sell their votes to buffoons who promise the world but simply aren’t responsible.   They don’t get the job done! They do pay themselves piles of worth less USA dollars.   That’s America today!

So, what I did was google the following words

history's lessons about countries that print and distribute money

Google offers some summary titles/links with a few borrowed words that connect to the above… here are several with the link:

·         What happens when a country just prints more money?


o   Unless there is an increase in economic activity commensurate with the amount of money that is created, printing money to pay off the debt would make inflation worse. This would be, as the saying goes, "too much money chasing too few goods."

o   https://www.aarp.org/politics-society/government-elections/national-debt-guide/faqs/why-cant-government-print-more-money.html


·         How does printing money affect the economy?


o   Economics is based on the idea of supply and demand. If we printed more money, there would be an artificial overabundance of demand – money – but the supply of goods would not increase at the same rate. What results is dangerous inflation. Prices would increase to a level where the newfound money would be worthless.

o   https://www.liberty.edu/champion/2021/11/opinion-printing-more-currency-will-not-fix-inflation/


·         Why can’t we just print a bunch of money to make everyone rich?


o   It sure sounds like a nice idea. Print a bunch of money and everyone gets rich. We could buy anything we wanted. Ah, if only it were that easy. It turns out printing more money would have a much different outcome than we might like to imagine.

o   https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2017/07/14/print_money/

Folks, I could go on… quickly... no advertisements… there’s no one in an American materialism society that would pay me a penny – $0.01 – to advertise their overpriced mostly unneeded crap that lives off NOnSENSE... no fundamental need... value!   That’s a fact Jack!

Why is my Mom my 1st title word above ?  She taught me to do without... volunteer... help others... ... save/invest/repay debt... and more.  That’s why!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

... yesterday... today... and tomorrow...

 ... this book pretty well tells it all... 


... and if it's okay for me to say/write... it ain't all a good factual history for us Americans...

My purpose at thefundamentals is pretty basic... we can survive a while... and/or repeat history...

Survival's pretty basic... doin' what's needed... not doin' what's not needed... last a while... or, history repeats...

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Early this morning… this Easter Sunday Morning…

Here’s a quick overview/listing of what we have read or received as of 5:00 am CDT:

·         https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/15/ukraine-russian-state-tv-warns-world-war-three-has-already-begun-16472787/   WW III has already begun

·         https://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/2022/01/19/crowd-funds-top-50k-for-tampa-man-charged-in-jan-6-riots-where-should-it-go/ 

o   His words… https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21584096-12-31-21-letter-from-jail

·         And then a bit of early Easter Morning reality…

o   https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-61124291

o   https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-europe-e4d008454b9e243090b80f43d7b613da

Easter Sunday… 2022… ain’t quite what the Man who died for us… rose today…lived and died for… is it?   Can someone somewhere pls explain what on earth materialism has to do with Jesus, freedom and its simple need… RESPONSIBILITY?

Friday, April 15, 2022

Pls watch


Folks… each… each and every one of us… we must support this man and his fellow Ukraine women, kids and their dads... before it's too late... PLEASE

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

“… the man who fooled the world.”

Pls go to:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/09/understanding-vladimir-putin-the-man-who-fooled-the-world?utm_source=pocket-newtab

The man above kills and rapes women and their children… or pays those who do… and our leaders are terrified of him.  If ever existed in my lifetime Homo sapiens in need of immediate removal… well, several others do come to my mind… young American men went overseas to kill them.  Today our “leaders” hide out with endless words and nonsense… history accurately says its fear… based on materialism… it consistently overwhelms some Homo sapiens.

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One more sharing… pls click here:  https://www.vogue.com/article/ukrainian-first-lady-olena-zelenska-on-life-under-siege?utm_source=pocket-newtab

This woman speaks the truth… it’s simply miA… missin’ in America… today.


And this one… pls click here:  https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/04/ukrainian-americans-personally-deliver-gear-to-fight-russia.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab 

People with the courage to do some of what need be done.