Club FED. Clueless as ever.

The "Federal Reserve" continues to serve up interest rate hikes in a manner that reminds one of a "solution searching for a problem".

Raising rates as a solution to inflation clearly does not solve the alleged inflation problem. It would seem instead to be a contributor to what is being called inflation, which in this iteration is a largely self inflicted problem.

The rising prices today are largely a result of "greed", opportunistic price gouging on the part of producers, distributors and retailers.

The Fed today is a prime example (ahem) of the "Peter Principal" at work.

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Original Intent?

Odd thing about these "Constitutional Conservatives" a.k.a. "Original Intent" proponents.

They ignore the fact that the Constitution was "amended" 27 times.

The first 10 Amendments, the so-called "Bill of Rights", were created by the original "Original Intent" people, circa 1791.

The so-called "conservatives" also ignore a core principal, or "Original Intent", that being the ability to amend the Constitution, which is enshrined in the Article V of the original document.

Thus, we see the fallacy in their position.  

It was the "Original Intent" of the Founding Fathers to provide a means of altering the Document as the People required, or even to allow for their own fallibility in drafting the original.

 

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Has Putin gone completely Mad?

From reports, it seems Putin has gone around the bend. 

Begs the question, has he ever been completely sane? 

How long before even his closest confidants, as few as remain, see him for what he has become?

An existential danger to Russia as a Nation and to Earth as a viable planet.

 

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Inadequate response to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

The response by "the West" to Russian making war on Ukraine has thus far been inadequate.

It is clear the hypothesis that "economic pressure" would be sufficient to deter a demented tyrant, bent on conquering a neighboring Country, has failed.

The idea that mere economic and financial ruin would deter someone that has lost his ability to reason, lost normal Human empathy and is consumed by his own ego, was, and is, simply it's own form of delusion.

Rather than having deterred the madness that is on full display, it has served only to embolden and make more reckless the actions meant to be deterred.

Further, it should be made clear that ANY use of Nuclear weapons by Putin would be met with a FULL retaliatory strike upon Russian targets.

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