Jan 28, 2017

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE USA SINCE 1980 -

The least educated voters in the USA have given us Donny TURNIP as leader. By that I mean this:
Of the bottom 20 states in terms of education (by a set of valid metrics that include education level and quality) only 2 went blue vs 18 red. All of the Top 11 are Blue States
The Darker the Better

Mass. NY, NJ, VT, CONN., MD, DEL, RI., NH, CO & MINN. all voted Blue
WVa gave the TURNIP the biggest margin of victory - That's arguably the dumbest state in the US
KY, MS, LA, AL, OK, AK, AZ, and TX  round out the Idiot Nine Red for TURNIP with only NV rounding out the Bottom Ten as the 1 Blue.
The next group on the Low End include: ID, MT, WY, ND, SD, IN, TN, NC, and SC 9 more Red States with NM, as the lone Blue  So of the 20 low end education states 18 elected the TURNIP.

Given that lack of education, it would behoove us to simplify in order to edify. The least educated and informed Americans are typically the most negatively impacted by Republicans and assholes like the TURNIP.

REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH 

These graphs show REDISTRIBUTION OF THE WEALTH since 1980. A common piece of stupidity often stated by idiots goes: "the Liberals just want to soak the rich and redistribute the wealth to the poor."  We see this all the time in "Conservative" propaganda about some 'class war'.

Since Ronald Reagan took office preaching the "voodoo" economics of Trickle Down we have seen the greatest REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH in history. That is very TRUE

Problem is the REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH has been FROM the middle class TO the very wealthy


 The small graphs to the left can be increased in size if you click on them. They all show the same REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH in different ways.  Income, ownership, capital gains, tax breaks, you name it. Republicans came to power and immediately began to push his absurd TRICKLE DOWN economics program labeled 'voodoo economics" by George H.W. Bush who became his VP.

Of course, this was absurd, Even Econ 101 students know that putting more money in the hands of the wealthy does not create more jobs or factories. Jobs and industry are created by demand. When money gets into the hands of the less wealthy it gets spent on goods and services. Millions of dollars distributed to 5% vs millions distributed to 80%: which one will result in more purchases of goods and services?

Factories get built with jobs when there is DEMAND for products. Any idiot should realize that smart wealthy people will not build factories and create jobs if there is less money in the hands of the buying public. That makes Reagan and the voters who believed that money would trickle down with less taxes the biggest IDIOTS of the 80's and 2016.

By 1992 after 12 years of voodoo Republicans, Bill Clinton took office. In eight years the Democrats had reduced the national debt to near zero and a majority of Americans voted to put Al Gore in office - including the majority of voters in Florida. But W's brother Jeb and his campaign manager Katherine Harris - as Sec of State in Florida in charge of elections stole the election in Florida for W.

In eight years we went from a booming economy and near-zero national debt to an almost total collapse of the financial system. This collapse was exacerbated by the 9/11 attacks due in part to ineptitude at W's FBI with Ashcroft and the Fake WMD attack on Iraq in response. The 2 Bush wars and the Wall Street rip-offs came close to plunging us into another depression and American Taxpayers paid over 800 billion to save the system and bail out the failed banks.

In 2008 Barack Obama took office at the nadir of American financial power. His tenure in office saw us recover from that near collapse even while he had to fight an opposition Congress. And once again in 2016 a guy who got 3mil fewer votes took office when the Electoral Votes of the least educated states in the USA put the TURNIP in office.


HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS 

RONALD REAGAN's 10 Reprehensible Crimes - a staunch McCarthyite who saw a Communist threat in every corner became a master criminal in the White House. The IRAN-CONTRA affair was a criminal act in violation of the express will of the Congress. Reagan empowered Oliver North and others to deliver weapons to the Contras - a group of drug dealing anti-government thugs - who opposed the Socialist government elected by the people of Nicaragua. Weapons were delivered to the Contra's in direct contravention of Law imposed by the Congress. Drugs were loaded onto those delivery planes and flown into the USA to be sold by Freeway Ricky Ross and others to the poor in Los Angeles. That money funded the purchase of more weapons that were sent to Iran to pay for the release of hostages.  

WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON - a semen-stained blue dress worn by Monica Lewinsky led to a perjury complaint and the eventual impeachment trial of President Clinton. Yes that's true. Ronald Reagan could sell arms and deal drugs without rebuke but a blowjob and a denial under oath is an impeachable offense.  

GEORGE W. BUSH - Stupidity is not a crime. Lying to the American people about the existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction as a reason to attack Iraq certainly should be. Millions of Iraqi people died with thousands of Americans and the Middle East was substantially destabilized leading to the rise of ISIS. 
Then the lack of attention paid to Wall Street and W's economic plan that made it possible for people without the means to sign up for loans on houses they could not pay led to the brink of total financial collapse. While this is not specifically illegal perhaps it should have been. The greatest crime of the Bush II administration was stupidity. 
VP CHENEY is the best example of what should be criminal corruption in Washington D.C. As Sec of Defense under BUSH SR., Cheney wrote the plan to privatize the quartermaster function of the military - then he became CEO of HALLIBURTON, the company his plan was specifically designed to identify as the provider of that quartermaster function. That made Cheney wealthy and powerful and cost the US Taxpayers BILLIONS.  

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA -   none 

DONNY THE TURNIP - a Criminal FRAUD - after his EV victory in the dumbest states in the USA - The TURNIP paid out 25 million to settle FRAUD complaints in class action suits. The electorate was well informed of this FRAUD but YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID.

AMAZING CORRELATION OF EDUCATION & TURNIP VOTERS

EXPANDING ON THE "CAN'T FIX STUPID" THEME 
Here's how a fraud & liar gets the Electoral Votes to be President. 

LIST OF STATES BY % VOTE FOR THE TURNIP 

West Virginia  68.63%   W.VA.-dead last in education quality & level #1 TURNIP margin
Wyoming        67.40%      Underlined states are bottom 20 in Ed Metrics
Oklahoma        65.32%
North Dakota  62.96%
Kentucky        62.52%
Alabama          62.08%
South Dakota  61.53%
Tennessee        60.72%
Arkansas         60.57%
Idaho               59.26%
Louisiana         58.09%
Indiana             56.82%
Mississippi       57.94%
Missouri          56.77%
Kansas             56.65%
Nebraska, 1st  56.18%
Montana          56.17%
So Carolina     54.94%
Texas               52.23%
Ohio                51.69%
Alaska             51.28%
Maine, 2nd      51.26%
Iowa                51.15%
Georgia           50.77%
No Carolina     49.83%           
Florida             49.02%
Arizona           48.67%
Pennsylvania   48.58%
Michigan         47.50%           Libertarian & Green Candidates - more votes than margin. 
Wisconsin        47.22%           States where 3rd party votes made the difference in GREEN 
New Hamp      46.61%
Utah                45.54%
Nevada            45.50%
Minnesota       44.92%
Virginia           44.43%
Colorado         43.25%          BOLD states are TOP 10 in Education Metrics 
Delaware         41.79%
New Jersey      41.00%
New Mexico   40.04%
Connecticut     40.93%
Maine, 1st       39.15%
Oregon            39.09%
Rhode Island  38.90%
Illinois             38.76%
Washington     38.07%
New York       36.15%
Maryland         33.91%
Massachusetts 32.81%
California        31.62%
Vermont          29.76%           
Hawaii             29.44%

EDUCATION METRICS LIST - LEVEL & QUALITY OF EDUCATION

THE BOTTOM 20 
31 Missouri 41.79 (score of metrics) 
32 So Dakota 41.22 
33 Idaho 40.91 

34 Ohio 40.83
35 Georgia 40.73
36 N Carolina 40.00
37 Florida 39.75
38 Indiana 34.62 

39 N MEXICO 34.56 
40 S Carolina 33.56
41 Oklahoma 31.86
42 Texas 30.82
43 Tennessee 28.38
44 Alabama 26.01 

45 NEVADA 24.93 
46 Kentucky 22.98
47 Arkansas 19.06
48 Louisiana 16.72
49 Mississippi 14.46
50 W Virginia 11.99 

BUT THE TOP 10 IS ALL BLUE 
1 Massachusetts 80.65
2 Maryland 77.06
3 Colorado 74.24
4 Connecticut 74.17
5 Vermont 73.89
6 N Hampshire 71.25
7 Virginia 68.42
8 Minnesota 65.83
9 Washington 63.80
10 New Jersey 63.21


THE BOTTOM HALF - 23 RED TURNIP'S - 2 BLUE HRC

26. Wisconsin TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.4%
> 2014 median household income: $52,622 (25th highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $47,027 (25th highest)

27. Alaska TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.0%
> Pct. of adults with at least a high school diploma: 92.9%
> 2014 median household income: $71,583 (3rd highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $56,042 (3rd highest)

28. South Dakota  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.8%
> 2014 median household income: $50,979 (22nd lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $40,316 (22nd lowest)

29. Texas TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.8%
> 2014 median household income: $53,035 (23rd highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $51,491 (23rd highest)

30. Iowa  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.7%
> 2014 median household income: $53,712 (21st highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $46,851 (21st highest)

31. Arizona TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.6%
> 2014 median household income: $50,068 (21st lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $46,407 (21st lowest)
earned $50,068, about $3,600 less than median US

32. Missouri TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.5%
> 2014 median household income: $48,363 (15th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $44,221 (15th lowest)
low ed expenditure

33. Michigan  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.4%
> 2014 median household income: $49,847 (20th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $48,731 (20th lowest)
earned just $49,847, significantly lower than US median of $53,657

34. North Dakota TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.4%
> 2014 median household income: $59,029 (15th highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $42,262 (15th highest)

35. Florida  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.3%
> 2014 median household income: $47,463 (12th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,378 (12th lowest)
spent just over $8,400 41st in US

36. Ohio TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.6%
> Pct. of adults with at least a high school diploma: 89.4%
> 2014 median household income: $49,308 (16th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $48,648 (16th lowest)
Ohio, one of the least educated states,

37. Wyoming  TURNIP & CHENEY
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.6%
> Pct. of adults with at least a high school diploma: 92.6%
> 2014 median household income: $57,055 (18th highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,572 (18th highest)

38. New Mexico  HRC Hispanic
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.4%
> Pct. of adults with at least a high school diploma: 84.2%
> 2014 median household income: $44,803 (8th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $42,412 (8th lowest)
at 21.3%, New Mexico had the second highest poverty rate in the nation.

39. South Carolina TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.3%
> 2014 median household income: $45,238 (9th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $45,253 (9th lowest)
poverty rate of 18.0%, which was the 11th highest

40. Tennessee  TURNIP & ALEXANDER
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.3%
> 2014 median household income: $44,361 (6th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,654 (6th lowest)
unemployment rate of 6.7%, spent just $8,207 sixth lowest

41. Idaho  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.0%
> 2014 median household income: $47,861 (14th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $41,423 (14th lowest)
Idaho spent $6,800 per student  less than every other state except for Utah.

42. Indiana  TURNIP & PENCE
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.7%
> 2014 median household income: $49,446 (18th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $44,424 (18th lowest)

43. Oklahoma  TURNIP & 'GREATEST HOAX" INHOFE
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.2%
> 2014 median household income: $47,529 (13th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,293 (13th lowest)
Oklahoma spent $7,672 per pupil nearly the lowest

44. Alabama  TURNIP & SESSIONS
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.5%
> 2014 median household income: $42,830 (4th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $45,874 (4th lowest)
unemployment rate of 6.8%, the 10th highest

45. Nevada  HRC
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.1%
> 2014 median household income: $51,450 (24th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $45,505 (24th lowest)

46. Louisiana  TURNIP & JINDAL
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 22.9%
> 2014 median household income: $44,555 (7th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $46,903 (7th lowest)
1 in 5 below the poverty line, the 3rd worst

47. Kentucky  TURNIP & MCCONNEL
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 22.2%
> 2014 median income: $42,958 (5th lowest) 19.1% poverty rate.
> Median earnings bachelor degree: $43,798 (5th lowest)

48. Arkansas  TURNIP & HUCKABEE
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.4%
> 2014 median household income: $41,262 (3rd lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,020 (3rd lowest)

49. Mississippi  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.1%
> 2014 median household income: $39,680 (the lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $41,004 (the lowest)
unemployment rate of 7.8%, which tied NV as the highest in the country.

50. West Virginia  TURNIPS biggest margin .
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 19.2%
> 2014 median household income: $41,059 (2nd lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $40,963 (2nd lowest)
one in five with a college degree, the lowest proportion in the nation.



Dist of C           4.07%
Nebraska, 2nd 47.16%
Nebraska, 3rd  73.92%
Nebraska (al)   58.75%


                                    

Jan 6, 2017

ARE LEAH RIMINI AND MIKE RINDER MISSING THE BOAT WITH AFTERMATH?

LEAH RIMINI and MIKE RINDER are doing a great job with the A & E series: SCIENTOLOGY and the AFTERMATH 

LEAH and MIKE interview a number of long time 30 year average members and former key executives of Scientology as they travel from Seattle to Denver to Clearwater.
Amy Scobee - former head of the Celebrity Center
Jeff Hawkins - former head of Marketing
Mark Headly - former head of production for events
Aaron Smith-Levin - former Auditing expert
Tom DeVougcht - former head of construction and renovation for buildings
and
Ron and Becky Miscavige - Father of the "leader" David Miscavige.

These were people who devoted years of their lives to 100 hour work weeks and who made Scientology what it is. Now the reveal themselves as VICTIMS of a cult.

Could it be that this approach is a mistake?

There is no power in victimhood. These people have conceded and allowed David Miscavige to seize and maintain power over a very powerful entity worth billions of dollars. Is this the best way to end the abuses of Scientology?  I don't think so.

David Miscavige took control of Scientology as Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center or RTC. David Miscavige declared himself the COB of the RTC and the RTC holds the copyrights to the materials of LRH. It appears Miscavige simply took control and no one thought to try to stop him.

The former accountant for LRH, Certified Accountant James J. Jackson has another idea. He is still a devoted OT VIII Scientologist and he believes that Scientologists should take control from David Miscavige.

Seems to the lawyers in CA that James J. Jackson has a point. Why don't Rinder, Rathbun, Ortega, Rimini, and the former executives join Jackson and simply seize control of the church by filing suit in California to challenge the dictatorship of Miscavige?

The weblogs of Ortega, Rinder and Rathbun have a following
There are the Ask a Scientologist 
the Operation Clambake Forum with over 500,000 views of some threads
and EX Scientologist Forum with over 175,000 views of some threads

A search of Clambake reveals on piece on James J Jackson 

So with all of these online communications tools for contacting Scientologists of the past it should be quite easy to get a Class Action together with a large number of people who paid for memberships and auditing but were either "declared" or who felt forced out by Miscavige. These people who paid for the materials and auditing have standing to claim they are part of Scientology as church members.
If there are currently less than 30,000 active Scientologists - how many are truly Miscavige supporters?  how many displaced or declared SCN members could be found to join a Class Action to retake control?