Adlin Sinclair

Quick Observation - Debt Is Quickly Rising

Posted 3 days ago

If you’re wondering how the economy is moving along, there is a simple answer – debt. For the last few years the economy has been far worse than presented by the government, who lie up a storm about employment numbers and other data, to stop a civil riot… and it moves along solely on debt. A recent New York Fed report says American’s debt increased $460 billion to $12.6 trillion in 2016. That’s $1.26 billion a day, across all categories that it measures – home, student and auto loans, as well as credit cards. Credit (Debt) created out of thin air by the banks to present consumers with access to buy stuff that they are then tied to repay with sizable interest rates eating away at discretionary income. Debt hit a record $12.7 trillion in 2008 and, at the current growth rate, a level we could easily see again in 2017. And, remember what happened in 2008… the economy fell off the cliff.
Adlin Sinclair

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Quick Observation - Fine-Tuning Trump

Posted 4 days ago

Clearly, Trump needs some fine-tuning for press conferences. He’s used to being dictatorial and in a press conference the president needs to calm down and make a brief statement on a particular item and then take a few questions. Not turn it into a slanging match. No one said that Trump was the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, so when he believes he can individually take on the entire media he’s asking for trouble. And that’s what happened yesterday when he became combative trying to make his points, which, at times, seemed like he was being vetted for country club membership.

I realize that he’s been unfairly treated by the media, but he’s not going to win them over by attempting to mow them down. If he’s to be taken seriously in these events, he needs to tone it down with media and not see every question as a personal attack. He would be wise to remember that saying the same thing again and again doesn’t sell a point, or reinforce a comment. And, that the media is like ants. Get rid of 20 questions and another 20 questions show up. He should treat the media like chicken pox and just smother them with one soothing balm application and walk away.
-Adlin Sinclair

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How Bloody Stupid

Posted 5 days ago

There is a proposal today channeled through media to have immigrants not show up for work or go shopping, to demonstrate how important immigrants are to the U.S.

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Think Freer America, Not Imprisoned America

Posted 6 days ago

Americans get their news from four main media sources:
TV 57%
Internet 38%
Radio 25%
Newspapers 20%

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Happy St. Valentine's Day

Posted 7 days ago

Today is St. Valentine’s Day when people celebrate their love, or secret passion, for someone. It’s probably more accurately named Fleece Day when retailers sell a bunch of chocolate, candy, flowers and meals at exorbitant numbers to lovelorn, vulnerable consumers. Personally, I prefer to wait a few days to buy the wife these items, especially flowers that seem to jump 60% on St. Valentine’s Day and the day before, for a better value proposition.

It’s worth noting that true love seems to be fickle in the U.S. – 67% of all first marriages end in divorce, which increases to 75% and 82% respectively for second and third marriages. Making one wonder why even bother with St. Valentine’s Day at all. So, for those that needs a love boost today, Happy St. Valentine’s Day. For the rest, enjoy another February day.
-Adlin Sinclair

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