Japan is one of the most socialist nations in the world. Its national debt is more than twice as high as America’s in percentage terms, and almost three times as much as is considered safe for economic growth. Japan has had a terrible economy since 1990 when it suffered a major stock market and real estate collapse. The Wall Street Journal reports:
Following a dismal final quarter of 2019, Japan’s economy is facing the risk of a recession because the coronavirus outbreak is hurting tourism and production, while Germany’s central bank called on the government in Berlin to use its surplus to support growth as a broader danger of a slowdown builds.
Japan, the world’s third-largest economy after the U.S. and China contracted at an annualized rate of 6.3% in the October-December quarter, worse than economists’ forecast of a 3.9% contraction. The biggest reason was a sharp drop in private consumption after the national sales tax rose to 10% on Oct. 1 from 8%.
… A tax increase pushed Japan into its biggest economic contraction since the previous increase in 2014.
Meanwhile the US is having 2% to 3% annual growth while Japan is shrinking a whopping 6.3%, and this comes after 30 years of horrible economic numbers. This is shocking but expected. Japan just keeps trying to tax and spend its way to prosperity, which does not work but only adds to the country’s massive debt load.
Interestingly one of the big contributors to Japan’s national debt is its highly-touted Shinkansen Bullet Train system, which was so astronomically expensive to operate that it was privatized in 1987 just 23 years after it opened.
Sanders Rally Gets Big Crowd
A Bernie Sanders rally in Denver drew an estimated 11,000 people and the media are in ecstacy about that. Gee, when did the same media ever utter a good word about much bigger Trump rallies that have been going on for more than four years?
Never. But remember that Sanders is going to lose in a landslide so his rallies represent a fanatical core of left-wing voters out of a national minority. After all, if you promise to give away everything for free like Bernie is doing, and have rock bands playing at the rallies (which Trump does not), you are going to attract a big crowd.
Food Stamp Rolls Fall under Trump
President Trump has a strategy to replace taxpayer handouts for poor Americans with jobs in a growing economy. After three years in office, Breitbart News reported:
Approximately 6.1 million individuals dropped off the food stamp rolls since President Donald Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The USDA data showed that 6,074,074 individuals discontinued their participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) between February 2017— when the president completed his first full month in office— and November 2019.
Household participation in SNAP declined as well, with 2,489,315 households discontinuing SNAP.
There are currently 36,223,717 individuals and 18,448,588 households that are participating in SNAP.
When Trump took office, 42,297,791 individuals and 20,937,903 households were enrolled in SNAP.
This is great news. And so when you hear Democrats complain that president Trump wants to cut safety net programs like food stamps, they are correct. He indeed wants to cut them and to replace them with jobs. He already is doing it.
Meanwhile these programs are rife with corruption anyway, and bureaucratic excess. Nikitas3.com believes that half of these programs’ budgets could be eliminated without harming any needy people.
Here is a great way to prove that an avowed liberal is really a conservative: You ask the liberal, “Is it better for an able-bodied person to collect $20,000 a year from taxpayer-funded programs, or to earn $20,000 a year at a job?”
And when most liberals say that a job is better, you simply say, “Thank you. You are a conservative.” It works every time.
Another Democrat Says that Trump Will Win Re-election
Slowly but surely, Democrat politicians, and liberal activists and media commentators are coming to realize that president Trump is much more popular than they want us to know, and that he is going to be re-elected in November.
This not only comes from polling that shows broad support for the president but from the success of Trump rallies. At a Wisconsin rally, where all attendees were surveyed about their political affiliation, a whopping 58% said that they were Independents or Democrats(!)
Wow. This is the type of number that frightens Democrats to death. Fox News recently reported:
Karlyn Borysenko is a longtime Democrat.
She recently attended a Trump rally and found out is was like nothing she had heard from the media or her liberal friends.
Not only were Trump supporters incredibly friendly to her, she was completely shocked by the positive energy and size of the crowd.
Now she is issuing a warning to members of her party.
She writes at Medium:
After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020
I think those of us on the left need to take a long look in the mirror and have an honest conversation about what’s going on.
If you had told me three years ago that I would ever attend a Donald Trump rally, I would have laughed and assured you that was never going to happen. Heck, if you had told me I would do it three months ago, I probably would have done the same thing…
So, I headed over an hour and a half before the doors were scheduled to open—which was four hours before Trump was set to take the stage—and the line already stretched a mile away from the entrance to the arena.
As I waited, I chatted with the folks around me. And contrary to all the fears expressed, they were so nice. I was not harassed or intimidated, and I was never in fear of my safety even for a moment. These were average, everyday people. They were veterans, schoolteachers, and small business owners who had come from all over the place for the thrill of attending this rally.
They were upbeat and excited. In chatting, I even let it slip that I was a Democrat. The reaction: “Good for you! Welcome!”…
As I left the rally—walking past thousands of people who were watching it on a giant monitor outside the arena because they couldn’t get in—I knew there was no way Trump would lose in November.
I think the Democrats have an ass-kicking coming to them in November, and I think most of them will be utterly shocked when it happens, because they’re existing in an echo chamber that is not reflective of the broader reality.
Friends, this is terrifying to Democrats after they have spent the last five years demonizing president Trump and his supporters.
In public these Democrats say that Trump is a scoundrel and will lose, but they know the truth. That is why Democrats are in an extra panic as Bernie Sanders gains strength because they know that Sanders would bring down the whole Democrat party just like the Labour party in Britain was wiped out under its far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn.
And as the Trump rallies build up steam heading toward the election, you can expect more and more non-Republicans to join in as they hear the truth. Guaranteed. It will be a domino effect. Nikitas3.com predicts that Trump will win in a landslide in November.
Airline Goes Way too ‘Green’
United Press International reported:
Delta Air Lines, the world’s second-largest carrier, announced plans Friday to mount an ambitious 10-year strategy during which it will spend at least $1 billion and become the world’s first carbon-neutral airline.
The Atlanta-based carrier said it will launch the effort next month, which will include investments in green air travel technologies, methods to reduce carbon emissions and waste and development of projects to mitigate emissions it does produce.
Delta said its plans also include cutting its use of jet fuel, investing in forestry, restoring wetlands, recapturing soil, building green coalitions with employees and suppliers.
JetBlue Airways announced last month it will offset emissions from all domestic flights and British carrier EasyJet said last fall it also will become carbon neutral.
OK, let’s look at this. what is ‘carbon nuetral’? What are “green travel technologies”? How will they “reduce carbon emissions and waste” and “mitigate emissions it does not produce”.
This all sounds very nebulous. First, “green travel technologies” is code for experimenting with bio-fuels or some other ‘green’ nonsense. Perhaps you remember when Virgin airlines ran one experimental flight using bio-fuels in 2016. Yet we have not heard a peep about it since then since bio-fuels are another ‘green’ hoax.
Second, it is always a good idea to eliminate waste. Most companies do this naturally because waste costs money. But this “waste” is just a tiny fraction of the energy that a company like Delta uses. Delta burns up billions of gallons of jet fuel because air travel uses a lot of fuel and air travel is in high demand in a global economy.
Nikitas3.com believes that Delta is jumping into bed with the ‘greenies’ for public relations reasons, that it is being pressured by various factions like left-wing shareholders, the media, enviro groups, Greta Thunberg, etc. to appear “green”.
Yet the ‘greenies’ say they want to dismantle the airline industry and want for people to even stop flying. Nikitas3.com believes that Delta will someday regret doing this ‘green’ stuff.
“Mitigate emissions” means that Delta will go the easy route by signing onto this new program to plant one trillion trees all around the world. But this is just another phony feelgood project that ‘greenies’ will operate for their own public benefit, proclaiming that only ‘greenies’ can save the world and are doing it one tree at a time.
All of this ‘green’ fearmongering is based on ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’. But we know that the climate has been changing naturally for thousands of years, and we know that the world has been much hotter than today at many times throughout history.
Now look at this from Breitbart:
Birds and other animals are “shrinking” because of climate change, the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced Monday.
Citing a recent article published in Ecology Letters, the WEF posted a video claiming that climate change is causing birds and other animals to shrink in size, while birds’ wings are simultaneously getting longer.
“Scientists say birds are shrinking because of climate change,” states the text of the video. “Researchers looked at more than 70,000 North American birds and found that over 40 years most have got smaller while their wingspans have grown longer.”
Notice that they don’t mention that millions of birds around the world are being outright killed every year by windmills even though windmills produce only a tiny fraction of the global electricity supply. If we get more and more windmills, birds won’t have to worry about shrinking because there won’t be any birds left to shrink. That is why all subsidies for wind power must end immediately. It is a totally fraudulent energy source.