Solutions Abound

2021 August 21
by drdog09

There is a common thread thru many of the problems facing this country – power hungry elites wishing to maintain control. The other is, not knowing that there are alternatives, Americans cling to what the elites dish out.

Lets take a look at some.

Raise tariffs

Not on select products but across the board. 30%, pick a number. Rather than raise the income tax as Biden suggests, raise the tariff. The rich dodge the increasing taxes thru their army of accountants. Sure a tariff affects everyone but it is less regressive than the income tax. The Chinese college student importing the Lambo will pay the same marginal rate as the mother buying canned milk from China, but at least the student will pay more in dollar terms.

Zero Tax on Business

The idea that businesses pay taxes has always been a sham foisted by politicians on a public that does not know tax policy. Simple fact of the matter is the businesses just pass the tax burdens onto the buyer.

Couple it with the tariffs and industries would move production back here. Capital always flows where it is treated best.

Eliminate the Fed

The Fed has become the most useless organization imaginable. They were supposed to be independent of the politicians, but in actuality the Fed is more political than ever and tied hip deep with the White House. It has outlived its prime purpose – a stable money supply.

That will gore the banksters, and so be it.

Back to the gold standard

Take a look at any chart going back to the 1800s and one notes that the variance in commodity pricing does not vary much till we hit the 1970s when we went off the gold standard. Coinage is useful and a ready store of value but cumbersome in a digital transaction world.

What is needed is the marriage of precious metals with blockchain. There are several platforms that provide this service. However the one that is needed is a gold backed private chain system independent of the govt save for recognition of its use for resolution of all debts under law.

Eliminate the CDC/FDA

Do we even need to detail why in our current situation? Dump’em.

Bye Bye Dept of Ed.

That whole entity needs to be erased. At the local level, K-12, institute vouchers. Use blended face-to-face and internet instruction as is appropriate for student and topic. So long as federal student aid exists the institutions benefiting from the largess must have skin in the game.

So long, farewell, was nice to know you…

Social Security that is. The system was always a house of cards. We need to formulate a phase out plan. The fact is come next year the system will expend more than it takes in – forever.

What must be realized is that whether we collectively decide to burn some bridges tactically or let events burn them for us, the fact is they will burn. Just remember the maxim of decision making –

  • There is the right decision.
  • There is the wrong decision.
  • There is no decision, which is always wrong as you relinquish that choice to someone else.

Is there more that could be put on the table? Sure, but this is a start.

84 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 August 21 6:02 am
    justrand permalink

  2. 2021 August 21 6:07 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Any especially hard nosed policy just punishes republicans like 2008 when we elected 60 dem senators. If we didnt do Trump covid stimmies, we probably would have had bernie instead of biden.

  3. 2021 August 21 6:08 am
    justrand permalink

    good list of solutions…and yes, we can add lots more

    the DEFENSE Department, doesn’t defend us anymore. Change them back to the “War Department“, and maybe they will remember their TRUE purpose

    the Department of ENERGY, produces NO energy…and in fact stifles its production. Scrap ’em

    and so on…

  4. 2021 August 21 6:14 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  5. 2021 August 21 6:50 am
    gnqanq permalink

    Or, you can let nature take its course and it will burn itself down.

    Human nature is to do what you have been doing (status quo, particularly DC) UNTIL you are forced to do otherwise.

    INC – thanks for the info on Vitamin D3.

  6. 2021 August 21 7:10 am
    fight on permalink

    Good list Dr. I agree with JR on dept of ED. Also we can get rid of Dept of energy.

    If we are going to keep these various dept. then lets move many of them out DC. Dept of ag to Iowa.

    Hud to Detroit etc. Take away the centralized power of DC.

  7. 2021 August 21 7:26 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Money printer goes Brrr

  8. 2021 August 21 7:46 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Maybe Elizabeth Warren knows how to fix it with a tribal system of money like her native peoples.

  9. 2021 August 21 9:01 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Meme wizard Carpe Donktum responds to the Biden* Admin

    Dear Joe,
    While I am flattered that you put me near the top of your Digital Terrorists list, I feel like I should make you aware of the reality of the situation.
    I am a stay-at-home dad in Kansas with no college education, and no previous experience in marketing, video editing, or advertising.
    Your party and ideas were so incredibly feeble and frail that I was able to put a sizeable dent in the narrative you spent billions of dollars constructing…

    In my spare time.

    Are you sure you want me to shift my entire focus and energy in your direction?

  10. 2021 August 21 9:41 am

    Bye,Bye EPA. ATF.

  11. 2021 August 21 9:45 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Aussies break through

    I also saw a report from Romania. All vaxx centers closed down because the people who want the Stab (30%) already got it and the rest are firm in saying “no”
    I’m sure you can still get vaxxed but via individual appt with your doctor not at a giant Center.

  12. 2021 August 21 9:57 am
    justrand permalink

    IP, we need to retain the ATF, as a Convenience Store!! 🙂 Nuthin’ like buying a bottle of booze, a cigar and a box of ammo all in the same place!

  13. 2021 August 21 11:06 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    SpaceX’s Starship BREAKS Asteroid Mining Frontier…

  14. 2021 August 21 11:22 am
    gnqanq permalink

    Alcohol & Ammo at the same store? Something just does not seem right about that. But hey, choices – right.

  15. 2021 August 21 11:56 am
    drdog09 permalink

    You walk into the store the first time for the ammo. Then gas up your vehicle. Then on the second trip you pick up the 24 pack of Bahama Gold 20%.

  16. 2021 August 21 12:06 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I would say, nice idea, might even work, however the presenter failed to show his work that he has done the math. The time factor component was the weakest point.

  17. 2021 August 21 12:06 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Since the Department of Education was created (1979), test scores have plummeted.

  18. 2021 August 21 12:16 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    IP – I like your truck!!!

  19. 2021 August 21 12:25 pm
    bc3b permalink

  20. 2021 August 21 1:26 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    21, will doubtless be useful for Chinese counterfeiting

  21. 2021 August 21 1:32 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Taliban wear captured gear, pose for photos mocking US military.

  22. 2021 August 21 2:08 pm

    Maybe we should send them a picture of hiroshima to refresh their memories of what happened after Iwo.

  23. 2021 August 21 2:45 pm
    fight on permalink

    Oh man IP I was thinking the same thing.

  24. 2021 August 21 2:47 pm
    fight on permalink

    BC you may appreciate this. Wife and I went out for lunch. Went to BJ’s brewhouse. They now have Yueling on tap in TX. Things just keep getting better in TX.

  25. 2021 August 21 2:57 pm
    justrand permalink

    good thought, IP…but we’ll probably send them a picture of “General Milley in chiffon evening dress, with a tasteful string of pearls.

  26. 2021 August 21 4:18 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    China has been showing pictures of Kabul chaos to the Taiwanese warning them that this is what the Americans are going to do to the Taiwanese when they invade.

  27. 2021 August 21 4:21 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Expert warns China’s Xi is set to invade Taiwan

  28. 2021 August 21 4:37 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  29. 2021 August 21 4:52 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Trump has a rally in Alabama at 8 Eastern Time tonight. It should be a barn burner.

  30. 2021 August 21 5:52 pm

    gnqanq #6, you’re welcome! D3 is the form to take. It is a wonder vitamin.

    Here’s more, and then I’ll stop unless you have any other questions.

    I’ve seen about 4 sites that say don’t go over 4000 IU daily: 3 from US and the UK NHS site. A big problem trying to figure things out is that people hedge their bets on supplements. I try to look around to see what several are saying and who is saying it. One guy said doses up to 10000 IU daily have’t shown toxicity, but I would never use that much unless a doctor prescribed it. If you have kidney problems or thyroid problems too much Vit D can make things worse. If you have any known health concerns talk to your doctor. I wouldn’t want my husband to increase from his current 3000 IU without discussing it with his cardiologist and endocrinologist.

    From the Mayo Clinic:

    “The main consequence of vitamin D toxicity is a buildup of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia), which can cause nausea and vomiting, weakness, and frequent urination. Vitamin D toxicity might progress to bone pain and kidney problems, such as the formation of calcium stones.”

    “Taking 60,000 international units (IU) a day of vitamin D for several months has been shown to cause toxicity. This level is many times higher than the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for most adults of 600 IU of vitamin D a day.”

    60,000 IU/daily is an insane amount to take–more than my elderly mom’s doctor put her on per week when she had a pelvic hairline fracture. That would be kind of expensive as well. US RDA is what I mean by hedging their bets. Even our Centrum Silver multi, a regular name brand, has more than that.

    Because I take a lot of D and calcium (among other things) for my bones, I take K2 because it helps bone density while keeping calcium out of my blood-vessel walls and soft tissue. It becomes a balancing act. My doctors are aware of the supplements I take. I have found over the years that my doctors now listen about supplements. Years ago it seemed as if only my OBs cared!!

    Foods with Vitamin D:
    oily fish – such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel
    red meat
    egg yolks
    fortified foods – such as some fat spreads and breakfast cereals
    milk usually has D added unless you’re buying locally straight from a dairy
    oj: some orange juices have added D

  31. 2021 August 21 6:13 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Cool info on D3, thanks.
    I’m taking a supplement but only being sure to not go overboard on the dosage. Nice to know more detail about what’s safe and recommended and how it works

  32. 2021 August 21 6:23 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    INC – again thanks for the info. BTW, I take 2 – 2000 IU a day (4000 IU total), for the last 2 months. No problems so far (before I was taking 1 – 2000 IU a day).

  33. 2021 August 21 6:25 pm

    You’re welcome, guys.

  34. 2021 August 21 7:17 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  35. 2021 August 21 7:31 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Heck of a rally in Alabama. Trump really went after Biden.

  36. 2021 August 21 10:26 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    As several have already noted ….

  37. 2021 August 22 5:20 am
    drdog09 permalink


    A representative of a generation of humble men who just wanted to get on with their lives, got pissed on, got pissed off, picked up a gun and kicked ass. All so they could, be a representative of a generation of humble men who just wanted to get on with their lives.

  38. 2021 August 22 5:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    By the way, — — Here is another solution, fire their a$$. Major school board recall sweeping the country.

    That is just recalls. Not every state has that option. Wait till regular election season heats up. Going to be a lot of board members with free time on their hands. That will have repercussions beyond just schools. Once local folk recognize they CAN affect change locally they will branch out. Don’t like your CoP? Fire the mayor and get a new one.

    Here is a man who says what most Americans believe — — Jesse Jackson he’s pointing at you.

  39. 2021 August 22 6:51 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    bc:”Heck of a rally in Alabama”

    There’s still a LOT of people who want to live in traditional America
    Significant number of people saying next step is for people to come forward and run for local office, like school boards.

  40. 2021 August 22 8:35 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Obama/Biden Make Matters Worse, the US Embassy in Kabul Sends out Blank VISA Documents Allowing Non-Americans to Create Their Own US VISA

  41. 2021 August 22 11:00 am

    44 – unfucking real

  42. 2021 August 22 11:01 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #43

    bc:”Heck of a rally in Alabama”

    Did not diminish the crowd or its enthusiasm

  43. 2021 August 22 11:06 am
    bc3b permalink

    RPR #44 –

    You have to wonder if Biden and his handlers take the actions they do because: 1) They hate this country; 2) They are so f’king stupid or 3) All of the above.

    My money is on #3.

  44. 2021 August 22 11:10 am
    bc3b permalink

    Current Chicago count: 40 shot; 5 fatally. This was written at Noon Sunday Chicago Time.

  45. 2021 August 22 11:19 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    46, Personally I’m glad to see that people have not gone into hibernation but instead are continuing to flock to the DJT banner. I’m also glad to see any efforts to go beyond waiting for some leader to “do something” and for people to start acting without asking permission.

  46. 2021 August 22 11:27 am

    CA man arrested, on him gun, drugs, and hundreds to thousands of CA recall ballots.

  47. 2021 August 22 11:35 am

    Land of oz – say what we don’t like, organize a protest and get locked up for 8mo as the reward. But you know freedom err something….

  48. 2021 August 22 11:38 am

    Haha not much different than when MS used to offer incentives to OEMs to either ship every product with windows or not offer their machines bare, and of course to not preload Netscape – these activities were deemed anti-competitive and monopolistic by the courts. But for google apparently it’s a-ok?

    G – be evil, be evil every day in every way possible.

  49. 2021 August 22 12:11 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    This has long struck me as a valid criticism of Bitcoin.
    Over time people die, or forget their private key.

    If you wait long enough all or at least significant numbers of coins will be lost.
    I’m not aware of a way to recover them

  50. 2021 August 22 12:23 pm
    justrand permalink

    bc3b: “Current Chicago count: 40 shot; 5 fatally. This was written at Noon Sunday Chicago Time.”

    Geez, bc3b, that was still early in the 3rd Quarter!!

  51. 2021 August 22 1:02 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    No way!

    Vaccinated Australian Minister Develops Bell’s Palsy on Live Televised COVID-19 Press Conference
    Bell’s Palsy is a sudden episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis.

    It’s listed as a potential side effect from the experimental COVID-19 jabs.

  52. 2021 August 22 1:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Not Live but it is Memorex — — Almost a perfect episode for ‘Yes Minister’…..

  53. 2021 August 22 2:58 pm

    Australian Minister Develops Bell’s Palsy on Live Television.

    Karma be a bitch.

  54. 2021 August 22 4:06 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    See #57 to watch it…..

  55. 2021 August 22 4:10 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Now the Aussies are shooting rescue dogs, — — Because of covid?!

  56. 2021 August 22 4:11 pm
    bc3b permalink

  57. 2021 August 22 4:12 pm

    I follow an Aussie on Twitter who works for Rebel News, and I’ve been stunned by the reporting. Somehow I had this stereotype in my mind that their gov and police wouldn’t fall off the edge the way they have.

  58. 2021 August 22 4:18 pm

    I don’t know if any of you have read Salena Zito, but I usually like her take. I think she’s from Pittsburgh, and she has a good read on flyover thinking.

    What Biden doesn’t understand

    This week, President Joe Biden made a dark political bet that Americans would forget a 20-year war. Biden and his aides, many of whom have lived and worked inside the bubble of Washington for most of their adult lives, believed the political fallout would be limited because people were war-weary.

    Their exit strategy was based on internal and public polling that showed the Afghanistan withdrawal was popular, even though the same polls showed it was not something people were paying attention to.

    In short, it was all about what made Biden popular with voters.

    This has backfired. The Biden administration, filled with people who make their living with a plastic world of political calculations, believes based on polling that this will blow over. It will be just fine…

    The exit has been chaotic, deadly, gruesome, and humiliating. It has caused many people to lose faith in the leadership of the military…

    This disaster will not fade from the headlines. Even those who did not want the war to continue had watched our neighbors, co-workers, siblings, parents, sons, and daughters go off to Afghanistan for the sole purpose of keeping us safe back at home.

    We wept and prayed every time a soldier was lost on some remote post or killed in battle with Taliban forces. As a local reporter, I covered too many events of mourners who would line the streets of their local communities to honor those who came home in body bags, their flag-draped coffins carried by fellow soldiers to their gravesites.

    Many of those mourners had never met the deceased soldier whom they were honoring by taking time out of their day. They just believed it was the right thing to do.

    She begins and ends with a comparison to Gettysburg, and how even today, people walk the battlefield and remember.

    After Gettysburg, 51,000 casualties were left behind on the rolling farmlands. The Union had reached a turning point in the war. Descendants, history buffs, and just ordinary tourists often find themselves following in the footsteps of Pickett’s Charge, the main event that turned the battle and ultimately the war in the Union’s favor.

    They walk it because they know it is important never to forget. That is the calculus that Biden missed.

  59. 2021 August 22 5:19 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Any time you activate the immune system though you can have it end up reacting to something it shouldnt as in low chance you end up w multiple schlerosis or
    Myasthenia or…a bell’s palsy.

    You could end up with the same thing if you get a flu shot or a shingles shot.

    The reason youre seeing it w covid is bc were doing mass vaccination so the numbers of people getting it are so large it’s east for the internet to find some outliers.

    There was a conservative talk radio host who preached to his listeners to not get vaxxed, and he died of covid yesterday. Can link if you want.

    Hopefully he has few listeners.

  60. 2021 August 22 5:26 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Canaduh plays hard ball.
    If some people can vote with no mask, how come others can’t? It’s either safe or not safe to let the unmasked in. It’s not safe for some and unsafe for others.
    Elections Canada has threatened to turn away voters who show up in person to vote without a mask ahead of a national election on September 20th.

    The Canadian elections agency held a press conference stating that those who had no medical exemption in areas that required a mask to be worn indoors would be turned away from polling stations and not allowed to cast their vote.

  61. 2021 August 22 6:39 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    PRP: To. The. Moon?
    BTC knocking on the door of 50K

    (Update: no one answered the knock and price fell back a bit)

  62. 2021 August 22 7:12 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    idk 50k is a big ceiling usually.

  63. 2021 August 22 7:13 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Holding strong in cardano at the moment debating when to sell it and go heavy on Polkadot rotation

  64. 2021 August 22 7:26 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  65. 2021 August 22 7:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    What the Pols forgot the article points out. There is a difference between losing a war and leaving and just sulking out like a thief in the middle of the night. The other is the way this exit was executed was a desertion of the govt responsibility to not just citizens in Aland, but their own paid for contractors!

  66. 2021 August 22 7:36 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I’m looking to buy avax and FTM also. AVAX just had a big run so that probably not now. These are two smaller eth competitors

  67. 2021 August 22 9:14 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    BTC above 50k
    Well, I doubt if it’s just crypto. Stocks, precious metals and real estate are also likely to rise as the Dem econ policies gather traction. “Cash is trash”, invest in hard assets.

  68. 2021 August 22 9:17 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Biden gives the taliban 300 times more guns than he took from Americans during Fast and Furious”
    Didn’t F&F give guns to Mexican cartels? Anyway, Taliban got some good stuff: vehicles, planes, copters, drones …

  69. 2021 August 22 9:22 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    GWB’s pick for CIA director wants to drop off unvaccinated Trump supporters in Afghanistan to be killed by the Taliban.

    I always considered him the worst president of the last 100 years probably the entire history of the USA.

  70. 2021 August 22 9:26 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    btw I preordered Ray Dalio’s new book that is due for November:

    The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail

  71. 2021 August 22 9:31 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    76, that’s pretty indiscreet for an Intel head.
    I mean, if he wants to be vaxxed and wear a mask I’m perfectly fine with it. All I ask is for him to let me make my choices, same as I do for him.

  72. 2021 August 22 9:34 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    People have opinions. Here are two:

    ‘Thousands of Americans are stuck over there in Afghanistan and you are letting the Taliban kick your ass, while you are lecturing governors about masks and vaccines. Do your job, bring these Americans home.’ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA)
    “I don’t say this lightly and I’ve never said it about anybody else — any other leader in this position. People have been talking about impeaching President Biden. I don’t believe President Biden should be impeached.”

    “He’s the commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces who’s just essentially surrendered to the Taliban. He shouldn’t be impeached. He should be court-martialed for betraying the United States of America and the United States armed forces. Colonel Richard Kemp, CBE, formerly in charge of all British military operations in the country

  73. 2021 August 22 9:48 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    It’s the bitcoin citadel being build

    1 million dollars a coin by 2028

  74. 2021 August 23 2:55 am
    drdog09 permalink


    There is a difference. The kings of yore, at least they stood on the battlefield with the rest of the troops and at least took the chance of catching an arrow. We have not had a SecDef that has stood on the field of battle since George C. Marshall. Intel chiefs are spies, lowest of the low.

  75. 2021 August 23 3:15 am
    drdog09 permalink

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