Jurassic World: Evolution, a reality that many didn’t see coming is here.

It’s always fun when a new Jurassic World movie comes out which a fifth one does this upcoming Friday because it puts front and center the latest science of DNA manipulation and the field of paleontology.  I am convinced that the whole era of the dinosaurs is something we have only lightly touched on with our known sciences and it will likely stay that way.  I was stunned to find a Tyrannosaurus Rex thigh bone in various stages of excavation at a lab at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis recently where they actually let people touch it as they worked on it.  Twenty years ago, such a thing would be off-limits to any exhibit until all the scientific work had been done because of the rarity of such a find.  But these days what we have found from the past isn’t nearly as important as our future of just remaking it.  There is enough DNA and genetic mapping to bring back to life creatures from the past.  There is a serious effort right now to bring back to life a Wooly Mammoth, and once that happens there will be real life Jurassic Parks hosting all sorts of extinct creatures, and I think that’s very exciting.  The week of every new Jurassic World release has interviews with Jack Horner, who is a real paleontologist on the front of the science and he always says some very interesting things about the latest and greatest in the study of dinosaurs.

What was different this time however was a video game that was released to accompany the new movie called Jurassic World: Evolution.  It’s a park builder game where players on PlayStation 4 and other console platforms, can build your own version of a Jurassic Park and all the problems that are associated with that task.  That for me is very exciting as I love every one of the movies because of their adventurous approach to the sciences which contain within them all the reservations of gene manipulation mixed with the excitement of infinite possibilities.   I often say that one of my favorite places on earth is Epcot Center at Disney World, for many of the same reasons that Jurassic Park seemed like such an interesting place to visit.  But I am particularly in love and have been for a long time the Jurassic Park land at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando.  Even though the ride has become a bit cheesy in recent years due to its age, I love the feeling of the place and would love to visit a place for real.  I am very excited to see what Universal Studios is going to do with their renovation of that part of their park.  Apparently, they are closing down the land this fall to reopen a Jurassic World next summer. I will likely be one of the first in line to visit it.

But the new Jurassic World: Evolutions game allows you to build multiple Jurassic Parks and run them as a park simulator controlling the cashflow of even soft drinks and getting right down on the ground level of your theme parks and interacting with the guests.  In many ways its better than visiting a real theme park because you control the crowds and everything.  You don’t have to deal with the heat of a real theme park or the sticky pavement, or smelly bathrooms.  You can just build and visit such places in your living room and honestly, I had the same kind of emotions that I’ve had when visiting the real Universal Studios.  Granted, the real thing will always be the best way to visit, real experiences will always trump virtual ones, but its pretty damn close. 

What did stun me about this latest Jurassic game is the level of gene manipulation research that it allows players to embark on, even down to changing the color of the dinosaurs by arranging their DNA in a way to give them exciting skin flourishes that visitors to the theme park would enjoy, and help you make more money.  It became quite obvious to me that this wasn’t just a game anymore, but was a vehicle to carry the mind of mankind to that next level of genetic research, the ability to essentially build anything we want—to clone ourselves if need be, and to really dig at the roots of what makes life—life. 

I found the game to be a wonderfully intellectual experience coupled with just the raw thrill of building theme parks. I love games like that because I am a manager at heart, I love to be in charge of everything I do and theme park games like this give you complete control over everything in the game.  I especially like that when you tell a ranger crew to go work on a fence or to heal some sick dinosaurs they aren’t playing on their phones off the side of the road somewhere, they are always very attentive to your commands and they do exactly what you want and need 100% of the time.  That is better than in real life where managing such people takes an extra gear that most people don’t have, because people are always trying to get away with something and you have to constantly work with people at many different levels to get them to do basic things.  It practically takes a psychology degree to deal with people, especially if you have more than 50 employees, but in games like Jurassic World: Evolution, everyone does exactly what you say every time you say it meaning you get to manage a big amusement park at the level of an owner, and you don’t have to deal with the downfalls of human failures to concentrate.

One thing is very clear as this new Jurassic World movie is about to be released compared to the one that released in 2014, science has come a long way.  We are knocking on the door to a very new age where mankind is giving itself control over these very abstract concepts.  When a video game can give you the power to not only resurrect a dinosaur, but to make it blue, green or red depending on your preference, we are stepping into very new territory.  I can remember when some of the first cloning was being done to animals way back in the 90s and how much controversy there was over stem cell research.  These days, that controversy is nearly gone, the science of these concepts is nearly routine talk and without question the next generation will have many options to build genetic life into any form they desire.  If we want to see a Woolly Mammoth again in our zoos, we can just make one off the abundant genetic material that is coming out of northern Russia these days. If we want to see a Tyrannosaurs Rex, just make one.  And if we want to build new bodies for ourselves once our bodies have become old, or we might desire to make those old bodies new again with just the tweak of our genetic coding, then we’ll be able to.  And oddly enough, that is what all these Jurassic Park movies, theme parks and video games seem to be preparing us for.

Rich Hoffman

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There Will Be No Trade War With China: They can’t afford the bullets

I really haven’t heard too many people cover the real ambitions of President Trump’s trade talks, that he wants to essentially get away from trade tariffs all together. Rather Trump wants to move to an international system of free trade in a way we’ve never seen before, where real value is exchanged evenly between countries based on the real needs of the products. Who wouldn’t like that unless the whole goal of tariffs were always intended to redistribute wealth around the world using the United States as the foundation for the theft? The whole issue has left many countries vulnerable who have been doing just that, robbing America of goods and services by making a lot of money off the imbalance, it has all been just another way of subsidizing socialism at the expense of capitalism and Trump has put the issue front and center, where it should have always have been. Given that, it’s a mystery how this would cause anxiety in the markets, other than it destabilizes the old way of doing things. It’s a mystery, because it actually is a chance for a lot of investors to make a lot of money. But it does expose many of these socialist and communist governments who have been hiding their terrible efficiencies behind trade tariffs displaying for the first time in the modern age the true value of goods and services.

I have found it fascinating over the last few days to watch Elon Musk’s Twitter account where he has been arguing with socialists and anarchists with some rather bizarre new definitions of what it means to be a socialist. For those who don’t know many people under forty these days socialism is the new trend, and we should have expected this, because that is what young people learn in their public educations. I would attach the press corps into that category, they are mostly young people who were born during the 1990s when the Clinton’s were in the White House and they only really have ever known a Clinton, a Bush, or a Obama in the White House so they only understand extreme government tampering with markets as a reality of basic economics. But Trump as a true capitalist is suggesting a global trade policy that terrifies many of those nations who are filled with the kind of youth who were quite perplexed over Elon Musk’s ostentatious definitions of socialism.

The reason that China is particularly vulnerable to the debate of the theft of intellectual property essentially comes down to their communist closed society. Such countries where people are not free typically do not have the ability to generate new and creative products, so they must obtain those creative endeavors from outside their country. Up until the time of Trump American presidents, especially Obama have sort of allowed China to cheat off our paper in class because it helped them advance on the global stage—because Obama had a soft spot with communism and wanted to see it work. So trade deals were worked out in a way that China could openly loot American markets in a way that fed intellectual property into the communist country that was suffering from creative infusion by their people.

 

 

As things have been China has artificially been propped up as a superpower, they were given vast amounts of wealth as an emerging economy due to their cheap labor and closed society as a state-run government. That has allowed them to pour a lot of money into destabilized regions of the world knowing that they wouldn’t get back their money but could trade those debts for control of those investments. That ironically has been the plan behind Chinese investments into the United States, to eventually call in those loans and to gain control instead of money. The fuel behind that opportunity has been trade imbalances and intellectual theft China has been able to exploit with a lot of help from governments around the world who want to see the communist formula work.

However, what makes them particularly vulnerable in China is their very nature as a closed society. Without the protections of tariffs that allow China to play big boy ball on the global stage, they are extremely vulnerable to foreign competition, such as American agriculture. The typical American farmer can outproduce anyone in China and Russia simply do to the type of society that America is, a free nation that has functioned from minimal government tampering, so they tend to be highly efficient due to the fact that most of the personal investment of the farmer goes back into their trade. That is not the case in communist countries where private ownership into their trade is micro managed by the state. That makes it extremely difficult for Chinese farmers to compete with American farmers for the trade of food. Even though China outnumbers the United States with population density, America is able to do much more with much less because of the incentive of their workers to own and produce their own goods.

Trump’s trade policies are not isolationist as many economists would like to believe. Simply Trump’s trade position is to recognize the obvious, the strength of the American markets is the high ground for which the rest of the world must rise up to in order to compete toe to toe, and to do that those origin countries will have to give up on the restrictions of communism and socialism to do so. For a world that has been taught that socialism is the way to go, of course they are disjointed to see how Trump is advocated free trade for everyone. Trump’s high/low game with China is to eventually get them to accept open trade, which he knows they cannot afford to do. But they’ll also never admit it as a communist country—so Trump is very quietly doing back to China what they have been doing to the United States since Clinton was president, he is calling their bluff which is a capital investment of its own and letting them hit the rocks where America will be there to pick them up off the ground with a huge demand for American products. It won’t be other world markets that suffer under a Chinese collapse, it will simply put value where it belongs, into countries who have allowed capitalism to thrive and can meet the true needs of global production against the theft and corruption that occurs in closed markets.

Without discussing the different economic philosophies of these trading nations, it has allowed the communists to hide their vast evil behind tariffs artificially propping up the authoritarian regimes at the expense of those functioning from freedom. We have been led to believe that China is doing something special and that we all need to bow down to it, but in reality, the opposite is true. America doesn’t need China, China needs America. From the perspective of Trump how can the United States stop the threat of China into the South China Sea at the expense of Japan—don’t threaten them militarily, expose them financially. Keep them from making such moves because they simply don’t have the funding to invest in such projects. Up until now the fuel that has allowed the Chinese government to threaten to become superpower status has been in these trade imbalances. By Trump forcing a value to value trade of equal measure it will force all these communist and socialist countries to produce on an equal footing with America, which they will not be able to do because of the nature of freedom over totalitarian control. People are far more efficient when they get to keep the wealth they produce as opposed to countries who siphon off that wealth through corruption to enrich themselves off the effort. That happens in China in extraordinarily evil ways, and Trump is exposing it. There won’t be a trade war, because China can’t afford the bullets.

That is the brilliance of Donald Trump’s trade plans with everyone. Those most hurt are those who have been allowed to hide their true value behind poor economic philosophies. When Trump says the United States isn’t going to continue to be the world’s piggy bank are those same socialists arguing with Elon Musk who don’t understand, because they haven’t been taught, what the real difference between capitalist governments and socialist ones really are. The fairest thing to do would be for all markets everywhere to be fair and open, trade value for value. But governments that are used to lots of government tampering and use state ownership of resources to attempt to compete with free people in the United States know they have to be subsidized through tariffs if they even want to participate in the big global game. And by forcing markets to compete with each other evenly, Trump is exposing the tyranny of communist regimes who have big problems going toe to toe with freedom. Trump isn’t an isolationist, he’s simply calling a big global bluff that has been allowed to simmer but was always a house of cards about to fold. China is a propped-up superpower and investors were always going to find that out eventually. Forcing fair trade only brings that to a reality faster, which is good for everyone really, because it saves America so that the United States can continue to help the world the way it has. But the wealth redistribution that has been going on is coming to an end so that everyone involved can measure value for value the way it should have always been. And that is a good change that will bring great peace to the world in just a few years without having to fire a single shot from our military.

Rich Hoffman

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A Challenge to Peter Strzok: If you think you are smarter, faster and tougher than me, then let’s clear up your illusions right now

Well, after reading through that Inspector General report I have one thing to say to Peter Strzok who stated in his text messages to his girlfriend Lisa Page, that Trump supporters were poor to middle class, and uneducated—there isn’t a single FBI agent who I would say is smarter than me. I was a Trump supporter before anybody took him seriously and guess what, look how right that turned out. I mean I’m not one to toot my own horn although people might look at the millions of words I have written and think I do that very thing often, but believe me, I hold back. But it really does irritate me when people who are not as intellectually stout look at me, or a group I’m associated with as a “Trump Supporter” and think they are somehow superior to me. There is nothing about Peter Strzok that is superior. I’d like to speak on your behalf dear reader, but you’ll have to do that for yourself. And its one thing to say it, it’s quite another to do it, and Trump supporters now have history to blow wind in their sails. We are looking smarter with each day. But the massive arrogance that came from the IG Report is the least of the trouble.

The stupidity that “they” think is part of our culture in America is the real problem, such as believing that they can sell to us that the FBI had no bias in the Hillary Clinton investigation over her emails—that intent and evidence could not be deciphered based on their investigation into the matter from the Inspector General. Hey, the text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were enough. By the time you add Andy McCabe into this mix along with James Comey there is plenty of evidence about FBI activism and bias that has damaged the FBI permanently. And it all starts with the basic premise that they as federal employees were given massive power over our lives and know more than we do as the people who put them in such a powerful position. So they acted against us all by trying to overturn an election because they thought we were too stupid to make an election decision on our own, so they had to intervene. If there was any tampering of the 2016 election it wasn’t the Russians we needed to worry about as to tampering it was the FBI and the leader of all that tampering was Peter Strzok under the direct supervision of Andy McCabe and James Comey. And they all need to go to jail immediately.

I didn’t think the IG Report would amount to much, after all, it’s the swamp trying to punish the swamp—how much could they reveal in such a report? But for smart people, “like me” and likely you dear reader we saw all this a long time ago. That’s why we voted for Trump in the first place. I don’t need any government overlords, I don’t have any “betters” who need to rule my life. I’m much more qualified, thank you. Nobody knows what’s better for me and my family than me. Nobody is smarter than me, especially some cheating FBI agent who can’t even keep his own family together and would say and do anything for the sexual favors of his mistress who appears to be crying all the time based on the IG Report. As bad as that report is, it points to even more problems on what isn’t in it. The Inspector General is obviously trying to do just as James Comey did with Hillary Clinton, they are trying to throw us a bone so that we attack Peter Strzok and James Comey, the obvious villains, and hopefully everything else could go back to normal. Only normal isn’t acceptable. I don’t ever want to go back to the way things were, where there are FBI agents who actually think they are better, stronger, smarter and faster than me—and will act in accordance with that misguided interpretation of reality.

When Christopher Wray as the new Trump appointed Director of the FBI spoke in reaction to this very damaging IG Report I understand that the job was a tough one. He seems like a decent person and I’m sure the people working for him are decent people as well. But are they smarter than the rest of us? Hell no. I am not impressed with the 5% recruitment rate—obviously the FBI if they have people like Lisa Page and Peter Strzok at the top of their organization their recruitment methods are not very good—I mean 5% of what, people inclined to collectivist thinking, to following orders without thought, of people who might lean Democrat—the way that Wray stated the issue he tried to make it sound that only 5% of the FBI recruiting class each year could get a job with the agency, as if that were a good thing. But he has only been the director for a very short time, only a little over a year at this point, so the same type of people who hired Peter Strzok are still making decisions of what constitutes those 5% in the acceptance criteria.

Let’s make something clear, and I’m speaking personally, I vote for representatives to go do these administrative tasks in government because it’s a waste of my time. I could do a better job at fighting bad guys than the typical FBI agent. I have no worries about running toward danger while other people run away from it. I doubt there is a single person in law enforcement that has the kind of testicular fortitude that I have, especially when there is danger. With that said, I have better things to do with my time that I think are far more valuable, so I am happy to hire Trump to go staff these positions in government to take care of the basic security of our nation. But Peter Strzok hasn’t been doing the job because I couldn’t. Let’s make that quite clear. He’s doing it because I don’t have time to do it myself and my time is put to better use on other things. It certainly isn’t for a lack of skill and intelligence. I can promise Peter Strzok this, he couldn’t walk a day in my shoes. But I could easily walk a day in his.

That is really what these people are mad at, Donald Trump is one of those smart people who have done well in the world and he has come into a presidential position and made everything look easy. For him it’s like a retirement job. He’s destroyed the fanfare and spectacle of the office which has given people like Peter Strzok a grim dose of reality. None of their jobs are that hard. What they don’t say in that IG Report is that just about anybody who works hard in the private sector could be a better FBI agent than Peter Strzok. The ceremony of their offices as federal employees are not that difficult. They could be easily replaced. The reason more people like Trump are not in office is because they have better things to do with their life. I certainly do. I don’t have time to waste on losers like Strzok and Page. They are my employees, I’m not theirs. The most revealing thing stated in the IG Report was that Peter Strzok stated to Lisa Page in documented text messages as evidence that the FBI would stop Donald Trump from becoming president. That indicates intent, and employee radicalism—and a challenge to management—me and you dear reader. He also talked about using both guns if Trump where elected—that sounds like a threat to me. And if he really means it, I’ll meet him right now and show him who really is his boss. And it isn’t the president.

Rich Hoffman

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Samuel Ronan Arrested: I told you so…………

When we talk about unstable people who find themselves in a situation where they may snap, remember that I will always be the first to say I told you so. And I don’t mean that in a haughty way, just as a relevant fact into all matters for which I spring forth information that people ought to listen to. It seems like an eternity ago when I suggested to the Lakota school board that we arm teachers in the classroom after the school shooting in Florida, when the congressional candidate Samuel Ronan from Springboro crashed the meeting and gave a disturbing speech in favor of the progressive political positions. After the meeting I warned that it was just such a person as Ronan who might attack a school or cause a public disturbance. Well, as an update, after losing the congressional primary to Steve Chabot the 28-year-old kid was arrested over the weekend, and like he did during the Lakota school board meeting which you can review at the following link, (CLICK HERE) Ronan recorded the whole thing. The video is a fascinating view of the world as understood by a typical progressive minded liberal. Like I said of Ronan before, this is a kid who ran for the top job of the Democratic Party on CNN, he’s no small-time mouthpiece. But here he is fresh off a loss after switching parties in an attempt to gain some ground into congress from a different direction behaving in a way that could have easily have escalated out of control.

There is a big difference between being a valued member of something, anything–and just being a pain in the ass. The section of video that I saw of Ronan’s arrest, I would tend to side with him on. I’m not a big fan of a “police state” where some fat slob might think that he can take over my life and cause me to surrender my existence to their doughnut eating diatribes. I actually wrote a novel about my hatred of just this very kind of arrest and taken at face value, my engagement with the officers in a situation like this wouldn’t be much different. But guess what, I’ve been in far worse situations under far worse conditions, and I’ve never been manhandled by a cop in any way over my long life at this point. So for Ronan to find himself in that type of situation there is always more to the story. Knowing that kid, he likely baited the police to act in such a way so that he could advance some progressive political issue. Like I said of Ronan at the Lakota school board meeting, I think he’s a smart kid, and an articulate person who is quite talented, but he’s also the type of person who would act on some diabolical plan and is more of a potential menace to society than the typical dissident of justice.

My warnings about people like Ronan were that if there was a person of such a mind who might think to attack a public school, because they certainly didn’t think twice about bending the rules to speak at a public meeting intended for community residences—and had the kind of charisma and lack of respect for the law that was displayed—it doesn’t take much to become a terrorist. Most people who have been fighting for the ISIS movement or ANTIFA here in the United States are people just like Ronan, radicals looking to make their mark in the world and that is often more important to them than living peacefully in society at large. Ronan is a hungry young kid looking to make his political mark in the world, and his aggression isn’t much different from the kid who was picked on too much in school who happens to pick up a gun and shoot up classrooms. The mind of a terrorist is just slightly different from that of the freedom fighter only that the terrorist uses fear to advance their cause.

Samuel Ronan clearly was attempting to use fear when he spoke at the Lakota school board meeting back in February of 2018 concerning the arming of teachers. Of course, he was of the progressive mind which was consistent with at least three of Lakota’s school board members and the teacher’s union, so he was allowed to go over his time limit and was not harassed otherwise by the officials maintaining order at the meeting that night. By the time some of us started to suspect foul play by the kid, Ronan did at that time leave the meeting. Given his behavior at Lakota it was no surprise to me to learn that Samuel Ronan had been arrested for some unspecified reason. Watching the video he took of his own arrest, it was quite clear that this won’t be the last we hear from the young man. He’s out to make a name for himself using tactics designed to evoke fear in people, and that makes him particularly dangerous.

Police are overbearing, and they can be rather stupid following orders without question and enjoying the use of excessive force whenever they get an excuse to use it. But as I’ve said, I’ve been in far worse situations than Ronan was and I’ve never been arrested for anything, even when guns and death were part of the story. When you are the good guy, police tend to detect a thug from a hero pretty fast, and it didn’t take them long to lose patience with Samuel Ronan. The young activist was obviously trying to push their buttons for his greater cause of trying to be a progressive version of Alex Jones, the radio personality and he needed this arrest to launch him on his next big political thing. But that is precisely why people like him are dangerous. So long as there are such people roaming freely around in the world, we always need guns to protect ourselves, because they are the type of people who would consider attacking a school to make a point which might make perfect sense in their own heads. The rest of the world might think they are crazy, but that doesn’t matter to people like Ronan.

Luckily in this case Ronan’s quest for attention was limited to a self-sacrificing arrest where he’s baiting the police to make a political point. But a similar personality type might go further and use those same bold tactics to attack a school full of children—especially if they are thinking of committing suicide anyway. For such people who have the kinds of talents that Samuel Ronan has, but does not have that extra gear that many of us possess which allows for the tolerance of opposing viewpoints without major acts of violence, it is they who are the ones that we all must watch out for. Locked doors and extra security guards do not protect well enough against these types of people, only the personal protection of a firearm can. An armed teacher is the best way to keep kids safe because there always have been people like Samuel Ronan in the world. I knew he was trouble when I first heard him speak at the Lakota school board meeting, and I said as much then. After watching the video of his arrest just a few months later, people should consider themselves warned. When I say something, people should listen carefully and take action appropriately because if I care enough about something to say it, I am almost always right. And I was certainly right about the behavioral characteristics of Samuel Ronan.

Rich Hoffman

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Yes, there was Life on Mars: Relearning our own ancinet past and meeting our future with honesty

As sure as you are reading this, I am quite sure that there was life on Mars and that at least at a microbial level, there may still be. When the question of as to whether there is life on other planets comes up I view such a proposal as absolutely preposterous—of course there was. Life on Mars is not at all farfetched, the big difference with it is that it supersedes the timeline that we accept on earth as a history of understanding. Entire civilizations could have risen and fallen in the hundreds of millions of years before the relatively recent period on earth that we might call loosely the days of the dinosaurs. I am reading a very good book right now by Peter Frankopan called The Silk Roads: A New History of the World which puts a focus on our own world history around the Caspian Sea region just over the last 1000 years or so and a lot of things change as to our own historical perspective if looked at in such a way. Take the center of focus of human civilization from a study point of view away from London and suddenly many things look different. I have for instance written many articles talking about how the orient settled North America much sooner than anyone previously has thought, and how trade around the world occurred even back in time to the period of the Phoenicians. It is surprising how many people have trouble with just these very easy understandings of history, so they just aren’t intellectually prepared to deal with the fact that many human beings on earth are likely descendants of Martians, and that by the time that planet had lost its atmosphere and water, life there that could, found a way to reestablish themselves on earth for their basic survival, just as we today are looking for options among the stars for our next phases, if we can survive the present one.

Announced this week in a story that would have been the biggest news on planet earth a few years ago, NASA’s Curiosity rover was reported to have uncovered signatures of an environment on the red planet that may once have been habitable. In two separate studies on data collected by the Mars rover over the last few years, scientists have identified an abundant source of organic matter in the ancient soil of a long dried up lake bed and traced some of the planet’s atmospheric methane to its roots. The findings could help to guide the search for ancient microbial life and improve our understanding of seasonal processes on Mars which indicate that there may be some forms of life still functioning there. I am quite sure that once mankind starts settling on Mars during the upcoming 2020s that we will find all types of archaeology on that red planet that really for us will be like coming home. Its been a long time, but I think innately we all understand that our roots on earth started in the stars, not that we are now going to them for the first time.

It’s not just the scientific proof that is now emerging that points toward this conclusion, but its two books from our human culture that has basically captured how this can happen which I’d advise everyone to read. The first is Finnegan’s Wake, within that great novel is the keys to all known human history—centered from the European perspective—and articulates how the human race continues to reinvent itself over and over again through birth and death leaving the original history difficult to trace due to poor philosophies of mankind constantly destroying all our progress only to rise again somewhere else in the world over and over again perpetually. It doesn’t take long to realize that great societies long forgotten in our history books are probably on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or under the English Channel, lost under the Persian Gulf and many other places as the ocean levels were much shallower tens of thousands of years ago, even hundreds of millions of years ago. Big cities like New York and Tokyo of course would have been along coastal waters in those ancient times and those locations are now under water making archaeology difficult to study if not impossible, because anything older than 10,000 years old would be by now virtually erased due to erosion and other forms of degradation.

The second book is by Ayn Rand which doesn’t get much attention where it should, and that is her little book called Anthem. In that novelette mankind has recently just discovered the light bulb—set well into the future. Obviously, that is hard for us all to comprehend, after all we are preparing to recolonize Mars, and we enjoy a technological society with the internet and Amazon.com delivering packages from all over the world to our doorsteps. But over the many years we find that the human need to blanket their minds with religion and superstition clouds their observations of reality—such as building an epistemological belief system in America that slavery and the abuse of the Indian are political concerns specific to the foundation of the greatest capitalist country on earth—if successful it would be possible to erase all the history of the United States from any record and to reinterpret everything through the lens of whatever political order arrives to replace it—which is a process that was well on its way to occurring before Donald Trump became president. But barring similar dynamic circumstances it is evident that all through human history this is precisely how events have unfolded, meaning that the inventions born from humanity may have occurred over and over again out of necessity only to be wiped out by political decadence and a yearning to always start over. A society might be said to be successful if it can stave off this trend for a few thousand years, but it is unrealistic to assume that it can do so over millions of years, which is the primary reason that we as human beings think that our history began only 12 thousand years ago with the stone monuments of Egypt, or Gobekli Tepe. There are even people functioning today especially in the Appalachia culture from the American south who believe that all of the history of the world is only a few thousand biblical years old—according to the latest religion of Christianity.

It’s easy to see how this could happen, most of us can relate to some circumstance where we may have a cheating spouse, and we chose not to see it because it’s too painful to deal with, or we may have bad parents which we fail to see their faults because it makes looking in the mirror much more difficult—when we do this on a much larger scale as nations it makes the analysis of history much more difficult to resurrect. I can say personally I find the history of England very fascinating, and they have fabulous programs on archaeology, but their national history sort of begins and ends after William the Conquer arrived on the scene and shaped their national identity. The current communist government of China is completely ignoring their own ancient past as they don’t want their people to have reverence for what came before, but rather what is before them now. Africa has some wonderful treasures from the past, but uncovering it is impossible as Marxist strife has enveloped the entire continent—and we all know the history of the Middle East today, what was obviously a cradle of civilization is locked behind a struggle of Islam versus Christianity.

Those are our struggles on earth, so it’s not hard to understand how we have managed to bury our own past with the planet Mars which likely took place before there were ever dinosaurs on earth, or after—or both. There could have been travel between there and here for many thousands of years until Mars was uninhabitable, then some stayed on earth while others headed for elsewhere. The evidence of such feats is in our own mythologies, which are obviously more than stories—they are footprints in the sand which do get washed away over time but are there just long enough to indicate that something happened which provoked a story in the minds of humans. The big news from NASA on the building blocks of life being discovered on Mars isn’t at all surprising to me. I expect we’ll have many more and much more profound discoveries over the coming years. The big question remains however, how can we avoid the pitfalls of the past that tend to erase such memories to begin with, so that mankind can continue to expand and exist instead of always reinventing the light bulb over and over again? That is the big question, not as to whether there was ever life on other planets and if they interacted or even started life on earth, its whether life can sustain itself long enough to advance as a civilization so that history isn’t always repeating itself for millions and millions of years. The question is not are we alone in the universe, it is whether or not we can keep life directed long enough to actually advance. That is the achievement that seems to be the biggest challenge of human life—how long can we last under a philosophic system that allows for actual progress. That is the real answer that we will soon be digging up on Mars, and how we deal with that evidence will decide our fates as humans for the next several million years—which is just a blip of geological time in the perspective of our solar system.

Rich Hoffman

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The Respect for the FBI is Gone: Justice begins and ends at my door step

This is why all the FBI agents and Justice Department officials under the Obama White House who participated in the anti-Trump Spygate controversy need to be prosecuted, because they have lost their moral ground to function due to their actions. They have tainted the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to the level where the trust has been broken beyond repair, and the only way to fix it would be to throw justice their way and let the chips fall where they may. If Robert Mueller sent a team of agents to my house right now to confiscate my cell phone, take my computer and go through my records I would say no. And if they tried to force themselves on my property there would be big trouble for them, because I now view them as members of a hostile activist political enterprise for the other side, and their legal arms of justice I do not recognize. They are part of the problem, not protectors of the Constitution and that leaves us to do the job of justice ourselves, since the people we hired can’t be trusted to do the job, and that is a problem.

What the FBI allowed to happen in the Hillary Clinton case, with destroying their cell phone evidence, with the meeting of Loretta Lynch in a private plane with Bill Clinton to obviously cut a deal for how the prosecution of his wife would be covered so that she could still run for president, to the Peter Strzok debacle where Director Comey put an anti-Trump activist on the Hillary Clinton case to help her get through the 2016 election season. The FBI had been weaponized, clearly, and in doing so they lost their good name and authority to obtain compliance from a person like me. And that status will remain until they fix it with justice. James Comey needs to be prosecuted, Andy McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton—at a bare minimum. Until any of that happens, I consider the FBI to be a hostile force. As a Trump supporter I have to assume that they’d come after me as they are him presently and hostility would be their primary intention, so there would be no cooperation and compliance from me at my household.

Just some advice to congress as they decide whether or not to give Andy McCabe immunity for his testimony, which he obviously wants. I’d be inclined to do so because he is likely to tell a story that takes this whole corruption case into the Obama White House and that would allow for the prosecution of the really big fish in this deal. As members of congress who still support the deep state, it might be tempting to let McCabe take the fifth and allow the facts to destroy his reputation, but to contain the case to just him. For the members of the swamp who have caused all this trouble it would be very damaging to the institutions of justice to have all the names I mentioned, like Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and Loretta Lynch get drug over the waterboard of justice—but that’s what needs to happen. Without question a court case that drags those people and the Obamas in front of a judge would be the biggest political event in history and it would shatter the confidence many people have in their government. But I’m already there. The truth would do more to repair that problem then more lies. If McCabe can take this case to Obama’s doorstep, then we should give him his immunity and let him sing under a witness protection program. Its far more important to get to the truth than to prosecute one sacrificial victim.

I remember the outrage I felt when I learned that the Hillary people turned in smashed up laptops and phones to the FBI and that we were supposed to be alright with that. The news was reported like such a thing was an everyday occurrence, and here she was running for president of the United States. We didn’t know at the time that there was a spy in the Trump campaign put there by the FBI, we didn’t know that Hillary Clinton was going to get a free pass by the FBI and that decisions were made by James Comey before the Clinton team even submitted their evidence—destroyed as it was. We didn’t know about the phony Russian conspiracy that the political left would attempt to use to discredit the Trump election, the firing of James Comey by Trump and the leaking of documents by the former FBI director to the media to inspire the Robert Mueller investigation led by a small army of Clinton supporters. We just knew that the Clinton people destroyed their evidence, hid their private server so that nobody would ever learn what was on it to begin with—which is how all this trouble started in the first place, and we were all supposed to just accept those facts and move along. I found the situation back then laughable, now it is just amazingly corrupt.

I’m not exactly the type of person who breaks laws—I’m probably the most reliable person that the law enforcement community could hope to deal with—solid family man, respected businessman, helps people whenever possible, isn’t a public menace in any way at all. Yet because of my political affiliations, I’m likely at the top of every watch list that there is and if this kind of behavior at the FBI is allowed to continue then it doesn’t take long for good people to be villainized through the lens of collectivism. Look what happened to General Flynn. I can sure as hell say that such a thing won’t happen to me. Nobody is coming into my house and ransacking my stuff while my wife and I are held at gunpoint. That’s not going to happen. If the FBI were functioning under normal conditions, I might give them the benefit of the doubt, but not presently. I think we all have to assume that they are up to no good until they prove otherwise.

This whole Inspector General report that is coming out really has me bothered, because it’s completed and little bits of it are being leaked to the press to smoothen out the blow. But those types of calculations are part of the problem. Trying to hide or suppress information from the American people in favor of the accused is very dirty stuff. It further displays that are branches of justice cannot be trusted and that the waters of the swamp, where the “Deep State” resides is actually quite deep. Much deeper than any of us thought a year ago. So just for the record, until the FBI cleans up their own, don’t come to my house, or expect any level of compliance from me. I see the whole organization as a threat to constitutional government presently, and the burden to change that perception falls on them, not me. The way the top levels of our government functioned under the Obama White House, and still does because there are many holdovers, wasn’t much different from third world countries and banana republics trying to use fake elections to prop up dictators. That is not how things are going to be done in America and if that line of justice has to be drawn at my front door, then so be it.

Rich Hoffman

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3.8% Unemployment: Great news and what we all must do in this changing economy

We talked about this prior to Trump’s election, that if he took the restrains off capitalism that were artificially placed there by the previous administrations to make labor unions and other progressive groups happy, that the economy would take off. 500 days into Trump’s first term that is exactly what has happened with a remarkable June posting of unemployment nationally at 3.8% and adding 223,000 jobs in the month of May. That is quite remarkable and is an indicator of many good things to come, but also comes with it problems that need resolutions. If we are going to continue to have economic expansion at a rate of 3% to 5% which is the objective of the Trump White House, then we must find creative ways around the unemployment challenges. At 3.8% that basically indicates that anyone who wants a job has one, so further economic expansion requires a more creative use of that traditional work force number, and that opens up lots of exciting opportunities.

Recently as public-school teachers across the country were striking and demanding higher pay because there is a teacher shortage, the management of those states where these strikes were occurring caved to the pressure and gave the public employees what they wanted so that a physical teacher could resume their place at the front of a classroom essentially baby-sitting children. Fast food restaurants are in the same situation with many radical groups demanding $15 an hour to perform entry-level skills positions in the employment sector—and even the film industry is top-heavy on labor due to their union contracts which demands certain parameters for their members which studios must adhere to, which prevent innovation and actual job fulfilment in other sectors of the economy where people could be used more efficiently. And that is the danger—a good one—that a rapidly expanding economy with low unemployment unleashes. Traditional jobs will have to be consolidated and more automation must be introduced to fill the easy jobs while the thoughtful creative minds of humans must adapt the more complex positions.

What that means is that as a society, we can’t afford to waste a good human mind on a babysitting job in public education or throw a bunch of young workers at a fast food position when a machine could easily and more rhythmically do a better job at mediocre tasks. We need to cut staff in many of these unionized positions and reassign the personnel to market sectors that are emerging with the expanding economy to fulfill the needs of growth. And to do that our global workplace needs to make a decision that is currently at an impasse, to reject the basic foundations of progressivism and to fully embrace the wonders of capitalism so that we can all do what needs to be done in the coming years.

Reportedly Kim Jong Un wants to put a McDonald’s in North Korea—which is a sign of what I have always suspected. Trump is a great strategist and many things are happening rapidly that are not being reported on the nightly news because honestly the reporters don’t have a mind to see all these exciting developments for what they are. When the Korean peninsula is united once again ending a 70 year war, and capitalism from South Korea flows into the borders of North Korea, China is going to be in a whole lot of trouble. Yet Trump has agreed to hold the big summit between the United States and North Korea to facilitate this wonderful event so that the Chinese can say that they were a part of that miracle. However, China as a communist country does not want or need a free North Korea. It’s not good for them and their static hold on a huge economic sector of the Asian corridor to see capitalism win over communism. A McDonald’s in North Korea is a big deal. It means rapid economic expansion for a part of the world that has a lot of pent-up energy, a lot of workers very eager to participate in the fruits of capitalism for the benefits of their families—for the first time in many of their memories. And once the world watches North Korea become a region of capitalism from its former dim communist, overly regulated social trends, they’ll all want to join in the game.

Part of Trump’s plan to stop all the immigration into the United States is to make other places in the world better for its people preventing them from wanting to come in the first place, and that starts with economic expansion of those countries so that there are more opportunities in North Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, South America, and Africa—which will make life much better at home and help the United States with their massive immigration problems, because we just can’t afford to keep putting all the immigrants on a tax payer funded social safety net. There is no reason to do that if people have opportunities in their home countries which then have an impact on American domestic policy because it frees up cash to do other things with.

However, that means that the United States also won’t always have fresh bodies coming into America looking for jobs. So while there is low unemployment in America presently, the situation will get even better than that. That means that unemployment numbers will have to go backwards quite a bit more under the zero threshold and that jobs and unemployment measurements will have to be redefined, and repurposed. That doctorial science teacher wasting their days in a classroom needs to be working at Space X, or on the latest nearby Hyperloop while something like Alexia works the classroom with artificial intelligence handing out homework assignments and giving lectures to the students. There doesn’t need to be a hallway full of teachers in a government school, those employees could be doing something else. Let droids and robots do all those average tasks while the humans step up their game to meet the needs of an emerging economy.

We are all about to hit a very explosive renaissance of science and technology met with an infusion of wealth creation because of the fall of communism and the spread of capitalism to places like North Korea and many other places that will follow. It’s not an accident that progressive sectors of our current political system are weary of robots and A.I. technology because they are pushing to keep caps on our economic development to stick with the employment matrix that has currently been established by labor unions in the 20th century. However, no longer will that be acceptable. Who says we have to stay within an economic framework of only working 5 days a week one shift a day. Why not work 7 days a week all shifts of a day—especially if we open up the technology sector to robots and artificial intelligence. Just think how great it is to get money from an ATM all hours of the day no matter what day it is—even on a Sunday morning. Waiting for a live teller to handle bank business just isn’t practical in our fast-moving economy—and that situation is about to explode. Why wait for a hamburger when a machine could make it for you better than a human and they’d work all day every day always serving customer needs. And why have a static education system that takes 12 years to finish when it could be done in half the time and the college level education started much sooner so that workers could help the market earlier than later? And why have a physical teacher when you can have Alexia? The answer is that we don’t need to do things the way we have. We can be very creative and meet these exciting challenges with boldness because that’s what it’s going to take. Timidity has no place in such a rapidly expanding economy. Opportunities are lost to delay and apathy, and under the Trump White House, the stage has been finally set for the bold and the adventurous. And that is good for everyone!

Rich Hoffman

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