Brush Your Teeth

May 2nd, 2015

Did you know that poor people walk around with their mouths stuffed with cotton balls to avoid that toothless, sunken look? They do that because it’s very difficult to get, and keep a job otherwise. For example, have you ever seen a Starbucks barista missing teeth? Probably not, right?

With bad teeth, your job opportunities will be limited to areas where you are out of public view, like chopping carrots in the back of a restaurant, or working as a sled dog in an Amazon warehouse mushed by neo-Nazi overseers. So, brush your teeth, because when it is your turn to be kicked to the curb by the razor-sharp claws of the great neoliberal pincers of off-shoring and mass-immigration, your teeth are the very last thing you should sacrifice.

Don’t think it can happen to you? Consider this survey: 80 Percent of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment (at some point in their lives).

Here is Linda Tirado on the subject. If you Google her, you will find plenty of controversy, but her point about teeth is indeed valid.

Record Payroll-Tax Receipts in March

April 3rd, 2015

As you probably know, the world ended on Friday morning when we learned that only 126,000 jobs were created in March, and the Dow futures dropped 165 points. However, I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that that number will be revised higher eventually. Why would I do that? Because America’s payrolls were fatter in March than any other month in history. The Treasury Department withheld a gargantuan $218 billion dollars from the paychecks of American workers. That cannot happen unless there are a whole lot of workers. Here’s the Daily Treasury Statement (click to enlarge):


March topped the previous record set in December 2014, and was a solid 6.8% higher than the former record month of March 2014. Here’s a chart from the good folks at (that would be me) showing the record-breaking months:


Note: the y axis begins at 150 billion so the the relative size of the bars are exaggerated.

Notice that the record set in December 2007 (left-most bar) lasted for five years. Since then, new records have been set every December and March. Payrolls are very seasonal; the retail industry staffs-up in December, and in March there are 31 days, no holidays, nobody goes on vacation, teachers are at work, and many banks pay out their bonuses.

So, March is always strong, but this March crushed last March, so things are obviously still popping. Perhaps the economy is like Wile E. Coyote in that moment when he goes over the cliff but has yet to whoosh down. And maybe you are thinking that a moving average of the withholding-tax data would shed some light, and you would be right. So why not go over to and have a look-see?

Don’t expect Zero Edge to report this; that would be against their “Death to America” mandate from the Kremlin. :-) Besides, Rick Santelli is busy snorting coke off of “Tyler Durden’s” ass as they celebrate Friday’s futures plunge.

Note to bloggers: you may use the chart above as long as you include a link to this page.

Is Russell Brand an Illuminati Agent?

March 29th, 2015

Comedian Russell Brand wants us to believe that he is some kind of revolutionary. But look at what he said during his Messiah Complex comedy special (at 1:21:00):

“…free movement of global capital will necessitate free movement of a global labor force to meet the demands created by the free movement of that capital.”

He wasn’t making a joke there, but rather was ridiculing the Republicans on Fox News. But what’s important is that he was singing from David Rockefeller’s hymnbook. Compare what Brand said to what Rockefeller wrote in his Memoirs:

“The free flow of investment capital, goods, and people across borders will remain the fundamental factor in world economic growth…”

Brand was regurgitating Rockefeller’s neoliberal credo; that corporations should be free to rearrange the peoples and nations of the world to their liking. Would Che have approved of that? Hell no; he would have executed Brand on the spot. But if you go and look at Brand’s YouTube site, you will see him portraying himself in the iconic Che Guevara pose.

During the 2014 Congressional elections, Brand told his young audience not to vote, and everybody knows that low turnout helps the Republicans. So, I’m calling bullshit on Brand. But wait! There’s more!

Also in Messiah Complex Brand carries on about “The Divine Female Sexual Energy” (at the 1:29:00 mark). This is very reminiscent of Dan Brown’s “Divine Feminine” in The Da Vinci Code, his best-selling novel of Catholic-bashing Masonic propaganda. The Illuminati likes to criticize its arch enemy, the Catholic Church, as being patriarchal to score points with women. Ironically, the Masons are just as patriarchal, not allowing female members, and segregating them into their own ghetto organization called the Eastern Star.

Here is an inane scene from The Da Vinci Code movie where the hero, Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) reads his own book, Symbols of the Sacred Feminine (2:42:37):


Whether or not women are divine is not the issue. The point is that this meme, as far as I can tell, only exists in two places: a Masonic propaganda film, and Russel Brand’s comedy show. Curious, no? And this ties back to David Rockefeller because he has the Masonic symbol, the compass, carved into the facade of Rockefeller Center:

Great Architect

The next photo shows the evil mastermind of the 1927 film Metropolis holding a compass. That film later became a favorite of German Nazis in the 1930s:


And finally, the most notorious police state in history, East Germany, put the compass right on their flag:


According to Wikipedia: “The hammer represented the workers in the factories. The compass represented the intelligentsia, and the ring of rye the farmers.”

Russel Brand is certainly an intelligent guy. And by repeating elitist memes, he has outed himself as a member of the ruling oligarchy. So, is Brand just cashing in on the pseudo-revolutionary market as a left-wing version of Alex Jones? Or does he forward your email address over to the CIA when you subscribe to his YouTube channel?

I don’t know the answers to those questions, but in my opinion, Russel Brand ain’t no revolutionary.

Note: Putting an intelligentsia in charge, regardless of its political flavor, is the dumbest thing a nation can do. Eastern Germany is still a basket case, and our own banker intelligentsia almost destroyed this country in 2008. The multinational corporations that write our laws today are no different. If they were, we wouldn’t have 46 million people on food stamps. Being smart is not an asset when you are evil.

Nailed It – Jobs Up, Market Down

March 8th, 2015

On Friday morning (3/8/15) everybody was surprised when the jobs report blew away estimates. Economists were expecting 230,000 new jobs, and the BLS reported +295,000. Before the shock could wear off, people were shocked again as the raging bull market “celebrated” the good news by plunging. The DJIA closed down 279 points.

People were turned every which way but loose, except for a small elite group of investors who were advised of this exact scenario three full days prior by an email sent by your hero (that would be me in case you are confused on the subject).

How did I do it? Well, economists were frightened by rising unemployment-claims, but just because some people get laid off doesn’t mean that other people aren’t getting hired. And the soaring withholding-tax data that I follow at The Daily Jobs Update was rocketing upward. So, the stage was set for a big surprise – a surprise that would shock investors into visions of Janet Yellen taking away their punch bowl.

While I didn’t cure cancer or deliver world peace, one of the aforementioned elite investors described my call as “beautiful” and “masterful.”

The moral of the story is that you should subscribe to The Daily Jobs Update and gain access to this esoteric, and invaluable, real-time economic indicator.

New Withholding-Tax Collection Record

March 3rd, 2015

On Monday, March 2, 2015, the IRS set a new single-day, withholding-tax collection record by raking in $38.02 billion from the paychecks of American workers. Take a look at the Daily Treasury Statement (click to enlarge):


The previous record was set a year ago at $35.5 billion. See my report here. I know this is a record because I have daily data going back to 10/1/1998 in my database at The Daily Jobs Update where you can see charts of this data updated in real time.

So, does this mean that the jobs market is on fire? If you subscribe to DJU, look in your inbox for an email containing my thoughts on how the West Coast port strike, and minimum-wage increases may have affected this data.