Sunday, September 29, 2013

Labor: The Real Inflation Part 2

      I want to give some more examples on how inflation can destroy the product of a man's labor and what can be done about it.  In my last article on this I gave a few examples as to how insidious inflation can be to the average beginning worker.  The main purpose of this article is to show the young person  how important it is to have some kind of a goal of achievement in mind when approaching the most menial jobs.  And more importantly, how to defeat inflation by understanding the dynamics of economic activity.
     I'm going to take some prices all the way back to when I started in life after graduating from high school in  1965 and I am going to show how much labor it takes to purchase a product or a service.  I am going to use the minimum wage charts from 1965 through 2008 in California instead of the actual figures that I presented in my first article.

Price of cars....

In 1965, the average price of a new car was $2350.00 In 1965 dollars.  In 2013, the average price of a new care is $31,252.  If you take the $2350 and divide it by
 $1.30 it comes out to 1807.69 hours of labor at $1.30 to purchase a new car.  If someone on minimum wage in 2013 wanted to purchase a new car, then would have to work 3906.50 hours in order to purchase the same new car.  Since a man or a woman only has so much labor in his inventory, it makes sense to look at your own labor as an asset, and it is important to get the most money you can from it.  Remember, in these examples, I'm not accounting for income (communist slave) taxes or interest on any loans.  In this example, it would take a wage of $17.54 to earn enough for a new car in 2013 counting hours worked as in 1965.  I'm taking the new price of $31,252 and dividing it by 1807.69 which comes out to $17.54 per hour.  So, between 1965 and 2013 it would take almost twice as much work to earn enough money to purchase a car using minimum wages as a baseline.  It isn't until you get up to $17.54 per  hour does it reflect similar economic conditions.

Price of houses

In 1965, a house would cost about $21,500.00  At $1.30 per hour it would take 16,538 hours of labor to purchase your home.  In 2013, at an average price of $318,900 at $8.00 minimum wage, it would take a whopping 39,862 hours of labor to purchase a home.  In today's market, it would take approximately $19.28 per hour to achieve the same conditions as in 1965.  It takes 2.41 times more labor to purchase a house in 2013 than it did in 1965.

Price of Gas

In 1965, the average price was .31 per gallon, and today it is hovering at about $4.00 per gallon.
In 1965, it would take 14.76 minutes of work to pay for one gallon of gas.  In 2013 at $4.00 per gallon
it would take about 30.76 minutes of labor to earn enough for a gallon of fuel.  That's a fairly consistent rate from the previous example as in today's prices at minimum wage, it would take a total of 2.08 time more labor to purchase that one gallon of gas.

Price of bread

In 1965, the average price for a loaf of bread was .21 and today's price is at $2.20.  When I was a checker in the 60s, I remember the bread being 6 loaves for a dollar.  But for what we are doing here, I'll use .21 which means that it would take 10 minutes of labor at $1.30 per hour to purchase a loaf of bread.  At today's minimum wage, it would take approximately 16.54 minutes to make enough for a loaf of bread.

Labor is the key asset

When it comes to economics, a man's labor is his main value.  The more money a man can make, the more he can get out of his hours worked.  In the cases I just reviewed, the minimum a man or woman should be making is around $20.00 per hour to live a nice middle-class life. Now, I don't include taxes and that $20.00 per hour is take home pay.  And since a man only has so many hours per day he can work, he is limited by the law of nature to just so many good productive hours in a day.

The skills pay the bills

I've use minimum wage as a benchmark for people who are on the lower end of the economic ladder in order to show them that their work is cut out for them, but it certainly is  possible for them to achieve higher goals.  When accepting a minimum wage job, the worker should understand that the job is entry level.  While working, it is important to learn how to manage the workplace to make sure that the worker is always considered an asset to the company.  Any kind of new skill or management techniques can go a long way to finding a better paying job.  However, everyone must start somewhere, but I suggest that a worker never be satisfied with the minimum wage as it can hardly pay the bills.

I believe it is better to have a better skill set than a college degree.  While the college degree may be helpful in opening more corporate doors, the fact is that the specific skills required for a lot of jobs are not taught in college.  The best experience comes from on-the-job-training which can greatly improve one's skills; thereby making the worker more marketable.  Any education should be intended to make the person ready for work and the courses taken should be relevant to the future job.

Labor is limited 

The amount of labor needed to purchase a product or service is almost double that of 1965.  So, the worker needs to know that he must simply make more money or what I call "digits" in order to pay for his own living expenses.  I believe that a worker must always be evaluating and adding to his own skill set if he wants to have a decent life ahead.  There's no point in complaining about prices because it is more productive to acquire the skills to earn more money.


Finding opportunities

Some people like the regular paycheck and enjoy working at large corporations.  While others like myself enjoy working for themselves.  The nice part about working for yourself is that you don't get fired or laid off.  Work opportunities may come and go, but I never fired myself; yet.  I suspect that it is better to be able to exist in both environments.  While I favor independent working, there are lots of people who do very well working for bigger businesses.  The main thing to understand that the only way to keep up with inflation is to either do without products or services or make more "digits" to pay for them.  Keeping up the skill set is critical in being able to find work opportunities.  It is better to work at almost anything that to sit back and rely on government handouts or handouts from the family.

When you work at anything, that the opportunity as far as you can go while you are there. If you work for McDonald's, then go for a management position.  While you may not want to work there as a career, any kind of management opportunities will help you learn basic business skills.  You'll need those anyway if and when you start your own business.  However, always keep in mind that the $20.00 per hour is the bottom end of a living wage scale.  If you can't see your way to that figure within at least a year at minimum wage, then I would start looking for something better.  But even a small amount is always better than nothing.

If you wish to work for yourself, then you will be able to be more flexible.  If you're low on work, then you can charge a little less and keep your business busy.  Many services provided by "employees" are now provided by independent contractors.  Just make sure that your skills fit the type of work you are looking for and if they fall short, do what it takes to acquire those skills so that you may prosper in your business.  Working for yourself is the easiest way to survive business downturns, especially when the unemployment rate starts to go up.  Continually filing resumes only to be rejected time and time again is a rough way to go.  However, even that is much better than doing nothing.

Knowing your goals

Keep in mind that achieving goals is extremely important for your own confidence and maintaining a way to achieve them.  You're always going to learn some kind of skill or lesson--good or bad--that you can take with you and add to your resume.  So, if you have one of those jobs that just doesn't excite you, just figure that this is an opportunity to exercise patience, and get as much out of the job as you can.  This is how you will be able to benefit in your own business, is by watching successful people do their thing to make a good living.  Notice all of the things that they do right and put them in your skill set.

Making it work in a tough economy

In order to keep my sanity, I read very little of the news or watch TV.  Life is challenging enough without adding the evil that comes from the media into my mind.  If there are people on the earth, there will always be some kind of economy, so just get busy and make your own opportunities.  Remember, it takes twice as much work for young people to earn enough money to buy the items listed above, so it is important that you make as much as you can for the hours worked.  It isn't until you get to around $20.00 per hour to get the same economic conditions as I had back in 1965.



Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land

Sunday, September 8, 2013

An Insult to Stupid People

"Government and religion insults the intelligence of the most stupid person on the face of the earth."  Walter Allen Thompson

     In watching all of the parades of delusions and lies out into the public recently, I have a difficult time even listening to anything other than a conversation that I am involved in or listening to music.  We have the president (community organizer gone wild) who has received the Noble Peace Prize try to justify an attack on the country of Syria.  And you have the weak and ineffective John McCain and Lindsey Graham promoting a war on Syria.  I don't need to get into all the details of this, but if you pay close attention, you will discover what you subconsciously knew.

Government people are professional liars...

     I haven't met one of them who ever told the truth.  And if they ever did manage to tell any truth, it would still be wrapped up in a bundle of lies.  In fact, if they swore an oath, that in and of itself will expose the fact that they are liars.  Once the oath is present in any organization, that organization is cursed from the beginning and nothing good will come from it.  They swear to the air or some other false god that they will protect and defend one constitution or another and then they will turn right around and do just the opposite.  If any of us object to it, we are called hateful, terrorists, or intolerant.  But the problem with most governments is that they are structurally satanic and so nothing good will come from them.  Throughout written history, there have been so many wars that it is difficult to keep track of all of them.  War is satanic in its nature and it proves the failure of government or whatever you want to call it.  Nothing would be a fine replacement.  I looked up how many war the United States has been involved in and depending upon how many you count or where you want to start counting, I come up with about 158 wars in 237 years.  And of course there is a good reason for this.

Government people are evil......

     Almost every govtard that I have met was morally and socially dysfunctional.  Their god is the state, State, STATE; or, to put it another way, Lucifer, Satan, or the devil.  Because they took some stupid oath, the whole process is cursed.  Once it is cursed, it is like being damned in hell before one dies.  Oath taking is the most stupid and destructive thing anyone can do to themselves and it is just a matter of time when the payback from the creator comes. Taking an oath is the spiritual version of getting a can of gasoline, dumping it on yourself, and then lighting it on fire. The oath is the first mistake, and everything else that comes from it goes downhill from there.
     What I think is futile is to go over and over all of the things that the govtards do wrong because everything that they will do has to be wrong under the context of the oath.  Even if it appears to be right it will be wrong because they cannot get anything good out of evil.  Any truth or goodness that may appear will always be twisted toward the evil agenda.  That's who they are and that's what they are all about.  Their goal is to destroy mankind and anything good and pleasing in the world will be turned into evil and utter nonsense.  And in today's world, all we have to observe what's already there.  Their actions speak for themselves.

Religious people are evil....

     Religion is another component that entraps the people's minds as if another man has all the answers about God.  I don't think there are very many of us who do not believe in God, but it is the religions who purposefully destroy the minds of men with their inconsistent, evil, and lying documents.  I have been through most "Christian" churches and I find them to be more pagan than the pagans.  This is because of errant doctrines and inconsistent teachings.  However, there is the natural order which tells us everything we need to know.  We all have a latent knowledge of God and we cannot avoid it.  We all have a latent knowledge of right and wrong, good and evil, so we need to make sure we abide in the confines of the natural law.  All of us have a latent knowledge that homosexuality is wrong, yet other men will tell people--even children--that it's just an alternative lifestyle.  Most religions that I am aware of will not stand up to the homosexual-nazi community and so their children continue to get mentally and in some cases, physically abused.  Modern religions as I know them, are completely ineffective in opposing evil because their own doctrines are evil and misleading.  The only way I know of to avoid this crap is to stay away from government and religion to the best of my ability.  Evil is evil, and it is said that "evil will never divide against itself."

Insults the intelligence of the dumbest person on the earth...

     I've been aware of conspiracy theories for most of my adult life.  But it wasn't until 1991, when I got my first computer, did I realize the full extent of these conspiracies.  The problem is that most of this information is difficult to accurately confirm, and my guess is that these conspiracies are far worse than we think.  I don't think we've even scratched the surface of the volume of evil that has permeated this "country" and the world.  But it is important to search out the truth and live as honestly as we can.
     If a person isn't very intelligent but he's honest, this person is of more value to society than anyone who practices evil.  The dumb and honest person is smarter than all the lying evil pieces of feculent trash.  The dumb-honest person has more honor and character than the smartest evil government or religious leader.  His honor and character will far exceed the demented nature of the chronic liars.  The chronic lying that we see from government and religious people knows no boundaries.  Their lack of wisdom and discernment is like picking one's nose at the dinner table. In fact, the liar will eat the booger from his finger and then tell everyone about his good table manners.  This is your government and religious person.  I know that's a gross way of putting it, but I think it illustrates the point that govtards operate at such a low level of personal character.  There is no shame in their lies.  In fact, they are proud of their lies, especially those people who can remember what lies they told, to whom they told it to, and the date and time they told the lie.  These are the most evil people on earth, and they are all present in government and religion.  It's no wonder why many people don't like to talk about either.

     

Related:
Stop Swearing Oaths

Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land

     

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Labor: The Real Inflation


I was reading an article on another website about inflation and prices and how the price of things have gone up dramatically.  What I would like to do here is try to remember what I was paying when I left high school back in 1965.  Yep, I'm an old geezer; never thought I'd live this long.

So with help from the internet, I'll see if I can paint a true picture of what things really cost.  Remember, the money inflates and deflates but the labor is what always stays constant.  So, I like to figure out just how much labor it takes to buy a particular product from one year to the other.  Remember, it's the amount of labor it takes to make enough currency to purchase any particular product.

I used to work at a grocery store and I made around $3.75 per hour which was a good job at the time.  At least, that's what I made until 1971.  I'm going to use $10.00 per hour as that's the wage most young people seem to be getting at entry level jobs.

Gas:   .31 per gal  in  1965   
        $4.00 per gallon 2013

Hours Worked per gallon: It took me just 12 minutes of work to purchase one gallon of gas at $3.75 per hour wages.  At the time, I had a very good paying job as the federal minimum wage was $1.60.  For someone today who makes $10.00 per hour at 4.00 per gallon, it will take a whopping 24 minutes of labor to make enough money to purchase a gallon of gas.  How I figured this is by converting the $10.00 to .166666 per minute  and the $3.75 to .0625  In order for me to match the same value of my labor that I earned years ago, I would need to go out and get a job at the rate of about $20.00 per hour to be at the same purchasing power as I had almost 50 years ago.   The numbers I'm using would have to be take home pay; not encumbered by any taxes.  Remember, I'm not even counting the effects of usury and interest.

One Bedroom Apartment: $150.00 1971 LA area decent neighborhood
                                             $1350.00 in 2013

In 1971, it would take 2400 minutes of labor to make $150.00 or 40 hours which is usually one week's worth of work.  In today's world at $10.00 per hour, it will take 8103 minutes or 135 hours of labor to pay one month's rent.  For a young person or couple today, it will take almost 2.5 more labor to gather enough money just for the rent.  It will take three times more labor in 2013 than it would have in 1971. Which means that it is impossible for youngsters to pay rent or young couples to raise a family on just one income, paying interest, and income tax.  If you focus on the 40 hours of labor for the cost of the rent, you will need to take home $20.00 per hour in order to pay for an apartment and be within proper budgetary tolerances.  I was brought up on 25% of total income for rents or mortgages, but I hear it is now about 33-39%

A gallon of milk in 1971 was .95 thus it only took me 15.2 minutes of work to purchase a gallon of milk.  A gallon of milk now costs $3.43 and at $10.00 per hour, it takes only 12.86 minutes to earn enough for a gallon of milk.  So, in some cases, the amount of labor spent on the purchase of a gallon of milk is less than in 1971.  I suspect that this is because milk may still be a fair trade item which means that it is under some form of price controls.

I'll do one more.  I purchased a brand new Volkswagen in 1968 which is showing a retail price of $1699.  So, in 1968, it would take me about 453 hours to earn enough money to pay this price; remember, I'm not including any interest or communist-slave-income tax.  The same basic style of car today is $20,000  and it would take at least 2000 hours of labor to pay for the same basic car.  That same car takes 4.41 times more labor to earn, than it did in 1968. That's real inflation and it has to be measured by the number of hours worked to get a better picture of how inflation works.

Manipulated money supply....

A man  has a limited amount of labor within his life.  Since the currency system is based on fractional banking and usury, there is no way to properly measure inflation without taking into consideration the amount of labor it takes to purchase a product.  Many people have tried to have a stable money supply only to be destroyed by the federal govtards who wish to destroy civilization itself with it's worthless banking system.  With usury, the money system in any country is a true slave system.  The borrower is always the servant or slave to the lender.  Until  usury is put out of the economy, there's nothing good that will happen because usury violates the natural law in that it is a system of theft.  That, along with income tax; which is also a form of economic slavery, must be abolished if people are going to have prosperous economies.  Income tax and usury are the two fundamental economic curses that plague mankind through the feudalistic-communist governments that we have today.

Income tax and usury makes these numbers even worse

The amount of labor just to pay the interest on the above car is even more than the hours worked.  Clearly, adding the burden of income tax and usury(interest) is devastating to any group of people.  In my opinion, the income tax creates the market for usury because people run out of money as the govtards stole a portion of it by collecting an income tax.  Then, they turn to bank, car, and mortgage loans to supply the family with the things they need to survive or to establish a home.  The problem is that they then in turn, set the foundation for their own slavery.  This is how the new world order freaks want it to be.  This is intentional and it is the cause of economic disorder and their skewered view of a "global" economy.  In addition, not only does income tax create the market for usury, the income tax is the usury for the phoney bank debts spawned by the fractional banking system of the Federal Reserve.  And there is no economic adjustment that will stop the ultimate failure of the banking system which is under usury and income tax.

Your real asset is your labor; don't give it away...

Hopefully, after reading this, you can see just how valuable your labor is and it is important for people to get as much money as they can for it.  You only have a limited supply so your labor is your major asset that should not be squandered.  Working for yourself is one way to keep from getting laid off and I find that more to my liking.  I was actually afraid of being laid off working for a major corporation when I was a young man and saw my boss get fired right before his retirement kicked in.  I couldn't believe that corporate people would be that evil.  Many of them are that evil and it is best to be as independent as you possibly can and learn to market your skills.  There's nothing wrong with getting a $10.00 per hour job, but you had better be looking ahead and continually assessing your skills to make sure you are a person that has marketable skills.

Real  inflation

Real inflation is the amount of hours worked in order to purchase a product or a service.  The reason is that the labor of a man, woman, or child always remains constant whose value is determined by the market for such labor.  Under a communist system such as what we see today, these markets are manipulated to the advantage of the bankers and usurers; and it's time to abolish both and have a sound money system.  Abolishing usury would be the best place to start.

Related:
Labor: The Real Inflation Part 2
The Scourge of Usury
IRS: Communist Slave Tax


Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Did Tim Tebow Forget How to Play Football?



A couple of months back on this blog, I gave my opinion as to why Tim Tebow may have been shut out of the NFL because of his religious beliefs. In my opinion, Tebow's inability to find a team is because the press, media, and senior management of the NFL are controlling the agenda to support the socialist-psychos of the new world order, which is a satanic cult that has nothing to do with a sporting event where people should be able to be entertained and not be hit with the inculcations of their Marxist-demonic drivel. Tim Tebow is the complete opposite of what the new world order creeps want on the football field. And I submit that the evidence of this shows by what comes out of the mouths of the sportscasters. 

Yesterday, Tebow was cut by the New England Patriots, even after the man won the preseason playoff game with two touchdowns and with 91 rushing yards. That's not bad for someone who can't play quarterback in the NFL. I have done some extra research on Tim Tebow, and based on my own experience with a rogue press, the sports media has intentionally done a hatchet job on Tebow because he has a faith in God and lives it. The fans love Tebow; but the press hates him because they hate likable people; but they love evil people.
Let's go through some of the nonsense that is claimed by these sportscasters and see if they are true. Because the real purpose in trashing Tebow is to facilitate the complete brainwashing of the viewers into the satanic agenda of the new world disorder.

Tebow is “polarizing”..............

I've only heard new agers, liberals, progressives, and other sportscasters freaks use the world polarizing. What this really means that if someone doesn't agree with their psycho-agenda of the new world order, or believes in God, or believes in having a good set of moral conduct that somehow this person is polarizing. Because Tebow is a likable man, the new agers can't stand the sight of him. Tebow believes in just the opposite than the “powers that be” because he believes in God and bring forth good moral conduct. How refreshing for a young man of 26 who is playing football in the NFL. Now, if Tebow was a tranny he would be extolled as a “courageous” he/she and we would hear about it almost 24/7. But since Tebow is claiming to be a Christian, but more importantly, attempts to live within God's commandments, he is treated like a piece of trash which tells me the media and the “powers” are terrified of him. So the persecution is on, and again, this may be another JC Penny style marketing blunder of the first magnitude because the fans loved Tebow. I liked him because he was different. Young people could actually look up to him. Tebow is a threat to the amoral state.

Tebow is a distraction....

What the press is really saying is that Tebow is making the new world order freaks look bad and we can't have that. We can't have the fans having this much fun. The fans can have fun, but only within the limitations by which we the immaculate press corps set for the population at large. For me, I don't believe much of anything on television because I am completely aware that the real purpose of any reporting of anything is being used for mind control. Remember, a liar will always distort the mind of another person, and that's why it is so dangerous. The truth is also dangerous to the liars, because the truth exposes the liars.

Tebow is a virgin. Wow! He is an NFL virgin. What most people don't realize that it is exactly what he's supposed to do if he isn't married. He's only keeping God's commandments in that regard. Oh no! We can't have that!  He doesn't even have any tattoos! For me, I think this is very refreshing and the fans have a better example than some of the other sleazy celebrities.

Tebow is a “flawed quarterback”......

My observation of the facts is as follows:
  • He wins games
  • He completes passes
  • He is a great runner
  • He is an outstanding leader on the field

If the reader takes the time to review the video I am posting, you can clearly see that Tebow is a very talented quarterback and that the people who are saying that he isn't NFL material are simply lying.  

Another reason the freaks don't like Tebow is that he is the product of a mother and father who decided not to abort him as his mother had prenatal complications. Rather than abort her child, his mother decided to continue the pregnancy. Planned Parenthood can't have that!  His mother made the correct moral decision.  Stories like that just can't be a viable part of their demented system. The feminist nazis must maintain their sick agenda, which seems to have been catered to by the NFL's front office. You can see just how much the media hates this young man. Tim Tebow is the complete opposite of the freaks agenda.  Tebow did not forget how to play football, this is simply a textbook example of the kind of persecution a man can encounter if he has high moral standards. This is a textbook example of deliberate mind control that targets anyone who is attempting to be of good moral character.  Tebow's treasure is in his faith in God and his good moral character and not the NFL.

After seeing this mess, I just don't want to watch football any longer because I can see the evil agenda that the fans and the players have to endure.  The only logical thing I can do about it is to not fund it.  So, I won't be going to anymore games and I just took the NFL software off of my cell phone.  This deliberate trashing of a young man early in his career is completely unacceptable and I don't want to be subjected to this kind of brainwashing again.  If Tebow was a black-homosexual-LGBT- latino-cross-dressing tranny with a counterfeit birth certificate and a fake Social Security number, he would be a national hero; hell, they may elect him president.  

The NFL doesn't deserve the quality of a man like Tim Tebow.



Walter Allen Thompson is the author of The Grace of Repentance: Keeping God's Commandments.