Dodd-Frank Gives Civil Rights Litigator Your IRA Control

Make sure you all connect to your financial advisor, I just did: the entire financial advisor industry just got transformed – in the dead of night – by a civil rights litigator running the labor department, who has no business regulating the investment industry in any way.
Dodd Frank – the bill both parties agreed to – allowed them to make every financial advisor a legally liable “fiduciary” who can be sued, so all their advise must be legally lawyered-up “advisors”, and their fees are regulated now, too.
Now all these folks can only advise as their lawyers have approved if they want protection from litigation by company lawyers, and they are paying “insurance” to the lawyers to protect them.
The entire investment advisor industry is now gov’t approved, rubber stampers, legally intimidated into not trying to differentiate themselves from others, giving strictly limited, government approved advice.
It starts with IRA’s first, then goes to all advisors soon. Never voted on, never approved by anyone except the liar in chief and a lying “civil rights” litigator.

Contraband: Opinion and Contradiction

I implemented Ben Franklin’s rule on my FB wall in 2012, after 2 years of putting up with rancor and insult. Participation skyrocketed, compliments on the gracious but spirited debate rolled in, and all the disruptors left.

“Our debates were to be under the direction of a president, and to be conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute or desire of victory; and to prevent warmth, all expressions of positiveness in opinions, or direct contradiction, were after some time made contraband, and prohibited under small pecuniary penalties.”

It is very satisfying to read all the compliments about the learning and critical thinking going on here, because of all you having a natural propensity to embrace, not fear, truth.

  • “I read all your posts John and have found that the Junto Rules have changed the way I reason my way through issues.I find its made me a more thorough thinking Independent.”
  • “Thank you for your post. I agree with your comment. I must admit that I am only beginning to understand much of what you post and people comment on. Your point about confronting lies and liars bluntly is greatness. I’m not sure why this is so hard to do. Thank you for speaking up.”
  • “You stayed on the high road. That was good and difficult with these cult people.”
  • “And that’s just the problem, it should be facts that sway public opinion and facts that drive decisions, not opinions, this is whatJohn Lofgren’s wall is all about.”
  • Yet another great post. I just stopped a Liberal’s diversion tactic dead in his tracks. I mentioned Conservatives typically think through issues and Liberals feel through issues. He coyly said, “what side of the brain do Conservatives use ?” I said, “I never mentioned ‘sides’ of the brain but thanks for the clever diversion away from the topic.”
  • “John, you do a great service with your Facebook page and the format you use in posting facts, and challenging others to do the same, which is the only way to arrive at meaningful conclusions. It is about seeking and finding truths that we can learn from. Thanks for the dedicated effort. Now let’s have lunch again sometime this year!”
  • “Keep on in truth, John. Our Lord suffered similarly…Mark 6:4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.”
  • Well said John. I’m enjoying reading your book and I feel much more informed and have a better understanding than before. Thank you.
  • I’m really glad to have you as my friend. Thanks for helping me fight the good fight

“Telling Me How To Think”

The latest two tactics of the left I see on social media are “you’re telling me how to think” or “you’re seeing the world through a distorted lense”.

The facts of the failure of liberal policies are so obvious to liberals they accuse us of “telling them how to think” when I give facts to them, instead of realizing their conscience realized the facts told them what to think.    If you hear this claim, simply remind them you never stated any claim about how to think, only the facts you provided could have told them they were thinking wrong.   I remind them “your conscience was telling you how to think, not me.”

The “distorted lense” attack is an “crazy” tactic, an attempt to discredit all you say as irrational so they have to argue with none of it.   My suggestion is to simply tell them you are sane, caring and honest, and “you have created a lie about you which you know is not true.”   Demand they provide proof of a character flaw, or they are proven liars trying to avoid truthful dialogue.


Socrates, Jesus and Columbo

There are two sides to every story, unless one side exhibits an obvious contradiction or lie, then there is only one side.   Don’t let anyone tell you there are two sides to the story without making sure both stories are truthful and exhibit fidelity. 
How Important Is The Truth?
The Bible affirms the truth exists and should be exalted.  It mentions truth 137 times!
Socrates tells us how to find it.
Jesus tells us there is only one truth.
Columbo tells us how to expose liars.
Chapter 5, The Columbo Deduction, in Atlas Shouts.

Termites in the Money Supply

The worst thing about capitalism is it hides the failure of socialist policies implemented within the laws.

Socialist policies “appear” to help because the fake money created to fund the caring policy does not have to be paid back.  In 40 or 50 years, the money supply becomes a system of fraud, instead of a shared system of trustworthy value, just like termites destroy the frame of a house, unseen and relentless.

The Housing Bubble

Looks like a solid read on the housing market.
““The housing market has slowed down from and its 2015 rush, and according to some analysts, it’s sellers that are responsible. B.E.A.R., the real estate trade association which covers the Bonita Springs and Estero areas, reported that sales have dropped by 13 percent over the past year, and an 18 percent drop in pending sales. ‘Sellers have not yet come to understand the shift in the market,’ stated D. Michael Burke, 2016 B.E.A.R. President. ‘This shift requires lowering prices to real market value to generate sales activity, but many sellers have not realized this yet.’””