If Government Agencies Where Publicly Traded

Like in baseball, there are a lot of stats you can use to analyze the financial standing of a company. One indicator I look to when understanding the performance of a company is the revenue per employee. Google, Facebook, and Apple have one of the largest revenue per employee ration out there. For example, Google has a revenue per employee ratio of $1,201,680. Per employee, Google makes more than one million dollar. It is a shame that the US government and it’s many departments and agencies are not held to the same financial standards as publicly traded companies. Year after year, we see government spending and borrowing go through the roof no matter how the economy is for the general public. Using something like the revenue per employee, better yet annual budget per employee, how much does it cost us to maintain government servants.

It is reported that in 2010 the Department of Justice employed 111,993 people with an annual budget of $27 billion. So the cost per employee for each of the over 100,000 employees at the Department of Justice is around $241,000. Although this number is not the take home salary of each of the Department of Justice employees, this is what it costs for the American people to employe them on average.

Another good number used to compare companies is the overall head count. Google employees over 29,000 employees while the Department of Justice has 111,993 on staff, using 2010 numbers.

If the Department of Justice was a publicly traded corporation it would be be considered a bad investment.

Invade a Middle Eastern Country in Five Easy Steps

Now that we have withdrawn our troops from Iraq and are positioning our military assets to invade Syria, it is important to take notice of how the United States puts plans in action to take over a country of interest. The plan to invade Iraq took over 20 years to fall into place. Please note that there are active plans and contingency plans and backup plans to invade countries such as Venezuela, North Korea, Iran, and of course Syria as we speak. Prior to the 1980’s the preferred method of US intervention in a covering nation was with a US backed military coup such as was the case in 1973 Chilean and 1953 Iranian coup, in both with overthrew democratically elected governments.

Five Easy Steps to Invade a Nation

Aiding and Abetting – Open trade relations and trade military hardware with said nation. In the case of Iraq, the United States supplied Saddam Hussein’s army with military support during Iran-Iraq War. At the end of the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam Hussein had more tanks, aircraft fighters, attack helicopters, and artillery than he started with.

Crimes Against Humanity – After you support a dilator or political regime for some time with most favored nation status or military hardware, at some point you egg them on to commit crimes against humanity or you just cow the press to report such propaganda. The cable news networks are always happy to read any press release without doing actual journalism as was the case in the Nayirah testimony. In 1992, as Iraq invaded Kuwait, an anonymous eyewitness testified that she had seen Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators in Kuwaiti hospitals and leave the babies to die. I was later revealed that the anonymous eyewitness was actually part of a public relations campaign run in behalf of the Kuwaiti government. More recently, similarly dubious and preposterous propaganda surfaced the whole Libyan army was ordered to take Viagra and “rape and pillage” the country.

Economic Trade Embargo – Even with our superior military the United States would never go toe to toe with a comparable enemy. We do great going against a starved 90 pound belligerent camel jockey with nothing more than a pair of sandals and an rusted AK-47 in the middle of a desert than trained conscripts. A trade embargo to take affect can take up to a decade as it did in Iraq.

Days Not Weeks – After ten years of trade embargo the economy and in turn the military is in complete disarray, and as President Obama said of the Libyan regime, “it is a matter of days not weeks” to overthrow the government and occupy the capital. In the Iraq War of 2003, the United State forces reached Baghdad in 3 weeks.

Billion Dollar Contracts – The final step is to collect the cash in the form of billion dollar contracts to rebuild the country that was recently bomb and ruined by economic embargoes. There will be schools to build, oil wells to dig, and other resources to extract. The financing of the reconstruction is the best part, because in all likelihood the invaded country is so broke that they don’t have the billions to award to contract winners, so we lend them the money and force the invaded country to award the contracts to our own pals and the invaded country is on the hook for the cash with interest. Classic economic hitman financing.

Best Goldman Sachs Elevator Gossip

The best twitter account right now must have to be @GSElevator, which tweets comments overheard in the Goldman Sachs elevators. The account has yet to be verified by the folks of Twitter but it sounds legit. I’m sure the folks at Goldman Sachs are thankful this twitter account doesn’t post things heard in Goldman Sachs bathrooms. Here are some of my recent favorite tweets from @GSElevator.

  • #1: We’re all God’s children. Some of us just deserve a higher allowance.
  • #1: Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I’d wonder where the rest of my money went.
  • Skirt #1: Whenever I get stressed, I go shoe shopping.  [exits]. Suit #1 (to Suit #2): Obviously not for running shoes. 
  • #1: if you have a job where you have to wear a nametag, nobody gives a shit what your name is.
  • #1: The Obama administration has single-handedly revived the layaway industry.
  • #1: Rules are for the obedience of fools, and the guidance of people like us.
  • [classic] #1: Riding the subway reminds me why I am pro-choice.
  • #1: Europe is starting to make African leaders look competent.
  • #1: The fact that most people are too stupid to know how dumb they really are is the fabric holding our society together.
  • #1: Hey fat fuck, I already know what your resolution is.
  • #1: Whenever I see a black guy with my last name, I can’t help but wonder if my family used to own his.
  • #1: She’s only about 3 weeks of anorexia away from looking hot. #2: Maybe 4.
  • 1: Look thru her passport. You can usually tell if the relationship is worth pursuing. (Laughs) 3 stamps, and they all say ‘Cancun.’
  • #1: Obama is aging fast enough for Morgan Freeman to play him in a movie.
  • #1: Groupon… Food stamps for the middle class.
  • #1: Fact. Nearly 50% of all American workers have less than $10k saved for retirement. #2: Fuck. That wouldn’t cover a ski weekend.
  • #1: Either Facebook sucks, or my friends suck.
  • #1: I started winning the day I was conceived.
  • #1: Ronald Reagan always spent Christmas in DC so more Secret Servicemen could spend it with their families. #aloha
  • #1: I love watching Asian guys smell and swirl their wine obnoxiously. And then their faces get all blotchy. Pussies.
  • #1: I’m rich, but not give-up-my-US-passport rich… Yet.
  • #1: I help with the recruiting effort, or as I call it, the Office Beautification Project.
  • [classic] #1: I wish I invested in poverty. It’s up 60% since 2001. #2: We did.
  • #1: She wants the person I am 10% of the time, 100% of the time. #2: That’s you not being you. #EndIt
  • #1: Sending flowers to her office is like a big neon sign to her coworkers saying, “The asshole screwed up again.”
  • #1: If you want a friend, get a dog. If you want a friend with benefits, find some chick who’s in PR.
  • #1: In New York, don’t trust a banker with a pocket square. In London, it’s a pinky ring… And in Asia, don’t fucking trust anyone.
  • MD#1: Every horrible wife starts out as an adorable girlfriend.
  • [classic] #1: My garbage disposal eats better than 98% of the world.
  • #1: If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.
  • #1: If I were single and always sober, I wouldn’t need to password lock my iPhone.
  • #1: Can we please stop calling them ‘hipsters’ and go back to calling them ‘pussies?’
  • [classic] #1: The Euro is dead. They’re just bickering over who pays for the funeral.
  • #1: A protester sees my Benz, and wants to rip me out of it. A real man sees my car, and wants to work hard so he can buy it one day.
  • Suit#1 (on cell phone): “Yes… Yes… I know… Yes… Ok, you too… Bye.” [hang ups]. “Jesus Christ, I hope my next wife doesn’t do this.”
  • #1: China is the only country that gets to have towns in just about every city in the world.

Operation Fast and Furious and the Covert War to Destabilize Mexico

At the same time that Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, was cracking down on the drug cartels the US was funneling high powered long guns into Mexico under Operation Fast and Furious. Since 2006, when Operation Fast and Furious as part of Project Gunrunner operated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the violence as part of the drug war escalated to new heights. Since 2006, it has been common place in Mexico the murder and execution of everyday citizens, brazen attacks on public officials, and the rise of drug cartels. Conservative estimates claim at least 1,400 guns walked into Mexico as part of the operation and as of date at least 179 crime scenes in Mexico involved Fast and Furious weapons. Mexico will suffer the consequence of Operation Fast and Furious for years to come, easily another 1,000 crime scenes involving Fast and Furious weapons await the citizens of Mexico.

Some of the guns allowed to cross into Mexico have been known and traced to the murder of two federal agents, US Border Patrol Brian Terry and US ICE agent Jaime Zapata. Fast and Furious guns have also been used to shot down police helicopters in Mexico and have been traced to other crime scenes.

In the history of sting operations, Operation Fast and Furious has to be the most idiotic idea ever. It is such a stupid idea, and yet no US official has been punished, reprimanded, or fired that I can’t but think that this was set forth on purpose. The United States has a long history of covert gun running to aid it’s long term geo-political goals that it does not surprise anyone that Operation Fast and Furious was approved by the upper echelon of the US government. It is no secret that the United States government for the past 100 years has had a number or classified and secret plans to occupy and invade Mexico, see United States Color Code War Plans. Over the last few years, certain circles in the government have proposed a total invasion of Mexico in the name of regional security.

The United States has invaded Mexico in the past in the name of regional and economic interest as recent as 1916 as part of the Mexican Expedition. In 2008, the U.S. Joint Forces Command released the Joint Operating Environment, 2008 which compared Mexico to Pakistan because of it’s rise in violence. We now know that the United States was involved in gun running operations during this time, which is in large part to the rise in violence. Clearly, the United States is part of the problem as it is the source of the problem. The United States is the supply and the demand of the drug trade, it supplies guns and while it clearly is the largest consumer of drugs.

The time of events and facts that have been revealed are clear, at the same time that the Mexican president cracked down on drug cartels in Mexico, the ATF was allowing high powered weapons to walk into Mexico which lead to an increase of violence, and the American military officials were planning a possible invasion of Mexico if such violence escalated.

Blogmouth Year in Review 2011

The end of the year is a good time to reflect over the last year. 2011 was a water shed year, Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan, Occupy Wall Street occupied mostly public parks, the Arab Spring bloomed into bloodshed, US troops pulled out of Iraq after Iraq said so, and much more. All said and done, it was a good year. To help celebrate here are some of my favorite posts from 2011.

Occupy Revolution

Politicalol

Feardom

Pronpaganda

Retweet 2011

Retweet December 2011

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in December 2011 such as the ongoing Occupy Wall Street, and the continuing revolutions in the Middle East. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • The Department of State runs most NGOs.
  • Regime change is not a revolution.
  • The US State Department has over 18+K people in the Baghdad, more than they have working inside Washington, DC.
  • The US is pulling out of Iraq, president Obama should know that the pull out method is not the most recommended.
  • Most people know that the US has an earthquake machine, most people don’t realize is that they have a mini version: heart attack machine
  • Iran to US: All your drone are belong to us.
  • Who dropped the SOPA?
  • Politics is bananas.
  • The future of politics: Dancing With Republican Candidates.

Econemy

  • Mo’ money, mo’ cents.
  • Our modern economy is largely based on waste.
  • Just like money doesn’t grow on trees, jobs aren’t created by political speeches.
  • Money is a drug. Banks are dealers.
  • Either we build the future we want or we outsource our future to China.

Randumb

  • Bacon is the future!
  • Your brain has been co-opted.
  • That star is moving like an unnamed areal vehicle.
  • Mo’ money, less taxes.
  • You can learn a lot about a person by there shopping list, including how they write it and order it.
  • One of the worst things about traveling, in addition to delays and TSA gropings, rude cabbies.
  • There is nothing more annoying that carrying a pen that does not work!

#40dollars

  • #40dollars means $3,350 KES (Keynan Shillings).
  • #40dollars means I still don’t have a job and Gitmo is still not closed.
  • #40dollars means we will pay $120 to pay for this.
  • #40dollars means I can buy a fake birth certificate and fake ID from Hawaii. #mclovin
  • #40dollars means a bone that they toss to stupid slaves to fight over.
  • It’s not like Obama is giving anybody #40dollars.
  • #40dollars means one extra lap dance at my local strip joint.
  • #40dollars means I could buy more Chinese made products.
  • #40dollars means I can score a bump of coke.