Wednesday, February 27, 2019

IT ISN'T EVEN OVER YET BUT THE GREAT CATFISH HAS SOME INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE COHEN HEARING

THE GREAT NAMAZU, FORMER JAPANESE DEMIGOD AND MARITIME AND POLITICAL COMMENTATOR
Greetings Bi Peds!  Especially You American Bipeds.
I been monitoring the Cohen hearings via the hydrophones all morning. I offer the following observations:

Update February 28, 2017. The hearings continue away from the cameras. It appears all the stuff that could be presented in an incendiary manner was done yesterday. Despite the fact that everything said yesterday was mostly untrue and of virtually no consequence the hearings continue. Such is the way of Marxist political theater. Its all about atmospherics before starting a baseless drive to impeach the President for not being Hillary. Democrats believe that Americans are incapable of critical thinking. They aren't really sure though, so they hedge their bets by "expanding the electorate" to include convicted felons and inmates, and illegal aliens. They already have a bill to eliminate the Electoral College so that the "Deplorables" who are all citizens will have to accept the choices of their "expanded electorates" in California, and New York. Of course that would actually require a Constitutional amendment, which is not likely. Until they get control they will label anyone who is not for inclusion of felons, inmates, interdicts, and resident and illegal aliens on the voter rolls as "Racists" and "Antidemocratic" .  

1. Mr. Cohen ,and his legal counsel managed to withhold from the full committee his written comments until the hearings actually convened. Yet, the Democratic members seemed to know the contents as did the media. The ranking Republican member pointed out to the Committee chairman Rep. Cummings of Maryland (D) that this withholding violated committee rules. The Republican ranking member moved for a delay in the start of the hearing so that the Republican members could review the written statement and documents offered in evidence. The motion was immediately denied and the hearing opened with about a thirty minute lecture from Mr. Cohen on the alleged evils of Donald Trump. This from the only witness, a man already convicted of lying to banks, Federal investigators, and the Congress. 

2. The major networks spent most of the day on the hearing at a  time when the President was out of the country trying to insure the safety of all Americans from nuclear annihilation from North Korea. Conveniently, For the Democrats this denied the President any positive media coverage at a time when his positive activities should have been the focus of media attention.

3. One item the Democrats focused on was the President's discussions with Mr. Cohen about the Wiki Leak release of Hillary Clinton's hidden E-mails. The meeting took place in July of the year referenced. The Democrats visited this meeting again and again describing it in conspiratorial tone as if it involved discussion of secretly and illegally obtained information. In fact the pending release was described in electronic and print media in early June, a month prior. The two were discussing facts already reported to the general public. A Republican described this fact and entered into evidence the relevant media reports. He received about 30 seconds of media coverage. Subsequent Democrats constantly kept coming back to this meeting acting as if the meeting was based on secretly obtained illegal information . 
BIPEDS THIS IS THE SUREST SIGN OF MARXIST STYLE POLITICAL THEATER. AS KARL MARX WOULD ADVISE ; LIE BIG, KEEP REPEATING THE SAME LIE. EVENTUALLY IT WILL BE BELIEVED. 

4. The chief "evidence" offered by Mr. Cohen of Trump's involvement in an alleged series of pay offs of alleged former sexual partners were heavily redacted checks for varying amounts with no "memo" or accompanying correspondence indicating the purpose of the payments. This would not qualify as "evidence" in any court of law. More importantly there is no significance to the alleged affairs as they are not alleged to have occurred while Mr. Trump was in office or even running for office. 

OPINION: The hearing is simply classic Marxist political theater. The committee has no authority to bring criminal charges and received no real evidence of such. The purposes of the theater were:

1. Distract potential positive media attention from the President who was over seas performing his duties, and strike at his reputation while he was distracted and out of town.

2. Develop atmospherics towards public support of an impeachment. What is an "impeachable offense"? Pretty much anything the Congress says it is and that the public might stand for. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

THE RECONQUISTA. A VEIW FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

THE GREAT CATFISH EXAMINES THE GROWING RECONQUISTA MOVEMENT

THE GREAT NAMAZU: Retired Japanese Demigod , Maritime Analyst, and Political Commentator

GREETINGS AMERICAN BIPEDS: 

 Previously we posted on the growing number of illegal aliens illegally voting in the United States. That was some months ago and being rather a conservative catfish, I was rather conservative in my estimate of the problem. Of course I also posted on how large numbers of illegals participating in the US Census skew representation in favor of the states running "Sanctuary Cities". I repeat some of those cautions in the post below. The information now being posted by the Los Angeles Times  , hardly a bastion of conservatism , observations only relevant to the Los Angeles area, are so alarming compared to my earlier estimates that every American should consider the facts outlined below as reported by LA TIMES. Consider that what the LA TIMES is saying about Los Angeles is probably true proportionately in the other California Sanctuary Cities. Then consider that similar situations exist in New York, and parts of Florida and Texas. The reconquest of our South West is definitely underway and seriously making progress. Its not the state of Mexico that is taking over, it is a movement of illegal aliens who are empowered and urged into action by the leadership of the American Democratic Party. Here  are some highlights of the statistics as reported in the LA TIMES. 

1. There are approximately 10.2 million people living in Los Angeles and about 40% of the workers are working for cash and paying no income tax. This is largely because the bulk of these non tax payers, many of whom consume taxpayer funded social services and subsidies are illegal aliens.

2. 95% of the warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for Illegal Aliens.

3. 75% of the people on the LAPD's "Most Wanted List" are illegal aliens.

4. Over 2/3 of the births in Los Angeles are to illegal Mexicans and paid for by California's tax payer funded " Medi-Cal". 

5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California's correction system are Mexican Nationals who entered the country illegally. They are not incarcerated for their illegal entry but for serious violent and property crimes. 

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. The FBI reports that it is estimated that half of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens from "south of the Border".

8. Nearly 60% of the occupants of all HUD properties in the Los Angeles area are illegal aliens.

9. 21 radio stations in the  Los Angeles area are Spanish speaking.

10. Of the approximately 10.2 million people in Los Angeles County 5.1 million report English as their primary language, 3.9 report Spanish. What do you think the proportion will be in a few years if we do not stop illegal immigration in its tracks now?

  Now here is some food for thought about the impact of this illegal influx nationally:

 1. Nationally less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops but 29% are on welfare.

2. Over 70% of the annual population growth nationally averaged is due to illegal immigration. This jumps to 90% in places like California , Florida and New York.

 Why is California slipping beneath the RECONQUISTA boot heel? The politicians in California demand an open border, stop California police from assisting the feds in enforcing our immigration and naturalization laws or border security. The state requires no proof of citizenship for a drivers license, and has a "motor voter law". In addition, most of the cities in California are "sanctuary cities" in which the city governments refuse to follow Federal law and punish their local police if they show any inclination to do so. 

 Who benefits from these practises?  Nancy Pelosi and all of her kindred spirit local politicians. She and her like minded state and municipal office holders are able to wield power beyond their wildest dreams through all of these illegals who keep them in office and skew California's impact on the rest of the nation.  Even if only 2 million of these illegals vote , most get reported on the census which Pelosi and her fellow travelers had adjusted so as to not question citizenship. Under the US Constitution written by men with common sense who never imagined such an organized non military coup the number of Congressmen that a state gets is determined by the population, not by the voter register. California may have as many as twice as many congressmen as the state is constitutionally entitled to, but for the the Democratic party maneuver to remove citizenship related questions from the census. What we wrote about this census packing with illegal immigrants is as true today as when we first posted the ideas below: 


 ".....illegal voting by illegal aliens is not the only way they tip the balance of any Federal election in favor of the deranged (er...I meant to say "democrats" but you get it) . The mere presence of illegals within a state , especially a state like California now declared as a complete "sanctuary state" by their own "Governor Moonbeam" tips Presidential elections. You see these illegals are counted by the U.S. Census Bureau as "citizens" or "residents" of the states they illegally reside in. This practice in turn skews the numbers that determine how many congressional seats a given state gets and how many Electoral College votes the state gets in determining Presidential elections. 

 We have another census coming up in 2020. That census will determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes states like California and all others that disregard Federal immigration law will have in the subsequent elections. We estimate that there are about 22 million illegal aliens residing in the United States. They are not evenly spread across the land scape. They favor residence in states like California, New York, Florida, and Texas. Their presence dilutes the strength of Republican legal residents in Texas and Florida and puts California and New York over the top in Electoral College seats and Congressional seats, where illegal voting by these pseudo democrats is not only tolerated but encouraged. Giving these states additional Congressional seats and Electoral College votes is manifestly unfair and disenfranchises legitimate Republican voters. It is illegal, when people like Governor Moonbeam collude with others to hide illegal aliens in residence to the disenfranchisement of lawful voters they violate criminally the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is obviously unconstitutional to allow such a twisting of the census. The problem is so large that there exist a real possibility that the House could switch  to Democratic control by 2019 and a demonic Democratic global socialists again would occupy the White House by 2021

 Write the President, he could issue an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to identify only lawful residents and to take pains to establish such lawful identity. This would mean more burning of shoe leather and the related expense and less reliance on forms returned by mail. Of course such an executive order would be immediately challenged by the so called "justices" of the "Deep State" as they have challenged every Trump Executive Order and rubber stamped any and all Obama orders in the past, but it's worth a shot. The sooner it is issued the sooner it can be challenged and fast tracked to the US Supreme Court where it would have a fair chance of being upheld. In the meanwhile also write your Congressional Representatives and Senators for a legislative attack on this problem. Now is the time to act.  Remember the next Democrat in the White House probably won't be "Obama light" but a far more virulent form of the cancer than that which recently vacated the White House. 


 Of course one of the first things the new democratic dominated Congress proposed as soon as the new more virulent demonrats were sworn in was to eliminate the electoral college.  That of course would make all of the red "Great Flyover States" irrelevant. California, New York, and the small handful of reliably Blue states with the aid of their illegal voters would have a majority of any popular vote. They would then put into office collectivist globalists popular with the nut case electorates in those few states and roundly hated in the majority of the country. A perfect recipe for violent revolution. Of course the power hungry and short sighted elite like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck would not be happy when the RECONQUISTA dominated states of California , and by then possibly Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado wanted to succeed and join Mexico or form an independent republic. This would reduce the power of the demonrat elite and they would probably deploy Federal troops to secure the succeeding states. Meanwhile the powers in office in the RECONQUISTA STATES would probably resort to armed force to hold the original tax paying population in place to support their welfare programs, as the tax payers did everything in their power to relocate to the Great Flyover States. Meanwhile Michigan would probably be ready to establish a Sharia Law Islamic state. About seventeen contiguous Fly Over States would probably opt for freedom from the Demonrats mess but would have to purchase it by force of arms. 

 Things don't have to be this way. I hear so many American bipeds lamenting that the Pelosi crowd are obviously "traitors" but no one seems able to prosecute them. American bipeds you need a dose of legal sophistication. "Treason is so narrowly defined in your constitution that the charge can never be made to stick when your nation is not at war with a foreign state power. But when the demonrats are doing is costing you your voting and representational constitution rights. There is a law against that. Whenever any two or more people conspire to deny anyone a right granted by the constitution and take action against the exercise of that right such an action is a felony. Pelosi, Shumer, the whole new crop of freshmen demonrat congressmen, more than half of the municipal and state authorities in California are guilty of violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The potential complainants  are countless. All of those illegal aliens are in violation of the law. A massive law enforcement and diligent prosecutorial effort could nip this mess in the bud. The American main stream media the chief propaganda arm of the demonrats will scream to high heaven. 

 Some of these media mavens  need to be arrested for aiding and abetting the felony violation of your rights. The law must be enforced or you are going to see the end of the greatest experiment in human rights ever seen on the face of the earth. All those illegal immigrant inmates should not be returned to the welfare rolls when their jail sentences are up, they need to be deported. The turn coat American office holders violating your rights need to take up their prison bunks and lose their rights to vote and hold office when they have served their sentences. Those state laws that encourage illegal alien voting need to be struck down in Federal court. All non citizens who have voted should be rounded up and deported. The rest of the illegal aliens should be given the opportunity to register and have their cases heard before an immigration judge. any found who failed to register should be arrested and immediately deported . BUT FIRST YOU MUST SECURE THE SOUTHERN BORDER AND CUT OFF THE CONSTANT GROWTH IN RECONQUISTA  MANPOWER.  SECOND YOU MUST DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR COLLECTIVE POWER TO ELIMINATE THE  DEMONRATS FROM CONGRESS AND THE DEMONRATS AND RINOS FROM THE SENATE AND SECURE THE WHITE HOUSE AGAINST ALL DEMONRAT CHALLENGERS. THE PRICE OF FAILURE IS THE FALL OF YOUR COUNTRY IN JUST A FEW YEARS. 

 You'll need a tough guy as President to carry this off. If you have to hold your nose to do it, make sure you vote for Trump. The demonrats will sell you into slavery to the RECONQUISTA and the ISLAMOFACISTS. WAKE UP AMERICA! 

Friday, February 15, 2019

THE LATEST ON THE NOW OVER DUE (2015) NEW NICARAGUA TRANS OCEANS CANAL.

THE PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION WAS SPARKING CONSTRUCTION OF BIGGER SHIPS AND A RACE AMONG AMERICAN PORTS TO IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE TO ACCOMMODATE  THEM. BUT NOW AT BEST "Nicaragua’s US$50b rival to Panama Canal ‘going ahead slowly’ as funding evaporates and Chinese investor keeps low profile" Full Article in: South China Morning Post 


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The Original Panama canal Under Construction, The Great Culebra Cut July 4, 1885 image from Wikipedia Commons 

 In  January of 2013 we introduced our readers for the first time to our analysis of the potential ramifications of a new Panama Canal.  On August 22, 2013 we updated you a bit on the continuing development.   An improved Panama Canal had been under construction for some time at the  time of our reporting and was slated for completion in 2015, that of course didn't happen. The new canal if ever completed will feature vastly improved channel depths, channel widths, lock dimensions  and over head clearances rendering obsolete the shipping term "PANAMAX" to describe ships specifically designed to transit the canal. Once completed the "new canal" will pass much larger ships faster than the "old" canal. But, this Chinese sponsored project seem to have run out of Chinese money. The Nicaragua canal authority doesn't have th emoney to build the canal and never will if dependent on the Nicaragua economy but they are continuing work at a snail's pace while trying to find new sponsors in China. The Canal authority is alos starting to meet environmental movement resistance at home. We link you to the full story from the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST  on progress today. Below you can read in excerpts from our August 2013 report about the impact of such a canal on US shipping, especially along the Gulf Coast if the canal is ever built.  

 No one is quite sure what this means for U.S. Gulf Coast/ East Coast trade with the Pacific region. But its pretty certain that the only ports that can accommodate such giant ships are going to benefit. Baltimore and New Orleans share a lively coast wise trade with each other and compete somewhat for various elements of foreign trade. Both have been able to handle some of the largest bulk carriers in the coal and grain trade but most of their general cargo facilities are built to "PANAMAX" standards. Other U.S. Ports have never built the infrastructure for the larger bulk carriers and have been competing as general cargo ports largely based on "PANAMAX" engineering. The looming completion of the "new canal" was spurring a spending and construction race in a number of U.S. ports to improve infrastructure to handle these larger ships when they come. Unfortunately these are, in too many cases, highly speculative investments. No one knows over time how the new trade picture will emerge. History and maritime economics however tell us that the decision to utilize a particular port may begin with the verification that your ship can navigate the channel and fit at the available berths, but there is a lot more to it than that. Interested in more details? The links below are to more recent press and trade journal coverage.

Panama Canal expansion spurs railroads, ports to prepare for new business -Article from Progressive Railroading




Tuesday, February 5, 2019

BOOK REVIEW ; "THE GATHERING PACIFIC STORM"

An Analysis of U.S. China Strategic Competition In Military  Technological and Industrial Development by Tai Ming Cheung and Thomas G. Mahnken

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There is a growing military technological competition between the United States and China. This growing competition is an integral part a larger strategic contest. To understand this complicated military technological competition requires an in depth understanding of the military, political, economic , drivers behind the phenomena. This military technological rivalry evolves out of the larger geostrategic and geo-ecomoic competition involving the "Middle Kingdom's" desire to control the China Seas and their neighboring littoral states as virtually a Chinese lake and vassal islands. China is behind at the moment, in our opinion, in this technological race. But the United States is just starting to awaken to the fact that a race is on. This technological contest is just getting underway. We anticipate that it will grow rapidly and become more complex and intense over time. 

 We do see some similarities in this modern day conflict between near peer powers and the old "Cold War". We understand this conflict to be quite different in nature despite the surface similarities with the old "Cold War". The Cold war was primarily a contest between ideologies communism vs capitalism. The Soviet block had its allies or vassal states and the United States had its allies, but in the new contest the military and industrial , and commercial boundaries are blurred. The contest is taking place in a globalized interdependent economy. Geo-economic determinants are coming to the foreground and will make for some strange bed fellows. 

 The book is an anthology of sorts , a collection of essays by experts carefully selected and edited to address the military and industrial elements of the growing competition between the United States and China. The limitation of the work to these limited aspects of the competition works well for keeping the book readable and reasonably sized. But this is not the comprehensive all purpose examination of the subject. Probably no one volume would ever suffice. But we find it to be a highly useful and insightful work for this portion of the contest and at this stage of the evolution of the conflict. We highly recommend the work for journalists, political scientists (and their students), naval officers especially any junior officers with orders to the region or to the Naval Post Graduate school or War College. We also believe that Commercial maritime management may find the insights useful as would many people in the State Department. 

About $ 30 to $110 depending on hard cover , paper back or kindle editions new or used.. At our last check Amazon had a variety of editions in stock.  



Monday, February 4, 2019

INDIAN NAVY SCORES ANOTHER FIRST

THE TIGERS JUST MOVED THEIR NAVY CLOSER TO THE FRONT RANK OF THE WORLD'S NAVIES

Image result for Images of British JFD transportable submarine rescue unit Photo from report of sea trials in the Indian Ocean contained in the ASIA PACIFIC DEFENSE REPORTER Click to read the complete coverage. 

TIGERS TAKE DELIVERY OF THEIR FIRST STATE OF THE ART SUBMARINE RESCUE UNIT. 

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We refer to the Indian Navy as "The Tigers". We greatly admire them. Their rise from third world status to one of the top five navies in the world reminds us of something that Ginger Rogers once said. Referring to her dance partnership with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers once noted that fans were so astounded by Fred's talent but hardly noticed that she did all of the same moves"backward and while wearing high heels". The Tigers have come from a long way behind in a short time and from a disadvantaged start. Their Navy in recent years is becoming standardized and receiving some first rate equipment but they obtained first rate skills long before obtaining first rate equipment. Using craft and other equipment of opportunity gathered from whatever source they could afford at the time, the tigers quickly mastered such first rate naval skills as air craft carrier operations, launching missiles from submerged submarines, and underway replenishment. These are skills found in the American Navy, British Navy and as yet not fully mastered by the major naval power wanna bes of Russia and China. Now the Tigers add another critical skill to their inventory and some brand new state of the art equipment.

 In Mumbi on December 12, 2018 the Tigers took delivery of the first of two air transportable submarine rescue units. Each of their undersea rescue units is capable of transporting the mini sub's three man crew and up to 17 survivors per trip from a disabled submarine. Only a very elite group of navies have such capability. The Tigers are closing the gap; their skill set soon will be rivaled only by the US Navy. China will probably always have more ships than anybody but their skill sets are not too impressive. Russia is rebuilding their navy but shows none of the inspirational leadership of the Indian Navy. The Japanese have highly skilled sailors and excellent ships but limited public support for a fleet. Fortunately for the world the fastest up and coming high quality naval force belongs to the world's largest democracy. We don't worry about India's neutrality. They are capable of enforcing the International law of the Sea in the Indian Ocean and are trust worthy to do so. The U.S. has never asked for anything other than our due under the International Law of the Sea. The Tiger will be a fair and effective enforcer of the International Law of the Sea we have no need to try to pull them into an entangling alliance. We should give them every encouragement to become exactly what they are becoming, a first rate sea power and reliable guardian of international order in their primary area of responsibility. We congratulate the Tigers and note again to their commissioned corps the fact that they could never have advanced so far and so fast without a truly cracker jack petty officer corps who have been able throughout their entire era of craft of opportunity operations to adapt or maintain almost anything they could find to press into service. This petty officer corps will do a great job as the service enters into a new era of purpose built ships and equipment. We hope in the coming years the Tiger Navy will find ways to enhance the status and career satisfaction of their petty officer corps. 

 As we say in Louisiana to our flagship state university football team, we say to the Indian Navy: 
                                                    GO TIGERS!